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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By Blackcat31
I doubt I'd make it another two weeks.... that's...

I doubt I'd make it another two weeks.... that's going to be somewhere near 40 MORE phone calls (4 per day x 10 days). :eek:

I would give two weeks WITH the stipulation that she NOT call you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Blackcat31
I guess I am not understanding what the issue is....

I guess I am not understanding what the issue is.
Why purchase an expensive software program meant for educators and childcare programs to make profiles for children, track their development, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5,461
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,248
Posted By Blackcat31
How much sleep and exercise does he get? In...

How much sleep and exercise does he get?

In my experience those kids that aren't provided the opportunity to exercise and/or sleep well are the ones that talk non-stop and cannot stop moving. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Blackcat31
Why can't you use whatever attendance software...

Why can't you use whatever attendance software you want?

I use an electronic check in software but it has nothing to do with my food program. I need only record the meals I am serving and to who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By Blackcat31
What she said ^^ The situation with the DCG...

What she said ^^

The situation with the DCG will not be the last of this type of situation. It's only going to get worse.

Cut ties and run now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By Blackcat31
I found this... it might be helpful. I don't...

I found this... it might be helpful. I don't know..

https://hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs/provider-portals/protective-services-providers/child-care-licensing/licensing-exemptions
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By Blackcat31
I would assume they are closed today due to...

I would assume they are closed today due to Veteran's Day
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-11-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Blackcat31
Her doctor knows only what you told him/her. ...

Her doctor knows only what you told him/her.
What makes the doctor so sure it was the yogurt?
Was there any testing done?

Could she possibly just have a stomach bug?
Was anyone else at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Blackcat31
Im sorry you had to deal with that type of...

Im sorry you had to deal with that type of parent.

If he has to quit his job, that's on him.

It's too bad he doesn't realize how his actions impact his situation.

I'm glad he's gone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By Blackcat31
Where did the OP say there are no other children...

Where did the OP say there are no other children his age?
Where in her post does it say she provides no activities or toys that are developmentally appropriate?
What part of her post said he has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,461
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,248
Posted By Blackcat31
Monday is Veterans Day. Looking forward to...

Monday is Veterans Day.

Looking forward to a mellow day as I have several parents off.
Including the mother of my absolute most difficult child.
Older sibling (Kindergarten) will be home as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Blackcat31
Glad you are feeling better about it. happyface ...

Glad you are feeling better about it. happyface

I'm at the point in my career (and life) where I would simply have said no.
They burned their bridge so there would be no bridge to cross to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By Blackcat31
What makes you think he already has alot on his...

What makes you think he already has alot on his plate?

The OP said this child says he doesn't like it at that daycare.
There was no other information given about what is/isn't on his plate.
...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 11-06-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 225,034
Posted By Blackcat31
The person you are replying to made that post in...

The person you are replying to made that post in 2008
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By Blackcat31
That is the BIGGEST issue I see...as in who's...

That is the BIGGEST issue I see...as in who's issue this is.

If parents are on board and working together with me to solve an issue, these things are easy.
If parents aren't on board, sometimes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is a chart letting you know if you do/don't...

Here is a chart letting you know if you do/don't need a special diet statement form:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By Blackcat31
If you are on the food program AND the child has...

If you are on the food program AND the child has a special diet statement due to allergies then you would need to supply the nutritional equivalent to cows milk.

If it's a parent choice... parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By Blackcat31
I would start by listing the biggest issues you...

I would start by listing the biggest issues you are having at daycare first. Once you've established what those issues are, I would type out your expectations on how they are managed/dealt with. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By Blackcat31
You mentioned the parents making a joke about the...

You mentioned the parents making a joke about the issue when you relay the day to them at pick up. Can you elaborate more on that? What do they say to blow you off or not take you seriously? What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5,461
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,248
Posted By Blackcat31
Mine are "weird".... they rarely if ever, use the...

Mine are "weird".... they rarely if ever, use the paid for it = gotta use it excuse.

