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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,511
Posted By childcarebytori
Save Receipts If Already Scanned?

I scan my receipts using the Neat Scanner and back them up on my computer.

Do I need to keep the receipts or can I toss them?

Thank you in advance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,746
Posted By childcarebytori
Everyone pays tuition through Minute Menu Kids...

Everyone pays tuition through Minute Menu Kids (childcarepay.com).

I require parents to enroll in Auto-Pay and tuition deducts automatically each Monday.

Works for me, works for them :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By childcarebytori
Post Just had this same situation. I enrolled...

Just had this same situation.

I enrolled three new kids this week. I'm closed for vacation the last week of August. My vacations are paid but I offered the new families 1/2 rate for the week. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,556
Posted By childcarebytori
When to Stop Naps For 5-Year-Olds?

I have four 5-year-olds who are starting kindergarten this fall. One is being homeschooled and will remain in care.

All four girls still take a minimum of a 2.5 hour each day with no issues. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By childcarebytori
For the summer, we do field trips daily. I pay...

For the summer, we do field trips daily. I pay $400 a month to transport (includes insurance). I own a mini school bus and we had to register it as a passenger van for insurance.

Field trips are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,481
Posted By childcarebytori
I love finding new people to follow! ...

I love finding new people to follow!

http://www.pinterest.com/tmartinez323/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,383
Posted By childcarebytori
Spirited Children?

I'm curious to see if anyone has any spirited children, either their own, or enrolled in their daycare.

How do you handle the unique challenges?

:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,218
Posted By childcarebytori
We use the fold up cots for our 18 month to 3...

We use the fold up cots for our 18 month to 3 year olds. The covers come off (I use a screwdriver to remove the bolts) and I throw them in the washer at the end of each week. Don't dry them! I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,727
Posted By childcarebytori
We have a metal dome climber. Paid $50 for it on...

We have a metal dome climber. Paid $50 for it on Craigslist. Easily the most popular area of our playground. We used a plastic garden barrier underneath it to contain the mulch that's underneath.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,580
Posted By childcarebytori
We do a 2 mile walk each morning (one mile each...

We do a 2 mile walk each morning (one mile each way). Everyone 18 months and up does the walk but we do allow those under 2 years to ride in the wagon on the way back if they want. It gets the blood...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,343
Posted By childcarebytori
Parents are required to pay for field trips here....

Parents are required to pay for field trips here. We go on 2 - 5 a week, depending on the month, our theme, ect.

12 kids @ $6 for Pumpkin Patch = $72 ---- That's almost the amount of a week's...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-27-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,099
Posted By childcarebytori
Do I Need to Save Receipts if I Copy Them?

I scan all of my receipts onto my computer and enter them into MMK every 3 months.

If I scan all of my receipts onto my computer, do I really need to keep all paper receipts? I hate keeping them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,866
Posted By childcarebytori
My biggest problem, especially as we head into...

My biggest problem, especially as we head into the warmer months and summer break for school-agers, is kids walking UP the slide at parks.

I see red !!!!!! :mad::mad: Especially if a parent is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,569
Posted By childcarebytori
We LOVE field trips. We go on a field trip 2 - 3...

We LOVE field trips. We go on a field trip 2 - 3 times a week, usually at least 4 times a week in the summer.

We go to the park every Friday and to the library every Monday. We take a gymnastics...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,103
Posted By childcarebytori
Only a Daycare Provider......

Only a daycare provider would get this stuff handed to her on a Monday morning and think........

"I'm still missing wipes for March from three kids" :ouch::D;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,050
Posted By childcarebytori
I have an outdoor chalkboard on my wall in my...

I have an outdoor chalkboard on my wall in my backyard. I used chalkboard paint and it's been wonderful. I had to use two coats, but I am in a desert state so it's been hit with hot heat in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,844
Posted By childcarebytori
I have been using Checkinkids for 7 months now...

I have been using Checkinkids for 7 months now and I am IN LOVE with it.

