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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 04:01 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 41,264
Posted By Cat Herder
Work in childcare for a while, then come back....

Work in childcare for a while, then come back. Not everyone who gives birth is a good person.

This is our watercooler. We do what is right for the children in our care and we vent to one another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Cat Herder
Many parents' definition of potty trained and...

Many parents' definition of potty trained and that of childcare providers are not the same. :lol:


Many parents think if they can get the kid to the potty on time, by carrying them there,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Cat Herder
Start adding $1 per minute to their invoice for...

Start adding $1 per minute to their invoice for arrival before opening. Highlight the early arrival time on the sign in to give them a visual.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Cat Herder
I read further down you meant a bug out bag?...

I read further down you meant a bug out bag? Sorry.

Food, water, contact list and have them pick up ASAP at preplanned meetup place. Have two places arranged, two different directions in case of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Cat Herder
I keep the typical stuff plus a couple short...

I keep the typical stuff plus a couple short boards/cling for splinting, a Pedi board for immobilization, chemical ice packs and a lawn wagon for quick movement with the entire group in tow, JIC of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Cat Herder
Nothing. I would put her down in the floor...

Nothing.

I would put her down in the floor with toys the majority of the day. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Cat Herder
Good luck :hug: I hope you love it. lovethis ...

Good luck :hug: I hope you love it. lovethis

My only advice is to not toss out all of your stuff. Not yet. Wait two years. Pack it, put it up. Having a backup plan is never a bad thing. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Cat Herder
Unfortunately, what you describe is a daily...

Unfortunately, what you describe is a daily occurrence across every center, ever. :hug:

You have two choices. 1) Quit and prove your employer right. 2) Move to the new room, welcome it as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with the others. You have to change your...

I agree with the others. You have to change your mindset. :hug: It isn't about the appreciation of the parents, it is about the relationship you build with the kids. :Sunny: Sometimes in spite of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By Cat Herder
In user settings you can choose whether to show...

In user settings you can choose whether to show or hide that stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By Cat Herder
By keeping the same one current members know who...

By keeping the same one current members know who you are, immediately.

By changing it you reclaim some temporary anonymity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Cat Herder
I banned hair accessories and provide small...

I banned hair accessories and provide small plastic bands. I show the x-ray to the parents to explain why.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cat Herder
I have noticed it loads faster for me. I have...

I have noticed it loads faster for me. I have less freezing of pages. likethis

I have ridiculously slow internet (Windstream) even though we pay for the highest level. We only have one provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cat Herder
I just tried it on my phone, it is much bigger...

I just tried it on my phone, it is much bigger and easier to read than I expected. likethis I am just a quick 10 finger typer, so the lack of keyboard makes it a little harder for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By Cat Herder
Building and Grounds The areas used for...

Building and Grounds


The areas used for child care shall provide a minimum of 35 square feet of usable floor space per child.

Basement areas in excess of 25 linear feet from a window shall...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By Cat Herder
The term they use is "usable space". Meaning no...

The term they use is "usable space". Meaning no furniture, toys or other obstruction to movement. They literally come in with a tape measure and subtract the measurements of the furniture from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Cat Herder
That seems so crazy to me. Mine would all live...

That seems so crazy to me. Mine would all live off of bread, butter, french fries, pasta or "nuggets" if I let them.

I put a lot of effort into serving whole, fresh meats, veggies and fruit. No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't cut them off, technically, but do expect...

I don't cut them off, technically, but do expect them to eat more than bread/fruit.

I give them a full serving of each component (veggies, meat, fruit, wg bread, milk) then allow seconds of all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cat Herder
It is there, now. It was not there earlier....

It is there, now. It was not there earlier. :confused: I logged out and back in, refreshed a couple times.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cat Herder
Ok. Now I have to get past the second password...

Ok. Now I have to get past the second password issue. ;) I'll pm you
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cat Herder
I went to the arts and crafts group, joined, but...

I went to the arts and crafts group, joined, but see no way to add content.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By Cat Herder
Could you maybe get a bassinet style stroller...

Could you maybe get a bassinet style stroller approved?

The issue, then, becomes supervision. If you walk away from the stroller to handle an issue with a toddler, that leaves the infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cat Herder
Has anyone figured out how to add tags for easier...

Has anyone figured out how to add tags for easier search?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By Cat Herder
The only problem I face with infants is the...

The only problem I face with infants is the regulation.

Limiting me to only two under twelve months after years of being able to have up to six under twelve months was insulting. The schedules...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Cat Herder
But were you not constantly told to follow the...

But were you not constantly told to follow the zero population growth thing growing up?

It was beat into us at school. In sex ed, home economics and gym classes. Every year. "1 child per adult,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cat Herder
Scroll to the bottom where it says "write...

