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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,509
Posted By karen
I use a file storage box. I have all 12 months...

I use a file storage box.
I have all 12 months in it and each month has at least 4 themes to go with that month. For example....
January
Winter
Winter sports
Animals that live in the Artcic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,277
Posted By karen
Yikes!!!!! :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Yikes!!!!! :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,474
Posted By karen
Another suggestion would be to keep the sibs...

Another suggestion would be to keep the sibs seperate from each other. If one is reading stories send the other one to play puzzles. Keep them seperate as much as possible not only does it stop the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,570
Posted By karen
When child hits you take his hand and show them...

When child hits you take his hand and show them nice touches at the same time saying I am not for hitting I am for giving nice touches. You have to show them nice touches. Every single time the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,749
Posted By karen
:lol: Try putting sunscreen on 30+ toddlers and...

:lol: Try putting sunscreen on 30+ toddlers and changing diapers oh boy talk about fun!!!!!! Sunscreen was applied twice a day. First thing in the morning and right after nap.
I require the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,857
Posted By karen
This time I did tell my parents about terming my...

This time I did tell my parents about terming my behavior child the one who was violent and being abusive towards the other children. I wanted them to know that I have a zero tolerence policy for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,069
Posted By karen
I will be the bad guy with this one!!!! First...

I will be the bad guy with this one!!!!
First center I worked at the owner/director had her children enrolled. Well she used to give her children special treatment all the time. In front of all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,050
Posted By karen
What are friends for On my wall is 3 pictures ...

What are friends for
On my wall is 3 pictures
Picture 1 is of Dora the explorer and boots hugging....The children know that that means Friends are for Hugging and Nice Touches
Picture 2 is of 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,966
Posted By karen
Depends on the parent....Some do and most don't I...

Depends on the parent....Some do and most don't I think this year 4 parents thanked me for the Mother's Day gifts. I am really lucky if I get 1. At the centers it was far and few between. I am used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By karen
When the children get like that, here is what I...

When the children get like that, here is what I do,
Sit on the floor criss cross applesauce As I sing this song I have a finger on my lips throwing in some shhhh's
Sing this song sung to the tune...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,383
Posted By karen
Does This Make Me A Granny?

:lol: So one of my kids that started with me in the infant room back in 93 is having a child due, any day! I have been taking care of him since he was a baby! YIKES! He's 19 now. He has followed me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,904
Posted By karen
What a sensitive situation! First thing please...

What a sensitive situation!
First thing please get a notebook and document what was said. Only facts do not write down things like "I think" or " It seems" none of your feelings can come into this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,142
Posted By karen
Oh BlueMoose Mom I think you misunderstood me :)...

Oh BlueMoose Mom I think you misunderstood me :) I would never ever suggest to anyone to take day care kids somewhere else and be supervised by someone else. YIKES!
I feel like a lot of people have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,142
Posted By karen
If you google what a 1600 calorie meal looks like...

If you google what a 1600 calorie meal looks like it will show up.
3 fat chicks on a diet, is another great resource.
You could join the local y as they have free baby sitting while you work out....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,034
Posted By karen
Thanks everyone for your kind and understanding...

Thanks everyone for your kind and understanding words! :):):):)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,912
Posted By karen
I am sorry Silver!!!!! Don't give up hope I am...

I am sorry Silver!!!!! Don't give up hope I am sure your honey will find something. Has he tried
indeed.com
careerboard.com
careerbuilder.com
monster.com
try all the local papers in your area. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,034
Posted By karen
I Have My Day Care Back Woooo Hoooo!!!!

Hi everyone sorry it's been awhile but here's why!


I just wanted to share ……Hopefully this will help anyone out.
For the past few months I have been completely stressed out. I was ready to walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By karen
This might sound tacky but..... It was required...

This might sound tacky but.....
It was required for us to hang pictures up of the kids at their eye level. So we would tape pictures onto the bottom part of the wall and cover them up with clear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By karen
Thanks for the suggestions! Today babies went...

Thanks for the suggestions!
Today babies went down for morning nap directly after breakfast. 8:30. They had to stay in bed for 45 minutes. 14 month screamed 11 month old fell asleep at least for 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,043
Posted By karen
Depends on the situation.... Here's a crazy...

