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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Blackcat31
True! ...and no matter what decision is made for...

True! ...and no matter what decision is made for each area, there will always be the other side that is unhappy.

There is NO pleasing everyone. It's just not possible.

It's important for us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Blackcat31
This confusion is the perfect example of two...

This confusion is the perfect example of two different and separate "wars" going on.

One being the subject of health and safety for all Americans and the other being the struggle to economically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Blackcat31
Most of our trainings are available online other...

Most of our trainings are available online other than CPR/First Aid. I am not sure how those are being done or if they are being done. But the other required trainings are still required to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Blackcat31
Some other threads about excessive tattling ...

Some other threads about excessive tattling

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=tattling
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-18-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 25,296
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I came on board shortly after he...

likethis

I came on board shortly after he left but there was a thread posted the other day about a provider's child being a bully and Michael posted an older thread on the same topic and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: My thoughts and prayers are with you and...

:hug: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your DC family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By Blackcat31
I dunno....Im hating the fact that there is such...

I dunno....Im hating the fact that there is such a process to deciding things now... What's right, wrong thing to do....:confused:

I am playing it by ear I guess and just making sure all my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,293
Posted By Blackcat31
Absolutely! If I can be of assistance in any...

Absolutely! If I can be of assistance in any way, I'd be happy to!

Please consider registering with the forum! :)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-16-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 25,296
Posted By Blackcat31
This is a really old thread and Danielle...

This is a really old thread and Danielle commented over 9 years ago....

BUT in her defense, she does not work in a center and said she only keeps one infant at a time so she CAN hold/carry a baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By Blackcat31
One of my DCM's called yesterday and said her...

One of my DCM's called yesterday and said her oldest child was needing to be picked up from school because someone in the child's class tested positive for COVID-19.

No symptoms from my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 525
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile I can see how it reads that way... I guess I...

I can see how it reads that way... I guess I perceived it differently as he's actually been a member here for a long time (2011) and has contributed to the conversations in many other areas other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Blackcat31
I totally disagree but this is proof there is a...

I totally disagree but this is proof there is a right fit for every family/provider as there really is no right or wrong only what's right for you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 525
Posted By Blackcat31
Has she said WHY she's late? Is something new...

Has she said WHY she's late? Is something new going on in her life or is she just bad at time management?

She isn't going to feel embarrassed because you are accepting her being late. Lights...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 525
Posted By Blackcat31
I think poster was just saying that how they tell...

I think poster was just saying that how they tell the parent there is a late fee as so many have said they don't like confrontation.




I just wanted to comment on the bolded part above :)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Blackcat31
If the employer actually requested proof that an...

If the employer actually requested proof that an employee's child did not attend daycare on X day, I'd have to question the employer themselves as that is really over reaching and is none of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 525
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I charge $1 per minute per child...

likethis

I charge $1 per minute per child the FIRST time
$2 per minute per kid the SECOND time
Termination (immediate) the 3rd time.

I don't work well with people that don't respect my time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 525
Posted By Blackcat31
Send her a text stating she owes $X amount for...

Send her a text stating she owes $X amount for late pick ups on such and such dates.

Let her know that late pick ups are not acceptable and additional late pick ups may result in loss of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't understand what purpose a note from the...

I don't understand what purpose a note from the child providers serves for an employer?

The only info you have is what the parent told you.
Any parent can say their child is ill and won't be in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By Blackcat31
I edited it for you :)

I edited it for you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,449
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you for asking! She is doing well. She's...

Thank you for asking! She is doing well.
She's been tested 4 times and had to quarantine twice.
Thankfully all tests have come back negative and the quarantine time has just been annoying but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: Here are some other threads on the...

:hug:

Here are some other threads on the same topic

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=providers+own+children
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,449
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: this is my worst fear right now... ...

:hug: this is my worst fear right now...


Stay healthy and safe! I am keeping you and your family in my prayers lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By Blackcat31
Wow! Beautiful photos.... I am glad you...

Wow! Beautiful photos.... I am glad you witnessed a miracle!
We definitely need a few as of late... :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Blackcat31
I have no advice. I haven't potty trained a...

I have no advice. I haven't potty trained a child since my own were young 25+ years ago. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Blackcat31
I think you did the right thing. Hopefully, your...

I think you did the right thing. Hopefully, your son is feeling better soon and hopefully your families were understanding.

I also think it's good for them to see you sticking to the illness...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 671,638
Posted By Blackcat31
likethislikethis Like I said, I understand...

likethislikethis

Like I said, I understand dad being upset HOWEVER, his behavior/reaction shows zero respect. Its a hurdle I would have a hard time getting past.

It's just so childish and...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-25-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Blackcat31
Once they receive your enrollment forms, they...

