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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Blackcat31
I sent you a password reminder email :) Let us...

I sent you a password reminder email :)
Let us know if you get back in
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Blackcat31
I just PM'ed you my rates outlining the...

I just PM'ed you my rates outlining the structure.
It was easier than searching for a thread at the moment.. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 486
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile I understand what you are saying but she didn't...

I understand what you are saying but she didn't say anything close to you being a bad provider or that you leave your DCK's or children alone or in time out all day.

She said:



I would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 486
Posted By Blackcat31
This right here ^^ is what bothers me most about...

This right here ^^ is what bothers me most about this job and this discussion board.

You (the OP) asked for advice.
A poster gave advice...advice I agree with and the only thing that is taken...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally I would never allow my pets to be...

Personally I would never allow my pets to be around daycare kids. Not only for the safety of the daycare kids but for my pet's safety.

IF however, you do choose to allow your daycare kids and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Blackcat31
School employees aren't special. I treat them...

School employees aren't special. I treat them like every other parent client.

My families contract with me the exact time they are picking up. The later they are scheduled to stay the more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge based on contracted hours so there is no...

I charge based on contracted hours so there is no such thing in my program as all day hours. I do not have standard open to close hours and open when the first child is scheduled to arrive and close...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Blackcat31
I allow seconds IF they've eaten all of their...

I allow seconds IF they've eaten all of their firsts. ALL.

If they have seconds they must have seconds on veggies first and then can move onto seconds of the main dish.

My kids are all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Thatís how Iíd handle it!

likethis

Thatís how Iíd handle it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't even address it. How awesome to...

I wouldn't even address it.
How awesome to not have to even discuss this issue.

IF you have a child within your age group that is potty training, I'd address it then but otherwise, I'd leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Blackcat31
Being license exempt however doesn't excuse your...

Being license exempt however doesn't excuse your director from having to follow state laws or be subject to liability should a child be lost or accidentally let out of the facility when the door is...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-09-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Blackcat31
First off, do NOT send him in with a hidden...

First off, do NOT send him in with a hidden camera.
You could be arrested for violation of privacy.
Here (https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/28/us/virginia-mother-bullying-arrest/index.html) is a story...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By Blackcat31
I am so blunt and "unforgiving" that I would...

I am so blunt and "unforgiving" that I would literally walk to the front door, unlock it, open it and say "You were notified of the change in entrances. This is the last time I am going to address...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By Blackcat31
Is this just a rule your center has? Does your...

Is this just a rule your center has?
Does your center participate with the food program?

I read through the regulations posted for Alabama and it doesn't say that you have to have prepared...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By Blackcat31
She doesn't have to leave work every time but she...

She doesn't have to leave work every time but she definitely needs to find someone who can when she can't.

As for the Dr treating the child for the last 12 months...yes, why didn't DCM mention...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Blackcat31
If any body signed up for this on their own and...

If any body signed up for this on their own and are basically living unassisted then I think they are free to do as they choose. If someone lives in an assisted living home or with family still and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By Blackcat31
I too would request a visit to the doctor. ...

I too would request a visit to the doctor. Doesn't seem normal to me once they move to solids but I don't know for sure as I haven't had a lot of experience with kids spitting up.

Is it alot or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Blackcat31
I have one. It's been the only way I generate...

I have one. It's been the only way I generate interest outside of word of mouth. (I can PM you the address if you want to see mine)

I purchased my domain name but I originally started out with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Blackcat31
I would look at your state's labor department...

I would look at your state's labor department website and find out what the rules/laws are in regards to receiving your last paycheck.

In some states, depending on the nature of why employment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Blackcat31
This was my first thought too but I am unsure...

This was my first thought too but I am unsure what state OP is in.... (funny how this is the info we glean from posts sometimes.. lol!)

Anyways @OP~ I would request that your director come and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,506
Posted By Blackcat31
Just in case you didn’t notice but the post you...

Just in case you didn’t notice but the post you quoted is from almost 7 yrs ago :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít allow prepared bottles because I donít...

I donít allow prepared bottles because I donít know what is/isnít in the bottle and I am responsible on my watch. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Blackcat31
If the administrator allows them to have the...

If the administrator allows them to have the phones, there isn't much you can do but as far as the 11 yr old texting, why does he need to text her?

If he is young enough to require child care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By Blackcat31
Parents supply; Extra clothing, diapers, sun...

Parents supply;

Extra clothing, diapers, sun screen, wet wipes, diaper cream, tissues and a nap blanket.

I require infants to have 2 bottles (new in the package) and a pacifier (if used) to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Blackcat31
My late fee is seriously big enough that I don't...

My late fee is seriously big enough that I don't ask or remind anyone. :D

These are adults we are talking about.

