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Doctors Notes: Return to Daycare

Doctors Notes: Return to Daycare

We had a discussion on Daycare.com brought up by forum member “daycare” that got me to thinking about the policies in my child care regarding ill children returning to care. Ugh vent… Kid has Croup “So the DCM that said kid has a fever from teething turned out that the DCP took her to the […]

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Applebaum Training Institute Child Care Seminar

Applebaum Training Institute Child Care Seminar

I had the pleasure of attending the “Foundations of Joy and Love for Children” six hour training seminar this past weekend. Iowa requires a minimum of twelve clock hours of in class training every two years. I was able to get half of those done in one day! The class was hosted by the Sheraton Hotel […]

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15 Mar Daycare, Food | Comments

The Benefits of Home Made Baby Food

The Benefits of Home Made Baby Food

Baby food is very easy to make. It’s cheaper to make than buy and it’s nutritionally superior to commercial food once you get the hang of how to do it. All you really need is a steamer and a good food processor. I use the “Quick and Easy” Black and Decker model. It’s really not […]

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Daycare Is Not For Sissies

Daycare Is Not For Sissies

If you are going to do childcare you have to be tough. It’s a hard job! Often when providers start out they have a vision it will be easy to take on a kid or two while they have the luxury of staying home with their own little ones. Over time many providers realize the […]

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The Changing Of The Guard: “Bye Bye Outside”

The Changing Of The Guard: “Bye Bye Outside”

I call the dynamic of bad behavior at drop off and pick up “Changing of the Guard” behavior. It is seen primarily in children who are in charge of the relationship with their parents. It is seen in children who are more powerful than their parents and parents who want their child to be powerful/happy/special/ […]

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What Have We Created?

What Have We Created?

I dig Michael Pollan. He is the food dude who changed my life and the way I feed my kids. If you don’t know who he is, google him. When you get a chance, pick up or download a copy of “Food Inc.”  just don’t eat twelve hours before viewing. That’s some free medical advice […]

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13 Apr Daycare | Comments

Daycare.com Diaper and Baby Wipes Survey

Daycare.com Diaper and Baby Wipes Survey

 

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