Once they receive your enrollment forms, they should absolutely go back and reimburse for the meals you claimed for the kids. I've never had to resubmit anything.

Just email them and ask.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 671,638
Posted By Blackcat31
No, he didn't....... :eek: :eek: I get that...

No, he didn't....... :eek: :eek:

I get that he was upset and honestly reading along, I knew that was where your post was headed but I gasped at the disrespect of the bolded statement above.... I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Blackcat31
I dunno, Iím not a fan of rewarding for expected...

I dunno, Iím not a fan of rewarding for expected behavior and I also think rewarding as a group is unfair to those that are almost always well behaved as basically the end reward depends only on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 747
Posted By Blackcat31
I would let it go. On our end kids (and sometimes...

I would let it go. On our end kids (and sometimes parents) become ďfamilyĒ because we spend so much time with them.

From the familyís side we arenít always viewed that way. Most times we really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,931
Posted By Blackcat31
The only time it is discrimination is if you deny...

The only time it is discrimination is if you deny or refuse services because of any condition protected by the ADA.

Of course gender, religion etc as well but smokers are not a protected class so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: I baked mine once :ouch: It stuck...

:lol:
I baked mine once :ouch:

It stuck to the cookie sheet pan and I didnít know it until I smelled the melting burning plastic as it baked in the oven.

We went and bought 3 new ones. One...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,091
Posted By Blackcat31
Appendix 39 (page 208) of the New Brunswick...

Appendix 39 (page 208) of the New Brunswick Operator Manual for Early Learning Childcare says water temperatures should not exceed 49C/120F at point of use.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By Blackcat31
Its important to remember though (especially in...

Its important to remember though (especially in this line of work) that sometimes the anger or rudeness shown by others is simply a reflection of their own pain.

:hug:

I am sorry she hurt you....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Blackcat31
I always respond with a short simple text or...

I always respond with a short simple text or email that I am on vacation and will get back to them on XX date.

I also direct them to my website as it usually answers any questions they might have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 747
Posted By Blackcat31
In light of COVID I would trust my instincts and...

In light of COVID I would trust my instincts and logic and simplY require 5 days a week attendance or bail and let them go.

They sound like a selfish and risky family.

This pandemic is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By Blackcat31
This is how I've been meeting new enrollment...

This is how I've been meeting new enrollment families as well. We meet outside at 4:00/4:30. Chat a bit and then once I close at 5:00 and all the other kids have gone, we go inside for a quick walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Mine are still working perfectly! :)

likethis Mine are still working perfectly! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Blackcat31
Never been more glad I don’t take school aged...

Never been more glad I don’t take school aged kids than this year... :ouch:

Here, once they reach kindy age I’m done.
I enroll 6 months to kindy
Full time rate only
Infants under 12 months are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Blackcat31
OP if you use the tag search function you will...

OP if you use the tag search function you will find a ton of other threads about this topic. I've been in business for many many moons now and this has always been an issue for this profession...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here. Work great!

Same here. Work great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 671,638
Posted By Blackcat31
Did you remind her of that?

Did you remind her of that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Here is the link you originally...

likethis

Here is the link you originally posted

https://forms.gle/DaSqQVhfpSK3QRwm9
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Blackcat31
Please get permission from the site owner before...

Please get permission from the site owner before posting a link soliciting information from forum members

You can find contact info for him here:
https://www.daycare.com/forum/member.php?u=1
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,822
Posted By Blackcat31
That is so sad.... It makes sense though. My...

That is so sad.... It makes sense though. My heart just breaks for the poor kids that get caught up in such a tragic cycle. :(


I am sorry for your loss. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 671,638
Posted By Blackcat31
I always tell them exactly that...then they get a...

I always tell them exactly that...then they get a bit embarrassed or at the very least, stop texting...

I text reply

"AUTO REPLY: ABC Child Care is currently closed. I am spending quality...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,822
Posted By Blackcat31
I read this in the news and can't get past that...

I read this in the news and can't get past that sleeping "schedule" :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness! That is absolutely awesome!!...

Oh my goodness! That is absolutely awesome!! lovethis

Good for you!! happyfacehappyface
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-09-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Blackcat31
So you want to be back in same position you...

So you want to be back in same position you started in but arenít seeing that itís not possible for the school to do the same? The school CANNOT go back to 28 students and is forced to reduce class...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
She shared an actual experience I wouldn’t...

She shared an actual experience
I wouldn’t call that badmouthing without reason
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-09-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By Blackcat31
I serve Fage Greek yogurt. I buy it plain and...

I serve Fage Greek yogurt.
I buy it plain and add fresh fruit to it.
I never buy flavored yogurt or the type that come in squeeze tubes. Iím sure the kids would prefer it but I think itís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Blackcat31
Haha! Clearly having a house full of boys is...