They know they owe you and they know when they owe you.

I used to think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't take school agers at all but I don't...

I don't take school agers at all but I don't allow cell phones in my building and that goes for parents too.

They leave their phones in their vehicles as far as I know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By Blackcat31
Can you do a limited opening? Like no school...

Can you do a limited opening? Like no school pick ups and no kids that need to be held....

That way those that don't fall into those categories still have care options? If you aren't able to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my! How scary! I am glad to hear you...

Oh my!
How scary!
I am glad to hear you are doing well now!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Blackcat31
She seriously called your licensor because you...

She seriously called your licensor because you won't let her rummage through your bathroom? SMH.

I'm glad you are done with her. Wow! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Blackcat31
I put a Post-it note on their cubby with a date...

I put a Post-it note on their cubby with a date on it when they have approximately 5 days of supplies remaining.

If they don't bring supplies by the 4th day pick up, I send them a reminder that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Blackcat31
Agreed! ....and because your state requires...

Agreed! ....and because your state requires immunizations to enter child care and/or school there is no need for you to have a written policy stating the opposite. That's just silly

I'd also be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't understand why your health department...

I don't understand why your health department nurse is the one that says you can/can't deny care. Wouldn't that be up to licensing? Also not having a written policy doesn't mean you didn't have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5,322
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,073
Posted By Blackcat31
Happens every day. No shows, no notice. ...

Happens every day.

No shows, no notice.
Minimum wage jobs seem to have this affliction no matter where you go.

It's not really the right thing to do but doing the right thing simply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,328
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree! It's about 50/50 here as many...

I agree!

It's about 50/50 here as many families opt to stay with in home child care that offers a curriculum and others choose the all day free pre-K option.

I don't mind as there are plenty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Blackcat31
You can't deny care based on her religious...

You can't deny care based on her religious beliefs but you can deny care due to not being vaccinate.

That is two different things.

Denying care because someone is Catholic, for example, is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Blackcat31
In all the years I've been in business only a...

In all the years I've been in business only a couple parents ask to use the bathroom.

I don't think it's abnormal but if I thought for one second a parent was doing more than simply using the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome back!! So glad to hear you are logged in...

Welcome back!! So glad to hear you are logged in and hanging around still!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By Blackcat31
It probably wasn't the best phrase to use but...

It probably wasn't the best phrase to use but honestly I don't think it was so horrible that it's tattle worthy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Blackcat31
My take is that unless all other units in your...

My take is that unless all other units in your HOA have 2-3 cars coming daily (for both drop off and pick up) even if only for 5 minutes, the HOA can probably stop you.

The portion I quoted above...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Blackcat31
I am in the US but that rule above only says that...

I am in the US but that rule above only says that parents have a right to access their child.
It doesn't say they can hang around for any amount of time.

Accessing their child. NOT other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
You know why this is ridiculous? Because while...

You know why this is ridiculous? Because while you are concentrating on a business model and a supposed way to have more money you are forgetting about the social aspect of this concept.

Line...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
I had a parent that once offered to pay me so her...

I had a parent that once offered to pay me so her kid could skip past his consequence. (Playing outside without me physically present/Staying inside until I took him outside)
They were termed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
No response from Tom yet but I assume heís busy...

No response from Tom yet but I assume heís busy and will reply

As for needing more money... sure Iím sure most providers can use more money but my area canít afford to pay any more than the going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
How does any of what you suggested benefit the...

How does any of what you suggested benefit the provider?
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-26-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Blackcat31
I have no idea as I don't transport. Too...

I have no idea as I don't transport.
Too costly like you said and I didn't want to have to take the CARS training class. :ouch:

Do you have an area Facebook group for providers?
I'd ask there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Blackcat31
I do a full preschool curriculum too and...

I do a full preschool curriculum too and previously didn't really care if they went to brick and mortar preschool and came to daycare only half the day or week etc as long as they followed my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here. The only thing I am willing to...

Same here.

The only thing I am willing to hold are babies themselves.
The rest isn't MY problem.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By Blackcat31
I took that as meaning they have no jurisdiction...

I took that as meaning they have no jurisdiction over whether or not your HOA does or doesn't allow you to operate a child care from your home.

The state/county would only have input on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
I am curious so I PM'ed Tom Copeland and asked...

I am curious so I PM'ed Tom Copeland and asked for his legal advice/interpretation as to the legality of this "idea".

Hopefully he will put his two cents in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
It's illegal for daycare providers to even...

It's illegal for daycare providers to even discuss rates with each other so I'd be surprised if the above is legal.

Call it a donation or a bribe it is what it is and it's unethical.




...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
It isn't about convenience. It's about keeping...

