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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Cat Herder
Even to care for subsidy kids? My understanding...

Even to care for subsidy kids? My understanding was that a fire and health dept. inspection was required.

Interesting. Thanks.likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Cat Herder
DHS is not her employer. Those would be subsidy...

DHS is not her employer. Those would be subsidy payments for kids who qualify or reimbursement checks for meals served to kids who qualify (low income). She is self-employed and will be taxed as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 87
Posted By Cat Herder
Can he follow simple one-step directions? How is...

Can he follow simple one-step directions? How is he doing on his other milestones?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 87
Posted By Cat Herder
How is he verbally during play? Does he answer...

How is he verbally during play? Does he answer Storytime questions or give alternate endings when asked to continue the story?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Cat Herder
I completed puberty at 8. Menstrual cycle, full...

I completed puberty at 8. Menstrual cycle, full B-cups and was way taller than all the boys in my class. The works. ;) It isn't that uncommon with certain DNA. ;) "Puberty starts on average in girls...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,115
Posted By Cat Herder
Leyland Cyprus trees...

Leyland Cyprus trees https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/products/leylandcypress and Privet bushes https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/products/privet offer a nice noise buffer. It also cuts the view...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Today, 07:35 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 161,018
Posted By Cat Herder
Closed days are included in annual tuition cost...

Closed days are included in annual tuition cost that is spread out over 52 weeks for your convenience.

Leaving your child at a business past closing time is abandonment.

Like comparing apples...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Cat Herder
Is her child in her class?

Is her child in her class?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By Cat Herder
Graduated extinction. :Sunny: This is an...

Graduated extinction. :Sunny:

This is an adult problem, not a child problem. Parent seems to have guilt issues and most likely is experiencing "long hours" daycare child behaviors at home. ;)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Cat Herder
Has she been evaluated for SPD? Does she have any...

Has she been evaluated for SPD? Does she have any other indicators?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 130
Posted By Cat Herder
I take children birth to six. Few jobs here...

I take children birth to six.

Few jobs here offer maternity leave. 3-7 days old is very common in care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 29
Posted By Cat Herder
Georgia is very thorough with Comprehensive...

Georgia is very thorough with Comprehensive National Background checks. Everyone who visits or lives in your home over the age of 17 must have them done at least every 5 years (it automatically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By Cat Herder
Temp agencies are great. likethis ...

Temp agencies are great. likethis

Registering with the unemployment office works, too.

You are more likely to get people who actually want to work and are grateful for the opportunity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,331
Posted By Cat Herder
Unhappy 42

9/21/2019 San Antonio, TX 93 Liam Ordonez 3 yr

"SAN ANTONIO - A 3-year-old boy died Saturday after being left in a hot car in Texas, police said. A family came home from a T-ball game in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Cat Herder
Turn them away at the door. Tell them to come...

Turn them away at the door. Tell them to come back with what they forgot. Simple, and works every time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,331
Posted By Cat Herder
It is sad. It is also sad that she is...

It is sad.

It is also sad that she is immediately charged with abandonment or abuse of a child resulting in death and the majority of the parents above that did the exact same thing were not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,115
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd like to know how you find out who is on the...

I'd like to know how you find out who is on the grant committee? I keep getting grants (stuff, not cash or reimbursement) I never applied for. I know, first world problem to have, but I am running...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with the letter and signature suggestion,...

I agree with the letter and signature suggestion, it is a contract change and requires documentation. Personally, I'd wait until December to notify with a complete, updated, contract and have it go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,331
Posted By Cat Herder
Unhappy 41

41 9/17/2019 Hobbs, NM 90 Zariah Hasheme 2 yr

HOBBS, N.M. - A 2-year-old girl died in a hot car after a babysitter left the child in a hot car for several hours, police said. Hobbs Police said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Cat Herder
Both. :Sunny: You are billing tuition...

Both. :Sunny:

You are billing tuition accounts, not cars.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Cat Herder
I added tags to other threads on this topic as I...

