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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
We donít have a ďrandom shareĒ thread but thought...

We donít have a ďrandom shareĒ thread but thought Iíd share what my trail cam in the back yard caught the other day
(120 or less ft from my back door)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Blackcat31
If I am open and parents pay for their own child...

If I am open and parents pay for their own child care costs, I don't care if they are going back home. However there are times in which due to weather I need to say no. Depending on the parent....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Blackcat31
I just add new policies to one page. State they...

I just add new policies to one page. State they are new and give each parent a copy. I have them sign and date the new sheet and tuck it in the back of my handbook.

Every 2 years I re-write and...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum! happyface

Welcome to the forum! happyface
Forum: Daycare and Taxes Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 103
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads about legally unlicensed providers...

Other threads about legally unlicensed providers and taxes.

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=taxes+-+unlicensed
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't allow parents to bring their children in...

I don't allow parents to bring their children in blizzard like conditions if they aren't working or school is cancelled.

Other than that, I don't care but when the whether makes it difficult to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 156
Posted By Blackcat31
I give current parents a copy of the W-10 with...

I give current parents a copy of the W-10 with the yearly total paid written on the top. I have them sign and date two copies. I give them one and keep one for their file.

I don't issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,874
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 495,028
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh h3ll no! :eek: Daycare parents don't pay...

Oh h3ll no! :eek:

Daycare parents don't pay me to parent for them.

I'd have laughed right in her face and said "I don't offer parenting services. You'll have to figure this one out on your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Blackcat31
My kiddos are like ColorfulSunburst's...

My kiddos are like ColorfulSunburst's kiddos...they are given utensils as soon as they sit in a high chair.

I encourage and role model proper usage.

Usually by 1.5 yrs old, none of mine are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Blackcat31
What parents do at home is their choice but often...

What parents do at home is their choice but often times licensing dictates things such as meal times and bottle feeding. Plus when enrolling your child in "group" care the schedule the group follows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Blackcat31
I have addressed this in a "letter" to parents...

I have addressed this in a "letter" to parents just prior to their baby turning 1 yr old.

I'll PM it to you... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4,874
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 495,028
Posted By Blackcat31
Sent home from care = 48 hours exclusion. ;) ...

Sent home from care = 48 hours exclusion. ;)

Silly parent. :rolleyes: Had mom used her head and kept her child home on her own parenting "smarts" the child would only be excluded for 24 hours.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis this a hundred times

likethis this a hundred times
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Blackcat31
How or what you say to decline the child is up to...

How or what you say to decline the child is up to you, but are you really willing to pass based on what another parent says? Related or not.

Personally, I would use my two week trial period to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are the ratios for KY ...

Here are the ratios for KY

https://www.daycare.com/kentucky/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis It's not about the boots any more. ...

likethis It's not about the boots any more.

It's definitely about her having the last word or being the one in charge. Clearly she isn't in charge in regards to her child so she is getting her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Blackcat31
More often than not, when a child has an ear...

More often than not, when a child has an ear infection their immune system is already stressed. They can pick up/carry other viruses or illness easily in that state.

A fever equates to exclusion...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Blackcat31
A survey is asking for information or input. ...

A survey is asking for information or input.
Knowledge from our professional field.....
Knowledge we've spent years learning. ;)

You can find the info by reading the threads in the link I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 511
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't think this is a new theory as they were...

I don't think this is a new theory as they were removing worksheets and rote learning from preschool environments when my daughter was in preschool and she's 30 yrs old now.

I think there IS...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are other thread about software/apps for...

Here are other thread about software/apps for child care providers. LOTS of info already within these threads

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=app
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Blackcat31
Please do not solicit information from our board...

Please do not solicit information from our board members without contacting the site owner/admin for permission first.

Here is the contact info for admin: ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 511
Posted By Blackcat31
Hey, don't shoot the messenger...... That's...

Hey, don't shoot the messenger......

That's the stance for NAEYC and the Early Childhood world.

I just answered the OP's question about why worksheets are supposedly "bad".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4,874
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 495,028
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: Right there with...

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Right there with ya.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Blackcat31
No matter what the issue is, she is clearly not...

No matter what the issue is, she is clearly not able to participate as normal. I'd send her home. Poor kiddo.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Blackcat31
I serve. They eat/drink. Or don't. If the...

I serve. They eat/drink. Or don't.

If the child knows how to use the sippy but is simply refusing, I'd just ignore. Serve. Walk away.

No attention, no discussion, no conversation.
Just...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-15-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Blackcat31
Also found these: "Power to Choose"...

Also found these:

"Power to Choose" series.... seems there are only two books right now but the possibilities seem endless!
...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-15-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Blackcat31
I remember those types of books from when I was...

I remember those types of books from when I was younger!! Loved them!!!

