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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:15 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
Agree to it.... I charge $50 per day per...

Agree to it....

I charge $50 per day per child for no-nap or shortened nap requests. Payable in cash upon drop off on each day the parent needs/wants or requests alterations to my regular rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is Nan's blog entry regarding Changing of...

Here is Nan's blog entry regarding Changing of the Guard

https://www.daycare.com/nannyde/the-dynamic-of-bad-behavior-in-daycare.htm

For added privacy, you can PM her if necessary. You'll need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Blackcat31
Every day at lunch time, I curse parents that do...

Every day at lunch time, I curse parents that do this at home. :ouch: :p

It's so easy to tell which kids have this happening at home. They are by far THE messiest kids and are constantly...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare Yesterday, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 36
Posted By Blackcat31
Hi! I've noticed this is a "repeated" post.... ...

Hi! I've noticed this is a "repeated" post....

Im sorry you aren't finding the responses here you are looking for i regards to opening/operating a business but the majority of members here are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Blackcat31
Rashes are like people.....there are so many...

Rashes are like people.....there are so many different kinds, types, causes, appearances and most are annoying but not terribly harmful however, ANY rash on a child means exclusion until the rash is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By Blackcat31
I keep my business (and my overall tone with...

I keep my business (and my overall tone with parents in general) very business like. The kids get my "soft" side so when it comes time to part ways, I guess I don't ever expect parents to say Thank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,675
Posted By Blackcat31
That was my reply 5 years ago... ;) Now...

That was my reply 5 years ago... ;)

Now days, I don't really have anyone that picks up that isnt a parent.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Blackcat31
I would straight up say "Why do you ask?" ...

I would straight up say "Why do you ask?"

Depending on her reply I might just gloss over the question in general and just say something like "Again, thank you for your interest in my program. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,615
Posted By Blackcat31
Tragic. I don't care how/why it happens....it...

Tragic. I don't care how/why it happens....it doesn't change the fact that these little lives were lost and that in and of itself is tragic. :( :( No other word but tragic.


I wonder how many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads about cleaning...

Other threads about cleaning https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=cleaning

I also have 12 kids daily but don't have an assistant let alone two.... what do your assistants do during the day?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Blackcat31
If you think mom/dad will listen AND change...

If you think mom/dad will listen AND change because of your input, do tell.

If not, leave your friendship intact.

If this child is 6 yrs old I highly doubt the parents aren't "aware" of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is how I manage teachers.... ALL rates...

Here is how I manage teachers....

ALL rates are based on enrollment not attendance or time used.

In other words, tuition is due 52 weeks a year regardless of what profession you work in.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By Blackcat31
My first kid arrives at 7:30. All my other kiddos...

My first kid arrives at 7:30. All my other kiddos are here by 8:30. We go outside at 9:00 for the first time. Most parents apply it at drop off. I reapply later in the afternoon when we go outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Blackcat31
While I fully support and recommend play as THE...

While I fully support and recommend play as THE best curriculum ever, I disagree with the above bolded statement.

If she can be taught that she is not capable, she can be taught the opposite as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are several other threads about child care...

Here are several other threads about child care software/apps https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=software+for+daycares

Before soliciting information or assistance from our forum members...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 484
Posted By Blackcat31
This is not entirely true. Goat's milk is not an...

This is not entirely true. Goat's milk is not an equivalent substitute for cows milk as far as I've ever read or been told. Even with a disability the doctor is required to list an acceptable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 484
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is the CACFP Crediting Handbook. Milk info...

Here is the CACFP Crediting Handbook. Milk info starts on page 14. https://www.cacfp.org/files/9914/4240/2457/CACFP_creditinghandbook.pdf


The following as well as the links at the bottom are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 484
Posted By Blackcat31
If the child has a disability then yes, you are...

If the child has a disability then yes, you are required to provide the substitute the doctor says to use.

If the parent simply chooses to serve their child something different not based on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you on the food program?

Are you on the food program?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By Blackcat31
Good article about the changing parent...

