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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 184
Posted By Blackcat31
I tell parents straight up the only time they are...

I tell parents straight up the only time they are judged in my house/daycare is when they DON'T step up and discipline/redirect their child.


For me the biggest headache in this profession is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Blackcat31
This is how it works for the families I have that...

This is how it works for the families I have that use FSAs too.

One of my parents asks for a monthly receipt and a couple others just get a receipt every time they pay and how often they submit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By Blackcat31
OP didn't ask what other people's policies...

OP didn't ask what other people's policies were....
She asked what others would do. If she wanted to know what specific policies everyone has/had...she'd more than likely have asked.

Curious,...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 34
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome! happyface

Welcome! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Blackcat31
My handbook says “rates are based on enrollment...

My handbook says “rates are based on enrollment not on attendance or time used”

Your mortgage company doesn’t discount your payment when you go on vacation and they don’t sublet
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Blackcat31
I don’t save space without regular weekly...

I don’t save space without regular weekly payment.
No discounts
If they withdraw I wouldn’t take them back
They’re going to great lengths to screw you out of income
That’s really disrespectful...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-11-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 41
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum happyface If people...

Welcome to the forum happyface

If people stop automatically attaching stigmas to men in child care maybe there won’t be such a negative view ;) :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By Blackcat31
I’m game again... :)

I’m game again... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By Blackcat31
Correct. Please do not advertise your...

Correct.

Please do not advertise your program on this site without permission from the owner.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,214
Posted By Blackcat31
Things are never a problem until they are. ;)

Things are never a problem until they are. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By Blackcat31
Honestly, I don't think parents really know "how"...

Honestly, I don't think parents really know "how" to parent.

Support and encouragement from others, validates the expectation of "me time" so there is no shame or guilt attached. If there is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,214
Posted By Blackcat31
Who can't see it? Licensing? I'd be wary of...

Who can't see it? Licensing?

I'd be wary of doing that as it's a choking hazard for the little ones if they happen to get a hold of them.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-08-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum!

Welcome to the forum!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Blackcat31
I start with 20-30 minutes and then work towards...

I start with 20-30 minutes and then work towards the 60-90 minute mark.

The better the kids get at actually using the centers, the deeper their curiosity or need to explore, learn and absorb the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4,786
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 468,796
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness! I had a DCD do the same thing...

Oh my goodness! I had a DCD do the same thing last year! I finally looked at him and said "Dude, I'm not 2. You can talk to me like a grown up." I think he was stunned.
I felt kind of bad for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Blackcat31
I've had the same experience. Seems the norm is...

I've had the same experience. Seems the norm is later than I have been previously used to seeing. I have two kids under 2, (boy 20 months/girl 18 months) and neither really say anything unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Blackcat31
Unless you have an issue with clothing or some...

Unless you have an issue with clothing or some other irritant like Indoorvoice said above, poor hygiene is the most common cause of belly button smell, crusty's etc.

Most belly buttons are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Blackcat31
I usually limit the amount of kids to 3 sometimes...

I usually limit the amount of kids to 3 sometimes 4 kids in a center (2 is ideal but I have 10-12 kids daily so...) and I try hard to never put those kids that gravitate towards each other together. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Blackcat31
How old are these older kids? As for...

How old are these older kids?

As for centers I usually try to give them a goal. For example, in the writing area today one of the goals is writing some sight words in lower case letters. So I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is helpful some info just from Googling.... ...

Here is helpful some info just from Googling....

http://childcarelaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Know-the-Law-About-Family-Child-Care-in-California-Rental-Property.pdf
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,786
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 468,796
Posted By Blackcat31
The only thing teething causes is teeth. ...

The only thing teething causes is teeth.

Fevers for ANY reason are an excludable symptom. period.

Even those pesky fevers from thick coats, eating too much candy, staying up too late and/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Blackcat31
I have kids that struggle with this too. ...

I have kids that struggle with this too.

Too many parents worried about the academic stuff and not the stuff that actually sets the foundation for the academic stuff.

"My kid can do algebra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By Blackcat31
Pinterest is awesome for this type of thing. ...

Pinterest is awesome for this type of thing.

You can search any topic or theme you can think of and it's amazing the amount of ideas that are shared!

I'd definitely check there!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't give vacation days any longer either but...

I don't give vacation days any longer either but I would say something like "Parent vacation days can not be used during provider holidays or days in which the child care is closed."

That way you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 520
Posted By Blackcat31
May I ask what was her "perfectly good reason"...

May I ask what was her "perfectly good reason" for showing up early?

...and what was her perfectly good reason for not texting/calling and seeing if it was okay?

