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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Blackcat31
Yeah but how does being in contact with the child...

Yeah but how does being in contact with the child allow employees to know the administration portion of this is?
The child surely didn't tell the caregivers about the 30 day suspension and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, I wondered as well. I also wondered...

Yes, I wondered as well.

I also wondered why the staff knew so much about this.
I haven't ever worked in a center setting but the few ladies I know that do never know anything about this kind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Blackcat31
The owner, the administrator as well as the...

The owner, the administrator as well as the director should have met with this parent all together to discuss this suspension.

I think the mother was right to assume she still had care.

ALL...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Blackcat31
DCP This is notice of immediate termination...

DCP

This is notice of immediate termination of our child care agreement.
Effective today. 1/21/2020 No further services will be provided.

Failure to abide by program policies as well as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíd term immediate today at pick for disregarding...

Iíd term immediate today at pick for disregarding the 48 hr policy.

No way would I provide an additional two weeks for this family to be even crappier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 460
Posted By Blackcat31
Those that bank at the same bank as me just do...

Those that bank at the same bank as me just do account to account transfers so I don't need to use Zelle for those clients.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 460
Posted By Blackcat31
My credit union doesn't have that option either...

My credit union doesn't have that option either BUT I am still able to accept payments from parents that do have banks that participate so check into that.

ONLY one party needs to have a bank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By Blackcat31
My state gives parents a set amount of hours/days...

My state gives parents a set amount of hours/days they can use per two weeks. They set this amount by the number of hours/days the parent is working or in school. This info is verified every six...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By Blackcat31
I mark all hours as is and let the caseworkers...

I mark all hours as is and let the caseworkers figure out whether parent was or wasnít working or in school. The state does not compensate me to police parents.

If the child is scheduled but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By Blackcat31
In my state the assistance program pays only...

In my state the assistance program pays only their max rate and the parent pays the difference regardless of attendance

My state allows 25 absent days per year
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Blackcat31
Who says this parent is purposely being...

Who says this parent is purposely being inconsiderate and/or rude? Her perspective is much different than a provider's perspective so I never assume someone is being purposely rude or inconsiderate....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By Blackcat31
EXACTLY!!! Take the time YOU need and never feel...

EXACTLY!!! Take the time YOU need and never feel bad about it because parent's won't give you the time.

It's important to know when you need a break and when I do, I just close and I don't feel...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-19-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,383
Posted By Blackcat31
Not paying your child care provider when you...

Not paying your child care provider when you agreed to is threatening their livelihood so please save the argument... :rolleyes:




This thread is over 7 years old
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 345
Posted By Blackcat31
((((Hugs))) to you Sunchimes My...

((((Hugs))) to you Sunchimes


My condolences as well as prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By Blackcat31
Some of my parents are off and some aren’t. ...

Some of my parents are off and some aren’t.

I am open because I choose to be. The parents that pay cash can bring their child(ren) if they want even if they’re off because they pay for it so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By Blackcat31
I am licensed as a large group family child care...

I am licensed as a large group family child care in MN
I operate out of a house we purchased strictly for operating a child care. I live several miles away.

Every state has different rules...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Blackcat31
Why are blending the two? Let her know she...

Why are blending the two?

Let her know she is a daycare parent when it comes to her child and your program policies. Schedules due on Friday. period.

Her substitution role has nothing to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Blackcat31
This is what I would do. I would just let...

This is what I would do.

I would just let her talk but not reply.
If she wants to give instructions on how to care for her child in your care, I would make it clear that you know what you are...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-17-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By Blackcat31
I am similar to what RosieTeddy said. I separate...

I am similar to what RosieTeddy said. I separate and remove from group.

Hurting others is something I take very seriously and my stern voice and body language says this. If there is no change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5,569
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,712
Posted By Blackcat31
You didn't allow it did you? Oye~ These...

You didn't allow it did you?

Oye~ These parents......:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Blackcat31
Not worth it in my area and NOT something I...

Not worth it in my area and NOT something I personally would get involved in (for my own personal reasons) but I am sure it is a viable option for others depending on your program goals and area...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Blackcat31
Odo-ban. It really works great for removing...

Odo-ban.

It really works great for removing the smell.

https://odoban.com/products/

You can buy it at Walmart, Home Depot, Amazon etc...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Blackcat31
Please consider registering with the forum. The...

Please consider registering with the forum. The forum is a wealth of knowledge for providers in all areas of the profession.

However, please do not solicit information from our members without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 460
Posted By Blackcat31
Payment is immediate into my checking account. ...

Payment is immediate into my checking account.

I get a notification from Zelle when someone pays and I get a text message as well so two notices.

In the Zelle app on my phone it has an option...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't even go into any type of detail as to...