Good article about the changing parent environment

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/health/consequence-contract-parenting-strauss/index.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By Blackcat31
Im seeing this as well. LOTS of stressed out...

Im seeing this as well. LOTS of stressed out grandparents that have zero control yet their own children (young parents now) are great! The two youngest mom's I have now (One is 23 and the other is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 484
Posted By Blackcat31
I didn't get the info off of a sponsor site, I...

I didn't get the info off of a sponsor site, I got it directly from the CACFP site so if your sponsor isn't following that rule, they are not in compliance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Blackcat31
Have you checked your local school district...

Have you checked your local school district website?

My area district lists everything the Kinders should know/master before entrance to school.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By Blackcat31
My young adult son once told me that the best...

My young adult son once told me that the best thing my DH and I taught him was "it is easier to avoid trouble than it is to get out of trouble" so I agree with others... listen to your instincts. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 484
Posted By Blackcat31
Yep! They are correct, you CAN still claim the...

Yep! They are correct, you CAN still claim the meal/snack if parent provides one component IF that substitute is nutritionally equivalent to cow's milk. EVEN if it is the parents choice to not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 484
Posted By Blackcat31
New food program rules for kids over 12 months...

New food program rules for kids over 12 months (Oct 2017) say you CAN claim meals/snacks where parents supply one component of the meal IF the parent supplied portion is a credible substitute.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 484
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I think special diet statements will...

likethis I think special diet statements will make non-dairy milk credible or claimable but without a special diet statement almond milk, goats milk and/or coconut milk aren't nutritionally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 484
Posted By Blackcat31
I buy 1% as I have ages 2+ only. I don't...

I buy 1% as I have ages 2+ only.

I don't have any kids that require substitute milk and honestly if I did, I think soy is the only one I would provide.

Any other type would need to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with more notice for income changes... ...

I agree with more notice for income changes...

Wondering if OP allows parents to just switch back and forth like that when ever it suits them... I mean I understand job changes (once,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By Blackcat31
Can I ask why? Is it work related or personal? ...

Can I ask why? Is it work related or personal?

Will it mean picking up earlier too or will the pick up time remain the same?

How many kids? Has this family been with you for a while or are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,606
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I like these conversations for that...

likethis

I like these conversations for that reason too!

I also like reading/learning about the different perspectives! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By Blackcat31
That is really sad on many levels :(

That is really sad on many levels :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the world of child care in most of the...

Welcome to the world of child care in most of the other 49 states in the US. :lol:

This is happening in alot of states. I posted not to long ago about the provider that got run through the mill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,606
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh yeah that's right..... I forgot CHs state is...

Oh yeah that's right..... I forgot CHs state is more rigid about that... given her regulations, I wouldn't even bother taking the kids off site. Too much work for too little gained.

My state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Blackcat31
Links to the story(ies) ...

Links to the story(ies)

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/06/oregon_failed_to_identify_day.html
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Blackcat31
In that case, I mean which ever dept oversees or...

In that case, I mean which ever dept oversees or governs licensing then.

In my state it's the Department of Health and Human Services. I forgot that several state operate their child care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,606
Posted By Blackcat31
Then you wake baby... or don't go for a walk...

Then you wake baby... or don't go for a walk until baby has napped.

Infants disrupt the flow of the regular day and that's just the way it is. Infants have a specific set of needs and those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Blackcat31
While I definitely believe this woman is a...

While I definitely believe this woman is a horrible provider and shouldnít be allowed to operate a child care in any state this is an absolute failure by Oregonís DHS.

ďBernt, the Oregon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,606
Posted By Blackcat31
Same story .... :( ...

Same story .... :(
https://www.opb.org/news/article/portland-day-care-danger-children-sunnyside-sprouts/


We have something similar happening here....
DHS issues a ton of violations in some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,606
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you referring to the story where the state...

Are you referring to the story where the state failed to tell parents why the program was shut down?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Blackcat31
We get cited for ANYTHING on or in the crib that...