Haha! Clearly having a house full of boys is getting to me.... :lol:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-03-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By Blackcat31
I do things like M: boiled eggs/w.w....

I do things like

M: boiled eggs/w.w. toast/banana/milk
T: yogurt/w.w. tortilla/blueberries/milk
W: w.w. crackers/peanut butter/cantaloupe/milk
Th: cereal bars/cheese sticks/watermelon/milk
F:...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-02-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít serve breakfast. Kids eat before drop...

I donít serve breakfast. Kids eat before drop off.

I serve a large snack at 9:30 that meets food program requirements to be claimed as breakfast.

Eliminates soooo much stress and chaos in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Blackcat31
You can always start posting and sharing in that...

You can always start posting and sharing in that group to ďreviveĒ interest in it....

Personally I donít do many cookie cutter or themed farts and crafts and simply put out supplies for the kids...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-02-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By Blackcat31
http://tomcopelandblog.com/new-changes-in-the-payc...

http://tomcopelandblog.com/new-changes-in-the-paycheck-protection-program
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
Itís sad that more things seem to be more...

Itís sad that more things seem to be more untrustworthy than trustworthy now days :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
I dont know .... I ordered from a site recently...

I dont know .... I ordered from a site recently and paid via PayPal. Turns out the site/company was bogus.

My bank covered me though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,468
Posted By Blackcat31
She was sentenced to 30 years ...

She was sentenced to 30 years

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/indiana-mom-whose-toddler-son-died-in-hot-car-while-she-was-intoxicated-gets-30-years-in-prison/ar-BB17qgBz?ocid=msedgdhp
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 671,638
Posted By Blackcat31
Also why is the responsibility the child's in...

Also why is the responsibility the child's in this situation?

Wouldn't it be the ADULT'S responsibility to try not to discuss anything the child shouldn't overhear.

Adults need to worry about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 671,638
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't think it has anything to do with being...

I don't think it has anything to do with being old fashioned.

The children in my care over hear most everything I say to other parents/adults and most of it they already know via being present in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Blackcat31
In my state if I am open for business I legally...

In my state if I am open for business I legally can not deny my inspector entrance.

Thankfully, my state is smart enough suspend in home inspections and are limiting contact between in-home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here!! It makes managing a bigger group by...

Same here!! It makes managing a bigger group by yourself super easy and definitely helps keep the kids engaged!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Blackcat31
This. I run a business not a charity. ...

This.

I run a business not a charity.

I am not responsible for other families financial obligations due to their choice to have a child/children.

My heart has nothing to do with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,178
Posted By Blackcat31
My state just implemented a state wide mask...

My state just implemented a state wide mask requirement as well but daycare's in-home and centers have options.

Kids under 2 should NEVER wear one due to suffocation hazards and kids under 5 can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,449
Posted By Blackcat31
I voted no, as it's barely made it's way to my...

I voted no, as it's barely made it's way to my part of the state let alone my family but my Uncle (whom I see only once per year/lives 3 hrs away but in same state) got COVID and was hospitalized. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 51,437
Posted By Blackcat31
I wondered as well.... :lol:

I wondered as well.... :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Blackcat31
I still have that as well. It has several...

I still have that as well. It has several options so it was a worthwhile program. I don't think they are in business anymore but I saved all the files so likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh good! You shouldnít be responsible for the...

Oh good! You shouldnít be responsible for the ďextraĒ money people received due to the pandemic. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Blackcat31
All children/families must pick AND be off the...

All children/families must pick AND be off the child care premises on or before their scheduled pick up timeĒ

Ex: 3:45 pick up means arrive prior to 3:45 so that time allows for dressing, signing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By Blackcat31
I have to agree with Dave... That statement...

I have to agree with Dave...

That statement is an odd correlation to make. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Blackcat31
I sent out a memo stating "All children must be...

I sent out a memo stating "All children must be in good health in order to attend child care. ANY symptoms of illness means exclusion from care. NO exceptions to this policy during this pandemic....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Blackcat31
ANY child with symptoms has been excluded for 14...

ANY child with symptoms has been excluded for 14 days here.

I have NO idea if something simple can or could turn into something worse or already be COVID so I have been excluding ANY child with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 671,638
Posted By Blackcat31
Glad I donít live in your area... Iíd feel bad...

Glad I donít live in your area... Iíd feel bad that the worst is automatically assumed or that Iím crazy simply because I carry a gun. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 671,638
Posted By Blackcat31
Why would you think theyíre going to bring it...

Why would you think theyíre going to bring it into the child care? :confused:

The vast majority of gun owners are safe responsible adults.

In most states in order to get a concealed carry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Blackcat31
I think how someone else chooses to manage their...

I think how someone else chooses to manage their side business isnít anyoneís business but theirs.