I haven't seen as many of them as I used to but I see these "Choose Your Own Adventure" books alot so they must be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Blackcat31
I would secure financing first so you know what...

I would secure financing first so you know what price range etc to look for. A fixer upper might be cheap but costly to fix up and a place already completed might be costly to afford monthly so I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Blackcat31
Exactly why I don't take babies any longer. ...

Exactly why I don't take babies any longer.

So tiny but so many "needs" :rolleyes:

Couple all that with regulations that seem to go directly against any of those "needs" and it's impossible. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Blackcat31
I believe the answer is yes to all. ALL...

I believe the answer is yes to all.

ALL income you get (including gift cards and/or bonuses from parents....;)) is considered income.

Tom Copeland had many articles about this. I am sure he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't cook. My DH does though :p :D I...

I don't cook. My DH does though :p :D

I don't allow food from home of ANY kind.

I don't substitute meals or items. (other than documented allergies)

I follow the food program meal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 511
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are some other ways to communicate to...

Here are some other ways to communicate to parents their child's progress/all that their child is learning:


Send home some work samples and collect others in a portfolio for each child that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 511
Posted By Blackcat31
"Worksheets take away from oral language...

"Worksheets take away from oral language development, creativity, movement, problem solving opportunities and the sensory experiences necessary for brain development, human interactions and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Blackcat31
A friend used Venmo to have her parents pay her. ...

A friend used Venmo to have her parents pay her.

One of them got upset about something and flagged her Venmo account and Venmo reviewed her account.
Recognized she was accepting money for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By Blackcat31
No, you need to state TO her; "DCM, you MUST...

No, you need to state TO her; "DCM, you MUST remove Billy's boots before you walk through my home. "

Don't ask her, don't hint and don't explain. Just like talking to the DCK's, TELL her what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Blackcat31
I think in that case, the best thing you can do...

I think in that case, the best thing you can do is not focus on it at all.
Don't make it a "thing" so she can't use it to benefit her in any way.

Tell her to go play.
Go talk to her social...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Blackcat31
This might also come across as callous but all...

This might also come across as callous but all too often in my experience, this "anxiety" is learned verses random.

It often feels like a child that has figured out how to manipulate her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Blackcat31
If she is capable of talking your ear off, she is...

If she is capable of talking your ear off, she is capable of talking off the other DCK's ears too.

I think all too often we allow kids' issues to change how we behave. She has anxiety but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Blackcat31
I use Zelle (https://www.zellepay.com) Itís...

I use Zelle (https://www.zellepay.com)

Itís instant and has no fees

Iíve had zero issues using it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Blackcat31
That is the problem. Why are you (or the...

That is the problem.

Why are you (or the staff and/or owner) trying to please this mom? Is she the licensor? the one in charge of whether you are legal to operate?

If not, her only option...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Blackcat31
Other than grocery shopping I don't work outside...

Other than grocery shopping I don't work outside of daycare hours. I used to but I got tired of my job consuming my life so I decided a while back to not do anything work related outside of daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Same here... I used to enjoy a...

likethis Same here...

I used to enjoy a baby now and then but with all the requirements from the state and all the issues infants have on their own coupled with the issues parents create for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By Blackcat31
I think the one I have is Safety 1st. It's got...

I think the one I have is Safety 1st. It's got thick sturdy spindles and can open/close in both directions (in and out).

Its pressure mounted but since no one climbs, pushes or hangs on it, I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a walk through gate. None of my kiddos...

I have a walk through gate. None of my kiddos touch the gate. They stand a few inches back from it as they are taught from day one that they may not approach the gate.

No shaking, no touching,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are a few other threads about this issue ...

Here are a few other threads about this issue

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=meal+issues

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=not+eating
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
It's a hard concept to grasp at first but...

It's a hard concept to grasp at first but honestly, the more you force/encourage or discuss eating the more the kids will resist. Food and meal times become a power struggle that has ZERO to do with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Blackcat31
For me, it's not the procedure being done but the...

For me, it's not the procedure being done but the fact that the child was under anesthesia. I like ALL of that to be completely out of their system before returning to care and have a complete day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
I do not offer seconds for snack and as a matter...

I do not offer seconds for snack and as a matter of fact refrain from offering carbs for snack as I have several kids that would simply hold out all day until snack time.

I serve mostly veggies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,874
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 495,028
Posted By Blackcat31
I used to be the "bad guy" upon drop off for...

I used to be the "bad guy" upon drop off for years.
Parents never changed and were clearly comfortable with me playing that role.

I got tired of it after a bit and started saying things like "I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know the procedure they use for inserting...

I don't know the procedure they use for inserting tubes but any time a child has ANY medical procedure done I exclude for 24 hours so they would not be allowed to attend the following day.

Just...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-08-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By Blackcat31
If I recall correctly, they (KidKare) told...