We get cited for ANYTHING on or in the crib that isn't approved. OP would more than likely have to get approval in writing beforehand.

I can't speak for licensing in OP's area but I know my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Blackcat31
YES! The Halo ones are nice and most recommended...

YES! The Halo ones are nice and most recommended by other providers
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Blackcat31
The rule states "However, with written consent of...

The rule states "However, with written consent of a parent or guardian, a license holder may place the infant who
has NOT YET BEGUN to ROLL OVER ON ITS OWN down to sleep in a crib, on their back, in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,606
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis likethis likethis I also think...

likethis likethis likethis

I also think given the actions of this parent... calling to ask licensing BEFORE thinking to ask the provider says alot about the parent. I am willing to bet this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Blackcat31
MN Safe Sleep info ...

MN Safe Sleep info
https://www.lcc.leg.mn/tfcc/meetings/160921/Safe_Sleep_Requirements.pdf

Physicians directive for alternate sleep position...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Blackcat31
Wearing your baby (or any baby) IS allowed...

Wearing your baby (or any baby) IS allowed provided you are able to intervene and assist others immediately if necessary. That's about all the state says about baby wearing.

As for bassinets, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,606
Posted By Blackcat31
I think the issue stems from your version of...

I think the issue stems from your version of ďaccessĒ and the providers version of ďaccessĒ.

What exactly does your state say about access?
Not what they said when you called but what is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,606
Posted By Blackcat31
Makes sense... :) Curious... Did you tour...

Makes sense... :)

Curious... Did you tour the program prior to enrolling? Did the provider show you at that time what areas your baby would spend time in? If not did you ask?
How did you find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,606
Posted By Blackcat31
Can I ask why? Why is going downstairs (a...

Can I ask why?
Why is going downstairs (a space I am assuming you have been in or been shown prior) necessary for you?

I find it kind and courteous of the provider to bring baby to you. Letís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Blackcat31
I use it....well mostly just for the assessment...

I use it....well mostly just for the assessment portion but I do have the book too!

What are you needing to know about it?

I chose it because it was the most open ended curriculum I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 208
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you momof2 or Momoftwo? There are...

Are you momof2 or Momoftwo?

There are several members with momof(something) on the member list so not sure which one to send the password reminder to...:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,594
Posted By Blackcat31
:( :( Speaking from experience, it's...

:( :(

Speaking from experience, it's something those of us left behind will never get.

It simply isn't something our logical thinking processes can truly comprehend.

^^ One of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here too.... I think those changing tables...

Same here too.... I think those changing tables the kids either need to be lifted up onto or that they use steps to get up onto are a bigger risk than other method. Some of these kiddos in diapers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 51,634
Posted By Blackcat31
Super old thread (2012) revived by unregistered....

Super old thread (2012) revived by unregistered. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By Blackcat31
I would have replied with something like: ...

I would have replied with something like:

"Why yes, they are negotiable. You can choose to pay $175 per week via cash, check, direct deposit or money order on the Friday prior to care or you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By Blackcat31
I too am old school and ALL business. I am...

I too am old school and ALL business.

I am often times called jaded or told I must be "old" and/or "ready to retire" etc.... I've come to learn that simply means I won't cave, bend or waive rules...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By Blackcat31
I haven't noticed a difference in ages (of my...

I haven't noticed a difference in ages (of my parents/clients) necessarily but I do see the different types of parents and it seems only parents in a certain group seem to choose my program while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads about therapist observations ...

Other threads about therapist observations

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=therapist
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Blackcat31
Um, I never said to charge the parent of this...

Um, I never said to charge the parent of this child.
You said you termed them. Problem solved.

You asked how others handled intentional damage.
I stated my opinion.
It was not based on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 657
Posted By Blackcat31
Sounds like you had an awesome and uneventful...

Sounds like you had an awesome and uneventful (other than poop :lol:) field trip!! Thats great!

