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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Cat Herder
My State Rules and Regulations? It is online I...

My State Rules and Regulations? It is online I can PM you the link.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't explain it because I don't exclude for...

I don't explain it because I don't exclude for ear infections. :hug:

If they had an ear infection with thick nasal/eye discharge, lethargy + crying + not eating/drinking, and/or fever, then I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,874
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 495,045
Posted By Cat Herder
So true. (DH was out of town) But the playroom...

So true. (DH was out of town) But the playroom was so much nicer today. Everything flowed better and I was able to store away 2 high chairs, a crib and a soft climber for some serious usable floor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Cat Herder
My understanding is that the answer to all three...

My understanding is that the answer to all three questions is yes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4,874
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 495,045
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't like working on Saturdays. :dislike: I am...

I don't like working on Saturdays. :dislike: I am doing a huge playroom reorg, floor wax and disinfect today. Of course, it is raining and the wax refuses to dry... I am not so patiently waiting.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Cat Herder
When I offered part-time M+W+F was one slot, T+Th...

When I offered part-time M+W+F was one slot, T+Th was another. Their rates combined equaled one full-time M-F slot, plus extra curriculum and supply expenses per child. ;) Parents seemed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Cat Herder
"could I bring “kid” Tues instead?" "No. You...

"could I bring “kid” Tues instead?"

"No. You are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only. Switching days is not an option. Have a great weekend!"

Do not add in the word "sorry"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Cat Herder
Kidkare can clean it all up and get rid of most...

Kidkare can clean it all up and get rid of most of the paper for $8 a month. Everything is recorded there and printed out for taxes at the end of the year. It is not perfect, but it made my huge desk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Cat Herder
I provide meals. Being very rural, with few...

I provide meals.

Being very rural, with few local (convenient) options for procuring affordable, healthy, whole foods and with parents limited time at home equates to a lack of home cooking. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Cat Herder
This is a great place to start lesson planning: ...

This is a great place to start lesson planning:

https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/search-results.html?search=1&prefilter=&text=black%20history%20month
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Cat Herder
I typically work about 60-90 minutes prior to...

I typically work about 60-90 minutes prior to opening each day prepping meals, completing my playground walkthrough checklist, prepping art and setting up centers. 100% daycare time.

The other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Cat Herder
Slick way to get free childcare. likethis ...

Slick way to get free childcare. likethis

You can see it, now, right? :hug:

If the kid is scared to be home alone, she is obviously too young to be. The legal age for that here is 13. What does...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-09-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By Cat Herder
Tom will probably answer you soon. In the...

Tom will probably answer you soon.

In the future, keeping meal count forms will help her....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By Cat Herder
Check out the video on that link.

Check out the video on that link.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By Cat Herder
They are really easy to use. Sometimes I even use...

They are really easy to use. Sometimes I even use bookshelves and zipties to secure them into temporary odd shapes and locations. (like an infant crawl space, preschool art center, sand and water...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Cat Herder
I answered on your other thread.

I answered on your other thread.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By Cat Herder
I have 4 sets....

I have 4 sets. https://smile.amazon.com/Regalo-192-Inch-Super-Adjustable-Mounts/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=sr_1_5_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1547042511&sr=8-5&keywords=baby+gate

I love them. lovethishappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Cat Herder
Monday: 4 year old: "I don't like pizza" me:...

Monday:
4 year old: "I don't like pizza"
me: "I do. Eat or go wash up."
Kid goes to wash up.

4 year old, later: "I'm hungry."
me: "Go play toys."

Tuesday:
4 year old: "I don't like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Cat Herder
Don't do that. :ouch: Sometimes too much...

Don't do that. :ouch:

Sometimes too much communication can be as bad as not enough.

Some days littles will take more, others they take less. It fluctuates with their growth patterns, not DCM's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Cat Herder
Meh, 4-year-olds claim to hate everything. Ignore...

Meh, 4-year-olds claim to hate everything. Ignore the words and they will eat when hungry. :p No worries.

Meals are stress-free and I eat with them. Eat or don't, it's all the same to me. Same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Cat Herder
It is outpatient, the procedure lasts less than...

