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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,137
Posted By jamiem
Unhappy Parents, Are My Policies Unfair? How Would You Respond?

I recently gave my daycare family an updated handbook and contract and they are questioning some changes. I have given myself 10 days of paid vacation and 3 paid sick days, and I gave my daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By jamiem
Help! Question About Sending Kid Home Sick

Ok just to warn you this post might be a little yucky. Right now I just have a 1.5 year old dcb and my own 2 year old son. Yesterday DCB had 3 really messy diapers which I notified parents of at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,869
Posted By jamiem
Tell Me About Your Time Off Policies

I am in the process of updating my handbook and I am curious about your time off policies.

1) Do you have paid vacation days? If so how many?

2) Do you have paid personal/sick days? If so how...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-13-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,718
Posted By jamiem
Trail Mix

We love making trail mix, it is a fun and easy snack that the kids enjoy helping to make. We don't follow specific measurements, just add as much of each ingredient as you like. And feel free to mix...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By jamiem
Yeah mom said she has been doing crying when left...

Yeah mom said she has been doing crying when left with other people too even grandma and grandpa. She feels bad but just doesn't know what to do. She also said she has been putting her to bed early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By jamiem
I'm Having A Rough Time-Help Please!

Ok so first a little background sorry this is kind of long. I am newer to daycare so I would really appreciate any advice or thoughts. I have had DCG for just over a year, she is now 26 months old....
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-20-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,383
Posted By jamiem
We make it just like grilled cheese. We have used...

We make it just like grilled cheese. We have used chicken and turkey also, always a hit around here. I think I am going to try the cookie sheet method in the oven next time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By jamiem
I really feel like napping has been the hardest...

I really feel like napping has been the hardest part of running my daycare so far. I have been doing it only for 8 months and the ages of the children now are 10 months, 15 months, 21 months. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By jamiem
I recently did the same thing only in regards to...

I recently did the same thing only in regards to hours. I open at 7:30 and the parents I was interviewing start work at 7:30 so they asked if they could drop the baby off at 7:15 and of course I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,568
Posted By jamiem
Father's Day Ideas Anyone?

I know it is a little early but I am looking for Father's Day craft ideas. I waited until the last minute at Mother's Day and then felt rushed so I am trying to be more prepared this time. The craft...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By jamiem
Really? Ok, this shouldn't suprise me but still...

So DCD drops off DCB this morning and tells me its going to be a rough day because DCB is getting his top front teeth and has been horribly crabby all weekend. As he is leaving he says, let me know...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-09-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,290
Posted By jamiem
mmm sounds good! what are fruit tacos?

mmm sounds good! what are fruit tacos?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By jamiem
Question What questions do YOU ask?

What questions do you ask the parents when doing interviews? The first time around I was more concerned with getting my daycare going and selling myself to the parents. I ended up getting really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,630
Posted By jamiem
Thats too bad, its hard enough having parents...

Thats too bad, its hard enough having parents separated, no need to add to it.

Just curious, what is the craft you are going to do? I'm looking for ideas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,262
Posted By jamiem
Question Do You Ever Serve The Same Meal 2x?

Do you ever serve the same meal twice in a row or twice in the same week? Lets say you make a big pan of lasagna or a casserole, do you ever serve leftovers later that week?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,331
Posted By jamiem
I am currently caring for a 14 month old and a 20...

I am currently caring for a 14 month old and a 20 month old so I have some experience but am still relatively new to daycare. We have breakfast, lunch, and nap at the same time daily but in between...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By jamiem
I have a mom who does that too. Dcg will be just...

I have a mom who does that too. Dcg will be just fine playing and will wave bye to mom. I think mom feels bad that she doesnt care that she is leaving so she keeps talking for a bit and says bye and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,580
Posted By jamiem
We do have plenty of toys and multiples so that...

We do have plenty of toys and multiples so that isn't the issue. She is a really sweet girl most of the time, she just has times when she gets aggressive. I guess I willl just keep talking to her and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,580
Posted By jamiem
How to Handle a 20 Month Old Bully

I need advice on how to handle a 20 month old bully. I have been running my in home daycare for about 6 months so I am still really new to this. I started with a 2 month old, my own 8 month old, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,441
Posted By jamiem
I can't say enough good things about the bjorn...

I can't say enough good things about the bjorn bib. You can get them at Target or on amazon.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By jamiem
Sorry I can't offer any advice but just letting...

Sorry I can't offer any advice but just letting you know you are not alone! I have a 20 month old who still needs 2 naps most days. It isn't bad for us though because she is the oldest and the other...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-04-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,774
Posted By jamiem
Thumbs up It Doesn't Get Much Easier Than This!

This has got to be the easiest stroganoff recipe ever. It is so quick and the kids really gobble it up. Of course they will eat anything with egg noodles! Not sure why but they are a favorite around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,705
Posted By jamiem
My kids are a bit younger (20 months and 13...

My kids are a bit younger (20 months and 13 months) but they have enjoyed sensory play with oats-I dumped oats into a couple cake pans and gave them measuring cups and spoons and they played happily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By jamiem
I must say, the translating in this website is...

I must say, the translating in this website is terrible!
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 03-28-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,539
Posted By jamiem
Talking Easy Yummy Rice Dish

I made this really yummy rice dish for the kids yesterday and they loved it! Very easy to make and also happens to be vegetarian!

1T olive oil
1/2 yellow onion chopped
about 10 button mushrooms,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,912
Posted By jamiem
I havent had any problems with this forum but a...

I havent had any problems with this forum but a lot of times when I am on other internet pages I have the problem with the hyperlinks that you are talking about and I'm not sure why. If you figure it...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-22-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,360
Posted By jamiem
I too was tired of trying to think of meals each...

I too was tired of trying to think of meals each week. Then I started using a meal planning service for dinner and just make enough to have leftovers the next day for lunch. This works for me because...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-22-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,409
Posted By jamiem
I serve quite a bit of vegetarian dishes. Beans...

I serve quite a bit of vegetarian dishes. Beans are a cheap, easy, versatile and yummy vegetarian protein. You can add them to rice or pasta dishes with veggies. Many mexican dishes are also easily...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-22-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,149
Posted By jamiem
I realized that I serve quite a bit of fruit too...

I realized that I serve quite a bit of fruit too so have been trying to incorporate more veggies at snack time. The kids seem to like cherry tomatoes, frozen peas and corn, and pickles. I am nervous...
Forum: Curriculum 03-22-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,904
Posted By jamiem
Question When and How to Start a Curriculum?

At what age would you recommend introducing a curriculum? Is this more for preschool age kids or even for younger kids? I just started doing my in home daycare in October so I am pretty new to this....
Forum: Curriculum 03-19-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,337
Posted By jamiem
I could use some new ideas as well! I have a 7...

I could use some new ideas as well! I have a 7 month old, a one year old,and a 19 month old. We spend a lot of time playing with toys, reading books, looking at flashcards, etc but I want to get more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,370
Posted By jamiem
Before I decided to stay home with my baby and...

Before I decided to stay home with my baby and start my own in home daycare, my son went to daycare for a few months. I definitely wish there was a quick out because there were quite a few that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,609
Posted By jamiem
Would I be able to get the invites as well?...

Would I be able to get the invites as well? Thanks!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-01-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,969
Posted By jamiem
Smile Hello

Hello, I am new to this forum. I just opened an in home daycare about 5 months ago so this forum has already been very helpful. I just registered but am having trouble editing my profile-is is saying...
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