Now you'll be an experienced field tripper.... and know what to change and not change the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Blackcat31
I am going to be the odd duck here and say that I...

I am going to be the odd duck here and say that I would never charge a parent for damage a child did on my watch.
(Including SA kids.)

One incident is one thing. More than one and it is no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Blackcat31
Gotcha! I'd tell her "Although I originally...

Gotcha!
I'd tell her "Although I originally said I could, I answered in haste and didn't realize my own kids would be here so I am not able to provide care that day due to ratios. Thank you!"
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Blackcat31
Is the last day of school (the 19th) ALSO the...

Is the last day of school (the 19th) ALSO the last day this family will be in care per a term notice via you or from the parents?

If neither of you termed and this family is normally a regularly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Blackcat31
I disagree with the others. I wouldn't keep...

I disagree with the others.

I wouldn't keep a child or family just because they are "good" if it means sacrificing your mental health.

IMHO, that is the root of most provider burn out.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Blackcat31
It was awesome advice from Cat Herder. It...

It was awesome advice from Cat Herder.

It puts the onus back onto the parent to make the right decision in the first place and not risk everyone else's health by dropping their "sorta sick" kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 821
Posted By Blackcat31
Um, No thanks. :eek: Chow chow looks like...

Um, No thanks. :eek:

Chow chow looks like some one threw up and canned it. :ouch: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 821
Posted By Blackcat31
Iím happy I donít know what any of them are...

Iím happy I donít know what any of them are :ouch::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 821
Posted By Blackcat31
Wafer cookies :ouch: Just no.

Wafer cookies :ouch:

Just no.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Blackcat31
24 hr exclusion if parent chooses to keep the...

24 hr exclusion if parent chooses to keep the child home
48 hr exclusion if the child is sent home from day care

Works fantastic!

I also believe that over sanitizing creates more issues than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 494
Posted By Blackcat31
I do say that in my handbook/policies I...

I do say that in my handbook/policies

I donít and wonít give change or credit.
Iím not a bank or an accountant.

I also charge $10 additional fee for every check submitted as payment. I call it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Blackcat31
So glad it went okay! Sounds like this...

So glad it went okay!

Sounds like this family is not in denial about the child's situation at all and that is good. It never helps a child when parents are in denial.

Are they special...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Blackcat31
How did it go?

How did it go?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Blackcat31
It seems to get harder every year... I find...

It seems to get harder every year...

I find myself saying "In all my years I've never seen a child do X or Y before" alot more often than I used to. :lol:

Kids are more challenging now days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By Blackcat31
The babies I've had that are CD have extra...

The babies I've had that are CD have extra inserts for absorption during nap time. I also think a CD baby needs changing alot more frequently than a disposable diaper wearer.

I would make sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Blackcat31
Definitely wishing you luck! Given the fact...

Definitely wishing you luck!

Given the fact that the parents "hid" from you his issues, I too would be terminating care. I doubt this is the first time the child (family) will be termed from a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Blackcat31
I think allowing him to play without others...

I think allowing him to play without others within reach is more appropriate than time out.

In my state time out isn't recommended as a developmentally appropriate consequence until age 3.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Blackcat31
Thumbs up It's Been Said Before....

But this is great!!

"Dear Parents,

I rarely go off on social media tangents. Itís not my style. But this has been laid on my heart and the good Lord wonít let me rest until Iíve put it out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh, gottcha! likethis I thought you meant that...

Oh, gottcha! likethis
I thought you meant that you HAD to have SA kids and I was like :eek: but now I understand.

Thank you for clarifying. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Blackcat31
Your license says you have to have SA?

Your license says you have to have SA?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By Blackcat31
I am willing to bet they weren't left in a bind...

I am willing to bet they weren't left in a bind at all and knew perfectly well what they were doing.

They knew previous provider was going to have a lapse in her ability to provide services due...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Blackcat31
SA kids are awesome. As long as they aren't...

SA kids are awesome.

As long as they aren't here. :ouch: :p


No, I really do think SA kids can be fun and enjoyable but not within the context of mixed ages.