It is outpatient, the procedure lasts less than 20 minutes. The worst part is the IV. Kids are usually out the door less than an hour later. Mine actually felt better afterwards and could actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Cat Herder
Both of our boys had them and had no issues....

Both of our boys had them and had no issues. Well, other than not being allowed to go swimming or play in the sprinklers for a bit. ;) They were both at home with me, though, with the home daycare.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-08-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
I would try again today then submit a ticket if...

I would try again today then submit a ticket if it is not working.

Accounting was glitchy yesterday. I did not have access until after 4 pm, parents could not even pay tuition and mine is a paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Cat Herder
Agreed. Same here. All must be on the same...

Agreed. Same here.

All must be on the same floor in the main home. No outbuildings. They are really strict about this because of those warehousing kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Cat Herder
True. But sometimes a skills checklist can get...

True. But sometimes a skills checklist can get these parents on board.

A simple daily sticker chart "Morning Routine" with each child's name with things like 1) Greeted my teacher 2) Quickly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Cat Herder
From past experience, nothing you say will stop...

From past experience, nothing you say will stop this. Some parents need the child to cry to feel loved. Some need you to see the child cry to "show you" the child prefers them. Some will keep on with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Cat Herder
Sing it, sister. :hug: Or daycare hopping,...

Sing it, sister. :hug: Or daycare hopping, non-paying parents.

This is such a huge lesson and made all the difference for me early on. likethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Cat Herder
Drop-off and pick-up outside. :hug: Kiss and go.

Drop-off and pick-up outside. :hug: Kiss and go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Cat Herder
You only enroll 2 and up? How big is your...

You only enroll 2 and up? How big is your apartment? How old is your child? It is possible these are the lead concerns to be addressed?

2-5 up need a lot of indoor and outdoor space to run and...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-06-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Cat Herder
As long as it was not child abuse/neglect, drugs...

As long as it was not child abuse/neglect, drugs or a violent offense (like domestic/spousal) it should be pretty easy to get approved.

Your licensor or CCR&R should be able to tell you whether...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Cat Herder
You can have them come pick them up and hand the...

You can have them come pick them up and hand the package to them. - Easiest, cheapest.

You can tell them their stuff will be packaged on the front porch for pick-up and be gone. -Risky, but works...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-06-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By Cat Herder
Welcome :Sunny:

Welcome :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,946
Posted By Cat Herder
"I fully 100% support seeing that here in the...

"I fully 100% support seeing that here in the United States in the future because I am a family-centered, child-centered individual who believes in a world where we help each other."

That already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
You could try a zipline dog run in the preferred...

You could try a zipline dog run in the preferred area.

We did that for a bit when the dogs were younger. It was an eyesore and I ended up having to bathe them daily, but it solved the poop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
And remember "We plan, God laughs". :ouch: My...

And remember "We plan, God laughs". :ouch: My golden whom I got as a puppy is 15, now, so.... :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes, every single time. :cool: It is not awesome,...

Yes, every single time. :cool: It is not awesome, but solved the problem. I take them twice per day, before opening and right after closing and DH takes them before bed at night.

Nothing else...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you begun the licensing portion yet? Most...

Have you begun the licensing portion yet? Most have rules of when to start.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
I walk them over to where I want them to go on...

I walk them over to where I want them to go on their leash.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Cat Herder
I should add that my neighbors have had the great...

I should add that my neighbors have had the great benefit of my being on the priority list for power, phone and internet outages over the years. ;) Nice selling point.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine opposed me due to "excessive traffic",...

Mine opposed me due to "excessive traffic", initially. It never happened, just imagined prior to opening. ;)

Their real fears were me keeping a large group of revolving door,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Cat Herder
Adding in a drop-off cutoff helps this issue....

Adding in a drop-off cutoff helps this issue. Parents don't think for a second of how it affects the group. It simply does not occur to them. :hug:

It also limits dope and drops. 6 out of 10 times...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Cat Herder
I like these....

