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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally Iíd just be frank with the parent and...

Personally Iíd just be frank with the parent and let them know that naptime is difficult since their child is not accustomed to it

I would be willing to work with the parent on solving this issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Blackcat31
Congratulations!! happyface

Congratulations!! happyface
Forum: Daycare and Taxes Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome! Here is Toms response to your...

Welcome!

Here is Toms response to your question:

http://tomcopelandblog.com/are-my-pets-deductible-2
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Blackcat31
Just seeing this now... I tell all parents...

Just seeing this now...

I tell all parents that April is always a tricky month and that sometimes there will be unexpected closures due to weather and/or driving conditions so please plan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 230
Posted By Blackcat31
1. My husband and kids are in good health 2. I...

1. My husband and kids are in good health
2. I am still working and being paid.
3. Spring IS coming...
4. Drop off/pick up is almost like a drive through..little to NO contact with parents
5....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Blackcat31
Plus, if you bend now she will always expect it...

Plus, if you bend now she will always expect it as I see everything that comes up in the future being considered a "special circumstance" for some
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Blackcat31
Feeling bad and doing business are two different...

Feeling bad and doing business are two different things.

If your contract says they must pay and she doesn't want to pay then consider her withdrawn from care.

Its no different than deciding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By Blackcat31
Other than continuous and lengthy updates from...

Other than continuous and lengthy updates from the department of health and licensing I have been trying to catch up on the books I have sitting on my tablet just waiting to be read...

The ones I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,069
Posted By Blackcat31
Gas here is less than $2/gallon. I think...

Gas here is less than $2/gallon.
I think today it's $1.85

:ouch: Things are definitely more expensive over your way.... I am floored at some of the prices I've seen in photos of empty store...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,069
Posted By Blackcat31
Our grocery stores in my area are locally owned....

Our grocery stores in my area are locally owned. The family that owns them are hoarders in a way so theyíve managed to keep all the shelves full. Thank goodness :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,069
Posted By Blackcat31
Holy cow! $4.99/lb for ground beef? :lol: ...

Holy cow! $4.99/lb for ground beef? :lol:

Itís about $3.25 here for same
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,008
Posted By Blackcat31
Hopefully your provider talks to other providers....

Hopefully your provider talks to other providers.

I know after this is said and done, the first question of parents calling for care will be why they left their previous provider.

Attitude...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,217
Posted By Blackcat31
I see this parent's point of view. Its...

I see this parent's point of view.
Its difficult to work at home with young children.
Especially when a parent working from home is new for the child.

I have a few parents that bring their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,217
Posted By Blackcat31
I also have an ear thermometer and recently...

I also have an ear thermometer and recently ordered a temporal one.
I did pay $90 for it but that was the price when I ordered and other ones listed were similarly priced so I guess I just thought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,054
Posted By Blackcat31
If you were a member here youíd know this

Where did I say I don't notify parents of the presence of cameras?

Where did I say or indicate that I wouldn’t allow law enforcement or licensing to view them?

Please don’t make assumptions as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Blackcat31
Another thing that saved my sanity was to never...

Another thing that saved my sanity was to never allow myself to work harder at correcting or corralling an unwanted behavior than parents do.

It's not fair to you or the child. Parents should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Blackcat31
Lesson #2.... if you are open, they WILL come! ;)...

Lesson #2.... if you are open, they WILL come! ;)

The worst families will always be the ones that are never sick, never keep their kids home and rarely pick up early.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Blackcat31
I stopped taking kids once they enter school a...

I stopped taking kids once they enter school a LONG time ago for that reason.

Never been happier..... so much less stress.

No amount of money would be worth taking them again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Blackcat31
You do you and the issues other parents have are...

You do you and the issues other parents have are not yours. We may all be in this together but people still need to have some self-responsibilty.

The problem with child care providers...we are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is the final version ...

Here is the final version

https://www.americanactionforum.org/insight/enhanced-unemployment-benefits-in-the-coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-cares-act/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Blackcat31
Does the state send you a 1099 though at the end...

Does the state send you a 1099 though at the end of the year? If yes, you arenít eligible

Also the state isnít paying you to work for them. They are paying the daycare families tuition for them. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile There are tons of threads regarding COVID-19...

There are tons of threads regarding COVID-19 actions

Here are the search results using tags at the bottom of the threads

Many of the threads discuss precautions, special rules being put in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Blackcat31
Sounds pretty straight forward to me! So...

Sounds pretty straight forward to me!

So many parents not understanding that fees cover so much more than the actual time spent with the children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh, my legs always hurt when someone wants me to...

Oh, my legs always hurt when someone wants me to work too! :ouch: :D

Little buggars are good at getting out of work at such a young age! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,217
Posted By Blackcat31
I made it clear to my families that fees for...