I added tags to other threads on this topic as I am pushed for time. You may need to register to see and use them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Cat Herder
Got it. There is a certain set of known behaviors...

Got it. There is a certain set of known behaviors associated with employee children. ;) It is unusual for owners to allow employees to work in the same room with their own child for this reason. Time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Cat Herder
I have resorted to putting vicks on top of my...

I have resorted to putting vicks on top of my right hand, today. :cool: I keep catching myself. :rolleyes: Just like the photo.

They pick up on everything. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd probably evaluate my behavior to see if, in...

I'd probably evaluate my behavior to see if, in fact, I am giving the other child (A) more attention for his negative behavior than I am giving to this child (B) for his positive behavior.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Cat Herder
*Looking over medical articles as a refresher....

*Looking over medical articles as a refresher. Casually looked down at the comments on an article about life as a resident then I find this comment from someone named Jon Schwartz and my day has been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By Cat Herder
I put a drop-off cut-off time in my policies, I...

I put a drop-off cut-off time in my policies, I set it to coincide with morning snack time. ;) It fixed it. likethis I don't just lock the door and ignore because this always ended up with them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Cat Herder
I think the city name, street name or subdivision...

I think the city name, street name or subdivision name will work great. likethis Unless, of course, your city name is something like Murder Creek (drove through there last weekend, Alabama :ouch:) or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,775
Posted By Cat Herder
Nobody can make a child sleep. It isn't possible...

Nobody can make a child sleep. It isn't possible without medical intervention. If they are still asleep, they will be allowed to finish out naptime. I would be wary of any program that woke sleeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Cat Herder
I timed out. :o My internet is slow. ...

I timed out. :o My internet is slow.

Hillcrest Cottage Childcare and Preschool

Same feel as gingerbread, but with an instant advertising edge for people in your area.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. likethis Lesson learned. I am too long...

Same. likethis Lesson learned. I am too long locked in to change mine, now.

Hillcrest Cottage
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,584
Posted By Cat Herder
"Baby trend" seems to be the one most of my...

"Baby trend" seems to be the one most of my clients choose. Has great ratings, too. Several of them meet up after closing time weekly to run together.

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
If it was a State article, I will bet you money...

If it was a State article, I will bet you money when it comes out they will say the conclusion was that it will improve when the states are paid more federal (tax payor) dollars for subsidy programs....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Cat Herder
I would definitely go over the big day to day...

I would definitely go over the big day to day stuff.


Payment
Dress Code
Items from Home
Early arrival/Late Pick-up
Supplies required
Illness policy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Cat Herder
Does this child consume baby food pouches? Many...

Does this child consume baby food pouches? Many of them fruit and citrus?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Cat Herder
You would not be on anyone's radar picking up at...

You would not be on anyone's radar picking up at 430. Most are frustrated by the 5:59 (6:00 closing) pick-ups since those are also the kids dropped off the earliest. ;) Kids have a hard time pulling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,115
Posted By Cat Herder
I have had that, too. :lol::lol: "He has that...

I have had that, too. :lol::lol: "He has that attention span of a gnat, speaks 4 words and can't self-soothe but at least he doesn't watch commercials. I draw the line at consumerism."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
They understand. At least each individual...

They understand. At least each individual department that is pecking at the federal dollars in fear of losing their redundant, created, job titles for their made-up, non-transferrable degrees. Their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
This is getting to be a really annoying trend....

This is getting to be a really annoying trend. :cool:

I do take a lot of heat these days for not being able to create slots from thin air. The kids age out just as fast as they can. I am not...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-13-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Cat Herder
I am not allowed to serve either of those. Both...

I am not allowed to serve either of those. Both are junk. I would simply tell them no. It is a disservice to the child and lazy at best.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,115
Posted By Cat Herder
Not mad at all, more like embarrassed they did...

Not mad at all, more like embarrassed they did not notice. ;) They get into the morning routine and kind of do it robotically. It is Friday, all have work pressure.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,115
Posted By Cat Herder
Riddle: I had 6 parent drop-offs but only...

