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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Blackcat31
I had the same kid.:hug: I tried to find the...

I had the same kid.:hug:

I tried to find the positives every day.
I role modeled, I partnered him up with others.
I rewarded good behavior, had consequences for the unwanted.
I used sticker...
Forum: Forms - Uploads Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By Blackcat31
PM'ing you..... My wheels are turning :D

PM'ing you.....

My wheels are turning :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 174
Posted By Blackcat31
Baby Beluga... PM me your address.... I'll...

Baby Beluga...

PM me your address.... I'll send you a bunch of leaves in an array of colors.

EVERYTHING is changing here....

Here is a picture from this mornings news/weather report:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 250
Posted By Blackcat31
You can use carriers or wraps and hold a sleeping...

You can use carriers or wraps and hold a sleeping baby :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 91,484
Posted By Blackcat31
OP said "recent misdemeanor" so that tells me it...

OP said "recent misdemeanor" so that tells me it isn't legal in her state. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Blackcat31
You could take this time to "build" a deposit. ...

You could take this time to "build" a deposit.

Tell her, you are implementing a policy for all families to have a deposit on file equating to their required notice period.

If she can't afford...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By Blackcat31
States can hardly afford to monitor licensed...

States can hardly afford to monitor licensed programs as it is. They simply don't have the resources (funds or staff) to monitor those that are illegally operating.

As for the star programs,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Blackcat31
I get around that new licensing rule by stating I...

I get around that new licensing rule by stating I do not enroll children that require a pick up between 12:00 and 3:00

I also include in my handbook that I will allow already enrolled children to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 174
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know what state she is in, but I'll send...

I don't know what state she is in, but I'll send you some too if you want some variation in types/colors.

We have maple trees, oak trees, poplar/aspen, birch etc...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By Blackcat31
https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/meals-and-snacks ...

https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/meals-and-snacks


Scroll down to where it says Meal Patterns.
Each age group has it's own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Blackcat31
Do you have a deposit on file with them IF they...

Do you have a deposit on file with them IF they just up and leave you without notice? If not, I'd work on getting one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 174
Posted By Blackcat31
What type and color do you want? EVERYTHING...

What type and color do you want?
EVERYTHING here is changing colors.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm odd duck here as usual when it comes to this...

I'm odd duck here as usual when it comes to this type of situation.... I keep what I "know" and hear from others to myself.

I understand the parent kind of already mentioned it but I still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By Blackcat31
If your clients are "friends" they should want...

If your clients are "friends" they should want you to be paid well. You can't buy that kind of security with strangers. ;)

Also, feeling bad is okay but it doesn't mean it should alter your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 273
Posted By Blackcat31
This is true. 4 days a week immediately limits...

This is true. 4 days a week immediately limits people and if you aren't already "known" in the child care community, that often just comes across as an obstacle parents would rather avoid.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 273
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't lower rates if they are the rates you...

I wouldn't lower rates if they are the rates you set for your business. Rates should meet your financial needs.

I understand not having clients but if you lower your rate to get them, you'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By Blackcat31
I am betting you are right. We have providers...

I am betting you are right. We have providers here that were rated at the highest level but when it came time to re-rate they purposely went down in stars just to work their way back up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Blackcat31
I would simply change your policies and if she...

I would simply change your policies and if she doesn't like it, she can find alternate care.

Text; "Beginning Monday, October 1st ALL families will pay a flat weekly rate based on enrollment NOT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis sent :)

likethis sent :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Blackcat31
You aren't forcing him to sit. He is choosing...

You aren't forcing him to sit.
He is choosing to. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Blackcat31
My contract includes 3 paragraphs that parents...

My contract includes 3 paragraphs that parents must initial and date individually. The 3 paragraphs read as follows:

I have read and agree to the statements and policies outlined in ABC Child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 158
Posted By Blackcat31
We choose which ones ourselves

We choose which ones ourselves
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By Blackcat31
Sent! :)

Sent! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally, I would tell DCM that you will NOT...

Personally, I would tell DCM that you will NOT provide services until contract has been returned. PERIOD.

You set a NO LATER THAN date.

DCM is an adult.

I would e-mail or text and simply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 158
Posted By Blackcat31
When it's time to renew, my coach calls me and I...

When it's time to renew, my coach calls me and I also get an e-mail from my state's QRIS program asking me if I would like to renew.

If I say yes, it starts the process as if I am doing it from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,588
Posted By Blackcat31
KidKare? :hug: I've been waiting in queue...

KidKare? :hug:


I've been waiting in queue FOREVAH!

You are currently number 10 in line. Thank you for your patience
You are currently number 23 in line. Thank you for your patience
You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Blackcat31
Exactly why I refrain from having infants in...