She is using you.
She is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By Blackcat31
If you log in you can search all my posts and...

If you log in you can search all my posts and make rude comments. ;)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-03-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Blackcat31
Not at all... you handled it very nicely! ...

Not at all... you handled it very nicely!
You’re a good daycare parent :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By Blackcat31
Feel better now? :hug:

Feel better now? :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 466
Posted By Blackcat31
Right?! Every year we can apply for a...

Right?!

Every year we can apply for a service grant and last year I wanted to get a toddler play ground set for outside.

Menards, Home Depot and Lowes want a ridiculous amount of money for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge based on pick up time. The later you...

I charge based on pick up time. The later you pick up the higher your weekly rate is. I am only open for 9.5 hours but weekly rates begin rising at the 8 hour mark and go up from there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By Blackcat31
What is your problem? Why does it bother...

What is your problem?

Why does it bother you so much that someone does something differently than you do?

It's fine if you don't do things like I do. It's fine if you don't want to do things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By Blackcat31
Okay, now I am confused. :confused: My...

Okay, now I am confused. :confused:

My comment was basically saying that some one feels the need to come to this forum and post a sarcastic comment in reference to something a provider posted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you ladies!! lovethis lovethis ...

Thank you ladies!! lovethis lovethis



YES!! My grandma was 96 (6 months from 97) when she died. We have longevity in our family too so yep! 100 yrs old and Annalee and I will still be here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis likethis lovethis I totally...

likethis likethis lovethis

I totally understand how some people may view things as rigid or strict but honestly, if all parents taught their child(ren) basic respect for others (this includes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Blackcat31
The kids bring their plates and cups to the...

The kids bring their plates and cups to the counter when they are finished eating. Each one is supplied with a disposable wet wipe/cloth. I help those that need assistance.

Then they use the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know the rules in your state but I was...

I don't know the rules in your state but I was told the point of late fees for non-payment is for the time/effort and inconvenience for being paid late so if you attach late fees to the late payment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By Blackcat31
It's similar here too. Separate space makes a...

It's similar here too. Separate space makes a HUGE difference! I have no adult furniture so it doesn't get worn or used. I also spend an enormous amount of time teaching the kids not to stand on...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-01-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum! :) Congratulations on...

Welcome to the forum! :)

Congratulations on passing inspection too! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Blackcat31
Give her small amounts for each drink. If she...

Give her small amounts for each drink.
If she spits it down her chin, firmly say no and take it away.

She clearly doesn't want it.

Rinse and repeat.
She'll figure out pretty quickly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, drop off was rough for most of them here...

Yes, drop off was rough for most of them here too.
Thankfully most of mine pulled it together fairly quickly.
Hoping your day stays decent. :)

There's always "parent pay back" Friday.
That's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Blackcat31
I am VERY clear with parents that I will send a...

I am VERY clear with parents that I will send a child home the day after a holiday if the child is out of sorts.

All but one of my parents took me seriously this year.

I've sent one child home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: I hope the rest of the week is super easy...

:hug: I hope the rest of the week is super easy and laid back for you! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
That is so awesome!! This job can be...

That is so awesome!!

This job can be enjoyable if we aren't having to stress so much about the business end of things....

So happy to hear you've got your groove on!!! happyface happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, correct. You can take a parent to...

Yes, correct.

You can take a parent to court for not following your contract but you can't take a parent to court for not following your policies/handbook.

This link helps explain all of it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Blackcat31
This is so true! I used to be open from 6-6 but...

This is so true! I used to be open from 6-6 but no longer am. I feel I've "paid my dues" too and there are other providers out there that offer those hours so I know parents have choices.

I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By Blackcat31
I prefer mittens. But I only take kids 5 and...

I prefer mittens. But I only take kids 5 and under so mittens work best. Most kids can't get gloves on themselves and here the winters are super cold so mittens are the warmest too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By Blackcat31
I am not saying your love is or isn't anything. ...

I am not saying your love is or isn't anything.

I am explaining how I view "love"

Sharing MY personal views of love has no bearing on how you view love.
My thoughts shouldn't give or take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By Blackcat31
This is true but it also lends to negating or...

This is true but it also lends to negating or watering down the meaning of the words.
Just like when we (general we, as providers) say "Good job!" for everything a kid does.

It loses it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By Blackcat31
No. Does that make me a bad provider? :p...

No.

Does that make me a bad provider? :p :lol:

I don't do this because I love kids.
I started this because I love MY child.
I stay because I make good money but not because I love kids. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By Blackcat31
I disagree. I don't love my daycare kids...

I disagree.

I don't love my daycare kids and I don't feel obligated to have to tell them I care about them either.

