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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd tell him he is in group daycare and as such...

I'd tell him he is in group daycare and as such he will stay with the group until time to go home. Same as at school. Alone time will happen after his parent picks him up and takes him to his own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
Posted By Cat Herder
Edit works for 2-3 minutes for everyone. :Sunny:

Edit works for 2-3 minutes for everyone. :Sunny:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! Today, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 30
Posted By Cat Herder
Only registered posts count towards your post...

Only registered posts count towards your post count.

Glad you registered. Stick around. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By Cat Herder
Here, the centers are supposed to if they have...

Here, the centers are supposed to if they have more than 50 people and are over age 3 "if tolerated".

Home daycare does not need to as we only have 6 kids, total.

I do wear them if I leave the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By Cat Herder
:( I can't even imagine it. I hope she has a...

:( I can't even imagine it. I hope she has a strong support circle. :hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By Cat Herder
Generally, If I make a large/expensive purchase I...

Generally, If I make a large/expensive purchase I do tell them if I got it through a grant. Otherwise I keep it to myself. I will not be micro-managed or listen to the "it must be nice" comments....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By Cat Herder
I just recorded mine as "other income" and logged...

I just recorded mine as "other income" and logged my receipts per usual.

I received no other instruction.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By Cat Herder
Don't apologize unless you are going back on your...

Don't apologize unless you are going back on your word.

Vacations do not fall under that umbrella. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By Cat Herder
I believe that is for a personal reference, not...

I believe that is for a personal reference, not likely to win, though. ;) I don't think you can be held liable for "Provider B has two slots available, is open two hours later and charges less than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By Cat Herder
6.) 6/26/2020- Springfield, VA, 86 degrees, Girl,...

6.) 6/26/2020- Springfield, VA, 86 degrees, Girl, 11 months old

"FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — An 11-month-old Virginia girl died Friday, June 26 after her father “inadvertently” left her alone inside a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Cat Herder
Did you work out your two week notice? I...

Did you work out your two week notice?

I really would not worry too much. Most daycare applicants have quit a center job or two because of bad culture fits (workplace culture, not discrimination...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Cat Herder
The one question they will ask is "Is she...

The one question they will ask is "Is she eligible for rehire"? That is the most often used tool to find out how the relationship ended. They can't tell prospective employers specifics, but that one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By Cat Herder
I do all the time. If I don't personally...

I do all the time.

If I don't personally know someone who will meet their family's specific needs, then I refer them to our State listing by zip code.

I have three providers, who charge less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't offer bikes because they require helmets...

I don't offer bikes because they require helmets and pads, here. Too much drama and maintenance. ;) Parents can do bikes at home.

Enjoy your patio. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Cat Herder
With the current rise in cases and my being in...

With the current rise in cases and my being in the high risk category it is important that I limit my exposure. I hoped to be able to stay open but it is clear that it is too early for reopening. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Cat Herder
I have stayed open the whole time BUT if I had...

I have stayed open the whole time BUT if I had asthma or diabetes I would reconsider. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By Cat Herder
You may be thinking about the hundreds of posts...

You may be thinking about the hundreds of posts about parents demanding for us to force their kids to stay awake when they are clearly tired to make their night easier. ;) That is the nap issue that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By Cat Herder
ELLERBE — New charges have been filed in the case...

ELLERBE — New charges have been filed in the case of the toddler who died last week after being left in a car and more details have been made available about the events that lead to the child’s...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you! My computer is being difficult. Claims...

Thank you! My computer is being difficult. Claims it is "managed by your organization" and has me set to pediatric safe search. :confused: IDK, it is 12 years old. Probably time to upgrade....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By Cat Herder
5.) 6/18/2020, Ellerbe, NC, 81 degrees, Boy, 22...

5.) 6/18/2020, Ellerbe, NC, 81 degrees, Boy, 22 months


ELLERBE, N.C. — A 22-month-old died Thursday after being left in a vehicle in Ellerbe at an unlicensed childcare facility. -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't have a sub. I don't want others wandering...

I don't have a sub. I don't want others wandering in my home and I certainly don't want to be legally liable for their actions in my absence.

My husband will watch the daycare when I run to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Cat Herder
What is your training and qualifications? What...

What is your training and qualifications? What certifications do you hold?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By Cat Herder
I've done that, too. likethis Works pretty well...

I've done that, too. likethis Works pretty well but my ratio does not change at naptime so it requires no extra work from me.

I can see it not being something a center would be willing to manage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Cat Herder
I bathe the child, redress and launder their...

I bathe the child, redress and launder their soiled clothing. If it is really bad and stained I will just toss the underwear out. I ask for a pack of six to be kept in their cubby just for this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Cat Herder
They need full-time care, you don't offer it,...