It's usually a million other things though....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5,461
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,248
Posted By Blackcat31
This annoys me so so so much. Parents look...

This annoys me so so so much.

Parents look at me like I have two heads when I say something but I don't maybe it's a provider thing but it just annoys me. It's always the hardest/youngest child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5,461
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,248
Posted By Blackcat31
DCM says on her way out the door this morning "Oh...

DCM says on her way out the door this morning "Oh hey I forgot to tell you our offices are closed on Monday (Veteran's Day) so the kids won't be here"

I say "Ok, thank you"

She says "If that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge a weekly rate. I start with a base...

I charge a weekly rate.
I start with a base rate and adjust according to each family's needs.
No discounts or credits for absences or closed days.
One rate upon enrollment paid 52 weeks a year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Blackcat31
If you feel as a provider you want to take on the...

If you feel as a provider you want to take on the responsibility of this task thatís fine... thereís a right and wrong fit for everyone.
But those providers that donít/wonít arenít wrong.
I wish...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Blackcat31
Why? Supporting and assisting is my role as a...

Why? Supporting and assisting is my role as a provider.
This happens AFTER a parent does 75% of the work.
Most parents feel itís a providerís responsibility.
Most parents are incorrect in that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't mind it. I don't like going to work...

I don't mind it.

I don't like going to work AND getting off work in the dark in the winter months but over all I don't really mind it at all as it has just always been
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5,461
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,248
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, why is it that you feel the loss of that...

Yes, why is it that you feel the loss of that hour when we spring forward but we never feel like we actually gained an hour when we fall back?

So not fair... :rolleyes:

I was awake at regular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you!!

Thank you!!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Blackcat31
Nope. I am not passive aggressive much....Just a...

Nope. I am not passive aggressive much....Just a little and only when responding to self-absorbed, narcissistic posters who have trouble seeing the forest for the trees.

My spidey senses tell me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you for the birthday wishes! Your...

Thank you for the birthday wishes!
Your activities sound like a lot of fun!



Thank you for the birthday wishes!

3am? Yikes you are a dedicated mom! likethis likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By Blackcat31
Im in rural MN. I drive less than 8 miles to my...

Im in rural MN. I drive less than 8 miles to my daycare.
Both morning and evening commute is heavy traffic and more than slightly annoying as I am not one that enjoys being in the middle of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Blackcat31
???....no idea what you're talking about.... :p

???....no idea what you're talking about.... :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Blackcat31
They do. But I also have a bit of extra cash to...

They do. But I also have a bit of extra cash to spend over the weekend too so.... :ouch: :lol:

It really wasn't DCMs fault. She works later and is responsible for all drop offs. DCD is pick up...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Blackcat31
I was going to post some helpful info but...

I was going to post some helpful info but considering your horrible attitude...towards the people you are looking for assistance from :rolleyes: is more irony than I can handle. :cool:

No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Blackcat31
I am off tomorrow so YAY! happyface I plan...

I am off tomorrow so YAY! happyface

I plan to fill them full of party fun and candy goodness and send them all home happy and ready to go Trick or Treating with their families.

Several of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd like to say I am shocked but I posted almost...

I'd like to say I am shocked but I posted almost this very same thread a few years back only mine was wooden knife but a knife none the less.

Mom just couldn't get it away from child. :rolleyes:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By Blackcat31
Child Care Licensing Agency Department of...

Child Care Licensing Agency
Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
P.O. Box 149030
M.C. E-550
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Phone: Day Care Hotline: (800) 862-5252
or (512) 438-3269
Fax:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5,461
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,248
Posted By Blackcat31
Some where along the way parents began equating...

Some where along the way parents began equating crying to bad parenting.
If their kid cries, it means the kid doesn't like them and they are a bad parent. :rolleyes:

I always tell my daycare...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By Blackcat31
Cat Herder is correct and gave excellent advice. ...

