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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 95
Posted By Cat Herder
Well, sort of. Whenever someone does something...

Well, sort of. Whenever someone does something stupid and makes the news we get some new knee jerk regulation. One center gets a boo-boo we all get bandaids. :ouch:

* The fencing became an issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 95
Posted By Cat Herder
My state also has the blurb about a "natural...

My state also has the blurb about a "natural fence" if "approved". I have never known of one approved without an actual fence, minimum of 4 feet (without mulch). For a while the words "no ready...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a money grab for centers. Specifically,...

It is a money grab for centers. Specifically, urban centers. Ones who pay taxes in urban areas. Whose taxes pay their salaries. Who vote them in.

They over-regulated to the the point of closure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 260,959
Posted By Cat Herder
Me either. :rolleyes: I actually read a parent...

Me either. :rolleyes: I actually read a parent post locally that said "they won't remember it anyway, why go broke paying for the fancy legal one". Speaking of her 6 month and 18 month old children. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Cat Herder
Nope. It is not unreasonable at all. That...

Nope. It is not unreasonable at all.

That is literally my policy. :ouch: No worries, it is a very common policy and required in most states. Parents should expect it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Cat Herder
No. It's a trap. :hug: Unstable income for your...

No. It's a trap. :hug: Unstable income for your family is not a fair trade off for "getting my monies worth" for her family.

Start at full time only, you won't regret it. The daycare kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 260,959
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug::hug: I think most of us face this. I...

:hug::hug: I think most of us face this.

I have a recurring nightmare that I go grocery shopping after closing one night and come home to find my yard full of police, neighbors and media. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Cat Herder
You need to start interviewing for a better job....

You need to start interviewing for a better job. Yesterday. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Cat Herder
The psychology class I audited pointed in the...

The psychology class I audited pointed in the direction of a biological competition between mothers and caretakers for the ownership of the childs care. Not so much the child, but the authority of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Cat Herder
Bye bye outside. :hug: Take them to the...

Bye bye outside. :hug:

Take them to the door, nudge them out, exchange quick niceties, close the door.

The parent has no time for the "mama loves baby show" and the kid has no audience for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Cat Herder
My state gives us free templates to customize: ...

My state gives us free templates to customize: http://www.decal.ga.gov/BftS/FormList.aspx
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 04-15-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Cat Herder
I do. For some reason I get emails about...

I do.

For some reason I get emails about them. https://www.loopnet.com/georgia_day-care-centers-for-lease/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 319
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, geckos live 25-30 years and can reproduce...

Also, geckos live 25-30 years and can reproduce twice per month for over a year from a single breeding. Their food is over $20 a pound. It must be supplemented with live crickets, calcium and vitamin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 319
Posted By Cat Herder
My state says I can't have ferrets, rats, bully...

My state says I can't have ferrets, rats, bully or shepherd breed dogs or snakes. :dislike: They also have a 500 feet rule from "livestock" but don't specify what that means.

I love rats. Yep, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Cat Herder
It sounds like you are already on the right...

It sounds like you are already on the right track. I'd suspect she is spoken to more than with at home and is just catching up. It sounds like you are making a real difference for her.

Not all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, I gave families two weeks (5 day or 10 day...

Oh, I gave families two weeks (5 day or 10 day blocks, no splitting) unpaid leave per year for the first twenty-ish years of my career. The early years, everyone took me up on it, they just had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Cat Herder
I take two separate, full weeks, six months apart...

I take two separate, full weeks, six months apart for less disruption to kids routines. I do not charge for those weeks as they are worked into my yearly tuition, in advance. (figured by 50 weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with you. It is ridiculous. I feel they...

I agree with you. It is ridiculous. I feel they (J&J) are being singled out for another reason. All 6 were women of childbearing age and there was a strong correlation with birth control. When you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: I eagerly await my check for...

:lol::lol::lol: I eagerly await my check for $00.18.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
Maybe. I hope I live 30 more years to see...

Maybe.

I hope I live 30 more years to see the release of classified docs from the past 5 years. :ouch:

I did end up having to have a second mammogram, ABUS, ultrasound and biopsy because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
I believe it is all states although, I don't...

I believe it is all states although, I don't understand why. :confused: All had issues with blood clots, why single out only one? Does not pass the sniff test. :p

"As of April 12, more than 6.8...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Cat Herder
Not if there is a leash law. Happily there is one...

Not if there is a leash law. Happily there is one here so I just make a quick call and the animal is picked up. The animal owner bears the responsibility for the care and upkeep of their animal, not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By Cat Herder
The reason I started it was because the public...

The reason I started it was because the public school used that language to try to suspend my kid for having grape flavored Chapstick in his pocket. The letter home accused me of sending him to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, here is the link for my states downloadable...

