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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.sample-resignation-letters.com/writing...

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Cat Herder
I based my tuition on my personal financial...

I based my tuition on my personal financial needs. Will those rates allow you to pay your monthly bills, insurance, retirement and build an emergency fund?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Cat Herder
We understand. :hug: When they cut my...

We understand. :hug:

When they cut my ratios in half, required me to go back to college and forced QRIS on me it was all I do to stay open after 25 years of successful service. My rates doubled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,694
Posted By Cat Herder
I was thinking the same unless of course, I...

I was thinking the same unless of course, I offered some other service. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 523
Posted By Cat Herder
This is really common in childcare, I doubt they...

This is really common in childcare, I doubt they will have any issue with it at all. It is the 22 bites to the face that gets them riled. ;) I don't know if you remember that case?

I did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By Cat Herder
I would. It may be really difficult to find...

I would.

It may be really difficult to find care during the holidays since even the drop-in slots are being filled with school closures.

I know some families may pull early, so if you need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By Cat Herder
If I were closing in the middle of the school...

If I were closing in the middle of the school year I would try to give as much notice as possible. It is pretty difficult to find care mid-year, here. I think the general guideline is 30 days,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 523
Posted By Cat Herder
IMO, The discipline policy is irrelevant here...

IMO, The discipline policy is irrelevant here since it was your child's recurring behavioral issue, not hers. Giving the tax form W-10 and statement of account at termination is pretty standard. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 523
Posted By Cat Herder
I would refund and end the contract immediately.

I would refund and end the contract immediately.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Cat Herder
My local new stations facebook page had hundreds...

My local new stations facebook page had hundreds of parents saying they did not see a problem with it because it meant those parents had an "affordable provider" since daycare is "so expensive". They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Cat Herder
I just read a parent statement and it seems the...

I just read a parent statement and it seems the kids were dropped off upstairs in a pristine room and were taken below so no parent actually knew how many kids were there or that the basement was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Cat Herder
"As word spread that police had raided a day care...

"As word spread that police had raided a day care center near downtown Colorado Springs the previous day, dozens of parents raced to pick up their children Thursday at a second center licensed to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Cat Herder
"The closures of two Colorado Springs day cares...

"The closures of two Colorado Springs day cares run by Carla Marie Faith, who apparently was caring for more children at Play Mountain Place than the six that her state license allowed, is not the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Cat Herder
How did the parents not know this was illegal? If...

How did the parents not know this was illegal? If they did and still left their children there, they should be charged, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By Cat Herder
Vape spam. :cool:

Vape spam. :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By Cat Herder
Self-Employment Tax Rate The self-employment tax...

Self-Employment Tax Rate The self-employment tax rate is 15.3%. The rate consists of two parts: 12.4% for social security (old-age, survivors, and disability insurance) and 2.9% for Medicare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By Cat Herder
I understand you get to claim meal count...

I understand you get to claim meal count deductions even if you are reimbursed by the food program. The reimbursement is then added to income to be taxed in the "other income" category. It just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Cat Herder
Preschool is free in public schools, churches and...

Preschool is free in public schools, churches and franchise centers here so it is not a viable option.

The market that is exploding here is adult education hours, 5-10 pm, two to three days per...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-12-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By Cat Herder
Mobile infants often take other infants'...

Mobile infants often take other infants' pacifiers when they drop them, sometimes even snatch them out of their mouths. If a different teacher was in the room when you came in, it is possible she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Cat Herder
It will depend on your families enrolled, not so...

It will depend on your families enrolled, not so much the school district. My local school district qualifies for the higher reimbursement rate but I do not. ;) If your son's qualify for free/reduced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By Cat Herder
I did not keep children my own kids' age. My...

I did not keep children my own kids' age. My previous daycare experience (before my kids were born) taught me it rarely if ever, works out. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By Cat Herder
I stopped years ago. I just claim meal counts at...