Scroll to the bottom where it says "write something"

If you click on comment, you are only commenting on that post
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Cat Herder
I am struck at how fast Daycare went from being a...

I am struck at how fast Daycare went from being a Luxury to being a Right? When did having more children than you can afford become a right?

I would have loved to have had more kids, but could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cat Herder
I have not even found those, yet. :ouch:

I have not even found those, yet. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cat Herder
On your profile page? Top right hand corner, then...

On your profile page? Top right hand corner, then your profile. :confused:

I also had to resize my avatar down to really small for it to upload the entire image instead of a corner of it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cat Herder
Hover over the photo. The option will light up in...

Hover over the photo. The option will light up in blue
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cat Herder
Same thing happened to me when I tried to add a...

Same thing happened to me when I tried to add a password.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Cat Herder
"No working family earning below 150 percent of...

"No working family earning below 150 percent of state median income pays more than seven percent of
their income on child care, regardless of the number of children they have.
- Families earning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Cat Herder
"On April 22, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep....

"On April 22, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03) introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act, comprehensive legislation that addresses the child care crisis by increasing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Cat Herder
They are doing the same here. If a provider...

They are doing the same here. If a provider choses not to participate they take away their stars down to 1 star. I was the first one rated here and the highest rated for quite some time. I won't take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Cat Herder
If you do ProSolutions, they have a class on it...

If you do ProSolutions, they have a class on it with printable resources for you to share with parents. https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/store/product/?tProductVersion_id=1851
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Cat Herder
Well, sort of. Whenever someone does something...

Well, sort of. Whenever someone does something stupid and makes the news we get some new knee jerk regulation. One center gets a boo-boo we all get bandaids. :ouch:

* The fencing became an issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Cat Herder
My state also has the blurb about a "natural...

My state also has the blurb about a "natural fence" if "approved". I have never known of one approved without an actual fence, minimum of 4 feet (without mulch). For a while the words "no ready...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a money grab for centers. Specifically,...

It is a money grab for centers. Specifically, urban centers. Ones who pay taxes in urban areas. Whose taxes pay their salaries. Who vote them in.

They over-regulated to the the point of closure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,573
Posted By Cat Herder
Me either. :rolleyes: I actually read a parent...

Me either. :rolleyes: I actually read a parent post locally that said "they won't remember it anyway, why go broke paying for the fancy legal one". Speaking of her 6 month and 18 month old children. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Cat Herder
Nope. It is not unreasonable at all. That...

Nope. It is not unreasonable at all.

That is literally my policy. :ouch: No worries, it is a very common policy and required in most states. Parents should expect it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Cat Herder
No. It's a trap. :hug: Unstable income for your...

No. It's a trap. :hug: Unstable income for your family is not a fair trade off for "getting my monies worth" for her family.

Start at full time only, you won't regret it. The daycare kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,573
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug::hug: I think most of us face this. I...

:hug::hug: I think most of us face this.

I have a recurring nightmare that I go grocery shopping after closing one night and come home to find my yard full of police, neighbors and media. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Cat Herder
You need to start interviewing for a better job....

You need to start interviewing for a better job. Yesterday. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Cat Herder
The psychology class I audited pointed in the...

The psychology class I audited pointed in the direction of a biological competition between mothers and caretakers for the ownership of the childs care. Not so much the child, but the authority of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Cat Herder
Bye bye outside. :hug: Take them to the...

Bye bye outside. :hug:

Take them to the door, nudge them out, exchange quick niceties, close the door.

The parent has no time for the "mama loves baby show" and the kid has no audience for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
My state gives us free templates to customize: ...

My state gives us free templates to customize: http://www.decal.ga.gov/BftS/FormList.aspx
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 04-15-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
I do. For some reason I get emails about...

I do.

For some reason I get emails about them. https://www.loopnet.com/georgia_day-care-centers-for-lease/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 418
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, geckos live 25-30 years and can reproduce...

Also, geckos live 25-30 years and can reproduce twice per month for over a year from a single breeding. Their food is over $20 a pound. It must be supplemented with live crickets, calcium and vitamin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 418
Posted By Cat Herder
My state says I can't have ferrets, rats, bully...

My state says I can't have ferrets, rats, bully or shepherd breed dogs or snakes. :dislike: They also have a 500 feet rule from "livestock" but don't specify what that means.

I love rats. Yep, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Cat Herder
It sounds like you are already on the right...

It sounds like you are already on the right track. I'd suspect she is spoken to more than with at home and is just catching up. It sounds like you are making a real difference for her.

Not all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, I gave families two weeks (5 day or 10 day...