If anyone is contemplating using this program it will not disappoint you. I promise. It is so easy to add children,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,555
Posted By childcarebytori
:lol::lol: Love the suggestions of Chia-Pets! ...

:lol::lol: Love the suggestions of Chia-Pets!

I do actually want live animals. A cat will absolutely not work in my daycare room - it's definitely on the smaller side.

I am sort of leaning on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,555
Posted By childcarebytori
Ideas for Daycare Pets?

I've been contemplating getting a few daycare pets for my daycare the past few months. I have a separate daycare room that used to be my unattached garage so I obviously cannot get a typical pet such...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By childcarebytori
I do monthly newsletters. My parents absolutely...

I do monthly newsletters. My parents absolutely love them and immediately hang them up on the fridge so they can look out for our field trip dates (I require the children to wear jeans and tennis...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,963
Posted By childcarebytori
Empty Diaper boxes? Any ideas on what to do with them?

My dcparents bring in jumbo/super sized diaper boxes. I don't really have a problem with it, I can easily store the packages underneath the changing table.

The boxes are a huge pain - especially...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,949
Posted By childcarebytori
I LOVE Halloween parties :D This year, all...

I LOVE Halloween parties :D

This year, all of my little daycare friends are dressing up in costumes and we are going to a couple of my favorite neighbors homes and giving them cookies and in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,555
Posted By childcarebytori
Yes, I do their hair during snack. They're...

Yes, I do their hair during snack. They're sitting, they're safe, they're supervised. I can get hair done on all 6/7 of my dcgs in 10 minutes.

With the exception of one of my dcgs, no one has an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,555
Posted By childcarebytori
I may be in the minority, but I style/do the hair...

I may be in the minority, but I style/do the hair of my little dcg's every day. During snack in the afternoon, I go around the table while the kids are eating and the girls get their hair done in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,046
Posted By childcarebytori
I use white noise for the duration of my daycare...

I use white noise for the duration of my daycare naptime. I recorded a loud, long version of white noise off of YouTube and I made a CD that has 24 tracks of the "white noise" that repeats over and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,925
Posted By childcarebytori
This is what my newsletter looks like every...

This is what my newsletter looks like every month. I have a section for Preschool & Toddler program information, any news such as days off, holidays, birthdays, announcments, departures, new friends,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,836
Posted By childcarebytori
I bought this for my dcb age 3.5 who was getting...

I bought this for my dcb age 3.5 who was getting too tall to sit down on the potty chairs we have in our make-shift bathroom in our daycare room. He looked really uncomfortable trying to sit and tuck...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,808
Posted By childcarebytori
3kidzmama, I have this triple stroller...

3kidzmama,

I have this triple stroller (Those are two of my 2's in the stroller, and my one of my infants who was 2mo in this photo). It's a Foundations Triple Stroller. Bought if off craigslist...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,808
Posted By childcarebytori
It's the little things.....

It's the little things this week that have made a huge difference and remind me why I'm in the field I'm in.

1) One of my favorite families has hit a finiancial snag this week, so I'm allowing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,294
Posted By childcarebytori
I've only had one serious accident happen to a...

I've only had one serious accident happen to a child while in my care and I do not EVER want it to happen again.

We had just gone outside for outdoor play and my very new DCG, age 2, tripped over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,713
Posted By childcarebytori
It's pretty average around my area. For me,...

It's pretty average around my area.

For me, I refuse to participate in naptime troubles. I spend my naptime tending to the babies, eating my lunch, prepping for snack, writing daily reports and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,713
Posted By childcarebytori
Mine transition from pack'n'plays when they are...

Mine transition from pack'n'plays when they are between 3 and 3.5yo. By that age, they are capable of staying on their mat for the duration of naptime without getting up and I don't worry about them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,298
Posted By childcarebytori
I charge a non-refundable deposit for all...

I charge a non-refundable deposit for all newcoming families. I charge 1/3 of the weekly tuition each week until they start with me.