I stopped years ago. I just claim meal counts at the end of the year on my taxes. It was more of a hassle than helpful for me because of where I live. ;) That said I am required to keep hard copy...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-12-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By Cat Herder
What does your contract say about accidents in...

What does your contract say about accidents in potty trainers and screaming during naptime in the infant room? How does it say those issues will be handled?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Cat Herder
I already own "Parent - It's a Verb" from Jerry...

I already own "Parent - It's a Verb" from Jerry Brooks. :Sunny: I also own "Think - While it's still legal" from Neil deGrass Tyson. likethis

I would like one that says "Me Time was before kids"....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Cat Herder
With most free K-4 programs struggling...

With most free K-4 programs struggling financially since states can't continue to afford it without increased Federal funding, all of those kids will be in this position soon. Most programs are going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Cat Herder
I do. Teaching empathy, self-soothing, and coping...

I do. Teaching empathy, self-soothing, and coping skills are part of my job. They are all literally on the Early Learning Standards, Social-Emotional Milestones, that I must follow and support.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5,465
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 581,103
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't understand these men. I would lose all...

I don't understand these men. I would lose all physical attraction for my husband if he turned out to be such a dependopotamus (barring paralysis/TBI). What do they get out of it? Why are they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Cat Herder
"It hurts my feelings when you say that. If you...

"It hurts my feelings when you say that. If you don't want to play with blocks then you can go play in housekeeping or science. If you don't want to play in housekeeping or science you can go to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Cat Herder
The parents really cannot control behaviors that...

The parents really cannot control behaviors that occur on your time and in your environment, only you can do that. (barring infant self-soothing/sleep/bottle feeding routines)

You can include them...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-06-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
That is not unusual, they can sometimes take 30...

That is not unusual, they can sometimes take 30 days or more.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-06-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
Has the investigation been completed?

Has the investigation been completed?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Cat Herder
"Safe Handling Instructions: WARNINGS. • Burn...

"Safe Handling Instructions: WARNINGS. • Burn hazard. Immediately remove warmer if it is too hot or uncomfortable. Check skin periodically. Maximum temperature may reach 158F (70C). • DO NOT USE:....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5,465
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 581,103
Posted By Cat Herder
Nailed it. :Sunny: Arrives at opening within the...

Nailed it. :Sunny: Arrives at opening within the first two minutes. Picked up straight from work until the child began to walk/talk, now almost an hour later. Skips conferences but wants to talk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By Cat Herder
I liked it because I don't like the sun out until...

I liked it because I don't like the sun out until 9 pm or working dark to dark BUT now that my husband has to travel and attend conference calls nationally I see why it needs to go. :ouch:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,465
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 581,103
Posted By Cat Herder
Yep. "If they annoy me this weekend or I find...

Yep. "If they annoy me this weekend or I find something that sounds more fun, I will bring them early Monday."

My 1st drop-off has been becoming my last pick-up lately so Mom can go walking after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Cat Herder
Annually, but I base it on 50 weeks instead of 52...

Annually, but I base it on 50 weeks instead of 52 to cover my vacation without having to bill those two weeks.

It prevents a lot of drama. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Cat Herder
Is your husband a partner in your business?

Is your husband a partner in your business?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,265
Posted By Cat Herder
This is a great site with free downloadable...

This is a great site with free downloadable templates. https://welcometothezoo.ca/home-daycare-printable-templates-and-resources/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
There are hundreds online. Type "Sample daycare...

There are hundreds online. Type "Sample daycare handbook" into your browser. Look over many to find the policies that work best for you. Most every daycare publishes theirs online, now. ;)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-01-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
How is your little one doing? Was he able to...

How is your little one doing? Was he able to enjoy trick or treating? Did you guys have a nice Halloween?

I know you will be glad to have it all behind you. :hug:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By Cat Herder
Religious?? She was referring to in-home daycare...

Religious?? She was referring to in-home daycare providers. This is a forum full of daycare providers. The majority in-home.