My DH gets told "I love you" alot by some of the little girls I have but he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Blackcat31
I would flat out tell the mother that you are not...

I would flat out tell the mother that you are not okay with a child hitting an adult and if the child's behavior does not improve within a certain amount of time, you will terminate services.

Mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By Blackcat31
http://tomcopelandblog.com/whats-the-difference-be...

http://tomcopelandblog.com/whats-the-difference-between-a-contract-and-policies
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,786
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 468,796
Posted By Blackcat31
I would require her to pick up before nap time...

I would require her to pick up before nap time then.

My kids rest between 12:30 and 2:30.
She would need to pick the kids up before 12:30.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Blackcat31
My DH and I have funny nick-names we call all our...

My DH and I have funny nick-names we call all our daycare kids...they love it! I've never looked at any of it as name calling and I doubt any of the kiddos feel as if we are being mean. None of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Blackcat31
I change diapers every 2 hours. Shortly before...

I change diapers every 2 hours.
Shortly before 9AM being the first change of the day.

I change out of routine for anyone that does their business before the next scheduled change.

Bathroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Blackcat31
I always send a reminder letter home with the...

I always send a reminder letter home with the kids, anyone showing up with a Halloween Hangover WILL be sent home.

I don't care what excuse the parent tries to use....

In previous years,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By Blackcat31
My DCK's had red/orange bell pepper strips,...

My DCK's had red/orange bell pepper strips, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, creamed corn and HM pepperoni pizza, peaches and milk.

My DH and I are sitting down now to 3 cheese tortellini with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By Blackcat31
From CACFP website ...

From CACFP website

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/cacfp/CACFP02-2018os.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a DCG that just aged out of care. I've...

I have a DCG that just aged out of care. I've had her sine she was a tiny babe. Here M-F full time.

I work hard to teach the DCK's manners and responsible behaviors. I agreed to keep the DCG...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh, gottcha... I thought mom was asking that you...

Oh, gottcha... I thought mom was asking that you with hold feeding him only a specific amount. Now I understand what you mean.

As for cereal, it's becoming the norm now to skip infant cereal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Blackcat31
Life is so much less stressful when you allow...

Life is so much less stressful when you allow others to own their own circus.

It's amazing how something so simple is so helpful. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By Blackcat31
Most states don't allow providers to with hold...

Most states don't allow providers to with hold food from an infant. I'd ask mom to bring a feeding plan that a doctor has had some input on.

I'd be really uncomfortable not allowing baby to eat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 295
Posted By Blackcat31
We go outside whenever we can. Weather...

We go outside whenever we can. Weather permitting.
It depends on the weather but any time we can be outside, we are.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 505
Posted By Blackcat31
This.... I had a family bring someone with...

This....

I had a family bring someone with almost daily and atleast 3 out of 5 pick ups, a request to use the bathroom occurred.

I didn't and don't mind occasional use when necessary but in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Blackcat31
For me as a parent, my child attended child care...

For me as a parent, my child attended child care on site while I was in college. The thought that I was right there and could pop in at any time gave me a sense of security. I also liked that there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol: :lol: :lol: For clarification...

:lol::lol: :lol: :lol:

For clarification purposes.... NOT laughing at you... but I am laughing with you. I'm pretty sure everything you just posted floated through my mind while reading the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By Blackcat31
Providers have options... they don't have to...

Providers have options... they don't have to accept a hungry child into care.

That's where most providers err IMHO.

They think just because a parent failed to send their child with a full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Blackcat31
One post is from the east coast the other is from...

One post is from the east coast the other is from the west coast.

Who knows... but I posted the info for a licensed adoption agency so original poster can seek advice and assistance through them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Blackcat31
I removed your email address. You need to...

I removed your email address.

You need to use a licensed adoption agency: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Adoptions/Adoption-Service-Providers
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 718
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand it's your home but to parents, it's...

I understand it's your home but to parents, it's just where their kids are and in most states any area or room you use for child care is required to be accessible to parents.

Also like Cat Herder...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here...

Same here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,214
Posted By Blackcat31
Yikes! For the price of 3 sheets, I can buy a...

Yikes! For the price of 3 sheets, I can buy a mini-crib and easily find sheets that fit properly.

Plus they don't seem custom fit....just says "fits most brands" ~ which is what most the others...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-23-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Blackcat31
Hi and welcome to the forum! happyface I...

Hi and welcome to the forum! happyface

I upgraded your profile, try to open the attachment again and see if it works now....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Blackcat31
Do you live in a large community? Maybe there...

Do you live in a large community?
Maybe there are other care programs you can network with?