They need full-time care, you don't offer it, they need to go find other care. Pretty cut and dry to me.

I'd wish them good luck on their search and refer them to the States daycare listing site.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By Cat Herder
Are you asking how to add things to your contract...

Are you asking how to add things to your contract without having to have the parents agree and sign? So updating without their informed consent?

I may not be completely understanding your question.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Cat Herder
Quick drop-off and pick-up on the porch. That is...

Quick drop-off and pick-up on the porch. That is my usual routine but a strict state rule right now due to COVID-19. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By Cat Herder
Can he not simply take the required annual...

Can he not simply take the required annual assistant training hours? What state does not allow husbands to be emergency backup providers? They are already background checked, anyway. It makes no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By Cat Herder
Always go before going outside. :ouch: I...

Always go before going outside. :ouch:

I would be closed pending investigation and risk losing my license were I to leave children outdoors unattended.

I know of no law or regulation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Cat Herder
I have had the same thing. Not even green...

I have had the same thing. Not even green "allergies". :ouch:

I do worry about a superbug later.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Cat Herder
It depends on what I am disinfecting. For diaper...

It depends on what I am disinfecting. For diaper table, eating surfaces, sinks and restrooms I use a bleach solution. It is the only legal option for licensed daycare. ;)

I use odoban disinfectant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By Cat Herder
I understand. That is just against licensing...

I understand. That is just against licensing regulations here. Infants must be laid on their backs, in their cribs, wide awake and allowed to self-soothe to sleep. If still awake after 20 minutes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By Cat Herder
Summer infant gates....

Summer infant gates. https://www.summerinfant.com/safety-health/gates?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoNXZi5iP6gIVhbLICh3FKwfCEAAYASAAEgKrxfD_BwE&page=1

I used to have homemade wooden ones that worked great as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Cat Herder
At this point, the school system can and will be...

At this point, the school system can and will be involved. She will be tested during her kindergarten assessment for placement. They can then get her the services if she needs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Cat Herder
The truth is that it is more likely to be...

The truth is that it is more likely to be allergies or the common cold than COVID-19.

You make your policies as you choose and they decide whether or not to stay with you.

When you change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By Cat Herder
You explained it so well. I literally have no nap...

You explained it so well. I literally have no nap or feeding issues. None. Not for years, now. It is because they develop faster and are more active, engaged and happy. They sleep, eat and play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By Cat Herder
I swear by the opposite. No bouncy seats or...

I swear by the opposite. No bouncy seats or confinement equipment. :Sunny:

I set each infant up their own micro-playroom. No contact between infants. It has served me well for many, many years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Cat Herder
Here most all restrictions have been gone for...

Here most all restrictions have been gone for weeks and I still know of no one who actually, themselves, have had it. :confused:

Like at any other time, if they don't follow the rules you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By Cat Herder
4, now. :( 2) 5/28/2020 Clewiston, FL, 90...

4, now. :(

2) 5/28/2020 Clewiston, FL, 90 degrees, Girl, 10 months old - "CLEWISTON, Fla. — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has confirmed they have been asked to investigate the death of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't think I will hire anyone, but I was...

I don't think I will hire anyone, but I was testing it out for my kid who may be. ;) It is pretty thorough. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Cat Herder
This is a cool site recommended by Forbes...

This is a cool site recommended by Forbes magazine that does one for you in a wizard....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Cat Herder
They make diapers big enough for this issue. ;)...

They make diapers big enough for this issue. ;) Millions of adults wear them daily to deal with their own issues. It is never acceptable to expect others to deal with this issue when it can be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree. If there is a policy, she needs to...

I agree. If there is a policy, she needs to follow it like everyone else.

I use an instant parent communication app, so I am on mine all day. ;) I update at least every 20 minutes throughout the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Cat Herder
Register so you can see tags and better use the...

Register so you can see tags and better use the search function.

Welcome :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Cat Herder
I currently have one DCD I have never met and two...

I currently have one DCD I have never met and two others I have not seen for over two years. All are still married to the mother of their children.

I fully plan to ask for ID. Just because.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Cat Herder
I know the State site...

I know the State site https://www.scchildcare.org/providers/become-licensed/licensing-requirements.aspx .

I only live about 15 minutes from SC. ;) I considered moving because the rules are more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,420
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd just hand her a box of gloves and a bottle of...

I'd just hand her a box of gloves and a bottle of hand soap when she enters then tell her to adapt. Of course, mine would expect that from me. :lol:

I was inspected earlier in the week through a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with BC. Everything changes with number...

I agree with BC. Everything changes with number two.

Many of my most golden families with child number one were almost hands-off with number two.