I made it clear to my families that fees for child care were not just for actual time spent with the children and were fees that keep the entire child care operating smoothly.

If parents want a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Blackcat31
I had an odd week had only 4/12 kids. Will...

I had an odd week had only 4/12 kids.
Will only have 3/12 tomorrow.
I stayed open although it was incredibly boring..lol!
I got a lot of paperwork and organizing/cleaning done so it was a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Blackcat31
My husband stopped at UPS yesterday to pick up a...

My husband stopped at UPS yesterday to pick up a package. He waited in line behind a guy.

Guy commented "Most expensive toilet paper ever."

Turns out he just paid $29 to ship 6 rolls of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Blackcat31
I absolutely would not let them return for a...

I absolutely would not let them return for a minimum of 14 days; maybe even longer depending on what happens with this whole thing.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-24-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By Blackcat31
Any particular state?

Any particular state?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Blackcat31
Glad to hear she is also paying you correctly and...

Glad to hear she is also paying you correctly and not doing so under the table so to speak.

I got into family child care because I hated working for Head Start. lol! I was an assistant classroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,217
Posted By Blackcat31
YIKES!!! :eek: :hug:

YIKES!!! :eek: :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,217
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't think this is a fair statement to make. ...

I don't think this is a fair statement to make.
Just like us, just because the children aren't present in the classroom doesn't mean the teachers aren't working.

They are providing the lesson...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Blackcat31
Glad this was the case and glad your "boss"...

Glad this was the case and glad your "boss" wasn't weird about you asking.

Since we are on the topic of rules....you called her your boss. Are you an independent contractor "sub" as in you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Yes this ^^ I am so sorry.......

likethis Yes this ^^


I am so sorry.... when it rains; it pours sometimes. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Blackcat31
Your friend is correct unless the "helper" is on...

Your friend is correct unless the "helper" is on her license and they are licensed together.

Here is the state statute for the time period in which licensed providers are able to use substitute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By Blackcat31
Clearly she didn't "hear" a word you said. ...

Clearly she didn't "hear" a word you said.

Given that she isn't even staying with you (names on list for a center) I find it some what humorous that she literally said she was "loyal" to you........
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Blackcat31
Hi! How are you doing? I second what CH...

Hi! How are you doing?

I second what CH said... you can definitely still stick around even if not working in the field.
You always had great advice and input and I loved chatting with you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,008
Posted By Blackcat31
For months, yes I agree but paying for child care...

For months, yes I agree but paying for child care isn't just about paying for the day to day services they receive.

That line of thinking is why this is such a dilemma for so many on both sides.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,008
Posted By Blackcat31
Those providers in those states are not eligible...

Those providers in those states are not eligible for unemployment benefits. That is where the issue lies for so many of these providers.

Many would choose to stay open but they aren't allowed.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By Blackcat31
I would do exactly as Cat Herder said. I...

I would do exactly as Cat Herder said.

I would never agree to do school work with a child in care.

Providers that enroll school aged kids usually provide CARE after school NOT education when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Blackcat31
I struggle with one family only. 3 out of 11...

I struggle with one family only.
3 out of 11 families are not currently attending.

2 are not essential workers and are working from home.
1 is not essential and has a spouse that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Blackcat31
Nope. I send out a weekly update with any...

Nope.

I send out a weekly update with any changes but for those families staying home, I got nothing.

Between maintaining a stress free environment for those attending AND upping the hand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By Blackcat31
I would think in this time of uncertainty, the...

I would think in this time of uncertainty, the space heater violation would be the least of their worries.

I'd use it anyways. (I can't believe I am actually telling someone to disregard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,069
Posted By Blackcat31
The lack of certain things in other areas has me...

The lack of certain things in other areas has me more freaked out than anything as my community hasn't really had a major issue with not being able to buy items but that means people are traveling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Blackcat31
This is kinda where Iím at as well.

This is kinda where Iím at as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By Blackcat31
Iím in MN and our governor has said that testing...

Iím in MN and our governor has said that testing for providers will be considered priority and they are working on figuring out how to make sure providers staying open can get access to needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,008
Posted By Blackcat31
If you are open I would simply tell parents that...

If you are open I would simply tell parents that fees are due like normal. Fees are based on enrollment not attendance or time used.

I explained to my families that regardless of whether kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: Sending prayers to you I canít imagine...

:hug: Sending prayers to you
I canít imagine :(

Praying for the family as well
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Blackcat31
My husband is a Type 1 diabetic. We are lucky...

My husband is a Type 1 diabetic.
We are lucky though as I own a separate house for my child care so he does have the option of staying home although I am sure I carry plenty of germs and viruses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Blackcat31
My bank isn't on the list for Zelle either but...

My bank isn't on the list for Zelle either but only one party needs to have a bank that participates.