You could create a questionnaire for the parents to ask them about the things they do observe or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By Blackcat31
I know this is beating a dead horse but the only...

I know this is beating a dead horse but the only answer I've got is switch things up.

I've had years where curriculum is the main focus.
Hours spent on Pinterest and teacher sites collecting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,104
Posted By Blackcat31
You made your point in your first post. ...

You made your point in your first post.

Pretty sure OP was unsure of how to handle this; hence her posting in the first place asking for input from others.

OP is a long time member here that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, that is an odd request for a parent if they...

Yes, that is an odd request for a parent if they didn't supply it.

In my state, we can't give meds for allergies unless we have a documented allergy plan on file. This plan is filled out by the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By Blackcat31
Can I ask what specific circumstances? I do...

Can I ask what specific circumstances?

I do not dispense medications and there is no way I would simply give a kid some based on mom saying that... :eek: I can see that being a major liability...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't. My schedule is something all parents...

I don't. My schedule is something all parents are aware of.
If they arrive late and will miss a meal or snack, the parent is responsible for feeding their child if the child can't wait until the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Blackcat31
I use children's plastic aprons similar to...

I use children's plastic aprons similar to these:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand needing income but I also understand...

I understand needing income but I also understand the importance of good clients.

My advice would be take the temp income when you can but make sure the client understands that it’s only until you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Blackcat31
3x per day CAN be done by the parent at home in...

3x per day CAN be done by the parent at home in most cases.

If not, an alternate option is to ask parent to stop by and dispense themselves.

I do NOT dispense meds other than life-saving or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,104
Posted By Blackcat31
My bank says personal checks are good for a year ...

My bank says personal checks are good for a year
I certainly wouldn’t let it go though...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By Blackcat31
How many other kids are eating and how old are...

How many other kids are eating and how old are they?
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-18-2018, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum! happyface Please...

Welcome to the forum! happyface

Please consider registering in order to take full advantage of the forum!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand not wanting bad reviews etc but when...

I understand not wanting bad reviews etc but when providers (in general) continually allow that type of action to influence their business policies, parents will always get what they want (short...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By Blackcat31
Boundaries. My kids recognize and...

Boundaries.

My kids recognize and understand boundaries.
Even a rolled up towel can be a boundary line.

Something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGa9BURyIw0&t=27s
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Blackcat31
Let her know that as a courtesy you are allowing...

Let her know that as a courtesy you are allowing her to not provide a 2 week notice and keeping the money for holding the space as a fair compromise.

Buuuuut.....

If you have the room, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Blackcat31
I would simply email her back and tell her you...

I would simply email her back and tell her you are sorry things aren't going to work out and that unfortunately because you held the space and she already signed a contract you are unable to refund...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By Blackcat31
If they give notice there's no reason to think...

If they give notice there's no reason to think subsidy won't cover their notice period. Like I said, each state program seems to have different rules.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By Blackcat31
My state will cover the last two weeks if a...

My state will cover the last two weeks if a family didn't provide proper notice or just up and leaves.
If they do give proper notice, it's charged/billed like any other week.

This is the same...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 10-16-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Blackcat31
Please consider registering so that people...

Please consider registering so that people wanting to contact you will have your contact info. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't think it's so much spoiled as it is just...

I don't think it's so much spoiled as it is just learned behavior. The poor babe has learned that life is being carried around and when you aren't doing the same, he cries.

Sounds to me like you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Blackcat31
Why not get a book or some other small gift and...

Why not get a book or some other small gift and donate it to the library or the children's floor of a local hospital in the child's name? That way you are honoring the family's wish of no gifts but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Blackcat31
I have video cameras (NOT for parental access)...

I have video cameras (NOT for parental access) for supervision when I am not able to be physically in the room but my state requires sight OR sound so we don't need to physically be in the room at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Blackcat31
I treat each space as an individual space. ...

I treat each space as an individual space.
Regardless of relation to another child.

Separate paperwork, deposit and rate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By Blackcat31
This is one thing I find myself at odds with when...

This is one thing I find myself at odds with when providers choose to stay open with their sick child and then give the parents the option of staying home or coming to care still but if they choose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By Blackcat31
Would she still allow your child to attend IF...

Would she still allow your child to attend IF your child ultimately does get sick?

If not, will you still be required to pay?

Those are questions that should be addressed with the provider as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By Blackcat31
Please be aware however, that keeping them...

Please be aware however, that keeping them separated only minimizes the chances of your child getting the Hand Foot and Moth virus and that it is no guarantee that your child won't get it.

In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By Blackcat31
I dunno, ...wasn't me. ...

I dunno, ...wasn't me.
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