Cat Herder is correct and gave excellent advice.
I do however, want to mention that since this happened once to your child, he is more susceptible for a repeat occurrence.

My own child had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Blackcat31
Yep. Any child that is comfortable hitting...

Yep.

Any child that is comfortable hitting an adult says alot.

Also indicates that it's more than I am willing to deal with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By Blackcat31
This easily addressed by having parent send...

This easily addressed by having parent send picture (screen shot) proof of activity.

Even if payment doesnít go through their activity log still records when they ďsentĒ it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Blackcat31
ALL of them.

ALL of them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Blackcat31
It's great that YOU have YOUR business set up to...

It's great that YOU have YOUR business set up to work for YOU. happyface

Personally, I don't "have their backs" in regards to my clients. They aren't my friends and aren't part of my posse.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By Blackcat31
I am also in MN. I would think she would return...

I am also in MN. I would think she would return the deposit without issue. I know I would.

If she won't return it, ask why not.
Unless it's written into the contract you signed that she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
They already understand. They just don't care. ...

They already understand. They just don't care.
There is no reason to if there is no consequence for it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By Blackcat31
The minute the topic of giving up naps comes up,...

The minute the topic of giving up naps comes up, I let parents know they have 2 options;

Option #1: Pick up child before my scheduled rest time so their child can skip the nap on their time.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Blackcat31
DCD: ABC child care will be closed the afternoon...

DCD: ABC child care will be closed the afternoon of xxxx, 2019.

School aged children may not get off the bus at the child care during hours or on days in which the child care is closed. Parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Blackcat31
She knows all of those things (bolded above) but...

She knows all of those things (bolded above) but they are YOUR problem not hers... kwim?

You can resort to using the $300 deposit policy if necessary. It really really really works.

It goes...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-22-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Blackcat31
Please do not advertise on our forum without...

Please do not advertise on our forum without permission from the site owner. You may contact him here:
https://www.daycare.com/forum/member.php?u=1

Thank you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Blackcat31
One. Why should he be allowed to pee at your...

One. Why should he be allowed to pee at your house without it being contained?

ONE accident and back in Pull-ups until two full weeks dry.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Blackcat31
Clearly we agree ;)

Clearly we agree ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Blackcat31
This is where we differ then For me it’s not...

This is where we differ then
For me it’s not about me and making my life easier.
It’s about the kids and teaching them independence.
A gift that gives all through adulthood.
It’s why I prefer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Blackcat31
Dear parents, is it really a big deal to just be...

Dear parents, is it really a big deal to just be honest with the person that spends more awake time with your child than you? GROUP care isn't the same thing as parenting ONE child.

Reminding a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Blackcat31
Me too happyface.... ....what usually...

Me too happyface....

....what usually happens here most times is the parent that needs later pick up only one or two nights per week doesn't want to pay that higher weekly fee so they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally, I'd just terminate care and say...

Personally, I'd just terminate care and say something like "my program is not a good fit for them at this point"

2 hours to pick up?? :eek: That would have been an immediate term right then and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Blackcat31
Many of the boys I've had in care sit the same...

Many of the boys I've had in care sit the same way.
WHEN they switch to forward sitting and/or standing is individual for each one of them.

Some ready before others so I guess that's not much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Blackcat31
Any time you waive, disregard or bend your...

Any time you waive, disregard or bend your policies you are telling parents your policies are negotiable.

If you don't want to continue having to defend your policies you need to stand behind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By Blackcat31
Once a parent has issues with ANY form of payment...

Once a parent has issues with ANY form of payment two times in a 6 month period the ONLY method of payment I will accept is cash.

Once they've established paying on time (with cash) for the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge weekly so if that happens here, they get...

I charge weekly so if that happens here, they get charged the weekly rate for the latest pick up time.

If they only need me until 4 on 2 of the 5 days then they can either pick up their kid at 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Blackcat31
The morning arrival time does not bother me at...

