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  1. Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, stuck, impatient - need advice

    I am a provider of 3 kids plus my son. I have a 18m dcb, 2yo dcb, 2.5yo dcg, and my 3.5yo boy. I started daycare Jan 2015 to be able to stay home with my three kids and still contribute financially...
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    Thanks for all the input. More and more I get...

    Thanks for all the input. More and more I get told to stay within my set policies and not stray. I understand why, simply because one thing leads to another. This inquiry for daycare would be for 8-9...
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    Daily Rates for Long/Short Days

    I want to ask what everyone thinks:

    I have a parent inquiring about care, she is a nurse so works shift work and wonderful hours (*sarcasm). She would be looking to drop off at 6:30am and picking...
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    I have given notice to my current families that I...

    I have given notice to my current families that I am increasing my weekly minimum from 2 days a week to 3 days a week, as well as a $5/day increase. I've had no complaints yet. It's the only way I...
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    Thanks everyone, insight is always appreciated. ...

    Thanks everyone, insight is always appreciated.
    I confirmed today that they are indeed running it as a daycare just their advertising method indicated more. my program is similar to a lot of these...
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    THANK YOU! Yes, that is what I was thinking...

    THANK YOU! Yes, that is what I was thinking exactly. I want to make sure they aren't thinking they can have 5 kids PER adult because they have strong emphasis on the ECE and the RECE and Dietician....
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    Need activities for older kids

    Hello all!
    I recently signed a family with a two year old girl and her 10 year old brother. They will be starting with me in a month. I am looking for activity ideas for the 10 year old! These kids...
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    In-home Preschool

    Have a question, hopefully I can explain it well enough:

    Saw on a local facebook swap site a posting for a new preschool "Children's Wellness Center" in a residential home. Everything looks great,...
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    Daily Schedule needs update?

    Hello fellow providers!!
    Question regarding our day, Here's our sched -
    7:30-9:00 kids arrive, some have breakfast, rest are playing freely, t.v.
    9:00-10:00 learning time
    10am snack for...
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    I believe it makes sense! LOL Their bdays are...

    I believe it makes sense! LOL
    Their bdays are Feb 16, Mar 21, Apr 2 - They will then all be 2 yrs old. My daughter will be 3 Jan8. So each month (Feb, Mar, Apr) I could add a one year old?
    And as...
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    The age ratios are on a daily basis? So As long...

    The age ratios are on a daily basis? So As long as I am within the regulations DAILY I am ok?
    (Mon i have my 1yr old, my 28mos old, a 1yr old, a 3.5yr old. Then Tues I have my 28mos old and both 1yr...
  12. Double Stroller for sale (Contours brand)

    Excellent condition! Well taken care of. Material is super clean. Extra large basket under seats. Cup holders for parents. Comes with cup holder for each seat as well (not shown in picture but I do...
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    From experience, I would make sure to outline...

    From experience, I would make sure to outline your meals policies. I just expected that the kids would come having had breakfast at home just like I did when I sent my kid to daycare. I had two...
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    Thanks for all your input. With the little ones...

    Thanks for all your input.
    With the little ones I do a sit-down reading session about twice a day, sometimes more depending on everyone's moods that day. Sometimes they are all sitting on me, some...
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    Suggestions Pls for One Year Olds

    I've just opened in January. Right now I have a 3 year old part time, a 1 yr old part time and 1yr old full time. I am sorta stuck in two areas.
    First is the daily run of the day. I feel like I...
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    Backup Care Provision

    I wanted to ask ... How many of you provide backup/emergency care to families in case their current provider is unavailable, sick, emergency etc? (Now I don't mean refer your parents to someone who...
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    That's definitely understandable to have that...

    That's definitely understandable to have that special time with your own child! I allow my little guy too sometimes and as well teaching him that sometimes he has to share me. Lol
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    Thank you I totally agree. And that is one of the...

    Thank you I totally agree. And that is one of the reasons parents choose home daycare, for the little extra lovin! The nonlap issue is only a temporary thing in part because my little guy is learning...
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    Thanks for the insights. I am totally for the...

    Thanks for the insights. I am totally for the cry-it-out routine for sure. I know she's still young as she's under a year slightly. This is new to her as well. I know they need to understand and...
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    That was my next step, just wasn't sure if I...

    That was my next step, just wasn't sure if I should! Thx!
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