For example my bank is "Provider's Bank" and isn't on the list but "Parents Bank" IS on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,008
Posted By Blackcat31
How do they afford to pay when you are open or...

How do they afford to pay when you are open or are they not working?

If they are working, then they can afford to pay and if they aren't working I understand but I would have to let them go then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Blackcat31
All of those things are closed here as well and...

All of those things are closed here as well and the nearest case to me that we have in our state is 3 hours south.

I didn't change my illness policy though....I've always been super strict about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Blackcat31
I too am staying open. I will PM you the...

I too am staying open.

I will PM you the info pack I sent out to parents. You are welcome to use any or all of what I sent. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Blackcat31
The parents in the health care etc profession are...

The parents in the health care etc profession are the ONLY parents I am providing care for now. All other non-essential workers are excluded from coming.

I have gone to staggered/scheduled drop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Blackcat31
I use Zelle. Venmo will not side with you...

I use Zelle.

Venmo will not side with you if a parent disputes the payment as it is specifically not meant for business use

Here is another thread about this
One of the posts explains the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Blackcat31
I would leave the school part to parents. ...

I would leave the school part to parents.
This is just too much.
School agers need care right now but just because they are in your care during the day doesn't mean you are the one responsible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By Blackcat31
A local brewery here is helping out... thought...

A local brewery here is helping out... thought this was really cool!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/duluth-distillery-producing-giving-out-sanitizer/ar-BB11jyYf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, the meme's are actually kinda funny in a not...

Yes, the meme's are actually kinda funny in a not so funny way... but hey if you don't have humor in times like these, whats the point? :ouch:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a few medical forms I send WITH a parent...

I have a few medical forms I send WITH a parent to have the doctor fill out. It asks specific questions so that parents can not bring the generic notes you mentioned.

I will PM them to you. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By Blackcat31
We are being asked to consider extending our...

We are being asked to consider extending our hours to serve those in the health care field that need child care.

We are also asked to consider taking in other children of health care workers IF...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you......glad Iím not alone in feeling I...

Thank you......glad Iím not alone in feeling I have a right to be offended.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,069
Posted By Blackcat31
Itís the small portion of careless people and...

Itís the small portion of careless people and practices that ruin it for everyone. :(
Scary times for every aspect of human life

Itís hard to comprehend from different perspectives too as you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By Blackcat31
Yet the emails of praise for all we do and...

Yet the emails of praise for all we do and recognizing how vital we are pour in from every agency etc :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,069
Posted By Blackcat31
I get it but I still think there are too many...

I get it but I still think there are too many leaks in the safety net/precautionary measures
The financial fallout will be disastrous for so many.
Too many.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By Blackcat31
I feel like parents WITH providers should be...

I feel like parents WITH providers should be allowed to make that call. We are private businesses. No one is going to cover our income loss.

ALL my children have been together for over 10...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,217
Posted By Blackcat31
I live near a border city (Duluth/Superior) as...

I live near a border city (Duluth/Superior) as well.
Itís crazy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,217
Posted By Blackcat31
Right? More than likely she isnít infected but...

Right? More than likely she isnít infected but she being super cautious so one can only hope for the best






Yes! There is an upside to AS

My son works in the next state over but is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,217
Posted By Blackcat31
All our restaurants and bars are now officially...

All our restaurants and bars are now officially closed
Movie theaters and gyms etc as well
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,069
Posted By Blackcat31
MN just closed all restaurants and bars until...

MN just closed all restaurants and bars until March 27.
This includes bowling alleys, movie theaters, fitness clubs/gyms, cafes and bingo halls etc...
...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-16-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Blackcat31
I read an article today about a store owner that...

I read an article today about a store owner that is limiting the first (cleanest) hour of each business day to the elderly and those at high risk to shop before opening the doors to the general...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By Blackcat31
So glad to see there are some kind, caring and...

So glad to see there are some kind, caring and considerate people still out there. lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,217
Posted By Blackcat31
My licensor is currently self quarantined. ...

My licensor is currently self quarantined.

She went on vacation 2 weeks ago. She's been back only a week and has symptoms. Had to drive 4 hours to get tested and wont know until Tuesday if she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By Blackcat31
Positives During This Crisis

There are already several threads about the stresses and added issues this Corona virus is creating among the child care world so I thought maybe it would be nice to find some positives we could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5,705
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 621,217
Posted By Blackcat31
I hear you..... :( It is sad all around I...

I hear you..... :( It is sad all around

I made a very clear statement to parents that I will provide care during their working hours only and that any parent that has the ability to keep their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Blackcat31
This is what I've sent out to parents. I have no...

This is what I've sent out to parents. I have no problem providing services to parents when needed but I refuse to be taken advantage of because some one doesn't want to parent. I filled in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Blackcat31
Allergies do not cause fevers. Also...