The morning arrival time does not bother me at all.
I do circle time with whomever is present.
We serve morning snack to kids that are here.
All activities move along at normal pace.
1 kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Blackcat31
I would tell them Iím only concerned with pick up...

I would tell them Iím only concerned with pick up time
If they ask about hours I just tell them itís not how I bill
If the push they arenít a good fit, Iíd just say ok.. bye. 😊

Thatís what works...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't count hours in care at all. I bill...

I don't count hours in care at all.
I bill only according to pick up time.

Makes it easier. for me.

Family A can drop off at 10:00 and pick up at 5:00 (7 hrs a day) and pay $200 per week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: I just don't have it in me anymore...

:hug:

I just don't have it in me anymore to deal with that.
If kids can't adjust, I'm out. I just can't keep fixing other people's parenting fails.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Blackcat31
My daughter and a few of her friends will be...

My daughter and a few of her friends will be going!
I'll make sure to tell her....

How exciting for your daughter! happyface
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-16-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Blackcat31
I use the insurance excuse. Non-enrolled...

I use the insurance excuse.

Non-enrolled children may NOT use or play with any of the child care toys and/or equipment.

If this happens, I will usually discuss with the parent alternate ways...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-16-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Blackcat31
Also wondering if the caregivers can elaborate on...

Also wondering if the caregivers can elaborate on her crying.... is she still eating, willing to participate in small or large group activities? Is it literally all day or just on and off all day?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Blackcat31
Each state is different. Some don't require...

Each state is different. Some don't require licensing and some do. Some require a license prior to providing care for even one child.

What state are you in?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-16-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,374
Posted By Blackcat31
Please do not advertise on the forum without...

Please do not advertise on the forum without first getting permission from the site owner.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-16-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Blackcat31
First, welcome to the forum! Stick around, join...

First, welcome to the forum! Stick around, join the conversation and read older threads (tags on the bottom help with searching topics) We area friendly and helpful bunch!

Second, the first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,461
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,248
Posted By Blackcat31
contact paper need I say more?:ouch: :mad:...

contact paper

need I say more?:ouch: :mad: :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,664
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is the follow up for this case and what...

Here is the follow up for this case and what happened to the father

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/crime-and-courts/4718285-Dad-sentenced-in-death-of-boy-left-in-car-at-St.-Paul-ballpark
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Blackcat31
Haha! We have a cat door and a male and female...

Haha! We have a cat door and a male and female cat.
The female does the same thing. Make cat runs in/out while female will sit by the door and wait for someone to open the door for her. She can...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-14-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,427
Posted By Blackcat31
A spammer brought it back to life and before I...

A spammer brought it back to life and before I could deal with them, it had already been on the top of the new post list. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Blackcat31
As a parent, she has every right to be upset. ...

As a parent, she has every right to be upset. It's her child.
I'm a provider and a parent but and when it comes to my child, I am fiercely protective and probably not very logical or understanding...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-13-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,374
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh thatís good news!! Iím so glad you got it all...

Oh thatís good news!! Iím so glad you got it all figured out! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Blackcat31
My kiddos bus their own plates, cups and...

My kiddos bus their own plates, cups and silverware when they are finished eating. Before they take their stuff to the counter, they know to check their area where they ate and pick up and spilled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Blackcat31
I have two clients with infants right now. ...

I have two clients with infants right now.

One openly discusses how well their baby sleeps in the swing every morning and afternoon for nap time and the other says the only time their household...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,219
Posted By Blackcat31
I wonder how area specific these pouches are.... ...

I wonder how area specific these pouches are....
I've yet to have a kid in care that uses them.

I've got a couple parents that take the easy way out of everything and even they don't use them. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5,461
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,248
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: :hug: Like all "fun" vacations, this...

:hug: :hug:

Like all "fun" vacations, this will make a good story once time has passed.

Hoping you and your DH feel better soon!
This is such an awful time to be sick.
Plus who wants to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,374
Posted By Blackcat31
Yikes... I agree with Cat Herder. That is...