I like these. https://www.bizchair.com/RB-EBB-1470FD-GG.html?cgid=restaurant-patio-furniture-picnic-tables#start=2 $128 and free shipping. likethis Also easy to transport to field trips if you are so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,844
Posted By Cat Herder
I just rinsed them out, shook them off, air dried...

I just rinsed them out, shook them off, air dried them on paper towels, put the covers back on and stored them in their own cubbies inside pencil cases along with their individual toothpaste tubes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Cat Herder
A scaffolding curriculum helps with mixed ages. I...

A scaffolding curriculum helps with mixed ages. I use Funshine Buttercups and Fireflies for this reason. It can be pricey, but takes all the time and effort out of it. After a few months, you may...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Cat Herder
It is the same here. The day after their first...

It is the same here. The day after their first Birthday I move them to the floor and put the crib in the attic. ;) They take up "usable" space and can lower ratios if you are not careful. I wait on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Cat Herder
"May have up to 10 kids with no more than 4 under...

"May have up to 10 kids with no more than 4 under 2yrs" : This would use the FCCERS. http://www.beanstalk.ws/images/FCC_ratescale.pdf

Or

"8 kids that can all be under two yrs old" : This would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Cat Herder
To me it is either/or, not a combination of both....

To me it is either/or, not a combination of both. My state is pretty literal like that. :lol: Too many tried to rationalize their way around it so my state simply dropped it to the lowest ratio and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, gosh, sorry, no. :o I have folding evacuation...

Oh, gosh, sorry, no. :o I have folding evacuation mini-cribs until 12 months, then they keep their crib mattress and move to the floor. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 267,443
Posted By Cat Herder
Amazon first reads for prime is giving away two...

Amazon first reads for prime is giving away two e-books this month instead of just one. Granted, I already love that they give one free per month. ;)

I got The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Cat Herder
"Bacteriuria is the presence of bacteria in...

"Bacteriuria is the presence of bacteria in urine. It is divided into two main types, those with symptoms and those without. Diagnosis is by urinalysis or urine culture. Escherichia coli is the most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Cat Herder
I recall a thread about a potty training...

I recall a thread about a potty training technique for infants that required providers to hold infants over the hand sinks to urinate (as demanded by parents). It was called something like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Cat Herder
I am going back to Birth to age 4. :Sunny: I...

I am going back to Birth to age 4. :Sunny:

I decided to keep a couple previously enrolled kids (from birth) as a test run, up to age 6 at parents request, and it has drained my energy, damaged my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Cat Herder
Livestock prods are fairly cheap and super...

Livestock prods are fairly cheap and super effective. :ouch: https://gallagherelectricfencing.com/products/gallagher-36-shock-prod-shaft

I also concealed carry. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Cat Herder
I nap everyone in one room. Like Dave said, if I...

I nap everyone in one room. Like Dave said, if I allow DCK's in our private rooms, the room must meet the rules for the playroom. All 200 pages. Inspectors will open every drawer, door, and cupboard....
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-27-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Cat Herder
This would be the place to start:...

This would be the place to start: http://www.decal.ga.gov/CCS/CCRRSystem.aspx
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 980
Posted By Cat Herder
F1: A text saying they are staying home for the...

F1: A text saying they are staying home for the length of school vacation and to have a Merry Christmas. (Already pre-paid, won't attend next week through the 2nd likethis)

F2: Scented candle with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 980
Posted By Cat Herder
Wow, LMK2, that is quite the haul. :eek: Nice....

Wow, LMK2, that is quite the haul. :eek: Nice. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 980
Posted By Cat Herder
Dawww. lovethis Now that is too sweet.

Dawww. lovethis Now that is too sweet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 980
Posted By Cat Herder
The Annual Christmas Gift Thread 2018

Thoughtful cards? Heartwarming Thank You notes? Sweet Treats? Share it <3 What did you receive this year?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 612
Posted By Cat Herder
I wish I could say that was the most unusual part...

I wish I could say that was the most unusual part of the visit, but it was not. :ouch: It did not improve in comfort level from there. We turned out to be very different people during our years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 612
Posted By Cat Herder
I ran into a friend I had not seen in years and...