If I recall correctly, they (KidKare) told everyone that was currently using the program for free to make sure you print off the info you need if you aren't going to pay the $8 per month for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree! Her behavior is bullying in a "nice"...

I agree! Her behavior is bullying in a "nice" way.

How rude of her to trash talk you in front of you!!

As for the early drop off, I'd start charging her for it.
I'd also let her know that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Blackcat31
I would suggest to the parent that they literally...

I would suggest to the parent that they literally walk in, hand the child to you and walk out. Less than 30 seconds.

Have them say their goodbyes and give kisses in the car prior to coming in. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Blackcat31
What state are you in? Do most daycare's in...

What state are you in?
Do most daycare's in your area operate legally unlicensed or is that not as common?

Wondering because, unless it's the norm, prospective parents may be shying away due to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-05-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Blackcat31
Get a tax ID number It’s free You can do it...

Get a tax ID number
It’s free
You can do it here
https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/employer-id-numbers


Search Tom Copeland’s site here for info on unregistered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Blackcat31
You are right, sending a reminder invoice to a...

You are right, sending a reminder invoice to a family ATTENDING (not a family “holding” a space) is a courtesy most of us extend.

We don’t promise a reminder “contractually” or in writing.
I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-05-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome happyface

Welcome happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Blackcat31
So they paid the holding fee for one week but...

So they paid the holding fee for one week but haven’t paid the holding fee for the second week and now it’s past due?

If so and your contract says holding fee is due weekly then they forfeited...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,946
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis that is great that you can raise your...

likethis that is great that you can raise your rates! From my recollection they seemed a bit low for your state but I wasn't positive. Glad you can raise them!! happyface

As for the other...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Blackcat31
You can deduct the cost of the internet (T/S % of...

You can deduct the cost of the internet (T/S % of course) for that part of phone use. ;)
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-04-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum! happyface

Welcome to the forum! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I would contact an attorney. The...

likethis I would contact an attorney.

The wording posted says:

The association may, however, establish (i) reasonable restrictions as to the time, place, and manner of the operation of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,946
Posted By Blackcat31
I am not in CA but I know everything is super...

I am not in CA but I know everything is super expensive there....but I charge more than what you listed and I live in a really rural state/area. I think your rates might be on the low...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít address this issue at all. I prefer...

I donít address this issue at all. I prefer natural consequences and actions instead as it gets the point across much better.

I simply send home/call for pickup come rest time if child is unable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a couple of these ...

I have a couple of these
https://www.samsclub.com/sams/kids-picnic-table-aqua/prod21011638.ip

They fold flat, are super easy to wipe clean and are extremely durable.


They come in various...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Blackcat31
Where is the potty chair located? Why can't...

Where is the potty chair located?

Why can't it be dumped in the nearby bathroom since that's where solid waste goes? If there is no issue of walking it over there for that, why not just walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,844
Posted By Blackcat31
I did it because it was something I wanted to do...

I did it because it was something I wanted to do in the beginning. (grand illusions and all...:o :p) and then I realized how difficult and time consuming it was and how it didn't really fit into my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,844
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is a quick picture of the one my DH made me....

Here is a quick picture of the one my DH made me.
The toothbrushes are currently being switched out so it's empty but as you can see its designed super simple and makes toothbrush storage with or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,844
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíll post tomorrow when I return to work :) ...

Iíll post tomorrow when I return to work :)

With mine you can still use the toothbrush covers easily
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Blackcat31
Attendance for one hour or 10 hours is attendance...

Attendance for one hour or 10 hours is attendance either way and would warrant the rate for that day. Time prior to opening time and after closing time warrants an additional cost (much higher than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Blackcat31
Josie posted this last April so summer has come...

Josie posted this last April so summer has come and gone ;)

But curious... did you end up taking the extra time off?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally Iíd exclude until the sore is gone ...

Personally Iíd exclude until the sore is gone

Hereís the info I get about it and it says exclude a child unable to control his/her saliva
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 980
Posted By Blackcat31
F1-F5: GC to favorite restaurants, fleece throw...

F1-F5: GC to favorite restaurants, fleece throw blanket, scented candles (sandalwood... my FAV!) coffee cup w/gourmet coffe and some home made goodies)

F6 and F7 holiday cards with family photos...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Blackcat31
Clearly the mom and her sister do not get along....

Clearly the mom and her sister do not get along. 😬
Wonder if the sister ever called CPS on the mother before the baby died?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,173
Posted By Blackcat31
:confused: Hunni Bee works in a center ...

:confused:

Hunni Bee works in a center
She’s awesome!

There are several members here that work in centers that are really great assets to the forum and are really cool.. :)

As far as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Blackcat31
Hey!!! happyface Waving hello!! How are you?! ...