Exactly why I refrain from having infants in care.

I took a drop in family (their provider had knee replacement) and the kids are 2.5 yrs old and 10 months.

My last "infant" turned 2 last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 158
Posted By Blackcat31
I would look into this (finding a coach or...

I would look into this (finding a coach or mentorship) as my coach was invaluable in assisting in completing all the required paperwork including the portfolio.

I know each state does things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Blackcat31
If your licensor came would you be cited for that...

If your licensor came would you be cited for that or would it be acceptable by licensing?

Just from what I've read about CA FCC rules cribs are required infant equipment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: first, I am NOT discrediting how you felt...

:hug: first, I am NOT discrediting how you felt or how things played out in your marriage.
Lord knows marriage isn't easy as it is and adding daycare to it WITH young children of your own IS a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By Blackcat31
Answer the questions please... What was...

Answer the questions please...

What was your son expelled for?

What do you want from the daycare? Money?
Punishment for the daycare for terming your son?

Dude... judging by your posts I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By Blackcat31
Really :rolleyes: :confused: I am a wife but...

Really :rolleyes: :confused:

I am a wife but I’m still my own person

Sounds like your friend needs to recognize that she too is her own person but if she views her DH as the only decision...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By Blackcat31
I use Webs and paid for an upgraded package vs...

I use Webs and paid for an upgraded package vs the free one and with my paid package ($79) a year I get 2 free domain names.

So my Webs site does NOT have “webs” in the address.

My site is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By Blackcat31
I think you’re right ;) It would definitely...

I think you’re right ;)

It would definitely influence my reply but OP seems to be avoiding the question :confused: :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Blackcat31
Cribs are required in some states so a parent...

Cribs are required in some states so a parent using a cot or floor bed etc is 100% not the same thing as a provider that does.

It may be acceptable (in some states) to use floor beds if you are a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By Blackcat31
Again....what was your son expelled for?

Again....what was your son expelled for?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,074
Posted By Blackcat31
The states that have laws or guidelines in some...

The states that have laws or guidelines in some form have the least occurrences overall....

The connection between “rules/consequences” and societal behavior is so obvious yet so disregarded.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By Blackcat31
:confused: What was he expelled for?

:confused:

What was he expelled for?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Blackcat31
Gotcha... but still YOU had to deal with this and...

Gotcha... but still YOU had to deal with this and that sucks.

What other financial obligation/institute has this type of knowledge about a family's banking situation....kwim?

When a business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Blackcat31
Sounds to me like dad really sucks in the...

Sounds to me like dad really sucks in the communication department.

I have one in a similar situation.
I am paid for the space (5 days) but the child actually only shows up for 3 out of those 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Blackcat31
:confused: Their check bounced, why would you...

:confused: Their check bounced, why would you need to handle it via text message? They should be the ones to feel embarrassed and/or uncomfortable about the situation.

I would do as Laugh and...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-13-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By Blackcat31
Start here:...

Start here: https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-66254_25656---,00.html

You are welcome to post your specific questions too...
I’m sure someone can answer as we have several Michigan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 252,213
Posted By Blackcat31
That’s awesome! happyface I love those...

That’s awesome! happyface

I love those journeys! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By Blackcat31
Sent! :)

Sent! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 618
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol:

:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By Blackcat31
I sent you an invite to join :) I have a...

I sent you an invite to join :)

I have a separate toddler room for kids under 3 so they have an area set up to meet their specific needs.
I think it makes a huge difference!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By Blackcat31
We have a local bus company that allows us to...

We have a local bus company that allows us to hire them for transport. The kids are't required to have car seats or anything.

I have only used them twice in ten years but I know other providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm sure they pay a little more for diapers,...

I'm sure they pay a little more for diapers, formula, car seats etc with their new baby than they did with their other kids so increased costs should really be expected not surprising. kwim?

I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By Blackcat31
I am lucky that I have a separate space for...

I am lucky that I have a separate space for parents to enter. They enter immediately into a cubby area that limits their ability to access the rest of the house by a half door gate.

It works...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 33,454
Posted By Blackcat31
Its nothing more than a document with the blanks...

Its nothing more than a document with the blanks filled in stating that some southern district in New York was granted permission to file a law suit to get full disclosure in regards to vaccines. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By Blackcat31
This is an odd profession. People...

This is an odd profession.
People automatically assume you must love kids and all thing kids if you are a provider.

I started my business to address a personal need but I stayed in the business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 192,755
Posted By Blackcat31
One of my (favorite) DCK's went to Kindy this...

One of my (favorite) DCK's went to Kindy this year.