I wouldn't even go into any type of detail as to why you can or can't accommodate and simply adopt the attitude of "just because I did, doesn't mean I always can" ;)

Tell the parent;

Dear DCP
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Blackcat31
In my state in order to teach trainings or speak...

In my state in order to teach trainings or speak as an expert in a specific subject you must meet certain qualifications.

I'd look into what the people in your state that conduct trainings have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Blackcat31
Have you considered opening your own child care? ...

Have you considered opening your own child care?

If that isn't something that is possible, there are other ways to be involved in early childhood than just working in a child care center.
...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-13-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Blackcat31
Honestly I think it's easiest to not have any...

Honestly I think it's easiest to not have any type of advertising or social media that allows parents to leave reviews.

If you need references, ask former clients that left on good terms to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-13-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 64,691
Posted By Blackcat31
This is something you should discuss with the...

This is something you should discuss with the facility that you attend.
Is it written into their contract that you pay regardless of absences and you signed the agreement then it's fair.

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Blackcat31
Just email her and say something like ďHi DCM, I...

Just email her and say something like ďHi DCM, I just wanted to reach out and let you know that the availability we were discussing for next month is unfortunately no longer available. However I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
YOU arenít putting mom in a tough spot :rolleyes:...

YOU arenít putting mom in a tough spot :rolleyes:

If mom had reliable back like she is suppose to have then she wouldnít be in a tough spot.

:hug: Parents are tough to manage sometimes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally given the danger involved with infants...

Personally given the danger involved with infants and RSV, I'd exclude until she was 100% better. Not 75% or even 90% but 100% better.

Too risky and not something I would want to monitor in an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Blackcat31
One of my kids told their parent I said we...

One of my kids told their parent I said we weren't having a Christmas party because they were all jerks. :eek: :ouch:

I did say that but I wasn't talking about daycare or the daycare kids. :lol:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 460
Posted By Blackcat31
I was also told Zelle or Venmo as a great way to...

I was also told Zelle or Venmo as a great way to get timely payments electronically.

I downloaded both apps. I went with Zelle as they had the easiest sign up option. lol!

Venmo could...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-10-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 279
Posted By Blackcat31
Add this link to your book marked sites. :) It...

Add this link to your book marked sites. :)
It is a huge resource for anything child care business related.

http://tomcopelandblog.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Blackcat31
Every state has different requirements for these...

Every state has different requirements for these things.

Here is the licensing info for Maryland. (link below)

I am sure they list requirements for assistants and substitutes under the family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 460
Posted By Blackcat31
I use Zelle Love it!

I use Zelle
Love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Blackcat31
I thought these things were recalled and no...

I thought these things were recalled and no longer sold and consumers that still own one were encouraged to toss it out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,569
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,712
Posted By Blackcat31
Just practice saying that... "Hey...

Just practice saying that...


"Hey mom/dad, since you aren't going to enforce my rules, please take Johnny and go to the car. I'll see you in the morning."

I've found that calling them out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By Blackcat31
Unfortunately, they weren't looking to provide...

Unfortunately, they weren't looking to provide positivity.
They wanted to sell us desk organizers. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-09-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Blackcat31
My handbook says "Rates are based on...

My handbook says

"Rates are based on enrollment. Credits are not provided based on attendance, time used or closures."

So all my families pay the same weekly rate 52 weeks a year.
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-09-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a form for withdrawal from care but it's...

I have a form for withdrawal from care but it's usually used for amicable situations.

When it's an immediate termination I just write

DCP

This is written notice of immediate termination of...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-08-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 25,632
Posted By Blackcat31
Legally whether you claim it or not, she is still...

Legally whether you claim it or not, she is still suppose to claim all income.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Blackcat31
Same with the parent tax receipts..... their...

Same with the parent tax receipts..... their yearly total should include ONLY what they paid in that year.

If the Jones family received care December 30 and 31, 2019 but did not pay for those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Blackcat31
You claim it the same year you physically receive...

You claim it the same year you physically receive it.
Doesn't matter what time frame it was for.

If you get the check in Dec 2019...claim it on 2019 taxes
If you get the check in Jan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Blackcat31
I get a 1099 from the state for what the state...

I get a 1099 from the state for what the state paid to me but I only provide a statement to the parent for what THEY themselves paid me out of pocket.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-06-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,571
Posted By Blackcat31
Who did they give info to? What state are you...

Who did they give info to?
What state are you in?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Blackcat31
In my opinion, when you agree to take children...

In my opinion, when you agree to take children that are in the foster care system there are certain things you have to deal with.

I have a one pick up/drop off rule as well but never applied it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Blackcat31
What are YOU doing to remedy the situation? ...

What are YOU doing to remedy the situation?

Have you filed a complaint with the state?
Have you tried to talk to someone higher up than the other ladies you work with?

I guess I am not...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-03-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,343
Posted By Blackcat31
You are posting as an unregistered guest. ...