Hey!!! happyface Waving hello!! How are you?! How have you been?!? Long time....!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,173
Posted By Blackcat31
It's the same unregistered that shared the...

It's the same unregistered that shared the Christmas spirit in the arts/crafts thread. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand what your husband is trying to say...

I understand what your husband is trying to say but there are no "rules" to doing whatever you need to do for sanity reasons.

Your DD could watch them so you don't have too.... lol!!

In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4,874
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 495,028
Posted By Blackcat31
Do you have an area bus line that you could...

Do you have an area bus line that you could utilize?
A dial-a-ride option? I remember the days of being creative in regards to getting my laundry done.

I advised both my kids to use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By Blackcat31
If this is still the case in your area, then I...

If this is still the case in your area, then I would think that you would have some options for filling the open spaces. Maybe offering overnight or second shift care and then finding a part time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4,874
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 495,028
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: :hug: Yep. It's why I don't do any...

:hug: :hug:

Yep. It's why I don't do any type of Christmas anything with the kids anymore.
I have long time families ask "Aren't you doing a gift exchange this year?" or a Christmas party?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Blackcat31
Dear DCP This letter serves as written...

Dear DCP

This letter serves as written notice of our child care contract.
The last day I am available to provide services is Dec xx, 2018.

Thank you

NOT your provider any more
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Blackcat31
This one is really cute! I had to enlarge the...

This one is really cute! I had to enlarge the screen just to read it though....

https://www.zazzle.com/angel_poem_christmas_ornament-175678748926394038

or this one....
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Blackcat31
While it's not harmful to mix formula and...

While it's not harmful to mix formula and breastmilk in the same bottle it isn't recommended for 2 reasons:

* If you offer your breast milk first, your baby will get all of your breast milk, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Blackcat31
This is one of those situations where I don't...

This is one of those situations where I don't necessarily feel the need to have a written policy. Other than do NOT enter my home with lice, nits and or anything you suspect might be any of those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Blackcat31
Some pets/DCKs mesh daily just fine but if not...

Some pets/DCKs mesh daily just fine but if not I’d choose to separate my pet. For THEIR benefit.

It’s just not always a good mix.

If I make the choice to invite children I did not raise into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a wait list and use my website for those...

I have a wait list and use my website for those families wishing to utilize it. I have a short explanation and FAQ's section on the same page that explains to parents how my wait list works.

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile I have an interview checklist/form I use to guide...

I have an interview checklist/form I use to guide me during interviews. I start keeping info from initial contact through the tour/interview and then afterwards.

This helps me remember what I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Blackcat31
The only offer I’d make is for the family to call...

The only offer I’d make is for the family to call closer to when they need the spot and you’ll see if you’ll have the room. At that time.

I’m always floored that friends feel they have a right to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 888
Posted By Blackcat31
ďCan I refill your eggnog? Get you something to...

ďCan I refill your eggnog? Get you something to eat?....Ē

~Clark Griswald
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Hfm
Views: 235
Posted By Blackcat31
Like Ariana said, ignore the pediatrician. For...

Like Ariana said, ignore the pediatrician.
For me exclusion isn't about stopping the others from getting it all together but to limit the continuous cycling since it's such a long lasting illness. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Hfm
Views: 235
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is the info my licensing department provides...

Here is the info my licensing department provides us about HFM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis They don't want to leave, they don't...

likethis They don't want to leave, they don't want to come, they don't want to nap, they don't want to get up, they don't want to eat, they won't stop eating......

2 yr olds are tough and they...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 12-14-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By Blackcat31
Post your contact info so that potential...

Post your contact info so that potential leasers/landlords are able to contact you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 888
Posted By Blackcat31
Why are you such an a-hole? I wasn't going...

Why are you such an a-hole?

I wasn't going to ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be your head isn't screwed on just right.
It could be, perhaps, that your shoes are too tight. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know, it really isn't much different than...

I don't know, it really isn't much different than a couple parents discussing their child's move to first grade from kindergarten while in the kindergarten classroom.

In my area there are many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Blackcat31
I require all families to bring one box of name...

I require all families to bring one box of name brand tissues and one refill package of wet wipes/diaper wipes PER child the first week of each month, If not, I add $5 supply fee to their invoice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,776
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: Iím sorry. Parenting IS hard and no one...

:hug: Iím sorry.
Parenting IS hard and no one ever promised it wouldnít hurt sometimes

But now you know.
He isnít going to walk to the car unassisted without running off. Hold his hand from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,776
Posted By Blackcat31
My son was very much like that at 3. :( My...

My son was very much like that at 3. :( My daughter was so good about listening and not running off that I just didn't understand why my son didn't "get it" too.....

When we went places both my...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-13-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,857
Posted By Blackcat31
https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=hazardo...

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=hazardous+protection+plan
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