Riddle: I had 6 parent drop-offs but only accepted 3 children in care. :ouch:

Answer: Vomiting and fever.

TGIF :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,115
Posted By Cat Herder
How annoying. :cool: Sorry. :Sunny: "DCM,...

How annoying. :cool: Sorry. :Sunny:

"DCM, give me your car, I said please." :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
It was the same here. ;) I am the only LEGAL home...

It was the same here. ;) I am the only LEGAL home provider left in my town. :ouch: We have plenty of ILLEGAL home providers, now, since the state funding was cut for enforcing laws. Instead of going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Cat Herder
Give the 30 day free trial of Funshine Digital a...

Give the 30 day free trial of Funshine Digital a chance. Once you figure it out, I think you will like it (took me a while). likethis After 30 days it is only $10 per month (per teacher).

I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 57,548
Posted By Cat Herder
I would simply not allow it. :ouch: Enforce...

I would simply not allow it. :ouch:

Enforce your policies consistently. If you don't enforce them why should they follow them? If rules are not enforced, they may as well not exist. :Sunny:

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Cat Herder
I have a baby gate in the hallway just beyond the...

I have a baby gate in the hallway just beyond the areas where daycare kids are allowed to go. Parents can go to the hall gate and pet them/give them a treat if they wish (2 indoor dogs, one small,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 533
Posted By Cat Herder
I had a little fellow the same. Here since birth,...

I had a little fellow the same. Here since birth, but by 3 he was losing his shine. I only keep 6 kids, mixed-age, and he was not being challenged enough. The state rules made it almost impossible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 533
Posted By Cat Herder
Then you may need to consider letting her go....

Then you may need to consider letting her go. Clearly she needs something different. :hug: It isn't a failure, some kids simply do better in large centers. They just do. :Sunny: I've sent a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 533
Posted By Cat Herder
Do you have an indoor area large enough for sound...

Do you have an indoor area large enough for sound and movement?

I have a couple of 20-minute sessions of dance/music in our schedule daily. I give them instruments to play, E-Z steppers for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 533
Posted By Cat Herder
I find a way to say yes. I know, it sounds crazy....

I find a way to say yes. I know, it sounds crazy.

If he wants to run, I set up an outdoor track (with cones) and have him run laps.

If he wants to be loud, I send him outside with woodwinds,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't like to police hours, fees or rates so I...

I don't like to police hours, fees or rates so I have one set rate for full-time, Monday-Friday, 7:30-5:30. I don't offer part-time at all. Tuition does not change based on attendance or federal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Cat Herder
Both of my school teacher clients (junior high)...

Both of my school teacher clients (junior high) are my usual last pickups. They have mandatory bus duty, conferences, IEP/504 meetings and are often caught in the parking lot by parents/students that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Cat Herder
I never liked that aspect either? I'd ask on the...

I never liked that aspect either? I'd ask on the facebook page, they tend to answer quicker that way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,115
Posted By Cat Herder
This is actually very common, a power play. ;)...

This is actually very common, a power play. ;) There are many threads here about it. Most just close instead of giving them the opportunity.

It is a well-known issue. :rolleyes: Almost as common...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,331
Posted By Cat Herder
* Thank you for adding that. I had too slow of...

* Thank you for adding that. I had too slow of internet speed to backtrack and follow the comparison and change in numbering. It is becoming a real problem. :o

SANTAQUIN Santaquin police have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,331
Posted By Cat Herder
Double post

Double post
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,331
Posted By Cat Herder
40, now.

40 9/3/2019 Gilbert, AZ 108 Girl 3 yr
39 8/29/2019 Lexington, KY 84 Valen Hakizimana 2 mo
38 8/29/2019 Pineville, NC 85 Boy 1 yr
37 8/25/2019 Brownsburg, IN 80 Marah Anne Crapo 21 mo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 419
Posted By Cat Herder
Not so much weird as dismissive, rude, and...

Not so much weird as dismissive, rude, and unappreciative. Why are you willing to do it? You are not even making minimum wage.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Cat Herder
Are you serving only whole grain pasta, crackers,...