I tell them during our interview that the deposit helps me buy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,680
Posted By childcarebytori
Why Parent, Why??

When I started cleaning up mats after naptime, I noticed large wet spots on DCG's (who is almost 4yo) mat sheet. They covered the entire middle section of the sheet and after closer inspection, I see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,214
Posted By childcarebytori
Abigail, the child is 2yo, and yes it's prepared...

Abigail, the child is 2yo, and yes it's prepared in a sippy cup.



Kaddidle, you are right on track with the first part. She is an only child and she gets a lot of attention at home.

This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,214
Posted By childcarebytori
Toddler/Next Step Formula?

I have had one of my daycare children in care since the itty bitty age of 3 weeks. Smarty-pants is now an extremely smart 2-year-old who is the only child under 3 years old who I include in our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,808
Posted By childcarebytori
I have three of my kids leaving for school next...

I have three of my kids leaving for school next week, and I needed something unique and inexpensive since I had three to get for.

Im huge on pictures so I went to Snapfish and created flip photo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,533
Posted By childcarebytori
I Have THE Weirdest Kids!!

Today we had our Goodbye Party for our three oldest friends (4, 4 & 5yo). They will be starting Pre-K and Kindergarten next week and I usually send off my kids with a nice little hoorah. We rented a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,433
Posted By childcarebytori
;) You got it. Abigail, I bought two...

;) You got it.


Abigail, I bought two onsies that were 12/18 months and they fit great on my 4 month old and 7 month old. For the shirts, I bought 2T/3T's for my other kids and they are between...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,527
Posted By childcarebytori
I have Square. The reader device was free...

I have Square. The reader device was free actually, I just visited their website and I signed up to get one. They sent it within a week.

There is an app for Square that I use on my iPhone and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,433
Posted By childcarebytori
That was me ;) ...

That was me ;)

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/686/tshirtphoto.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/811/tshirtphoto.png/)

I bought my plain pink t-shirts (and onsies for my two infants)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,997
Posted By childcarebytori
I have a niece who is 2 who would ONLY sit...

I have a niece who is 2 who would ONLY sit w-style. At her 2-year check-up her Pediatrician said her thigh muscles were super soft and to correct her legs into Indian-style. Her first question was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,482
Posted By childcarebytori
Need Advice On My Doll-Obsessed DCG...

I have a 1.5yo dcg who, very recently, has become obsessed with the baby dolls we have.

One random day about a month ago, dcg was playing with a 3yo with the baby dolls when 3yo leaned over to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,393
Posted By childcarebytori
Thankfully my kids seem to adjust to our table...

Thankfully my kids seem to adjust to our table rules and manner very quickly. I fill my dck's food trays with portions fit to their age, and they must finish everything on their plate before asking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 257,650
Posted By childcarebytori
While taking photos of dck's for my August...

While taking photos of dck's for my August newsletter, dcg (4yo) does a fun pose and says:

"Is this for my facebook?"

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,114
Posted By childcarebytori
I just newly purchased new nap mats for my older...

I just newly purchased new nap mats for my older daycare kids. I got rid of my Angeles SpaceSaver cots (which were the best things ever!) because I no longer had anywhere to store them.

I got the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,618
Posted By childcarebytori
Little Diamonds, I've had great success...

Little Diamonds,

I've had great success with my website (www.childcarebytori.com). I first bought my dot com name from GoDaddy and I went on a search to find a website builder that was easy and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,754
Posted By childcarebytori
MarinaVanessa, I got the recipe from HERE...

MarinaVanessa,

I got the recipe from HERE (http://vegetarian.about.com/od/maindishentreerecipes/r/TofuNuggets.htm). I, like you, had constant requests for chicken nuggets and buying the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By childcarebytori
I've only recently gotten a Moby and so far I've...