I ran into a friend I had not seen in years and invited her over for coffee and a visit. She arrived a couple hours late and brought her 5 year old son, too. I scrambled to find some brunch additions...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Cat Herder
I saw an arrest history for the sister. ...

I saw an arrest history for the sister.

Full Name: Kayla Jessica Henderson
Date:01/29/2015
Arrest Age:22
Current Age: 25
Gender: Female
#1 VGCSA SCH 1/2 NARCOTIC POSSESSION
#2 VGCSA SCH 1/2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Cat Herder
Preach it. I was finishing dishes and...

Preach it.

I was finishing dishes and heading back to our room when I heard it on the news. I had to log back in just to share with those who would understand.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Cat Herder
Parents Charged in Unsafe Sleep Death

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - A Coweta County mother and her boyfriend are in jail after police say her 3-month-old son suffocated to death while asleep on his stomach in his crib.

Newnan police found the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Cat Herder
I could not agree more. It is simply too much of...

I could not agree more. It is simply too much of a lifestyle change to ask of a small child.

It almost always ends badly unless you can put their child's *needs* above those of the entire group....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Cat Herder
I do not accept proclaimed AP parents into care. ...

I do not accept proclaimed AP parents into care.

The entire philosophy goes against daycare goals to begin with. IME with this group (AP-ish) who then choose daycare, the expected behavioral...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,173
Posted By Cat Herder
It was a two-part post. In response to...

It was a two-part post. In response to https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=85036
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Cat Herder
We are not permitted to have animals within reach...

We are not permitted to have animals within reach of daycare kids except during a specific activity aligned with our written curriculum for the day. Inspectors are pretty strict about that.

I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,938
Posted By Cat Herder
A Texas judge has sentenced a mom to 40 years in...

A Texas judge has sentenced a mom to 40 years in prison for the hot car deaths of her two toddler daughters.

Amanda Hawkins, 20, was sentenced Wednesday, about three months after she pleaded...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Cat Herder
I didn't. It just applied. ;)

I didn't. It just applied. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Cat Herder
I simply offer the current slot at full price....

I simply offer the current slot at full price. Assuming they won't pay has cost me a lot of money over the years. Most parents actually expect to pay to hold the guaranteed slot. When we refuse to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Cat Herder
Disregard. The photos I originally posted won't...

Disregard. The photos I originally posted won't work as puppets. I missed that part, initially.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Cat Herder
likethis Re-reading what I typed (with a 6 week...

likethis Re-reading what I typed (with a 6 week old in my arms) I don't think my point was made as well as I hoped.

It sounds like an accusation to me, now. :o My intended message was that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Cat Herder
"I know it's tough sometimes, kids really want to...

"I know it's tough sometimes, kids really want to spend time with their parents."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 888
Posted By Cat Herder
Both process art and heirloom art have a place in...

Both process art and heirloom art have a place in childcare.

One is about the child's creativity the other is about engagement.

Both are valuable.

If some parents don't appreciate the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-13-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Cat Herder
Licensed providers? IME, part of licensing was...

Licensed providers? IME, part of licensing was the requirement to have written policies.

I am unaware of any state that does not require it. I am sorry I misspoke if I am incorrect.

"N....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't exclude for shots, but I do monitor for...

I don't exclude for shots, but I do monitor for reactions and send home accordingly. This resource may help you:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 888
Posted By Cat Herder
"What are your kids making for parent gifts?" ...

"What are your kids making for parent gifts?"

Nothing.

They are painting, drawing and coloring art for our classroom walls. The school ager is drafting his letter to Santa, though. :lol:

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Cat Herder
And this is why it is so hard to defend. :hug: ...

And this is why it is so hard to defend. :hug:

No is so much easier to understand and defend. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Cat Herder
Doctors notes. :lol: They are the worst clients....

Doctors notes. :lol: They are the worst clients. I have way too many as personal family friends and live to bust their b:Sunny:lls about it. The slackiest of slacker daycare parents. They are so...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-13-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Cat Herder
Why did you choose this provider? Sometimes...

Why did you choose this provider? Sometimes voting with your feet is the logical solution. :ouch: 7 years is a long time to run by the seat of your pants. I'd be suspicious of what other corners are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Cat Herder
IME, It will be easier to do away with their...