Wow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
Happy Birthday, BC :Sunny: Bet you'd be...

Happy Birthday, BC :Sunny:

Bet you'd be shocked to know my daycare kids that were supposed to be picked up by now are still here. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Cat Herder
I had one who only repeated the last word of...

I had one who only repeated the last word of every sentence I said or if I paused for a couple of seconds. ;) I think there is a range of behaviors involved. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Cat Herder
Could be echolalia, could be he is accustomed to...

Could be echolalia, could be he is accustomed to doing it at home with a younger sibling?

I'd redirect each and every time. "___, Go play toys."

I have DCM's who do the "Tell Mrs. Cat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
So far, so good. likethis The party scene is set...

So far, so good. likethis The party scene is set up. The treats are ready for going home. The crafts are almost dry. Only two kids are late showing up and missed breakfast. :rolleyes:

Everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By Cat Herder
I have two on Earth's Best Organic Dairy with...

I have two on Earth's Best Organic Dairy with Iron right now. Both had previous reaction histories and are doing great on it. likethis
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By Cat Herder
The majority of providers here are in-home. ;)...

The majority of providers here are in-home. ;) Why exactly was in-home not a good option? :ouch:

The information you need should be in your signed contract. What does it say? Did you sign it? If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Cat Herder
Ridiculous. Remind her of the public...

Ridiculous.

Remind her of the public schools' zero-tolerance policy. She could have gotten him expelled.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 28,026
Posted By Cat Herder
Didn't they just shame and judge you for...

Didn't they just shame and judge you for disagreeing? :ouch:

Who needs them. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Cat Herder
Ours is doing the same, it is due to the number...

Ours is doing the same, it is due to the number of kids who depend on school meals as their only meals. They are also emergency shelters so getting the kids there gets them one step ahead of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Cat Herder
My usable space requirement indoors is 35 square...

My usable space requirement indoors is 35 square feet per child. Any area with furniture is subtracted from the total space. It must be free space.

Playground space is double, must be fenced and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Cat Herder
The tags may help. This link helped me...

The tags may help.

This link helped me check up on rates and updates: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/daycare-insurance-cost-coverage/
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
For other providers, I saw this posted online and...

For other providers, I saw this posted online and wanted to share:

Nursemaids Elbow injuries on the Rise Locally

Our regional CCL Investigator has seen an increasing number of reports of...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
I am pretty sure they should have to reimburse...

I am pretty sure they should have to reimburse your entire medical bill. I would request a formal written statement of the incident. You need something in writing.

I probably would have filed a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Cat Herder
My concerns would be cold/fever-reducing...

My concerns would be cold/fever-reducing medications, an unrecognized head bleed or ingestion of narcotics. Sure, he could have simply snuck out of bed and played Legos until 4 am. ;) I am glad you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Cat Herder
I did not terminate the child, it was the parent...

I did not terminate the child, it was the parent that had to go. Their reaction to the conference to discuss the effects on the other children of violent behavior in group childcare and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome!! Short, sweet and backs up...

You are very welcome!! Short, sweet and backs up the blanket expectation of closure whenever there is a power outage. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Cat Herder
Reminder: In case of power outage during our...

Reminder: In case of power outage during our upcoming severe weather ______ Childcare will be closed. Parents will be notified by both email and text. Please be sure to check your phones or email...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Cat Herder
I just saw this and got pulled away as I was...

I just saw this and got pulled away as I was beginning to respond. At 20 months it seems pretty normal because of molars coming in, I usually give them some chewelry that has a good shape for getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Cat Herder
You are thinking the same thing I am. It is a...

You are thinking the same thing I am. It is a very difficult thing to manage in group care, as you know. :hug: The things you can do to help your own child are not things that can be done with other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Cat Herder
This was my thought as rage is something very...

This was my thought as rage is something very different from tantrums. The running AT you is a bad indicator IME. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Cat Herder
If my comment sounded harsh, remember I once gave...

