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  1. 1 day a week care.

    Hello, What are your thoughts or experience on caring for a 1 year old, 1 and occasionally 2 times a week. I have my doubts, but before I decide,...

    Started by suzydominguez, 02-16-2017 08:57 PM
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  2. 3 1/2 yr old can't recognize letters or numbers

    Is it unusual that a 3 1/2 yr old (girl) cannot recognize any letters except for the letter her name begins with or any numbers? She knows her shapes...

    Started by Crayola kiddies, 01-18-2012 09:39 AM
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    01-24-2012 05:57 PM Go to last post
  3. The one day fever

    I have had 3 kids in the last 4 days come down with the same fever. They spike to 102 without any warning. It comes down with tylenol or advil. ...

    Started by apples and bananas, 05-13-2012 02:23 PM
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    05-16-2012 08:18 AM Go to last post
  4. Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease

    Has anyone ever had it run through their daycare? How long did you close for? Did you contract it? How early did you tell the parents? I have...

    Started by apples and bananas, 05-09-2012 06:51 AM
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  5. Son waking up in full blown temper tantrums

    Just wondering if any of you have experienced this with any of the children you care for or your own children. Quite often when my 2.5 year old...

    Started by godsgirl, 12-13-2013 01:46 PM
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    03-04-2018 01:06 PM Go to last post
  6. Before and After School Care

    Hi there, As most of you know I just opened my dayhome. I have an interview this week for after school care. I was wondering what sort of...

    Started by lunademiel, 03-04-2012 01:01 PM
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    05-21-2015 01:18 PM Go to last post
  7. Cleaning/sanitizing products

    Hi there, I'm new in the forum... I have been reading for over two hours and you guys are AWESOME! Very valuable information and experiences. I'm a...

    Started by LoveKids, 11-16-2013 11:35 PM
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    cleaning, kitchen), sanitizers
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    05-02-2019 03:23 AM Go to last post
  8. Feeling a bit bored?

    Hey Everyone! I am just wondering if the lack of adult interaction is hard on anyone else? Don't get me wrong-the kids at my daycare are quite...

    Started by Daycare123, 07-30-2013 07:01 AM
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  9. How long do you think it would take a 1yr old to adjust ...

    Hi Ladies I opened a home daycare in Novemeber and have had much success in filling my spots . I have a part time little girl (1yr) and I love her...

    Started by lainey76, 01-30-2012 10:22 AM
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    02-22-2012 01:22 AM Go to last post
  10. He won't stop crying

    I have a little 11 month old boy who started 3 weeks ago and he won't stop crying. He cries for 9 houirs a day with no break. I know he just started...

    Started by bri, 07-24-2012 02:40 PM
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    07-25-2012 12:08 PM Go to last post
  11. Injuries/accidents

    Hi everyone... Just wondering what other people do with their daycare when a Daycare child is hurt. i.e what do you do if a child bumps their head...

    Started by Spixie33, 02-06-2012 11:27 AM
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    03-16-2015 01:24 PM Go to last post
  12. Biting

    Has anyone experienced a biter in their group? If so, how did you get them to stop?

    Started by Amateur Owner, 04-01-2011 10:23 AM
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  13. Amber teething necklaces

    I have a child, 19 months, who is a constant drooler!! He goes through multiple bibs and shirts a day, I get drooled on constantly, the toys and play...

    Started by 5 Little Monkeys, 05-06-2014 11:11 AM
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  14. Sending sick children back home

    Hello, Do you have very specific exclusion criteria (ex. fever, vomiting...) that you use to exclude sick children for the day or send them back...

    Started by admin, 02-24-2011 06:33 PM
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    children, exclusion, sick
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    07-30-2011 10:48 AM Go to last post
  15. Best and worst part of your job

    What do you like most about your job as a day home provider? What is your least favorite part about it?

    Started by mlc1982, 04-10-2011 12:09 AM
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    08-18-2012 10:02 PM Go to last post

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