Depends on the situation....
Here's a crazy story....One of the center's I worked at (was a big center licensed for 256 children.) The pre-k room had 56 kids...to four teachers. One day the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By karen
Nap Help PLEASE!!!!!!!

The situation.....
I have 6 kids here everyday. All boys happyface
Consistent routine everyday same thing never changes!
The kids sleep in the same place everyday on the same cot/crib or pack n...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By karen
Ugh I hate confrontations about payments! but per...

Ugh I hate confrontations about payments! but per my contract it states that the payment is due the Monday before services are provided. I do give breaks to people that only get paid every two weeks....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,503
Posted By karen
Another SUPERMOM! I am not sure why it's o.k. for...

Another SUPERMOM! I am not sure why it's o.k. for parents to not want to teach their child about respect....
Some things I have done when children break my stuff
I do some major hand holding and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By karen
Thanks for sharing those links as well Blackcat!

Thanks for sharing those links as well Blackcat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By karen
My kids: 18 months and older have a cot...Cot...

My kids:
18 months and older have a cot...Cot kids sleep in the main room.
For babies I have a baby room so each baby has their own crib.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By karen
Thanks for sharing this link! It is now in my...

Thanks for sharing this link! It is now in my favorites! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By karen
I have also made business cards and always have a...

I have also made business cards and always have a handful on me at all times. When I go into a coffee shop, grocery store, drug store, and any other place that has a community board I put them up....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By karen
My problem is I keep buying more stuff!...

My problem is I keep buying more stuff! LOL....Funny when I first started I barely had anything now I think I outgrew my house!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,329
Posted By karen
While working in rooms with 20+ children this is...

While working in rooms with 20+ children this is what I have learned the chaos in these rooms drove me nuts and I was the one in charge! When I allowed children to freely choose toys and move from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By karen
When I worked at the differnt centers it was...

When I worked at the differnt centers it was required....A picture of the toy and write out what the toy is. Laminate and post on the bin and put one on the shelf where the bin of toys belongs. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By karen
Oh my gosh I was going to complain about children...

Oh my gosh I was going to complain about children not napping as well!!!!! I have great sunny weather in the 80's this week so I have been able to go outside. happyface However, I have major nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,494
Posted By karen
I would work out my 2 weeks. Maybe find someone...

I would work out my 2 weeks. Maybe find someone who could take over this business and just give it to them. After I take some much needed time off get some serious R&R, go on a shopping spree do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,748
Posted By karen
This is the right job for me! I have been doing...

This is the right job for me! I have been doing this forever. I started in daycares from the ground up, started in the infant room as just a caregiver but worked up to lead, worked in every room...
Forum: Curriculum 03-09-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,261
Posted By karen
I ended up taking pics of my books instead as you...

I ended up taking pics of my books instead as you can see it would take me to long to write everything down.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By karen
Yep time for the next size diapers but yuck I...

Yep time for the next size diapers but yuck I hate when that happens. :lol:
Forum: Curriculum 03-01-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,261
Posted By karen
KcnJason, Sorry I do not have a facebook page but...

KcnJason, Sorry I do not have a facebook page but will be happy to share my themes with you. I personally love teaching the kids as it is the greatest reward....When a mom comes in crying because at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By karen
Seriously tired of this as well. Just passed out...

Seriously tired of this as well. Just passed out my days off for the entire year yep the entire year. 2 weeks of vacation during the summer months plus holidays that I am closed and a few personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,499
Posted By karen
Can you document your findings and have mom take...

Can you document your findings and have mom take to the doctors office? Maybe if you write it down it will help in relaying to the doctor what is going on with him.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,953
Posted By karen
I have always woken up by 4 in the morning....

I have always woken up by 4 in the morning. Everyone makes fun of me for this. I can't help it...That's just the way I am have been like this my whole life.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,435
Posted By karen
Mine is set around 70. I have an old drafty house...

Mine is set around 70. I have an old drafty house so I have the parents bring hoodies or sweatshirts to leave here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,132
Posted By karen
:lol::lol::lol: Falling out of chair that is...