Also, here is the link for my states downloadable forms. They are great for editing and adapting to your program. It is all paid for by tax dollars, so using them is perfectly ok and recommended....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By Cat Herder
Anytime. :Sunny: I just added a header with...

Anytime. :Sunny:

I just added a header with my daycare name, license number, address and phone number to the top in a word document. Once I saved it in adobe pdf it made it much, much easier to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By Cat Herder
This. :hug: A nice round number and less...

This. :hug:

A nice round number and less stress for you. :Sunny:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-11-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
Be sure to scroll down to the very bottom of each...

Be sure to scroll down to the very bottom of each page tab for the webinars. The site is not as user friendly as it could be, but it is free. :ouch: :lol:

Especially this page...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-11-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
My state has a free site for all learning domains...

My state has a free site for all learning domains and lesson planning help to include templates, videos, resource's, training and ideas. It is free and easy to use. Not enough people take advantage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By Cat Herder
Sure. It is just a check box form with signatures...

Sure. It is just a check box form with signatures for over the counter medications. ;) For prescription medications, I use the one from our state site of downloadable mandatory forms. The state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By Cat Herder
I require the parent to provide those as they are...

I require the parent to provide those as they are expensive, dose specific and expire. ;)

I do keep Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl liquid/cream, hydrocortisone cream, sunscreen, mosquito spray,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6,235
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 719,243
Posted By Cat Herder
"I am so sorry. I was on the cross at church and...

"I am so sorry. I was on the cross at church and my replacement came late."

So, you were late picking up your kids from daycare because you were too busy virtue signaling for attention? :cool:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By Cat Herder
Just wait. It happens more with divorced...

Just wait.

It happens more with divorced parents than any other subgroup.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By Cat Herder
I completely support providers with larger...

I completely support providers with larger numbers and those who would not want the possibility of added liability placed on them for not doing this. :hug:

I only keep 6 kids, usually from 2-4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,022
Posted By Cat Herder
For most of these young Mom's it is the first...

For most of these young Mom's it is the first time they taste power. More than likely it will be the only perceived power they hold. Being "Mom" suddenly gives them a sense of accomplishment that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By Cat Herder
I always do. It is part of my risk prevention...

I always do. It is part of my risk prevention program to limit "Hot Car" deaths. Kids can die in cold cars, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Cat Herder
My DH grabbed one off amazon for around $45. It...

My DH grabbed one off amazon for around $45. It looks like this : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SH52FTW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3RPJ6P2OO0FOW&psc=1

It has been about 10 years and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By Cat Herder
Truth. :Sunny:

Truth. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't allow drop-offs after breakfast. Our...

I don't allow drop-offs after breakfast. Our planned day has begun at that point. (barring pre-arranged well checks with updated forms from doctors office)

With so many teachers here I would go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Cat Herder
Yep. :Sunny: Closed next week, too. happyface

Yep. :Sunny:

Closed next week, too. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,022
Posted By Cat Herder
Because.... you told her no. Drama Mama's...

Because.... you told her no.

Drama Mama's love oppositional circular arguments. Feeds their need for conflict so well.... yummy, yummy. ;)

:ouch::lol:

The more you discuss it, the more she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By Cat Herder
My state added in a new section, I believe to...

My state added in a new section, I believe to prepare just for this issue. I have to legally attest to my "fitness" to be a provider. ;)

Description: Verification of Qualifications
Legal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
:eek::eek: Ours was at the fair grounds....

:eek::eek:

Ours was at the fair grounds. They used the rodeo/livestock show building in the loading area, where they offload cattle. It was a large, long (spotless clean) building with many garage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
Because of the number of painful side effects and...

Because of the number of painful side effects and scheduling difficulty for the second shot so many locals were posting about on our local facebook pages. First person accounts, from people they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
I was shocked to hear the number of countries...

I was shocked to hear the number of countries that have not had access to even one dose, yet. :eek:

We have a mass site down the road almost empty and waiting/with plenty because no one wants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
>googles "Discord Server"< still doesn't get it ...

>googles "Discord Server"< still doesn't get it

Stay safe :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
Ok, now it is getting really loud and a bit...

Ok, now it is getting really loud and a bit creepy. Boom. Shakes the house. The wind is perfectly still, though. Very dark, with HUGE lightening bolts.

Of course, the kids are down for nap.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
When I check out weather.gov (NOAA) it does not...

When I check out weather.gov (NOAA) it does not sound quite so catastrophic. :lol::lol: I will take down the deck umbrellas, garden flags and put away the lightweight playground toys. Seems the rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Cat Herder
You really need to not pick her up once her...

You really need to not pick her up once her mother puts her down. :hug: Unless she needs changing or to be lifted into a high chair for meals she should be standing on her own legs or sitting on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
As a former native Floridian.... :hug::hug::hug: ...