Still comes after school off bus for an hour every day though.

Today was their first day being dropped off via the bus.
Child comes in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 602
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh goodness....praying for their safety! ...

Oh goodness....praying for their safety!

Have they evacuated at all?
Have you been able to be in contact with them?

As a parent, no matter how old your kids are....this kind of thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Blackcat31
Group Family Day Care :)

Group Family Day Care :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Blackcat31
Routine, routine, routine. That IS the key...

Routine, routine, routine.

That IS the key to survival. ;)

I have 12 alone.
All 5 yrs old and under (including 2 under 2 yrs old)

A daily routine is a sanity saver and helps the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 33,454
Posted By Blackcat31
Your opinion is just that. Your opinion. Every...

Your opinion is just that. Your opinion. Every parent is allowed to do as they choose to do just as every business owner is allowed to make whatever choices they choose to make for their business. ...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-12-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum! You will find lots of...

Welcome to the forum!

You will find lots of support, advice and "friendship" here!

Are you an in-home provider or are you working in a center? Where you work definitely impacts your ability...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 09-12-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,779
Posted By Blackcat31
You can use tags on the threads to search for...

You can use tags on the threads to search for info.
You may need to register with the forum to access some of these files or examples
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-12-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,510
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are other thread about this topic. Some of...

Here are other thread about this topic.
Some of them have examples posted in the threads.
However, you will need to register with the forum in order to access these attachments.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By Blackcat31
Hang in there..... Some days I hate my job...

Hang in there.....

Some days I hate my job too.

I have a DCK (age 2) who's mom is so overly concerned about academics that I swear if she even mentions the topic again, I am going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Blackcat31
That is a "loaded" question. :p :lol: It's...

That is a "loaded" question. :p :lol:

It's like quality. Every one views it differently.

I know some of the things I view as unprofessional are common practice for some and vice versa so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,588
Posted By Blackcat31
:( Ugh! that sucks.... I wash Kleenex all...

:( Ugh! that sucks....

I wash Kleenex all the time :ouch:

Picking tiny bits of stuff out of the washing machine sucks.

Hopefully it is an easily replaceable board book.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,147
Posted By Blackcat31
So are these suggestions or proposals or are they...

So are these suggestions or proposals or are they changes that ARE/WILL be occurring?

An Infant Sleep Plan? ....updating and keeping that written document current could be a full tie job :eek:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
I didn't mean that CPS or licensing will view it...

I didn't mean that CPS or licensing will view it as retaliatory. I meant her former employer will say/view it as if she only reported because she was fired.

Just as we (providers) view parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 602
Posted By Blackcat31
No real advice as I don't live in an area...

No real advice as I don't live in an area affected but keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers to stay safe.

Personally, I would close and not worry one bit about it.
Everyone in any area of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By Blackcat31
Are they participating with the food program? ...

Are they participating with the food program?

Even the food program views juice as acceptable for snack.

I don't and consider it a treat but I also know most providers view "healthy balanced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Blackcat31
They must not be serious about needing child care...

They must not be serious about needing child care services then.
I too, tell/educate/inform my pregnant and potential new families with infants what I can and cannot accept in care.

If they...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-11-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By Blackcat31
This link is from Florida but it's the exact same...

This link is from Florida but it's the exact same one Provider's Choice provides. It lists animal crackers (regular/plain) as credible but vanilla wafers as non-credible.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By Blackcat31
What is part time? A partial day or part week?

What is part time? A partial day or part week?
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 09-10-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: keeping you in my thoughts and prayers... ...

:hug: keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...

The unknown is always scary.... just breathe.... lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Thanks for the info I’m sorry some...

likethis

Thanks for the info I’m sorry some states aren’t good with information accessibility :confused:

I found this for NJ
https://www.nj.gov/dcf/reporting/links/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By Blackcat31
Is the preschool participating with the food...

Is the preschool participating with the food program?
I would also ask if you can provide snacks.

I don't know but I think that snack isn't necessary and this weird idea that we have to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know what state you are in but here is...

I don't know what state you are in but here is the Mandated Reporter Guide for my state (MN). It does a fairly good job of explaining the what, when and how's of reporting as well as the difference...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 177
Posted By Blackcat31
I recently decided that I needed to re-do outside...

I recently decided that I needed to re-do outside time.
The kids acted as if they were bored. They fought alot and genuinely seemed as if they had no clue what to do.

I downsized toys.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand but if you do report, it WILL be...

I understand but if you do report, it WILL be viewed as retaliatory, even if it wasn't.

Honestly though if you feel that ANY of the children are in danger, you should report. Regardless.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
Any time anyone feels a need to report they...