Oh, I gave families two weeks (5 day or 10 day blocks, no splitting) unpaid leave per year for the first twenty-ish years of my career. The early years, everyone took me up on it, they just had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
I take two separate, full weeks, six months apart...

I take two separate, full weeks, six months apart for less disruption to kids routines. I do not charge for those weeks as they are worked into my yearly tuition, in advance. (figured by 50 weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,741
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with you. It is ridiculous. I feel they...

I agree with you. It is ridiculous. I feel they (J&J) are being singled out for another reason. All 6 were women of childbearing age and there was a strong correlation with birth control. When you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,741
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: I eagerly await my check for...

:lol::lol::lol: I eagerly await my check for $00.18.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,741
Posted By Cat Herder
Maybe. I hope I live 30 more years to see...

Maybe.

I hope I live 30 more years to see the release of classified docs from the past 5 years. :ouch:

I did end up having to have a second mammogram, ABUS, ultrasound and biopsy because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,741
Posted By Cat Herder
I believe it is all states although, I don't...

I believe it is all states although, I don't understand why. :confused: All had issues with blood clots, why single out only one? Does not pass the sniff test. :p

"As of April 12, more than 6.8...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Cat Herder
Not if there is a leash law. Happily there is one...

Not if there is a leash law. Happily there is one here so I just make a quick call and the animal is picked up. The animal owner bears the responsibility for the care and upkeep of their animal, not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Cat Herder
The reason I started it was because the public...

The reason I started it was because the public school used that language to try to suspend my kid for having grape flavored Chapstick in his pocket. The letter home accused me of sending him to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, here is the link for my states downloadable...

Also, here is the link for my states downloadable forms. They are great for editing and adapting to your program. It is all paid for by tax dollars, so using them is perfectly ok and recommended....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Cat Herder
Anytime. :Sunny: I just added a header with...

Anytime. :Sunny:

I just added a header with my daycare name, license number, address and phone number to the top in a word document. Once I saved it in adobe pdf it made it much, much easier to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Cat Herder
This. :hug: A nice round number and less...

This. :hug:

A nice round number and less stress for you. :Sunny:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-11-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Cat Herder
Be sure to scroll down to the very bottom of each...

Be sure to scroll down to the very bottom of each page tab for the webinars. The site is not as user friendly as it could be, but it is free. :ouch: :lol:

Especially this page...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-11-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Cat Herder
My state has a free site for all learning domains...

My state has a free site for all learning domains and lesson planning help to include templates, videos, resource's, training and ideas. It is free and easy to use. Not enough people take advantage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Cat Herder
Sure. It is just a check box form with signatures...

Sure. It is just a check box form with signatures for over the counter medications. ;) For prescription medications, I use the one from our state site of downloadable mandatory forms. The state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Cat Herder
I require the parent to provide those as they are...

I require the parent to provide those as they are expensive, dose specific and expire. ;)

I do keep Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl liquid/cream, hydrocortisone cream, sunscreen, mosquito spray,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 726,030
Posted By Cat Herder
"I am so sorry. I was on the cross at church and...

"I am so sorry. I was on the cross at church and my replacement came late."

So, you were late picking up your kids from daycare because you were too busy virtue signaling for attention? :cool:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Cat Herder
Just wait. It happens more with divorced...

Just wait.

It happens more with divorced parents than any other subgroup.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Cat Herder
I completely support providers with larger...

I completely support providers with larger numbers and those who would not want the possibility of added liability placed on them for not doing this. :hug:

I only keep 6 kids, usually from 2-4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,141
Posted By Cat Herder
For most of these young Mom's it is the first...

For most of these young Mom's it is the first time they taste power. More than likely it will be the only perceived power they hold. Being "Mom" suddenly gives them a sense of accomplishment that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Cat Herder
I always do. It is part of my risk prevention...

I always do. It is part of my risk prevention program to limit "Hot Car" deaths. Kids can die in cold cars, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Cat Herder
My DH grabbed one off amazon for around $45. It...

My DH grabbed one off amazon for around $45. It looks like this : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SH52FTW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3RPJ6P2OO0FOW&psc=1

It has been about 10 years and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Cat Herder
Truth. :Sunny:

Truth. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't allow drop-offs after breakfast. Our...

I don't allow drop-offs after breakfast. Our planned day has begun at that point. (barring pre-arranged well checks with updated forms from doctors office)

With so many teachers here I would go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Cat Herder
Yep. :Sunny: Closed next week, too. happyface

Yep. :Sunny:

Closed next week, too. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,141
Posted By Cat Herder
Because.... you told her no. Drama Mama's...

Because.... you told her no.