As a former native Floridian.... :hug::hug::hug:

Plan now.

I am having to do the same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine don't. :confused: They drop trough to...

Mine don't. :confused:

They drop trough to knees, face toilet, hop on with both hands on tank, heels up to tush, then go. After they have peed, they turn around and sit to poop.

It is about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,412
Posted By Cat Herder
No, not everyone agrees. It is still illegal to...

No, not everyone agrees. It is still illegal to drive under the influence and yes children can be removed from irresponsible and reckless parents. Childcare providers are still required to report...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,412
Posted By Cat Herder
Actually, it is illegal for family childcare...

Actually, it is illegal for family childcare providers to smoke cigarettes or pot on daycare premises.

Marijuana is still illegal in most states.

You sound like an obnoxious 14 year old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Cat Herder
I have them straddle, front facing, horseback...

I have them straddle, front facing, horseback style. As they get taller, it get's easier for them.
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 03-22-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Cat Herder
You may want to email directly for a quicker...

You may want to email directly for a quicker response. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Cat Herder
Wonderful. happyface

Wonderful. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Cat Herder
If they are there when the state inspector...

If they are there when the state inspector arrives, they do. They will list which parent and which extra child on their notes.

Too many people were cheating and saying the child was "just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. They also pay the full rate when they...

Yes.

They also pay the full rate when they are not here.

Fair is fair.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Right??? :rolleyes:

:lol::lol::lol:

Right??? :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Cat Herder
Headbanging at this age (12-24 months) can be a...

Headbanging at this age (12-24 months) can be a normal developmental stage, but it is always best to make sure. likethis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-self-harm/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Cat Herder
It is illegal here to buckle a child into a seat...

It is illegal here to buckle a child into a seat as punishment or shame them in any way.

We have to use diversion or active ignore.

Has this child been evaluated for developmental...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Cat Herder
B would refer to siblings of current kids...

B would refer to siblings of current kids (drop-off/pick-up), visitors, neighbors or assistants children. Even if they are only in your home/play area for two minutes, they count into your ratio.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Cat Herder
Potty training is a parental responsibility....

Potty training is a parental responsibility. :hug: I don't potty train kids, at all.

I do take them to the potty when they ask to go and allow them to wear cloth underwear only when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Cat Herder
I usually do, too. We are expecting severe...

I usually do, too. We are expecting severe weather. The birds are quiet and no squirrels to be found. It is super foggy, raining and soggy wet. It is pretty creepy feeling here. I have a bag packed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks. I stopped looking at those forever ago....

Thanks. I stopped looking at those forever ago. ;) So sick of it all, I guess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Cat Herder
I'm of Irish descent and am not feeling it today....

I'm of Irish descent and am not feeling it today. :lol:

Technically, it is a remembrance of death so..... :ouch:

My husband did make the stew, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
Weird. I have my mammogram in two weeks and...

Weird. I have my mammogram in two weeks and nothing was asked. :confused: I'd be curious if you get an answer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
I want to keep my teaching contracts (funding my...

I want to keep my teaching contracts (funding my own retirement). There are a lot of finger pointing and social/political implications to this. ;)

Of the three, J&J worried me the least. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Cat Herder
It is frustrating. Don't let it steal your peace....

It is frustrating. Don't let it steal your peace. You can't make them like their kid. If they don't like their kid, she is better off anywhere else.

You will be happier if you accept that kids...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-16-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By Cat Herder
I do not see any court returning a registration...

I do not see any court returning a registration fee after attending 78 weeks even if only one day per.

The lawyers retainer would cost more than your claim.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-16-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By Cat Herder
Maybe try a joint suit to gain leverage? ...

Maybe try a joint suit to gain leverage?

Breach of contract is hard to prove without the actual contract, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, all you have to do is make your opening time...

Oh, all you have to do is make your opening time after the time your kids need dropped off. I opened at 8 am for years and stayed full. That is not generally an issue. likethis

8-6 is a pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Cat Herder
I have been in business for myself for well over...

I have been in business for myself for well over 25 years and the going rate in my area for infants, full-time, 50 hours per week, formula/meals included, is $145.00 week. We are only legally allowed...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-15-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By Cat Herder
In small claims court they will only be...

In small claims court they will only be interested in the signed legal contract.

Ask for a copy of your signed contract ASAP, it may help you in your case.

If they are the only ones with...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-15-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By Cat Herder
What, exactly, does the contract say? Did you...

What, exactly, does the contract say? Did you sign it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Cat Herder
I think they are counting on people seeing the...

I think they are counting on people seeing the North Carolina name and automatically associating them with it without verifying.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Cat Herder
When I read it it said they were a member of the...