Are you serving only whole grain pasta, crackers, and bread? That changes the answer for me. :Sunny:

If not, then only one serving of starch. Fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean meats are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 419
Posted By Cat Herder
Enrolled or not enrolled are the only options,...

Enrolled or not enrolled are the only options, here.

Tuition is not based on attendance. Parents either pay for a slot or someone else will. I only have 6 available, it makes no difference to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,555
Posted By Cat Herder
That is what I do, too. Boys and girls. I pull it...

That is what I do, too. Boys and girls. I pull it back during that day for sanitary reasons. Keeping noses, mouths, hands, and eyes clean is important in group care. ;) Flu season has already hit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By Cat Herder
That seems odd and counterintuitive. The...

That seems odd and counterintuitive.

The risk of medicated or diluted formula is huge with allowing premixed bottles. (dope and drop, cost/anemia issues)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Cat Herder
Isn't drag just mocking women? Isn't it akin to...

Isn't drag just mocking women? Isn't it akin to blackface?

I am not a fox fan, but do find the whole thing to be in poor taste. If they wanted to showcase their talents (as the article states)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Cat Herder
Did you ask for the tracking number on the mailed...

Did you ask for the tracking number on the mailed checks? What date did she say she mailed them?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds like it is well below 20ft usable space...

Sounds like it is well below 20ft usable space per. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Cat Herder
I had a really nice one from VistaPrint. It was...

I had a really nice one from VistaPrint. It was easy to use and manage. It just rarely had any activity so I canceled it. :ouch:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 514
Posted By Cat Herder
Got it. likethis I don't run a center...

Got it. likethis

I don't run a center either, we are just no longer allowed to operate like you do. Our regs mandate only 30 minutes of screen time per week (specific programming), none for under...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 514
Posted By Cat Herder
Then that is his choice. likethis If he is...

Then that is his choice. likethis

If he is whining/crying he goes to the calm down spot (soft seating/books/puzzles on rug). If he is blocking other kids he goes to another center rug (blocks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Cat Herder
"Parents are required to hold their children's...

"Parents are required to hold their children's hands to and from the vehicle per insurance regulations. Violations will not be tolerated as this keeps tuition rates down for everyone. Thanks in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 514
Posted By Cat Herder
As I introduce new toys to the group and new kids...

As I introduce new toys to the group and new kids to the toys, I model their intended use. I simply pick up the toy, sit on a rug and play with it a couple of minutes. I then put it away and go back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Cat Herder
They have two choices. Pay online over the...

They have two choices. Pay online over the weekend or bring cash at drop off on Mondays.

I would expect your Aunt to cash her check during the weekend and bring cash on Monday morning like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Cat Herder
I realized I left out the reminder and fee part....

I realized I left out the reminder and fee part. :rolleyes:

I don't remind or attach fees. I simply do not allow attendance and turn away at the door. They go to the ATM and return or I call on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Cat Herder
I require payment by Monday morning, in advance,...

I require payment by Monday morning, in advance, for the week. All my clients pay online, autopay. I stopped accepting checks back in 2003. :ouch: Too risky. Cash or online, only.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By Cat Herder
My regs are the same as above. I do keep kids...

My regs are the same as above. I do keep kids until age 6, but do not allow anything that connects to the internet, including phones.

It is simply a safety risk I choose not to manage.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Cat Herder
I considered that but like today, 21 counties are...

I considered that but like today, 21 counties are covered under it and we have not even had a drop of rain. The sun is shining and the wind is barely blowing. Two centers closed and I have had 6 new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Cat Herder
Sorry. :o That deal on construction paper...

Sorry. :o

That deal on construction paper was really good, though. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Cat Herder
I would charge full rate for the slot. Either...

I would charge full rate for the slot. Either they take it or it is offered to the next client.

What does your contract say, though? Going back on that after the fact would not be my first choice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,555
Posted By Cat Herder
Not to mention the conjunctivitis transmission...