It is a known thing. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't know about youtube or blogs, but all...

I don't know about youtube or blogs, but all roads to opening a center in the State of Georgia begin here: http://www.decal.ga.gov/CCS/StartingACenter.aspx...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,420
Posted By Cat Herder
Me, either. I have never given it to my children....

Me, either. I have never given it to my children. I take Benefiber (not Miralax, I was incorrect) to help me with issues relating to peri-menopause ;). According to a quick search, Miralax can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Cat Herder
I think it depends on where you are, now. ...

I think it depends on where you are, now.

Movie theaters, bars, night clubs, summer camps, most businesses and restaurants are all open, here. So I no longer have an exclusion period for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,315
Posted By Cat Herder
You are responding to a post from 2008. There is...

You are responding to a post from 2008. There is a difference in illegal providers and legally unlicensed providers. :ouch:

If you are operating illegally, someone will turn you in. We are legally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,420
Posted By Cat Herder
Who? I am thinking "Group Care",...

Who?

I am thinking "Group Care", "Unrealistic Expectations" and "Parental Responsibility". :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,420
Posted By Cat Herder
I require my Miralax families to take it at...

I require my Miralax families to take it at night, not before drop-off. ;) I promise not to serve stewed prunes and hot chocolate at afternoon snack. It goes both ways. :ouch: It does cause some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By Cat Herder
Nah, I am sure someone will come up with...

Nah, I am sure someone will come up with something we haven't seen yet. :Sunny:

My first 10 years were subsidy, only. It was a very different area from where I am, now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By Cat Herder
Illegal drugs, used tampons, weapons, you name...

Illegal drugs, used tampons, weapons, you name it. I banned them back in 1992 for that reason. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,364
Posted By Cat Herder
I tried the yarn and hodgepodge eggs. Epic...

I tried the yarn and hodgepodge eggs. Epic failure. :lol::lol:

E.P.I.C.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Cat Herder
I soak submersibles, hang to dry and rotate. ...

I soak submersibles, hang to dry and rotate.

I do laundry daily.

No changes here, really at all.
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 06-08-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,562
Posted By Cat Herder
I have both complete sets. :lol:

I have both complete sets. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,258
Posted By Cat Herder
If you can't understand why a childcare provider,...

If you can't understand why a childcare provider, working in her own home 50-60 hours per week, wants to spend a little one on one time with her own child during the day, then you really should just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 508
Posted By Cat Herder
One of the men running for congress in my state...

One of the men running for congress in my state is also using this platform pretty loudly today. That is what got me thinking about it. ;) He is running for Rep. John Lewis's seat. That, in and of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 508
Posted By Cat Herder
I also wonder what the rebound effect would be....

I also wonder what the rebound effect would be. People like me will get tired of paying for everyone else and just stop. Can't beat them, join them.

I won't even go far into the whole "idle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 508
Posted By Cat Herder
My fear is that of a parent and middle-class...

My fear is that of a parent and middle-class worker who was motivated to work hard and save to succeed in life. I pay my taxes to allow for good roads, police, schools and social services.

How do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 508
Posted By Cat Herder
Universal Income

I am familiar with Univeral Healthcare and Universal Preschool platforms, but today I heard the term Universal Income touted and it made my skin crawl.

Thoughts?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Cat Herder
I believe exclusion is still 14 days. 7 days is...

I believe exclusion is still 14 days. 7 days is only halfway through the known transmission period.
Forum: Curriculum 06-04-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Cat Herder
I used Funshine for years. Pricey but a great way...

I used Funshine for years. Pricey but a great way to kick start. likethis They have an online version, too.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-04-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By Cat Herder
This was not something they planned for, either....

This was not something they planned for, either. They offered an educational alternative and are still working to meet your child's educational needs. 4-year-olds across the country are happily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By Cat Herder
I had a very difficult time, at first. I have not...

I had a very difficult time, at first. I have not had the first glitch in well over 6 months, now. likethis

I miss the little daily sheets, awards and planners, but the price is great for what it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Cat Herder
I am so glad to hear that. happyface

I am so glad to hear that. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Cat Herder
I also disliked working in centers but love...

I also disliked working in centers but love running my own. It allows me to meet all of my personal and professional goals without roadblocks or gatekeepers in my way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,420
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. :cool: Mine showed up without warning...

Same. :cool:

Mine showed up without warning 3 minutes before cut-off begging for breakfast that ended an hour previously. Parents pulling a bass boat behind their truck with DCM wearing flip-flops...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,364
Posted By Cat Herder
Liquefaction and Erosion demonstrations are...

Liquefaction and Erosion demonstrations are always a hit. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Cat Herder
I wish I had a good answer. I'd probably try...