You are posting as an unregistered guest.
There is no contact info to send you anything
Please consider registering for the forum
You will have access to off topic section and PM abilities :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is Tom Copeland's reply to this question and...

Here is Tom Copeland's reply to this question and a link to his article about this
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Blackcat31
It does not matter what dates the services are...

It does not matter what dates the services are for only what date your received payment.

If you received it in 2019 you claim if on your 2019 taxes.
If you received it during 2020 you claim it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Blackcat31
I allow 30 minutes. Every single parent in my...

I allow 30 minutes.
Every single parent in my area has the ability to be here within that time frame.

If child is still present after 30 minutes, a late fee may be applied depending on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 111,634
Posted By Blackcat31
lol! :lol:

lol! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Blackcat31
Wow! that's a whole lot of drama just because you...

Wow! that's a whole lot of drama just because you were closed *gasp* over a holiday! :rolleyes:

I'm glad she showed you her true colors and you can start the new year off with less stress/drama. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 111,634
Posted By Blackcat31
Ok obviously I don't mean this rudely but the...

Ok obviously I don't mean this rudely but the very first thing I read is A Little Incontinent.

Sorry but that's how my mind immediately interpreted it. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Blackcat31
How do you deal with having given many years of...

How do you deal with having given many years of your life to people of an age where they will forget you - and maybe, parents who will forget you too or who dont think you're that important because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Blackcat31
Merry Christmas everyone! Hoping everyone had...

Merry Christmas everyone!
Hoping everyone had a great holiday with family, friends and good food!

Sitting down with hubby now to enjoy a classic Christmas movie (Diehard... lol!) after a long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,926
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít care what time they drop off although...

I donít care what time they drop off although they all tell me a time. I only care what time they pick up. If they are contracted to 4:00 and pick up at 4:15 they are late and owe late fees even if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, it's best to have a personal page for...

Yes, it's best to have a personal page for "friends and family" and a business page for clients.

I have always told my clients (even the one's I've become friendly with over the years) that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Blackcat31
This is a perfect example of why one should never...

This is a perfect example of why one should never mix business with personal.

Other than advertising, there is really no reason to have contact with a client via social media.

Social media is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Blackcat31
I would suggest she move the appointment to...

I would suggest she move the appointment to earlier or later in the day. Keep the child with the appointment at home with her and drop him off after the appointment.

If she absolutely can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Blackcat31
I do not have a drop off time cut off. Parents...

I do not have a drop off time cut off. Parents can drop off whenever they want as long as it's not nap time.

If they want lunch they must be here 30 minutes prior to lunch being served or they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,813
Posted By Blackcat31
WOW you sound very angry. I am hoping you...

WOW you sound very angry.

I am hoping you have some time set aside for vacation this holiday season.

I understand the constant struggle between parents that don't follow policy and providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By Blackcat31
Typing as you were posting! GOOD FOR...

Typing as you were posting!


GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!! happyfacehappyfacehappyface

You will not regret it!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By Blackcat31
Take the day off. Even if you lose the...

Take the day off.

Even if you lose the money. It's time you can never replace.

Take the day for you and your family and do not feel one bit guilty about it.

School is out and there are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Blackcat31
I explain to parents that their work...

I explain to parents that their work responsibilities have NOTHING to do with daycare.

If THEIR child is sick and excluded from my care, being at work, getting permission to miss work etc has no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5,569
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,712
Posted By Blackcat31
This time of year definitely brings out the...

This time of year definitely brings out the "best" in parents :rolleyes:

My newest family says to me "Since we are paying for the Christmas vacation closure but won't be returning until another...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you for providing additional info about the...

Thank you for providing additional info about the situation.

Unfortunately yes, they have the right to terminate you for anything they'd like to unless it violates the contract you signed. ...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Blackcat31
I would've termed you as well for reporting. ...

I would've termed you as well for reporting.

However, I would like to hear more about the back and forth that occurred that prompted you to report in the first place... what was said between you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm not the one you asked but... :ouch: I...

I'm not the one you asked but... :ouch:

I require those families to figure it out on their time.

Honestly we have so many places around here that assist parents in getting car seats if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't allow kids to be medicated for anything...

I don't allow kids to be medicated for anything and attend care. If they are miserable, they get sent home.



But you don't make yourself someone else's problem.. :p ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Blackcat31
https://mn.gov/dhs/general-public/background-studi...

https://mn.gov/dhs/general-public/background-studies/faqs/ccdbg/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh no!! I am sorry Meeko! I am praying and...

Oh no!! I am sorry Meeko!

I am praying and crossing my fingers and toes that you do not get sick!

Please please make sure to let this mother know how selfish and inconsiderate she was..... ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By Blackcat31
I get how it works :) The poster you quoted...

I get how it works :)

The poster you quoted specifically said ď Which basically meant if there was 5 weeks in the month, they didn't have to pay for that extra week.Ē

I charge weekly so donít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Blackcat31
Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your...

Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your little one.../


NO WAY would I have kept that child.
Nope. Nada. No way .....

That is a parent issue no matter if she noticed it or not.

A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
I think your conversation needs to be with the...

I think your conversation needs to be with the parent not the child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
How old is he? Why isn't the parent managing...

How old is he?
Why isn't the parent managing his behavior?
Can the dad take him first, dressed to the car and come back for the younger one?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By Blackcat31
As a provider it's easy to understand but I think...

As a provider it's easy to understand but I think what Cat Herder is trying to say is parents don't understand the math when terms like "monthly" are used verses "weekly" in regards to tuition.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 518
Posted By Blackcat31
Shhhh, that is "fake news". Actual facts...

Shhhh, that is "fake news".

Actual facts don't prove anything. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,569
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,712
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: :hug:

:hug: :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By Blackcat31
It's definitely a sad thing to say but it's so...

It's definitely a sad thing to say but it's so common.

Parents don't see their kids for 9 hours a day and they come pick them up excited to see them. Child behaves like you mentioned and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: :hug: I am in the same boat. Not...

:hug: :hug:

I am in the same boat.

Not sure if I should be relieved or sad.

I expect it from some parents but yeah... totally understand where you are coming from.

:hug: Enjoy your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 318,370
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh that sounds heavenly!! I have 7 days...

Oh that sounds heavenly!!

I have 7 days left and I am on vacation as well.

No mountains or special trip planned though...just off work and not working. :lol: Right now, that is all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 318,370
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you everyone!! It does feel amazing! ...

Thank you everyone!! It does feel amazing!

Funny though how you can be on top of the world one day and then feeling like it almost slipped away the next.
* :ouch: (*see private venting thread)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By Blackcat31
It is definitely a gray area. As a parent...

It is definitely a gray area.

As a parent my kids learned the provider's child was akin "teacher's pet". They vented non-stop about the "special" treatment the providers child received daily. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By Blackcat31
...off topic here... but Hi! Nice to see you...

...off topic here... but Hi! Nice to see you back on the board! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By Blackcat31
I think like any other 2 year old he is simply...

I think like any other 2 year old he is simply learning about his world. There are playmates in his world. He is testing to see what he can/can't do. Cause and effect. That's a pivotal learning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,529
Posted By Blackcat31
The poster you quoted is from 2011. As...

The poster you quoted is from 2011.


As for judgment....why is there an automatic assumption that being a single mother, a widow or a parent working 2 jobs that it should somehow impact the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,569
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,712
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: It used to be a certain "type" of...

:hug:

It used to be a certain "type" of parent.
Now it seems it's all parents.

Whatever, I am so over it..... I just charge now and don't stress one bit about it. The parents certainly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By Blackcat31
I honestly don't know any providers anymore that...

I honestly don't know any providers anymore that discount for anything.

I think both providers and parents have realized there really isn't any valid reason to discount anything as those things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 61,389
Posted By Blackcat31
Im sure alot has changed this is a thread from...

Im sure alot has changed this is a thread from 2013
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By Blackcat31
~Opening door: "Oh my goodness DCM, why would YOU...

~Opening door: "Oh my goodness DCM, why would YOU allow Johnny to pound on my door like that?"

DCM: "Oh he just loves knocking on doors"

You: "I'm sure he does but it would be alot more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By Blackcat31
How little or how much a provider is involved...

How little or how much a provider is involved with a family is strictly up to the provider and their comfort level.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't understand the need to "nicely" address a...

I don't understand the need to "nicely" address a rude parent.

Clearly they have zero respect for you or your family so I'm with Cat Herder on this one.

Tell them firmly and clearly:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Blackcat31
I've been in a similar situation before and it...

I've been in a similar situation before and it sucks to find out you've been taken advantage of.

What I do is set my hours and observe them.
If I don't clients wont.
If I allow time outside my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 109,702
Posted By Blackcat31
Alot has changed since 2011. I'm sure at the...

Alot has changed since 2011.
I'm sure at the time the poster you quoted wrote her post, it was that way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 318,370
Posted By Blackcat31
I had a great Thanksgiving!! SO much to be...

I had a great Thanksgiving!!
SO much to be thankful for!

I walked into the bank on Wednesday with a swagger to my step and a smile so big EVERYONE was staring at me.

But I didn't care.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 318,370
Posted By Blackcat31
I adore watching the deer in my back yard as...

I adore watching the deer in my back yard as well!

I did laugh out loud a bit when you said "Deer simply exude gentleness" as I definitely agree but you should see how MEAN they are to each other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Blackcat31
I use a Braun ear thermometer. "gifted" to...

I use a Braun ear thermometer.

"gifted" to me by a DCP that is a nurse.

I like it and it's been easy to use and reliable too
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