I've only recently gotten a Moby and so far I've "worn" two of my daycare babies; one who is five months and one who is just shy of six weeks. I explained during my interviews that I would be wearing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,754
Posted By childcarebytori
How wonderful!! I am a vegetarian and I do a lot...

How wonderful!! I am a vegetarian and I do a lot a vegetarian meals for my daycare kids. It's super simple to substitute meat for other foods and none of my parents complain about my menu. Ever try...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,065
Posted By childcarebytori
I am currently going to school online through...

I am currently going to school online through Rasmussen College. Out of the many schools I looked into, the enrollment staff at Rasmussen had to be the most awesome, friendly bunch I had ever "met"....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,138
Posted By childcarebytori
I had a 3.5th dcg come to me six months ago and...

I had a 3.5th dcg come to me six months ago and she hadn't napped for over a year. I assured the parents that, with due time, all of my children learn the schedule and nap when they are suppose to.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,729
Posted By childcarebytori
Eek! Did you want to pull your hair out, too? One...

Eek! Did you want to pull your hair out, too? One of my kids who aged out and went to "pre-school" returned to my daycare for the summer. I had a good system with my younger group and we all worked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,132
Posted By childcarebytori
Update

So DCM dropped off this morning and dcg (3.5yo) had a half finished baggie of fruit loops in her hands. Mom is extra sugary nice and explains that dcg begged for the cereal this morning. Dcg quickly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,132
Posted By childcarebytori
Ever Get a Text You Weren't Suppose To?

I was setting up breakfast for my early arrivers and I got a text from a parent of one of them (who had just dropped off) that said: "Just dropped off dcg at daycare. They're having waffles for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,275
Posted By childcarebytori
I conduct my interview between 3 & 5 in the...

I conduct my interview between 3 & 5 in the afternoons so I email parents the same evening after all of my children have gone home. I thank them for coming and visiting my home daycare and if the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,490
Posted By childcarebytori
I find fitting in preschool time with my...

I find fitting in preschool time with my preschoolers very easy with my schedule. I have two infants, a 3 month old and a 9 month old and in the mornings they are both sleeping when I do preschool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,825
Posted By childcarebytori
I have a little girl exactly like this! She's 3.5...

I have a little girl exactly like this! She's 3.5 years old and she also has the worst behavior when it comes to paying attention. She trips over my very large rug in my living room every morning,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,804
Posted By childcarebytori
I worked at a daycare center for 1.5 years before...

I worked at a daycare center for 1.5 years before I left to pursue home daycare. I worked in a 2-year-old room during that whole time and I became very attached to the children and their families.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By childcarebytori
I used to be an Assistant Teacher at a daycare...

I used to be an Assistant Teacher at a daycare center and I was the only part-time teacher in the room. I worked a 2-6pm shift because of school and everyone else in the room either worked a 7-4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,835
Posted By childcarebytori
"Private" Matters Regarding A DCK

:):):):):):):):):):)::):):)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,122
Posted By childcarebytori
I have eight children enrolled and they are all...

I have eight children enrolled and they are all girls ranging from 3 months to 3.5 years. I am getting two more infants in July and they, coincidentally, are also girls. Must be something in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,185
Posted By childcarebytori
I've had my website for about six months and I am...

I've had my website for about six months and I am very much proud of it. My potential clients always pay compliments about it, which I love!

www.childcarebytori.com
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,430
Posted By childcarebytori
Hook-On High Chairs? Practical for Daycare Use?

Does anyone have any experience with hook-on high chairs such as the ones below? I'm contemplating getting one and trying one out on my dining room table where my daycare children eat. I currently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,335
Posted By childcarebytori
I was in your current situation about a year ago....

I was in your current situation about a year ago. I had a 2yo dcg who I had had for about 6 months. The wouldn't describe the mother as neglectful, she was just very, very lazy. The little girl would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,054
Posted By childcarebytori
I have a toddler who will be 2 in three weeks who...