:lol::lol::lol: Falling out of chair that is great wish I could have been there to see that! Sorry about your roof glad all is well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,913
Posted By karen
WOW Another SUPERMOM :(

WOW Another SUPERMOM :(
Forum: Curriculum 02-29-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,261
Posted By karen
I have my own curriculum. I plan out my themes...

I have my own curriculum. I plan out my themes for the whole year and go from that. Once I have my theme I refer to my books or the different websites for ideas. I also do a letter of the week as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,350
Posted By karen
Just a suggestion... Put underwear on her first...

Just a suggestion...
Put underwear on her first then her diaper over the underwear she will feel her poo and pee on herself and won't like it. The dirty underwear gets sent home for parents to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,256
Posted By karen
SON OF A BISCUIT.... Should have closed today I...

SON OF A BISCUIT.... Should have closed today I completely forgot about President's Day....Out of 6 parents only 2 had to work but they could have found back up....Guess how many kids I have would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,055
Posted By karen
Here are my thoughts hope you can relate to this...

Here are my thoughts hope you can relate to this stuff.....
The developmental milestones have changed.
15 years ago this is what was expected....
6 months-babies crawling
12 months-babies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,121
Posted By karen
The creative swear words that you have come up...

The creative swear words that you have come up with......
1. GOD BLESS AMERICA
2. SON OF A BISCUIT
3. FLIPPIN PANCAKES
4. POO POO POOOOOO!
When I am mad I say these all the time. Try saying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,624
Posted By karen
I agree with Mrs.B when I started in childcare in...

I agree with Mrs.B when I started in childcare in 93 parents seemed to enjoy being parents...If the child was sick they would come and get them no complaining, If a child was acting up the parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,905
Posted By karen
I don't think she should give up her paci right...

I don't think she should give up her paci right now....Week long visits with dad is enough stress in her life. I would wait until she gets used to visits with dad. Unfortunately trying to take away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,132
Posted By karen
Mine are.... Puzzles Gears Magnets File...

Mine are....
Puzzles
Gears
Magnets
File Folders
Pegs
Stackers
Cookie Match
Potato Heads
Cooties
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,121
Posted By karen
I am laughing so hard right now....Great Thread! ...

I am laughing so hard right now....Great Thread!

When you walk around with booger tissue in your coat pocket
When you are out in public and waiting in line for the bathroom you notice the girl...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,491
Posted By karen
Oh yes mine have been off the wall this week!!!! ...

Oh yes mine have been off the wall this week!!!!
Lots of fighting.
Try to do an activity and it turns into a fight.
Try to do free play and it turns into a fight.
Try to change diapers and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,346
Posted By karen
How sad! :( Here are my suggestions- Coughs...

How sad! :(
Here are my suggestions-
Coughs that make the child breathe in and say whoop at the same time means whooping cough
Coughs that sound like a seal is barking it is croup. Croup is going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,000
Posted By karen
I live in the burbs just outside of Cleveland. ...

I live in the burbs just outside of Cleveland.
Many different backgrounds and cultures here. Right now I have all professions here from police to mechanics and everything in between. Here where I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,225
Posted By karen
Welcome icaredaycare! I could seriously use a...

Welcome icaredaycare!
I could seriously use a guy assistant right now as for some crazy reason I have ended up with all BOYS! 6 of them everyday!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,463
Posted By karen
My rules are posted with pictures I printed...

My rules are posted with pictures
I printed pictures of differnt body parts glued onto consstruction paper so when they get bad I can just reprint instead of buying.
Here are my rules.....
1....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,755
Posted By karen
The living room is my gross motor room contains...

The living room is my gross motor room contains things like large wooden blocks, kitchen stuff, little people, cars, dinosaurs, dolls and doll house stuff, mega blocks, ball pool, the reading corner...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,186
Posted By karen
Can I just say......Hope nobody gets offended by...

Can I just say......Hope nobody gets offended by this....BUT SOME PEOPLE REALLY SHOULD NOT BE PARENTS!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,662
Posted By karen
WOW! How creepy to just show up at your house...

WOW! How creepy to just show up at your house like that..UGH how awful for you to have to go through something like that with little kids there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,186
Posted By karen
How strange!!!!! Dare I ask how young her son is...