Any time anyone feels a need to report they should.
However, if you are the same unregistered that was recently fired via e-mail, please don’t report in retaliation because you were fired.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Blackcat31
You have to answer a question to post...

You have to answer a question to post unregistered
More than likely it was a spelling or capitalization error
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis alternate care options are plentiful in...

likethis alternate care options are plentiful in summer months with HS and college kids available so I agree, shorter weeks even over just the summer months is a major game changer!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 192,755
Posted By Blackcat31
Oddly, he is the second Thad (Thaddeus) I have...

Oddly, he is the second Thad (Thaddeus) I have had in care. This one has a sibling named Theodore.

The other was an only child and is probably about 16 now.

My current Thad will be 2 in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Blackcat31
I had a kid that broke his femur bone. Had a...

I had a kid that broke his femur bone.
Had a cast from the tip of the toes on one leg and to the knee on the other. A brace in between to hold legs apart. Space in the cast to "stuff" a diaper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 192,755
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis likethis I have a version of this...

likethis likethis

I have a version of this posted on my cupboard door....been there since 2000.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 890
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm lazy.... I only snap the center snap. :ouch:

I'm lazy.... I only snap the center snap. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Blackcat31
I've found that parents hear you but they don't...

I've found that parents hear you but they don't "listen".

Instead of saying anything or dropping hints that you have things to do or that mom/dad need to get to work, physically take the baby,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Blackcat31
likethislikethis

likethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Blackcat31
Why wait until mom leaves to put a Pull up on...

Why wait until mom leaves to put a Pull up on him?

That is part of the reason most parents simply bring their kid in underwear without speaking to the provider first.

Talk TO mom verses just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Blackcat31
DCM: "He just drank a ton of milk and is dry so...

DCM: "He just drank a ton of milk and is dry so it might be worth having him try to use the bathroom before washing hands."

Provider: "DCB is always welcome to use the bathroom anytime he needs to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 192,755
Posted By Blackcat31
A friend of mine from high school has two sons. ...

A friend of mine from high school has two sons. Both born (naturally.....no c section or induction) on her birthday. Her sons are 3 yrs apart. Dad only needs remember one date as both sons and his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,588
Posted By Blackcat31
I left the option of paying by check in my...

I left the option of paying by check in my contract but added a $10 fee for each check. So if a family chooses to pay via check and their rate is $150 a week, they need to write the check for $160. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally for me, since moving to contracted...

Personally for me, since moving to contracted hours, I have a lot less issues with late pick ups.

Parents thinking I am simply here from X am TO X pm caused alot of parents to think they can just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 192,755
Posted By Blackcat31
Happy Birthday!!! happyface

Happy Birthday!!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,588
Posted By Blackcat31
Happy Birthday!!! happyface I send...

Happy Birthday!!! happyface



I send out a quick note/e-mail as if it was just an over site.
It makes it easier to put the exact amount due in the note as well so there is no question about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I'm not an over praiser either...

likethis

I'm not an over praiser either and those kids that ask me to tell them "good job" etc rarely hear it from me in that sense anyways.

I definitely think kids are over praised now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By Blackcat31
I base all rates off a basic flat rate and then...

I base all rates off a basic flat rate and then add to it according to whether the family needs 3, 4 or 5 days per week and if they pick up after 3:00

For example:

Family A
4 days per week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By Blackcat31
Mine are odd too.... None of them have...

Mine are odd too....

None of them have issues with food mixed so I don't have to worry about keeping things separated. Mine also love veggies so that part is easy.

Potatoes and pasta are NOT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By Blackcat31
My contract says "I do not have standard...

My contract says

"I do not have standard operating hours. I work on contracted hours and provide care on week days only.

Available hours are dependent on each individual family's needs.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Blackcat31
That is awesome! I love how big and roomy your...

That is awesome! I love how big and roomy your outdoor space is! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,746
Posted By Blackcat31
8 yr old thread.

8 yr old thread.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By Blackcat31
Usually at my house, it's that way because yes......

Usually at my house, it's that way because yes... raccoons aren't exactly beneficial so they can't really "live" with us like the rabbits and the deer do....

We had one earlier this Spring and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By Blackcat31
No idea... I figured I'd go ask the neighbor...

No idea... I figured I'd go ask the neighbor later this afternoon and see if they know.



Yikes! I don't mind bats so much as they eat mosquitoes but the thought of them flying around with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By Blackcat31
Right!?! That was my thought too... :lol: ...

Right!?! That was my thought too... :lol:

"Great, now this will need to be added to the emergency response plan.....somewhere on page 382." :rolleyes:
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