They can be fun and enjoyable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Blackcat31
:eek: Little devil! I've had my fair share...

:eek:

Little devil! I've had my fair share of those types too...

They are always sorry.....Not for their actions but for getting caught. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Blackcat31
Here's how I view that type thing.... The...

Here's how I view that type thing....

The type of people I want to have as clients and that don't behave that way don't listen to what others say and tend to make their own judgments based on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 478
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here.. My DH and I shop (both...

Same here..

My DH and I shop (both groceries and other supplies) for home and daycare at the same time.

I just separate items in the cart so they are bagged separately from each other.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Blackcat31
He totally reminds me of Donnie Baker...

He totally reminds me of Donnie Baker (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYOqyFke6sAsqcWWCMpzxcA).
I swear to God... ;) :lol:
...just a bit more polished. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Blackcat31
I guess I am way too paranoid because I don't...

I guess I am way too paranoid because I don't want the kids getting hurt.

I don't allow shoes that aren't well fitting athletic shoes.
I don't allow them to play on concrete surfaces unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with this! If you keep doing what...

I agree with this!

If you keep doing what you are doing, you are enabling mom and she won't ever step up. Why would she?

I would absolutely say something to her. Especially about the clean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't work well with parents that micromanage...

I don't work well with parents that micromanage this type of stuff.

These are all common childhood things... and the MORE your child is exposed to a group setting the more they will exhibit these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Blackcat31
My kiddos all bring a swim suit and towel and...

My kiddos all bring a swim suit and towel and leave them at daycare. I launder myself as needed. I don't care if they send shorts and a t-short verses a swim suit as either works fine as long as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Blackcat31
If I didnt have to be licensed I wouldn't be...

If I didnt have to be licensed I wouldn't be either.

But in my state I can watch ONE family without a license but unless there's a family out there with at least 10 kids, I can't make the income...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By Blackcat31
How about something like this: ...

How about something like this:

https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/2ee050de-38f4-4e4f-858a-2faf37b334ca_1.951fd27957121ca714b1965cdaf161b2.jpeg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF

Only $65 and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with this. I know the automatic...

I agree with this.
I know the automatic response is wanting to terminate immediately but I think that would kind of be like giving them what they want...kwim? DCG didn't learn whiny, manipulative...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Blackcat31
How cool! likethis We'll be sending cards too!

How cool! likethis
We'll be sending cards too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Blackcat31
Go with the family you love! It sounds like...

Go with the family you love!

It sounds like the first family isn't in a hurry to secure a spot anyways. If they were (given the infant/toddler crisis here) they would have called by now or at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,615
Posted By Blackcat31
ALL the stories are hard to read. Mostly because...

ALL the stories are hard to read. Mostly because you know how it ends.. and because it really is hard to wrap your head around something you just can't wrap your head around as logical.

I read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't raise rates on current children but I do...

I don't raise rates on current children but I do raise rates a few $'s (sometimes per week/sometimes per day) in the Fall so every new child coming into care gets a new rate.

The only time I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: I'm in your boat! I always reply...

:lol: I'm in your boat!

I always reply "Nope! ALL the toys are MINE but I am nice enough to share them all with you!"

I say it so much that I often hear older DCK's telling younger ones...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Blackcat31
FDA Issues Warning - Teething Medications

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/fda-warns-teething-medicines-unsafe-wants-them-off-shelves/ar-AAxGO20?ocid=spartandhp

"The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Blackcat31
Sam's Club offers it slightly cheaper. ($459)...

Sam's Club offers it slightly cheaper. ($459) They ship as well..
https://www.samsclub.com/sams/welcome-home-playhouse/prod18880198.ip

I think it's really cute!!
My kiddos love playing in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,615
Posted By Blackcat31
...and yet another one... :(:( ...

...and yet another one... :(:(

http://abc13.com/baby-dies-after-father-forgets-her-in-hot-pickup-truck/3515858/
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