Drama Mama's love oppositional circular arguments. Feeds their need for conflict so well.... yummy, yummy. ;)

:ouch::lol:

The more you discuss it, the more she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Cat Herder
My state added in a new section, I believe to...

My state added in a new section, I believe to prepare just for this issue. I have to legally attest to my "fitness" to be a provider. ;)

Description: Verification of Qualifications
Legal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,741
Posted By Cat Herder
:eek::eek: Ours was at the fair grounds....

:eek::eek:

Ours was at the fair grounds. They used the rodeo/livestock show building in the loading area, where they offload cattle. It was a large, long (spotless clean) building with many garage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,741
Posted By Cat Herder
Because of the number of painful side effects and...

Because of the number of painful side effects and scheduling difficulty for the second shot so many locals were posting about on our local facebook pages. First person accounts, from people they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,741
Posted By Cat Herder
I was shocked to hear the number of countries...

I was shocked to hear the number of countries that have not had access to even one dose, yet. :eek:

We have a mass site down the road almost empty and waiting/with plenty because no one wants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By Cat Herder
>googles "Discord Server"< still doesn't get it ...

>googles "Discord Server"< still doesn't get it

Stay safe :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By Cat Herder
Ok, now it is getting really loud and a bit...

Ok, now it is getting really loud and a bit creepy. Boom. Shakes the house. The wind is perfectly still, though. Very dark, with HUGE lightening bolts.

Of course, the kids are down for nap.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By Cat Herder
When I check out weather.gov (NOAA) it does not...

When I check out weather.gov (NOAA) it does not sound quite so catastrophic. :lol::lol: I will take down the deck umbrellas, garden flags and put away the lightweight playground toys. Seems the rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Cat Herder
You really need to not pick her up once her...

You really need to not pick her up once her mother puts her down. :hug: Unless she needs changing or to be lifted into a high chair for meals she should be standing on her own legs or sitting on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By Cat Herder
As a former native Floridian.... :hug::hug::hug: ...

As a former native Floridian.... :hug::hug::hug:

Plan now.

I am having to do the same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine don't. :confused: They drop trough to...

Mine don't. :confused:

They drop trough to knees, face toilet, hop on with both hands on tank, heels up to tush, then go. After they have peed, they turn around and sit to poop.

It is about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,503
Posted By Cat Herder
No, not everyone agrees. It is still illegal to...

No, not everyone agrees. It is still illegal to drive under the influence and yes children can be removed from irresponsible and reckless parents. Childcare providers are still required to report...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,503
Posted By Cat Herder
Actually, it is illegal for family childcare...

Actually, it is illegal for family childcare providers to smoke cigarettes or pot on daycare premises.

Marijuana is still illegal in most states.

You sound like an obnoxious 14 year old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Cat Herder
I have them straddle, front facing, horseback...

I have them straddle, front facing, horseback style. As they get taller, it get's easier for them.
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 03-22-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
You may want to email directly for a quicker...

You may want to email directly for a quicker response. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Cat Herder
Wonderful. happyface

Wonderful. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Cat Herder
If they are there when the state inspector...

If they are there when the state inspector arrives, they do. They will list which parent and which extra child on their notes.

Too many people were cheating and saying the child was "just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. They also pay the full rate when they...

Yes.

They also pay the full rate when they are not here.

Fair is fair.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,741
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Right??? :rolleyes:

:lol::lol::lol:

Right??? :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Cat Herder
Headbanging at this age (12-24 months) can be a...

Headbanging at this age (12-24 months) can be a normal developmental stage, but it is always best to make sure. likethis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-self-harm/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Cat Herder
It is illegal here to buckle a child into a seat...

It is illegal here to buckle a child into a seat as punishment or shame them in any way.

We have to use diversion or active ignore.

Has this child been evaluated for developmental...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Cat Herder
B would refer to siblings of current kids...

B would refer to siblings of current kids (drop-off/pick-up), visitors, neighbors or assistants children. Even if they are only in your home/play area for two minutes, they count into your ratio.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Cat Herder
Potty training is a parental responsibility....

Potty training is a parental responsibility. :hug: I don't potty train kids, at all.

I do take them to the potty when they ask to go and allow them to wear cloth underwear only when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Cat Herder
I usually do, too. We are expecting severe...

I usually do, too. We are expecting severe weather. The birds are quiet and no squirrels to be found. It is super foggy, raining and soggy wet. It is pretty creepy feeling here. I have a bag packed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,741
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks. I stopped looking at those forever ago....

Thanks. I stopped looking at those forever ago. ;) So sick of it all, I guess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Cat Herder
I'm of Irish descent and am not feeling it today....

I'm of Irish descent and am not feeling it today. :lol:

Technically, it is a remembrance of death so..... :ouch:

My husband did make the stew, though.
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