If my comment sounded harsh, remember I once gave almost three years of free childcare for two kids only to have them leave for a center once they were finally approved for subsidy. ;)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Cat Herder
If he spreads it through your daycare, you will...

If he spreads it through your daycare, you will quickly develop that backbone. ;) For some people, it needs to be experienced, personally. :p :hug:

Once he disrupts lunch and refuses to nap today...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,748
Posted By Cat Herder
50. "LANCASTER, Texas - Lancaster police are...

50. "LANCASTER, Texas - Lancaster police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old child over the weekend.

The boy was found unconscious inside of a car Sunday night. Police have not said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,748
Posted By Cat Herder
51, now. 53, last year.

51 10/14/2019 Tampa, FL 88 Girl 18 mo
50 10/6/2019 Lancaster, TX 97 Boy 2 yr
49 10/5/2019 Athens, AL 95 Casen Case 13 mo
48 10/4/2019 Destrehan, LA 97 Avril Sanabria 2 yr
47 10/1/2019 Phoenix,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By Cat Herder
I am still a firefighter and I made sure there...

I am still a firefighter and I made sure there was someone available to pick up my kids if there was a chance of being held over. That is a burden for family, not a business. ;) As a parent, that was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with this EXCEPT you should never...

I agree with this EXCEPT you should never apologize for enforcing your policies. Use any other statement possible, but don't say you are sorry for it. It undermines your entire goal.

"I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By Cat Herder
Most of us here are family providers who work...

Most of us here are family providers who work from our homes. She may simply not have dealt with this particular issue and was not sure which way to go. In almost 25 years I have not been challenged...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Cat Herder
Do they sign in and sign out each day with...

Do they sign in and sign out each day with timeclock? It is legally required, here. If so simply add the number of minutes over each week to next week's invoice. $1 per minute. It works well for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By Cat Herder
Did she hold a spot for 30 days prior to the move...

Did she hold a spot for 30 days prior to the move (losing that potential income)? Was the deposit used for that and not actual enrollment at the new place? Was she under the impression that you were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Cat Herder
If you don't enforce your policies why should...

If you don't enforce your policies why should they follow them? Silly or not you need to charge them. Time costs money. They need to learn that.

Do you not pay your teachers overtime? Where does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Cat Herder
Seems parents only want cheap or overregulated. ...

Seems parents only want cheap or overregulated.

The regulations go out the window when cheap is an option for some. Overregulation means bragging rights for others.

A: "My provider only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By Cat Herder
We are supposed to move them to mats at 12...

We are supposed to move them to mats at 12 months. My three year old can't climb out of it during fire evacuation drills, though. ;) They all ride down the driveway in one monthly. Several years use,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By Cat Herder
I went to mini-cribs. Too hard to get PNP's to...

I went to mini-cribs. Too hard to get PNP's to meet regs. Can't be sanitized correctly, sheets ill-fitting and cardboard mattress leaves a lot to be desired.

Todays PNP's are nothing like the ones...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-23-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Cat Herder
Wait, when did we join a gang :confused: ...

Wait, when did we join a gang :confused:

:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Cat Herder
When I took the week of Christmas, I counted it...

When I took the week of Christmas, I counted it as one of my two weeks off per year. I don't charge tuition on my closed weeks because I figure my tuition rates based on 50 weeks instead of 52, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Cat Herder
I give them an annual school calendar with my...

I give them an annual school calendar with my days off highlighted and listed the same way the public schools do. I use these free templates, some are monthly as well:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Cat Herder
When my kids were small I closed Thanksgiving...

When my kids were small I closed Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and December 24th through January 2nd. That was one of my biggest goals in having my own business; holidays with my kids. likethis
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Cat Herder
Any family history of reflux?

Any family history of reflux?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Cat Herder
Is this new-onset or has he done this the whole...

Is this new-onset or has he done this the whole time?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By Cat Herder
Back in the 90's I had a parent tell me the...