Not to mention the conjunctivitis transmission risk. ;) Group care is different than being at home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By Cat Herder
That is what I did. ;) At the request of my...

That is what I did. ;) At the request of my clients. Mine is my main communication platform for photos, education resources, curriculum sharing, toy reviews, product recalls, community events, etc....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By Cat Herder
From my understanding, if you have a disgruntled...

From my understanding, if you have a disgruntled client, you can't delete their posts on a business page. I think you can disable comments completely, but then they just keep reporting your page...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Cat Herder
I would simply post a note for them to go around...

I would simply post a note for them to go around to the other entrance and keep the door locked. I would then deal with PITA mom directly, face to face. :Sunny:

Knock it off or go somewhere else....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Cat Herder
Free shipping, Discount School supply. :Sunny: ...

Free shipping, Discount School supply. :Sunny:

BTSFREE expires 9/29/19

Great time to buff up my holiday stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Cat Herder
We have several counties under mandatory...

We have several counties under mandatory evacuation, if I end up on that list, I must close. Tuition does not change.

Other than that, I will stay open. The risk of flooding on this side of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By Cat Herder
1. What do you require parents to supply for...

1. What do you require parents to supply for their children, if anything?

A complete change of clothing to include shoes and socks. If they chose to bring their own diapers and formula, they can....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By Cat Herder
Glad you got it checked out and handled. My DH...

Glad you got it checked out and handled. My DH had this not too long ago. It never happens at a convenient time. :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: Or those cat spray cans that give a...

:lol::lol: Or those cat spray cans that give a loud blast of air.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By Cat Herder
The pathetic thing here is that it would work....

The pathetic thing here is that it would work. :rolleyes: Nothing is to be stored in the bathroom, that children use, that says "keep out of reach of children" unless it is up high or in a locked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Cat Herder
Right now I am really enjoying giving Positive...

Right now I am really enjoying giving Positive Promotions Family Engagement gifts, Oriental Trading Company craft sets and Book Bundler sets. likethis
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Cat Herder
My advice, if you want to stay in business and...

My advice, if you want to stay in business and enjoy your life, is to get a backbone. :hug:

Change your mindset. Manage your business. Enforce your policies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Cat Herder
What age group?

What age group?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,263
Posted By Cat Herder
No. That is poor management. Did they at least...

No. That is poor management. Did they at least call you for pick up?

Basic human needs should be met in even the worst programs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,331
Posted By Cat Herder
A quick search of the local obits for a...

A quick search of the local obits for a 6-month-old male infant who died that day would yield results. Unfortunately, my internet is too slow to proceed right now. I am sure it is due to extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By Cat Herder
The health department nurse is overstepping and...

The health department nurse is overstepping and wrong.

Do all of your other clients have an immunization form in their file? Is it required for attendance? Are they required to update it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Cat Herder
On Friday mornings I check cubbies. If they will...

On Friday mornings I check cubbies. If they will run out during the next work week I give them notice. A surplus is always better than a deficiency when it comes to sanitary supplies. :p

I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Cat Herder
I give notices on Fridays to give them the...

I give notices on Fridays to give them the weekend to get what is needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,115
Posted By Cat Herder
No notice in childcare could also mean fear of...

No notice in childcare could also mean fear of being found complicit in a poorly run program. She could have reported violations and cut rope to avoid blackballing before securing another job. ;)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,410
Posted By Cat Herder
I am seeing the same thing here. They close a...

I am seeing the same thing here. They close a lot, more than the public schools. :eek: They are also doing mandatory home visits that feel very invasive. Most require them to pay for after-care and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By Cat Herder
I like him. likethis

I like him. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By Cat Herder
She sounds like she will be a gem to work with. ...

She sounds like she will be a gem to work with.

I wouldn't.

She told you who she is. :ouch:

Bully flag on the play.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By Cat Herder
Being passed over for a slot because she was...

Being passed over for a slot because she was manipulative and passive-aggressive is not covered under the ADA. :ouch:

Follow your gut and policies.
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