How strange!!!!! Dare I ask how young her son is to be sitting on top of her car while she is in the store! :eek::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,124
Posted By karen
Awwwww I hope your day gets better. The day is...

Awwwww I hope your day gets better.
The day is going to get better it's going to end soon and it will be time for you to sit down with your favorite beverage and take a deep breath and realize it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,375
Posted By karen
I use cots....I knew when I started up my dc that...

I use cots....I knew when I started up my dc that that was what I wanted to use. They get sprayed with bleach water every Friday. I think it's worth the investment. I just recently found out that if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 257,650
Posted By karen
Today I couldn't take the kids out so I took out...

Today I couldn't take the kids out so I took out balls...I have a small ball pool for the days that we can't go out it's filled with those plastic colored balls. The kids were having fun throwing and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,925
Posted By karen
I put my babies in a playpen they are bigger than...

I put my babies in a playpen they are bigger than a pnp. I just rotate the toys daily.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,695
Posted By karen
Couldn't agree more with you....It does get...

Couldn't agree more with you....It does get frustrating when you plan your meals out make homemade food and the kids push it away....I am on the food program to. My favorite was yesterday we had PB...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,758
Posted By karen
So nice here as well 59 out! happyface

So nice here as well 59 out! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,478
Posted By karen
I consider myself lucky.... I have a 2 family...

I consider myself lucky.... I have a 2 family house and have dedicated 1 of the units strictly for the business and live in the other unit. It seems to work for me so at the end of the day I lock the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,798
Posted By karen
Congratulations! happyface

Congratulations! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By karen
Oh yes that's it everyone try to go a day without...

Oh yes that's it everyone try to go a day without saying the word NO! See how long it takes.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,232
Posted By karen
When I am feeling overly stressed and the...

When I am feeling overly stressed and the negative behavior is all around me..... I FIRE MYSELF :lol: Really I do I just keep coming back because in all honesty I love what I do.
I also write down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,897
Posted By karen
Some of my favorite authors are.... Eric Carle ...

Some of my favorite authors are....
Eric Carle
Lucy Cousins
Mercer Mayer
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Dr. Seuss

The one book that I didn't care for was "The Polar Express" it was a caldecott...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,847
Posted By karen
Ohhhhh....Awwww how precious! O.k. well now I am...

Ohhhhh....Awwww how precious! O.k. well now I am stumped what a situation you are in. Somebody will have a great idea I am sure of it.:D
Forum: Curriculum 01-13-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,273
Posted By karen
My themes for January are.... Winter-I do 2...

My themes for January are....

Winter-I do 2 weeks of winter because their is so much to that we can do with this theme.

Snowmen

Animals that live in cold places

Nursery Rhymes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,728
Posted By karen
Thank you everyone for the kind words and...

Thank you everyone for the kind words and wonderful advice!
This time it worked out for me...I have a full time infant starting in 2 weeks. happyface
As of right now I am full and hope to stay that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,847
Posted By karen
How about a bumbo seat? I love them. Maybe that...

How about a bumbo seat? I love them. Maybe that would work.

http://www.amazon.com/Bumbo-402-Baby-Seat-Blue/dp/B0007ORN7M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326479408&sr=8-1
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,728
Posted By karen
Thanks!!!! Going to hang in there.

Thanks!!!! Going to hang in there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,102
Posted By karen
I love your setups!!! Berry Berry Nice!!!! I am...

I love your setups!!! Berry Berry Nice!!!! I am jealous of blackcat's cubby's seriously if I pick up a hammer to attempt to fix something or oh my gosh build something it's just such a bad idea....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,331
Posted By karen
because it's our job to take the blame didn't you...

because it's our job to take the blame didn't you know. That is part of being a childcare provider/teacher it's in our rules handbook...I think it's rule 13
Rule#13 states.....When a child is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,728
Posted By karen
Just Wondering How You Would Feel?

O.K. two situations…..
First…..I am really trying to stand up for myself better. New Year New Me attitude. Two of my parents owe me money, I have been really good at letting them know and asking...
Forum: Curriculum 01-03-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,722
Posted By karen
Just thought I would share.... Some might not...