It isn't about convenience. It's about keeping my own family fed and keeping my finances in check too... Like previously posted....it's about job security. Not all areas in the country are the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
Isn't that kind of how all those parents got in...

Isn't that kind of how all those parents got in trouble with getting their kids into college?

So basically parents can buy their way to the front of the line? That's really sad. :(


...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
Your theory however does not work in all economic...

Your theory however does not work in all economic areas...:

As I have already said I charge a lot more than other area daycares do. (Almost double) Many of them have openings they canít fill.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,830
Posted By Blackcat31
Any time you come across a post that needs...

Any time you come across a post that needs moderating just click the red/white triangle in the upper right hand corner of the post. It will send a notification to moderators to view/edit or delete. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,830
Posted By Blackcat31
I am fairly certain that name calling isn't...

I am fairly certain that name calling isn't helpful or productive at all.

You can be angry at child care providers all you want but when you resort to acting like a 2nd grader and begin calling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
Can you elaborate on that thought process? ...

Can you elaborate on that thought process?

I don't understand how you are coming up with these conclusions.... although it could be a simple misunderstanding in regards to parent perspective and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Blackcat31
Why can't she hold it with a Pull up on? ...

Why can't she hold it with a Pull up on?
Saves your carpet and/or flooring.
If mom disagrees....she can pay your cleaning bill.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
The only thing unions help are themselves ...

The only thing unions help are themselves

The only benefit for the individual is a higher wage.

But at who's cost?

Unions are/were the downfall of the economy in my area
They are/were the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
NYB. Some of the smartest, nicest,...

NYB.




Some of the smartest, nicest, most wonderful caring people I know never even graduated high school.

...and I am pretty sure that at the end of it all, the only thing listed on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
This isn't actually true either. I raise my...

This isn't actually true either. I raise my rates pretty regularly and it doesn't seem to make a difference as to the length of my waitlist.

The biggest issue in my area and the reason there is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
Was there a thread somewhere in which everyone...

Was there a thread somewhere in which everyone shared their education levels? If so I haven't seen it but I don't think it matters anyways as many of the posters here ARE more qualified than you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
Unions sell that idea to people buts itís not how...

Unions sell that idea to people buts itís not how it actually works here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand how supply and demand works. ...

I understand how supply and demand works.

Raising my rates simply because the demand is there isn't the answer. People can't afford to pay more than a certain amount. No matter what the supply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
No, it just means only those that have more money...

No, it just means only those that have more money can find child care.

I charge a higher rate than most in my area and I also have the longest wait list so where is the correlation?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Blackcat31
I just need to comment that the idea of not...

I just need to comment that the idea of not sleeping in a swing has NOTHING to do with licensing and EVERYTHING to do with safety.

Too many providers think it isn't okay just because licensing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,945
Posted By Blackcat31
That makes zero sense. Daycare is a huge...

That makes zero sense.

Daycare is a huge cost already for working parents so raising rates isn't going to be a benefit for anyone.

Those with bigger wallets have more options but regardless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 337
Posted By Blackcat31
Exterior doors are different as the only...

Exterior doors are different as the only requirement for them is that you don't need a key to open from the inside.

My exterior locks just have those little turn thingy's in the middle of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 337
Posted By Blackcat31
MN regulations state: 12. Locks and...

MN regulations state:

12. Locks and latches. Door locks and latches must meet the following guidelines:
A. a closet door latch must be made so that children can open the door from inside the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By Blackcat31
Exclusion for diarrhea is more about sanitary...

Exclusion for diarrhea is more about sanitary issues than it is about contagiousness.

So many things can be spread via feces that ANY diarrhea is grounds for exclusion in my policies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you!!! Very MUCH appreciated!!! likethis

Thank you!!! Very MUCH appreciated!!! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By Blackcat31
Maybe we should ask Tom Copeland... I wonder if...

Maybe we should ask Tom Copeland... I wonder if he knows since he is in MN too?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you!!! I have NO idea... I've never...

Thank you!!!

I have NO idea... I've never even heard of this being an issue until recently. I hope your licensor knows! Thank you again! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge PER space and since those kids that go...

I charge PER space and since those kids that go to Pre-K leave an odd or 1/2 day vacancy that can't be filled around their schedules and because they will still need full days on no preschool days, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you in a center or home based? Do you get...

Are you in a center or home based?
Do you get to make the rules/enforce them?

I guess for me the biggest thing in regards to having newborns in care are parents that allow what we cannot in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: :lol: Don't assume such a thing. ...

:lol: :lol: Don't assume such a thing.


@OP ~ Illegal is illegal. IF something should happen, you're just as guilty as the provider. You can't push blame onto someone else just because you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By Blackcat31
Really? I had no idea... I've never paid...