Let her do her. You do you.
Life is less stressful that way. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 952
Posted By Blackcat31
I require kids to be in attendance 10 minutes...

I require kids to be in attendance 10 minutes prior to beginning of snack/meal time to be ‘eligible’ for that snack/meal.

8:30 snack time requires kids to be signed in NO later than 8:20 NO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Blackcat31
Friends of mine or not I’d never agree to keep...

Friends of mine or not I’d never agree to keep two SA kids that are physically aggressive with each other.

I’m actually kinda shocked so many providers are willing to care for kids that behave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,384
Posted By Blackcat31
Sorry this thread is several years old. WImom...

Sorry this thread is several years old.
WImom hasnít been online for a few years now. :(

Iíd look on-line ... Iím sure there are a ton of ideas/plans on Pinterest
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By Blackcat31
I do not accept school aged kids ‘normally‘ ...

I do not accept school aged kids ‘normally‘
However since nothing is normal right now I have 2 previous daycare kids that were in school (one kindy/one first grade) and I have 3 that should go off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Blackcat31
This is something he needs to discuss with his...

This is something he needs to discuss with his parents.

Itís THEIR job/responsibility to address his needs. If that means shortening his hours or days in care then do so.

Expecting a DAY care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Blackcat31
Curious but why does her son work at the other...

Curious but why does her son work at the other place and not with her?

Is it against the rules in your state for family to work with family?

I wonder if her son has the same feelings in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 671,638
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: Um okay... :confused: It's kinda funny......

:lol: Um okay... :confused: It's kinda funny... :ouch:

I try to persuade parents to not send their child in dresses but if they do, they are required to wear shorts underneath so even if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By Blackcat31
The top of my contract says: "I have read...

The top of my contract says:

"I have read and agree to the statements and policies outlined in the ABC Child Care handbook. I fully understand all rates, payments, late fees, and scheduling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't like referring anyone. I prefer families...

I don't like referring anyone. I prefer families make these decisions on their own. I had ONE bad experience years ago where a parent came back to me and acted like it was my fault an experience...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Blackcat31
NEVER apologize for meeting your own needs. ...

NEVER apologize for meeting your own needs.

I would simply say "Please mark these dates on your calendar and hopefully you are able to enjoy the the additional time spent with your child!" :D
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,822
Posted By Blackcat31
Totally get it....my hubby is having the same...

Totally get it....my hubby is having the same issue.
His (Windows Edge) updated a few days ago and it changed some of his favorites list and some of the settings he had and he is livid! :mad:

He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,822
Posted By Blackcat31
I read about this one a few days ago. I...

I read about this one a few days ago.

I found several news links to the story. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Blackcat31
I know the issue is solved now but in the future...

I know the issue is solved now but in the future when you send a text to a parent with an offer or something you are asking about TELL them when they must reply.

For example when you sent the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Blackcat31
I drink a ton of water but because I do AND am a...

I drink a ton of water but because I do AND am a child care provider I am also a pro at holding it! lol! :)

I guess I am not understanding the issue.....are the DCK's drinking a lot outside as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Blackcat31
Some other threads about lingering parents ...

Some other threads about lingering parents

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=lingering+parents
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Blackcat31
What do those places offer that keeps them full...

What do those places offer that keeps them full and/or sets them aside from others?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Blackcat31
I have several kiddos that don't nap. They...

I have several kiddos that don't nap.
They rest though...

Could you maybe teach your son to rest?
He can lay still and quiet and think about things.
Reflect on the morning activities or...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-24-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By Blackcat31
As a registered member of the forum you have...

As a registered member of the forum you have access to the search function.

Threads are tagged with key words to aid in your search.

For example, using the keyword camera and you'll find many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 671,638
Posted By Blackcat31
Aggressive behaviors are common for littles with...

Aggressive behaviors are common for littles with limited verbal skills and those with delayed development but at 4 it is unacceptable for him to behave that way.

The FIRST time he was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile Regular plastic grocery bags Wet bags for...

Regular plastic grocery bags
Wet bags for cloth diapers

I have used zip lock baggies before as well

Set outside on step if super smelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't launder anything. Everything goes...

I don't launder anything.
Everything goes home in a plastic bag

I won't even throw anything away. Parents can take it home and toss it themselves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree.... I think their improved health is due...

I agree.... I think their improved health is due to not running all over town at all hours and actually staying home more and getting to bed earlier etc.

I have always been super strict about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,514
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are licensing requirements for the state of...

Here are licensing requirements for the state of Ohio
https://www.daycare.com/ohio/

If you cannot find the answer in that link there is usually a contact number listed at the bottom of that page...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By Blackcat31
Could not agree more! likethis Once I...

Could not agree more! likethis

Once I ditched all the containment equipment, babies became happier, easier to manage and much safer in my opinion.

I also notice the time line of development...
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