Just thought I would share....
Some might not agree with me but I am completely structured...
Here is a copy of my schedule....
Karen’s Family Childcare
Daily Schedule
6:00-8:00 Arrival/Free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,123
Posted By karen
I agree with you!!!! This year my kids made.... ...

I agree with you!!!! This year my kids made....
Picture frame from oriental trading complete with silly picture I dressed the kids up like Christmas trees and took their pic to put inside....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,620
Posted By karen
Same to you!

Same to you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,209
Posted By karen
It sounds like she is not happy with her formula....

It sounds like she is not happy with her formula. If she does have acid reflux....I know some babies go through different kinds of formula until they find the one that is right. I had an acid reflux...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,133
Posted By karen
This is what has worked for me in the past..... ...

This is what has worked for me in the past.....
A job chart gives them some responsibility....Morning jobs and afternoon jobs.
Make them your little helpers. They can help you serve breakfast in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,711
Posted By karen
A screamer what a tough situation. All I can tell...

A screamer what a tough situation. All I can tell you is everyday he is with you it will get better. Keep him on your routine, keep talking to him all the time let him know what's going to come next....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,719
Posted By karen
brrrrrr here as well! :)

brrrrrr here as well! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,625
Posted By karen
Hi Small Steps, Have you documented all of this...

Hi Small Steps,
Have you documented all of this behavior? Maybe filled out some observation forms on him or written down in a notebook the things he is doing? He could be a candidate for a help me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,448
Posted By karen
Glad to see other people wearing yoga/jogging...

Glad to see other people wearing yoga/jogging pants and a t-shirt.
Since I am on the floor most of the day and getting boogers wiped on me on a regular basis....Jogging pants and t shirt is the way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,936
Posted By karen
Yes I give gifts on special occasions I spend...

Yes I give gifts on special occasions
I spend up to 10 per child for christmas and B-Days
I also do small Easter baskets and halloween treat bags.
We have a party for the holidays as well.
The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 36,024
Posted By karen
Cinnamon Dough ornaments Recipe: 3/4 cup...

Cinnamon Dough ornaments
Recipe:
3/4 cup applesauce
4 ounces ground cinnamon
Directions
1.Mix the applesauce and cinnamon to form a stiff dough. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,515
Posted By karen
BOOGERS!!!! Big ones all the way down to the...

BOOGERS!!!!
Big ones all the way down to the chin! Ohhhhh I heart that!
Boogers when wiped on shirt sleeve it stays on face!
Boogers-When picked and UGH eaten!
I am seriously done with boogers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,235
Posted By karen
Very Cute!!!

Very Cute!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,235
Posted By karen
Turkey's Cut out turkey pattern Glue on.... ...

Turkey's
Cut out turkey pattern
Glue on....
Feathers
Wiggle Eyes
Beaks
Waddle
Feet

Paper plate turkeys
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,626
Posted By karen
I am sorry you are going through this as well....

I am sorry you are going through this as well. What tough decisions you have to make. If it was me I wouldn't say anything to the parents until I knew for sure what was going to happen.
STAY STRONG...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,548
Posted By karen
Those are not normal behaviors. He is clearly...

Those are not normal behaviors. He is clearly going through something at home or somewhere. Children do not throw things like that for no reason. Something is going on in his life. I would start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By karen
Enjoy yourself!

Enjoy yourself!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,779
Posted By karen
I take all of the normal paid holidays. I explain...

I take all of the normal paid holidays. I explain to the parents that they get paid holidays/vacations and health benefits I am only asking for holidays.
I do not take any paid vacations because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,408
Posted By karen
Great suggestions by everyone! Here are...

Great suggestions by everyone!
Here are mine....
You can take two empty 2 liter bottles and save them go to local educational store and buy a tornado tube and turn the bottles into a tornado!!!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,162
Posted By karen
"Friends are for hugging and nice touches." It...

"Friends are for hugging and nice touches."
It was I do when the children hit each other. I even made pics to post on the wall so I can go over it. I always say to the kids what are friends for. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,170
Posted By karen
I use the kids in motion cd by Gregg and Steve....

I use the kids in motion cd by Gregg and Steve. The kids love it.
Songs include....Animal Action 1 and 2, Freeze and Body Rock. Just to name a few. I do all of the fun movement dance stuff at the...
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