When I read it it said they were a member of the NC Childcare association, but as we both know anyone can sign up for that. It is basically the associations fund raiser.

I am a member of many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Cat Herder
Not me, but I don't answer unknown numbers. Did...

Not me, but I don't answer unknown numbers. Did they leave a voice message?

My first thought was "Take your 3-5 day free vacation as a drug mule for us since we now know where you live, work and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Cat Herder
"3 to 5-Day Vacations to begin in 2021! As a...

"3 to 5-Day Vacations to begin in 2021!

As a 'Thank You' for joining, Parents will receive

up to 1 year to choose 3 to 5 day vacations

to over 45 exotic locations!!

(*beginning March 10,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
I am glad to hear it. :Sunny:

I am glad to hear it. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
The only advice I have is to listen to your gut....

The only advice I have is to listen to your gut. Ask yourself honestly if you are giving the other 3 children in your care the proper attention and learning environment they need to thrive while you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
I called and confirmed before I scheduled the...

I called and confirmed before I scheduled the appointment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
It has been a few hours and all I feel is a bit...

It has been a few hours and all I feel is a bit sore. Like a bee sting at first, then like riding in the back of the car with my kid brother and seeing VW beetle with one headlight out. Double shot....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-11-2021, 09:08 AM
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Views: 202
Posted By Cat Herder
I would simply have you sign the contract and...

I would simply have you sign the contract and begin paying tuition now to secure your slot. Tuition is not based on attendance, so it is the most reasonable solution.

I would not hold a slot for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Cat Herder
That is more than two weeks notice. I think it is...

That is more than two weeks notice. I think it is fine. likethis

I give my calendar a year in advance, too, but if a once in a lifetime opportunity presents itself, I still take it.

You may...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
I saw the same in a couple others I know at my...

I saw the same in a couple others I know at my other job, mostly lasting about 24 hours. Happily for me :rolleyes:, a kid already passed me a stomach bug so I won't be able to tell the dang...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Cat Herder
I have no personal or professional interest in...

I have no personal or professional interest in helping a 2.5 year old adjust to my program. By that age I expect them to be an asset to the group. My interest would lie in protecting the learning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cat Herder
DH and I are getting the Johnson & Johnson's...

DH and I are getting the Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine today. I will update how I feel this evening. :lol:

I planned on skipping it this year, I have been outvoted by my doc, DH,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By Cat Herder
It would depend. :Sunny: Is this early hour...

It would depend. :Sunny:

Is this early hour before or after your normal opening time?

Here: If it is before opening, it is an extra $1 per minute fee. If it is after opening, the message was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By Cat Herder
IME, most biters change behaviors in new...

IME, most biters change behaviors in new settings. Terming a biter can be in the best interest of the child.

Sometimes it isn't about the room, toys, activities or routine at all. Sometimes it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
That is actually really easy. likethis I don't...

That is actually really easy. likethis I don't allow frilly dresses since we play in mud and water every day. This child would have been changed into dark colored cotton play clothes and crocs upon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
Exactly, it is only in the 2-3 year assessment. I...

Exactly, it is only in the 2-3 year assessment. I think I am going to do this, too, from now on. Thank you!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
I know. :Sunny: I grew up in the 70's -...

I know. :Sunny:

I grew up in the 70's - 80's. :Sunny: I think it was the pendulum swing after the 60's. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
Yeah. :o I know, it was not the best idea. It was...

Yeah. :o I know, it was not the best idea. It was just the only one I had that seemed less offensive than the previous one. It's been a couple years since I had two year olds and I forgot the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
You are thinking the same way I am. The kids are...

You are thinking the same way I am. The kids are the easy part. It is the parents questioning/debating I am not prepared for anymore. It used to be easy, "Girls, jump up and down. Boys spin, spin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
My states'.

My states'.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
Me, too. lovethis It is my favorite color to wear...

Me, too. lovethis It is my favorite color to wear along with spring green. It is not too red, too orange or too pink, it is just the right shade of happy. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
He would have been marked "met", too. :Sunny: I...

He would have been marked "met", too. :Sunny: I really don't have a better plan. I am just winging it here.

The expectations of us rarely come with specific guidelines. I think it is so the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
It came when they changed our titles from...

It came when they changed our titles from "providers" to "educators" and "Family Child Care Home" to "Family Child Care Learning Homes".

Injuries, employee turnover, job abandonment and child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
I just checked them all "met". :Sunny: I...

I just checked them all "met". :Sunny:

I went with the simplest thing I could come up with, anatomy.

Specifically, Pull-Ups. I put two stacks in the bathroom, pink and blue. They went in one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
Gender Identity

I am doing required milestone observations & assessments and we still have the sections on gender identity to document. It is under Social and Emotional Development, ages 2-3.

Show awareness of...
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