Allergies do not cause fevers.

Also seasonal allergies are excludable for me per my policies but other allergies require medical diagnosis and a specific detailed plan of action that usually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis “Gov. Waltz said the executive...

likethis

“Gov. Waltz said the executive order still requires schools to provide care for elementary-age children of health care professionals, first responders and other emergency workers during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By Blackcat31
I’m getting the impression that our state feels...

I’m getting the impression that our state feels the same.
We got a message from the governor saying child care is essential to the states work force.

They announced this morning that they plan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,069
Posted By Blackcat31
Our Walmart shelves looked like that but two...

Our Walmart shelves looked like that but two blocks over at the grocery store it was business as normal and I had no issues finding anything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By Blackcat31
^^ this is basically exactly what I did as well. ...

^^ this is basically exactly what I did as well. :)

I let parents know everything I could upfront and included my plans for tuition requirements as well.

I am hoping to get ahead of the “do we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By Blackcat31
I did the same. Everyone agreed. One mom was mad ...

I did the same. Everyone agreed. One mom was mad
I told her I’d rather tick one mom off than risk everyone’s health.
She’s still mad
I’m not really caring :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldnít take those kids then My state has...

I wouldnít take those kids then

My state has max limits paid out for state aid clients and for foster care reimbursement but Iím allowed to charge them the difference as my rate is higher but if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By Blackcat31
Hmm A runny nose is the first symptom listed on...

Hmm A runny nose is the first symptom listed on the WHO website
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, given the fact that the family traveled I...

Yes, given the fact that the family traveled I would think they are the people the clinic DOES want to see/check.

If anything they should call their physician and ask.

As the provider, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,792
Posted By Blackcat31
the empathy is diminishing with every post...

the empathy is diminishing with every post made... :rolleyes:

I can easily read between the lines.

You are mad because things didn't go your way.
Retaliation is your goal

I understand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Blackcat31
What do his parents say about this behavior? ...

What do his parents say about this behavior?
Have you discussed it with them yet?

What type of consequences do you have in place for when he does this in care?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By Blackcat31
Our clinic and hospitals are telling people to...

Our clinic and hospitals are telling people to refrain from going to the doctor unless ABSOLUTELY vital.

If healthy and normally well but have symptoms to self-quarantine and not go to the clinic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By Blackcat31
Im in MN also. I am simply excluding any child...

Im in MN also. I am simply excluding any child with symptoms. Runny nose, cough, fever etc.....

Usually kids with mild seasonal colds aren't excluded but considering the situation, I feel it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Blackcat31
I encourage it as a lesson in manners but I won’t...

I encourage it as a lesson in manners but I won’t die on that hill. Being remorseful requires perspective thinking (understanding some one else’s feelings) and perspective thinking skills aren’t very...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 03-12-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,957
Posted By Blackcat31
If you are responding to the first post in this...

If you are responding to the first post in this thread, the date on the post is 2016 just in case you didn't notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes I still think it is fair and reasonable to...

Yes I still think it is fair and reasonable to require parents to pay IF the state makes you shut down temporarily.

If you are well and can continue providing services I would do so, excluding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Blackcat31
My contract says the same thing. This isn't...

My contract says the same thing.
This isn't something I can control so I would still charge and consider this a natural disaster type thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Blackcat31
We are required by licensing to have a plan of...

We are required by licensing to have a plan of action in place for any child with allergies so that excuse simply doesn't work here unless the child actually does have allergies. In which case, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you a center or in home? I wouldn't...

Are you a center or in home?

I wouldn't panic simply because schools are closing.

I am in MN next door and we are in the middle of the peak cold and flu season so like I posted in another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Blackcat31
The information we got from licensing says to do...

The information we got from licensing says to do what we normally do as far as exclusion policies etc. I haven't really changed anything I normally do as we are in cold and flu season here and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Blackcat31
Given the current health situation, Iíd exclude...

Given the current health situation, Iíd exclude until cough and runny nose is gone.

Itís not about getting parents to keep their sick kids home. Itís about providers not allowing them (the kids)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Blackcat31
Sharing some difficult behaviors with a parent...

Sharing some difficult behaviors with a parent yesterday.
As I say something along the lines of how difficult it is to deal with/manage their child all day as well as how stressful it is the DCP...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,069
Posted By Blackcat31
This is so true. My husband said "Well maybe...

This is so true. My husband said "Well maybe some of these people walking around in their pajama pants looking like they don't own a comb will finally take a shower." :lol:

I've heard many people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Blackcat31
If both parents are home why is he there for 10.5...

If both parents are home why is he there for 10.5 hours a day?

Whenever I have a parent on maternity leave I let them know I understand the importance of consistency and keeping a schedule the...
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