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02-26-2021 03:14 PM
grandmom
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You are very welcome.

I also have a binder for my adult kids. They call it the book of the dead and joke that they are going to play rock, paper, scissors, spock to see who has to open it.

It is full of everything the kids would need upon entering our home to manage our death (if we go together). Funeral plans/burial site (completed, paid), life insurance policies, will, where to donate our clothing/junk and what travel bag gets thrown away unopened.

I need to have everything planned and done so nothing bad every happens.
Oh my goshhhh. We are kindred spirits.
02-26-2021 11:46 AM
Cat Herder You are very welcome.

I also have a binder for my adult kids. They call it the book of the dead and joke that they are going to play rock, paper, scissors, spock to see who has to open it.

It is full of everything the kids would need upon entering our home to manage our death (if we go together). Funeral plans/burial site (completed, paid), life insurance policies, will, where to donate our clothing/junk and what travel bag gets thrown away unopened.

I need to have everything planned and done so nothing bad every happens.
02-26-2021 11:23 AM
dolores This is some good stuff you've shared! Thank you! The binder with required documents in one place is everything! I can see how that is more efficient than individual folders in a cabinet like I've been doing. And I like the idea of an enrollment binder to just put in the emergency bag for outings. Well, I'll be busy(ier) for a while!
02-25-2021 11:59 AM
Cat Herder Oh, The enrollment binder is 1 inch. Each child has a section with their photo, DOB, medical information, emergency contacts and all enrollment forms. I take it in and out with us, just in case there is an emergency and I am the one to become unresponsive. Worst case scenario stuff.
02-25-2021 11:55 AM
Cat Herder They sound like huge binders! How often do you purge them?

2 inch binders. I purge every year. The current binder has 2021/2020. 2019 (and all other years) went into a manilla folder on January 1st, then into my filing cabinet. I have not decided what to do with them past that. Maybe one day I will dance around a bonfire of them and burn sage, who knows.

I usually only have about 3-5 pages of medications and injuries per year (6 kids max). Most often bug bites/bug bite cream and bruises from kids running into each other playing with push toys, ugh. Field trip forms list all kids/signed at drop-off, about 10 pages. Attendance sheets list all kids for a full week so 52 pages. Same with curriculum templates and menus, 52 pages. About 175 pages, per year. Give or take.


What does your training binder consist of?

3 inch binder. The state gives us a list of required documents, so I literally put the binder together in that exact order to make the visits go smooth and fast. You know the kids only act crazy when we have visitors and our attention is diverted. It follows their inspection check list exactly.

  • 1. License - in clear view sleeve.
  • 2. Immunization Forms - with expiration dates highlighted.
  • 3. Criminal Records Checks - for anyone over 13 who visits during daycare hours or lives here.
  • 4. Helpers Orientation Certification - required for adults 18+ living in home who are present during daycare hours.
  • 5. 2 Years worth of Training Certificates - Mandatory 10 hours per year, minimum. 20 preferred.
  • 6. CPR/First Aid Certificate - in clear sleeve.
  • 7. First Aid Kit Supply and Expiration List - Also have to bring the actual kit to the table to verify.
  • 8. 2 Years Fire Drills.
  • 9. Pet Vaccination Records.
  • 10. Written Emergency Plans.
  • 11. Emergency Numbers - Must also be posted.
  • 12. Communicable Disease Chart.
  • 13. Water Testing Approval.
  • 14. Septic Inspection Approval.
  • 15. Fire Extinguisher Check List - Expiration.
  • 16. 2 years of prior inspection reports.
  • 17. Rules and Regs. 244 pages.
  • 18. Indicator Manual - 47 pages.
  • 19. Weather Chart.
  • 20. Poisonous Plant List, Non-Allowed Pets list.
02-25-2021 10:38 AM
dolores I like this. They sound like huge binders! How often do you purge them?

What does your training binder consist of?
02-25-2021 07:51 AM
Cat Herder * To make it easy to keep up with, I use the same binder for medication forms, field trip forms, attendance sign in/out sheets, menus, curriculum forms and injury forms. Separated with colored dividers, then subdivided by year.

The enrollment binder has all the child/family information.

The training binder has everything else. It has 20 sections.

All have to kept available for viewing at each visit here for two years.
02-25-2021 07:37 AM
dolores Thank you!
02-25-2021 06:59 AM
Cat Herder Where do you file your incident/injury reports?

In a binder on my desk. I am required to keep them on file for two years and available for my inspector at each inspection. I also log them into Daily Connect with a photo that the parent has immediate access to. It emails it to them (and me) as well at the end of the day for their records.

And when a kid is dropped off with a black/blue eye because he fell at playground over the weekend with mom/day do you record this?

Yes. On the health screen form upon arrival, also in Daily Connect with secondary email.
02-25-2021 06:35 AM
dolores Where do you file your incident/injury reports?
And when a kid is dropped off with a black/blue eye because he fell at playground over the weekend with mom/day do you record this?

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