Back in the 90's I had a parent tell me the reason they could not pay me was that they asked themselves what I would do in their situation. Yep, blamed me for not paying me. :ouch:

They had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,360
Posted By Cat Herder
You should always enforce your own policies. If...

You should always enforce your own policies. If they are not important enough to have, then don't have them. :hug: It undermines your professionalism.

Second, he is pretty old to not be potty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By Cat Herder
If you switch to payment before attendance, late...

If you switch to payment before attendance, late payment becomes an issue of the past.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By Cat Herder
"Late afternoon hours are the most...

"Late afternoon hours are the most labor-intensive hours. Children are tired, hungry and ready to go home for dinner. Earlier pick-up benefits both the children and the provider."

I don't think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Cat Herder
I considered it a couple of years ago and this...

I considered it a couple of years ago and this was what I came up with. I revisit the idea every couple of years. ;)

"Tuition rates are based upon the total number of hours available per week and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: That was my favorite word as a...

:lol::lol: That was my favorite word as a toddler. :lol::lol: I had/have a deep southern drawl so the word has two syllables, the adults would always laugh, so it was my go-to crowd-pleaser....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By Cat Herder
"No thanks to Dad, as usual" was one that caught...

"No thanks to Dad, as usual" was one that caught me by surprise this morning. :ouch: Clearly I am overdue for some Daddy engagement projects. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Cat Herder
It really needed to, though. Actual hands-on care...

It really needed to, though. Actual hands-on care is only a fraction of my cost. The mandatory supply lists, training, education, meal requirements, curriculum requirements, structural requirements,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-16-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Cat Herder
Is she actually crying or having tantrums?

Is she actually crying or having tantrums?
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-16-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Cat Herder
I recommend doing Bye-Bye outside. :Sunny: Meet...

I recommend doing Bye-Bye outside. :Sunny: Meet them at the door with their child, ready to go. Driveway alarms and outdoor cameras make this super easy and efficient. There will be no reason for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Cat Herder
What BC said, plus it depends if you have already...

What BC said, plus it depends if you have already met the training and background check requirements as well. Some requirements can take up to a year to complete before submitting the application....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-16-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Cat Herder
Open enrollment on Healthcare.Gov is from Nov....

Open enrollment on Healthcare.Gov is from Nov. 1st - Dec 15th. https://www.healthcare.gov/

Local insurance agencies (like State Farm) offer it, too. likethis...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Cat Herder
Unfortunately, this is one of those "wait it out"...

Unfortunately, this is one of those "wait it out" things. :hug: The more attention you give to it, the longer it will take.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Cat Herder
I give them the choice to pay tuition from the...

I give them the choice to pay tuition from the first Monday the slot is available, to secure it, or I offer it to the next family on the list. They would then have the same choice for the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5,465
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 581,103
Posted By Cat Herder
I can't believe she admitted she would rather...

I can't believe she admitted she would rather spend the day with friends than with her daughter. :eek: Bet she will whine and become a victim when her daughter prefers spending time with her friends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5,465
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 581,103
Posted By Cat Herder
Ugh. :cool: Yep. I will have to do that next...

Ugh. :cool: Yep. I will have to do that next week. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,748
Posted By Cat Herder
Speechless. :mad:

Speechless. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,748
Posted By Cat Herder
49 10/14/2019 Tampa, FL 88 Girl 18 mo ...

49 10/14/2019 Tampa, FL 88 Girl 18 mo

"According to WFLA, the 1 1/2-year-old girl's parents discovered the unresponsive child in their Jeep about 6:30 p.m. Monday and called police. Doctors at an...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-15-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Cat Herder
They may have simply been asking you to also work...

They may have simply been asking you to also work on sleep training and self-soothing techniques at home to make the adjustment easier for baby. How often do you use confinement or motion equipment?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Cat Herder
Be sure to check your state's site for approved...

Be sure to check your state's site for approved trainers or you could waste a lot of time and effort.
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