Really? I had no idea... I've never paid attention to HOA rules because I'd NEVER live in one but;

Can you ask your licensor for those statutes?

A friend of mine just closed up shop because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,664
Posted By Blackcat31
It's really not. ;) There is just alot more...

It's really not. ;)

There is just alot more guilt associated with parenting.

What the adult does with that guilt makes the difference for the child(ren) they are caring for, teaching and/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,322
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 562,073
Posted By Blackcat31
What weird district you live in..... I've...

What weird district you live in.....

I've never heard of anything like that before. :confused:

If you stayed in the district your son should already be "registered" and the only thing you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By Blackcat31
Did the HOA specifically state that the rules say...

Did the HOA specifically state that the rules say you can't operate a business from your home when they notified you of it being against the rules?

Asking because usually in my experience when...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-09-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By Blackcat31
This is an old thread but I have to ask... are...

This is an old thread but I have to ask... are you referring to forgetting to pick up your own child or you forgot a daycare child somewhere?

If you've made this mistake a few times/more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By Blackcat31
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By Blackcat31
Regular potty breaks through out the day is...

Regular potty breaks through out the day is common in most child care programs that I am familiar with.

I don't take anyone to the bathroom but we certainly have times during the day where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
Oh absolutely!!! likethis Nothing beats a good...

Oh absolutely!!! likethis
Nothing beats a good dose of reality to remind us how fragile life really is....

It just breaks my heart every time.. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 01:35 PM
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Views: 3,042
Posted By Blackcat31
I just dread clicking on this thread every time...

I just dread clicking on this thread every time it comes up. :(


Also wondering what the full story is with the 13 year old.
Was she special needs? Why didn't she get out of the car?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Blackcat31
Is this program licensed by the state? Do they...

Is this program licensed by the state?
Do they serve only school aged children?
Do the kids ever complain to their parents or to you that you know of?

You are right to be concerned... as much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 05:53 AM
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Views: 644
Posted By Blackcat31
I would talk to them and just tell them you...

I would talk to them and just tell them you appreciate the advance notice but without an actual end date it is just discussion at this point.

Let them know that no matter how much or little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Blackcat31
This is a hard one. I understand doing what's...

This is a hard one.
I understand doing what's best for you and your business and am usually in the camp of always looking out for #1 (you/your family) but I also think there is a professional side...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By Blackcat31
Crossing my fingers that so far my state has no...

Crossing my fingers that so far my state has no requirements in that department other than separate bedding for each child.

9502.0435 SANITATION AND HEALTH. . 11. Bedding. Clean, separate bedding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By Blackcat31
A friend of mine made something like this...

A friend of mine made something like this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By Blackcat31
I have one mini crib for those rare times I do...

I have one mini crib for those rare times I do have an infant (under 12 months). The rest use nap mats.

I don't have the room for cots nor the desire to mess with them in regards to storage and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 06:23 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
SMH. I have a few that do that here too......

SMH. I have a few that do that here too... :confused:

Most times the kid is old enough to know better and if not, the parent certainly is.

It's been HOT here too with super high humidity...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Blackcat31
I would contact licensing. Just so there is...

I would contact licensing. Just so there is documentation. Let them know what the situation is, maybe even share the doctor's discharge info and what if any other info you have required from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Blackcat31
Is she skilled enough to take her own pants...

Is she skilled enough to take her own pants down/up so that she could go on her own?

She can be offered the opportunity during regular toilet breaks during the day when others are using the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By Blackcat31
I also ditched all my Little Tikes stuff but I...

I also ditched all my Little Tikes stuff but I don't regret it at all. My DD had the dollhouse StorybookEnding posted above and the stable as well as grandma's house and a ton of accessories. I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Blackcat31
^^^^. What she said... :D

^^^^. What she said... :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,042
Posted By Blackcat31
*SIGH* Well that makes perfect sense.......

*SIGH*

Well that makes perfect sense.... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh go that route then...... tell them you aren't...

Oh go that route then...... tell them you aren't taking schoolers and if they ask why her, just say you can't discuss why but she will be staying on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,042
Posted By Blackcat31
They are dismissing the charges ...

They are dismissing the charges

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/prosecutors-decline-to-pursue-indictment-against-father-in-hot-car-death-of-twins/ar-AAFbL9o?ocid=spartanntp
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Blackcat31
Other than the one DCG that can't stay home by...

Other than the one DCG that can't stay home by herself will you have other school aged kids?
Does that DCG have siblings in care?

I would just tell the family you wont be able to take him next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,989
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is the link to PA licensing ...

Here is the link to PA licensing

https://www.daycare.com/pennsylvania/
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