I have a toddler who will be 2 in three weeks who is my only child allowed to bring their own drink. This little one cannot have straight milk, so her mother brings in Enfagrow Next Step formula and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By childcarebytori
The weather was 77 degrees this morning so I took...

The weather was 77 degrees this morning so I took my children out for our first day of water-play. They played for a good hour in water, running through the sprinklers and splashing before I brought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,054
Posted By childcarebytori
I used to allow parents to bring sippy cups when...

I used to allow parents to bring sippy cups when I first opened my daycare. That only lasted a few months before I got tired of seeing the kids coming with chocolate and strawberry milk every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 257,650
Posted By childcarebytori
3yo dcg- (farts in an almost quiet room) 3.5...

3yo dcg- (farts in an almost quiet room)
3.5 dcg: "What's that smell?"- with a pointed look directed at the culprit.
2yo dcg (from a few feet away) "Umm, air?" complete with the 'duh' voice. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,629
Posted By childcarebytori
I've used the Moby wrap for walks. I have a...

I've used the Moby wrap for walks. I have a double and triple stroller that aren't infant friendly either, so I wrap up the baby and take her out with us. The double stroller is actually heavier to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,925
Posted By childcarebytori
Favorite piece of daycare equipment? Cots and...

Favorite piece of daycare equipment? Cots and Pack'n'Plays used for naptime ;) The children enjoy them ALMOST as much as me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,469
Posted By childcarebytori
I had a 6-week-old start at my home daycare...

I had a 6-week-old start at my home daycare recently and I, like you, had a great routine going with my other dcks (ages 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 & 3). The baby literally ate, slept, and pooped, then ate and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,713
Posted By childcarebytori
I have a Suburban and it can fit three carseats...

I have a Suburban and it can fit three carseats in the third row easily. I know I had to test a few carseats out to find out which ones fit the most comfortable, but thankfully Babies'R'Us has a nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,629
Posted By childcarebytori
I've only ever met one other "just Tori", so it's...

I've only ever met one other "just Tori", so it's nice to meet you, too! We're a rare breed ;-)



Symphony, it sounds like the babies in your care really benefit from babywearing. I've had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,629
Posted By childcarebytori
Did you stop using at a year? Did it ever feel...

Did you stop using at a year? Did it ever feel too heavy or make your back hurt? The infant is only 10 pounds now but I definitely feel some tightening in my back after she's been in for awhile.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 03:31 PM
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Views: 1,884
Posted By childcarebytori
I have five dcks (in addition to the 2mo infant)...

I have five dcks (in addition to the 2mo infant) and they all get their own sleeping quarters. The three youngest get their own bedroom, one 3yo is in the office and the other is in a small opening...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,629
Posted By childcarebytori
I'm "just Tori" :D (This is the phrase I...

I'm "just Tori" :D (This is the phrase I repeatedly say to my new daycare parents who repeatedly ask what name do the make the checks out to. I'm guessing they believe my name is shortened for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,629
Posted By childcarebytori
Moby Wraps - Amazing Little Inventions!

I have a two-month-old infant in my care and after swearing off all crappy baby carriers when I had my last infant (almost two years ago), I went ahead and dished out the $40 and bought a Moby Wrap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,600
Posted By childcarebytori
I require all of my kids to have a swimsuit, a...

I require all of my kids to have a swimsuit, a pair of water shoes (we have pea rocks in the backyard where we have our sprinklers, so they need shoes they can safely play in), a sunhat, sunscreen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,440
Posted By childcarebytori
I own a six-seat Bye Bye Buggy's and it is...

I own a six-seat Bye Bye Buggy's and it is amazing! For walks around my neighborhood, I load all six of my children (two 3yo, one 2yo, two 1yo's and a 6-week-old) into the Buggy and I take off. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,347
Posted By childcarebytori
First-time poster here, but I thought I'd just...

First-time poster here, but I thought I'd just jump in.

I am working towards my AA in ECE online through Rasmussen College. I've been at it for almost a year and will complete my degree in...
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