I wish I had a good answer. I'd probably try misting daily with odoban since it is laundry and pet safe.

I got rid of all carpeting years ago in my old home then only looked at homes without. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,420
Posted By Cat Herder
Nice. We just received a shipment of new books. I...

Nice. We just received a shipment of new books. I tossed out the pillows, blankets and magnifying glasses. Silence for the win. :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,420
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. I have not seen the sun in seven day. Still...

Same. I have not seen the sun in seven day. Still raining and dark. Blah.

The DCK's are all in a mood. Three day weekend brings out the drama in them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Cat Herder
:( I am so sorry. Hopefully insurance comes...

:( I am so sorry.

Hopefully insurance comes through quick. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By Cat Herder
This is how I have always run. I started with...

This is how I have always run. I started with medically fragile so it was how I minimized the risk of kids getting sick. It is so much easier to manage if you supply everything yourself, one load of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,420
Posted By Cat Herder
Next :ouch:

Next :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Cat Herder
I am glad they are safe. It looked so bad.

I am glad they are safe. It looked so bad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Cat Herder
I set them up for 30 minutes after closing during...

I set them up for 30 minutes after closing during the week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Cat Herder
I use KidKare. It does it all. $8 a month.

I use KidKare. It does it all. $8 a month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Cat Herder
Glad to hear. :Sunny:

Glad to hear. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Cat Herder
Michigan Providers, Are You OK?

I read about the dam breaks. I hope everyone is safe. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 241,038
Posted By Cat Herder
3-year old stands and announces "I am done...

3-year old stands and announces "I am done playing for today. I want to watch movies, now".

:lol::lol::lol: Nice try. Bonus points for the dramatic wiping sweat off the brow montage.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,420
Posted By Cat Herder
You guys are more patient than me. "Karen, please...

You guys are more patient than me. "Karen, please stop coaching him to ask for things he already knows he can't have. You are making us both uncomfortable and taking up valuable time. We have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By Cat Herder
This child is still alive, but critical. I was...

This child is still alive, but critical. I was shocked by the whole article. :mad::(

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A 23-year-old woman has been arrested after investigators said she intentionally set her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Cat Herder
I have them stacked neatly a linen cabinet.

I have them stacked neatly a linen cabinet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,816
Posted By Cat Herder
This link takes you to a list of available and...

This link takes you to a list of available and approved training in California. https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/cddprofdevtrain.asp
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, and I don't mean coming for 8 weeks, free. I...

Oh, and I don't mean coming for 8 weeks, free. I can't work for free and would never expect anyone else to. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Cat Herder
I would meet them halfway. It is what I strive...

I would meet them halfway. It is what I strive for when the change of contract is on my end.

I'd give them the choice of 1) a refund and ending the contract, now or 2) keeping it and coming for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,420
Posted By Cat Herder
I just change them into play clothes and change...

I just change them into play clothes and change them back during the last diaper change. After seeing their kids in spare clothing all the time in photos, they finally catch on.

I can't let them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Cat Herder
They would have to agree to it. She must have...

They would have to agree to it. She must have traded some other concession for that agreement like extended alimony or the newer car. It would also be very difficult to enforce. Contempt cases of...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-14-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,472
Posted By Cat Herder
Personally, I have 6. That is all we are legally...

Personally, I have 6. That is all we are legally allowed to keep in my state. Family Childcare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By Cat Herder
Interesting. That is how everyone here feels...

Interesting. That is how everyone here feels about his little brother "Fredo" (Chris). :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Cat Herder
Here it is only within state lines. Red state....

Here it is only within state lines. Red state. Out of state splits transportation.

Why can't you simply tell her the slot is hers as of the 18th if she wants it or you have to give it to the next...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-13-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Cat Herder
Here all meals must be served in the contained...

Here all meals must be served in the contained classrooms, so you may have to get class numbers and cart meals to each room then collect dishes after. Catering style. You may even like it better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Cat Herder
I'm not buying it. She doesn't need permission to...

I'm not buying it. She doesn't need permission to move.

I'd give her until Friday to pay tuition online for next week, then move on. I could care less when her start date would be, only the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By Cat Herder
Our 10 person rule just got extended to 20...

Our 10 person rule just got extended to 20 persons. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By Cat Herder
My playroom is self-contained and the kids are...

My playroom is self-contained and the kids are behind a locked gate when I run to the restroom, laundry room or kitchen. Infants go into their own gated areas, toddlers and preschoolers have no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By Cat Herder
It is completely the media. ;) Cuomo is literally...

It is completely the media. ;) Cuomo is literally on our local news every night. It is ridiculous how they portray him.
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