IME, It will be easier to do away with their unpaid/discounted vacation week in the new year. It is one of those "constant drama" policies that continue to be a battle every year.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-12-2018, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
In your shoes, I'd start here:...

In your shoes, I'd start here: http://va.childcareaware.org/child-care-providers/

So much has changed and they offer free help. likethis They also can help you access grants.

Technical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
The last two cases of preschool age, daily,...

The last two cases of preschool age, daily, "anxiety" vomiting I had were actually caused by a daily jug of Strawberry Quik and chocolate milk (respectively) on an empty stomach during the car ride...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 01:42 PM
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Views: 322
Posted By Cat Herder
Direct from my newsletter: “Exclude until...

Direct from my newsletter:

“Exclude until 24 hours after fever subsides. Without fever-reducing medications.”

Clarification: If your child is sent home for fever you will be asked to keep your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 01:35 PM
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Views: 515
Posted By Cat Herder
Do they have a carbon monoxide detector in their...

Do they have a carbon monoxide detector in their home? Does she leave the car in the garage running to warm up in the morning?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
I love them in turkey root stew (carrots, celery,...

I love them in turkey root stew (carrots, celery, leeks, turnips, potatoes, onion). :Sunny: I was not planning on making any more this year, though. I am turkey'd out. :lol:

I liked the little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
:lol: I'll add "or avoided raising them by being...

:lol: I'll add "or avoided raising them by being "busy".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
I thought I had three large chilled Honeycrisp...

I thought I had three large chilled Honeycrisp apples in the crisper for this afternoons snack. I just pulled out the bag from the farmers market and they are not apples, they are turnips. :eek:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 400
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a requirement in most regs, handbooks, and...

It is a requirement in most regs, handbooks, and food programs that they bring it in case of spillage, spoilage, outage or evacuation. :Sunny: There should always be a backup plan for feeding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Cat Herder
Can you add up your vacation days, multiply them...

Can you add up your vacation days, multiply them by your daily rate, divide that by 52, then add that amount to your weekly rate and still be competitive for your area?

Ex. 25 days x $27 per day =...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 400
Posted By Cat Herder
The next phase should be calling DCM for pick up...

The next phase should be calling DCM for pick up (or feeding baby herself, onsite) or giving the go-ahead for formula. :hug: If she were part of the decision, she'd have less of an issue with it all.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-12-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Cat Herder
If her policies are not written down, agreed to...

If her policies are not written down, agreed to and signed by you she cannot enforce them, legally.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes, they have been out for a while. The only...

Yes, they have been out for a while. The only parents that sent them in were both sets of twins, though. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 01:51 PM
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Views: 456
Posted By Cat Herder
Learned helplessness. ;) ...

Learned helplessness. ;)

http://www.stalbansclub.ca/blog/2016/06/30/learned-helplessness-in-early-childhood-and-how-we-can-respond/
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Cat Herder
CDC Daycare Exclusion policy: Diarrheal...

CDC Daycare Exclusion policy:

Diarrheal illness: cause unknown

There are many causes of diarrhea in children under age five. Illness may be mild and not require medical attention.

Symptoms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Cat Herder
CDC Daycare Exclusion policy: Diarrheal...

CDC Daycare Exclusion policy:

Diarrheal illness: cause unknown

There are many causes of diarrhea in children under age five. Illness may be mild and not require medical attention.

Symptoms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Cat Herder
This story came out of Texas Thursday, but I did...

This story came out of Texas Thursday, but I did not see it until today: December 6, 2018 at 6:54 AM EST

MCKINNEY, TX (RNN) - Police are investigating reports that a former daycare worker caused...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Cat Herder
The call started with a school resource officer...

The call started with a school resource officer going to the home to confirm a child's residency.

They seemed pretty focused on all the infants being strapped into their car seats with no mention...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By Cat Herder
I have had dialysis, LEO, DFACS, ER, military,...

I have had dialysis, LEO, DFACS, ER, military, EMS, and CT/MRI personnel and all of them had their spouses or family member pick up if they were going to be late. That is the parent's responsibility...
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