Yikes... I agree with Cat Herder.

That is pretty risky considering the fine for operating illegally in CA is up to $200 PER day PER child and could be a felony charge. :eek: :ouch:

If a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 07:47 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
I swear I am going to kill my husband. :ouch: ...

I swear I am going to kill my husband. :ouch:

He thought it would be a great idea to buy this rubber ducky blow up bath tub and let the toddlers have at it.

It is cute. It looks kind of like...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-10-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't understand what you mean by making sure...

I don't understand what you mean by making sure your family is protected. Protected from what?

Also what do you mean by not wanting to be retaliatory?

I agree with Rosie... I would simply...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-09-2019, 02:19 PM
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Views: 24,374
Posted By Blackcat31
This depends on what state you are in and how...

This depends on what state you are in and how many children you are illegally caring for.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-09-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is Tom Copeland's blog entry about this...

Here is Tom Copeland's blog entry about this topic

https://tomcopelandblog.com/can-parents-claim-child-care-tax-credit-im-not-licensed
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By Blackcat31
Me too! She's 3! It's also my daughter's...

Me too! She's 3!

It's also my daughter's birthday (she's 31) and my younger brother's birthday (he's 44)

Happy birthday to all the birthday peeps today! happyface :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Blackcat31
I own and operate out of a separate house...

I own and operate out of a separate house purchased just for daycare use. I am licensed as a large family child care and not a center for various reasons but have been operating this way for many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By Blackcat31
Good morning everybody!!! :Sunny: I've got 7...

Good morning everybody!!! :Sunny:

I've got 7 (out of 12) kids in the door happily/willingly and with smiles on their faces ....

So far so good here.... :)


Hoping everyone has a much better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By Blackcat31
Monday? I feel like I am trapped in some sort of...

Monday? I feel like I am trapped in some sort of Groundhog Day (movie) scene..... :ouch:

Family with baby continues dailyvto try and pass off starving baby with the excuse that they are running...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Blackcat31
Contact the DOL for your state ...

Contact the DOL for your state

https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/wages/lastpaycheck
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5,461
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,248
Posted By Blackcat31
...also "completely trained" means something 100%...

...also "completely trained" means something 100% different to a parent than it does to the provider and most times that difference is the difference.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5,461
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,248
Posted By Blackcat31
Because if mom can have him completely trained at...

Because if mom can have him completely trained at home and you can't, then there must be something YOU are doing wrong.

In the end, you (the provider) generally tries hard then to make up for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 752
Posted By Blackcat31
How did drop off go with this family?

How did drop off go with this family?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis or "rainbow poo day... :ouch:

likethis

or "rainbow poo day... :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Blackcat31
Whenever children are under our supervision, we...

Whenever children are under our supervision, we are ALWAYS responsible.

What state are you in and what are your ratios for adults to 1 yr olds? Were you working alone?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, I have terminated a biter for almost the...

Yes, I have terminated a biter for almost the same exact reasons. My entire day consisted of nothing more than blocking the child from biting. It got old fast.

I terminated and simply explained...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Blackcat31
I use one as a means of "closure" for each...

I use one as a means of "closure" for each client.

The first page has a place for parents to sign off that they have given proper notice, are paid in full and owe no additional fees and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By Blackcat31
ANY time you suspect you need to report. It's...

ANY time you suspect you need to report. It's not our job to decipher or to assess. Only to report if we suspect.

I would document what you see/hear and I would report.

It may just be the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-03-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with Rosie! Kids need kid time and...

I agree with Rosie!

Kids need kid time and the over scheduling of kids in all these extra curricular activities is mind boggling now days. I can totally understand why so many kids have anxiety...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Blackcat31
My own son skipped crawling and walked very...

My own son skipped crawling and walked very early.
He has always been an avid reader with exceptional reading skills.

I wonder if those kids that skip certain milestones that we consider...
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