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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
Sorry to hear he is still feeling so crappy but...

Sorry to hear he is still feeling so crappy but happy to hear it is improving! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:16 AM
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Views: 348,514
Posted By Blackcat31
How are you and your DH feeling? How is...

How are you and your DH feeling?

How is your sister and BIL doing?

Been thinking about all of you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Blackcat31
This. You will never make all of them happy so...

This.
You will never make all of them happy so make it work for you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By Blackcat31
I am not sure how I feel about this vaccine. ...

I am not sure how I feel about this vaccine.

I think it's good that one is being developed and dispersed but I am leery due to lack of medical knowledge.

This vaccine may prevent and/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Blackcat31
Thankful Thread

If we ever needed a thankful thread I think this year is it! :ouch:

I am thankful for:


My family and their continued good health
Being able to stay open/staying financially afloat
My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By Blackcat31
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2020, 07:50 AM
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Views: 182
Posted By Blackcat31
This is my thoughts as well. I trust my...

This is my thoughts as well.

I trust my families for the most part but if I didn't I would absolutely struggle with what to do/not do.

I do exclude for longer periods of time with a fever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
Isn't it crazy how parents can be or can choose...

Isn't it crazy how parents can be or can choose to be so ignorant about stuff? I have one that talks on her phone all the time too. My parents aren't coming in due to COVID but it still drives me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
So nice to hear!! Hopefully he continues to...

So nice to hear!! Hopefully he continues to improve! happyface

I had two incidences where either a DCK or their family member needed to test. Both tested on Friday. One got their test result...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Blackcat31
I am being SUPER strict. I can't afford...

I am being SUPER strict. I can't afford (mentally or physically) not to be.

I'd go with your gut. What IF DCK with symptoms DOES have COVID and you allowed sibling to attend?

I empathize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Blackcat31
I PMed you mine :)

I PMed you mine :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 07:28 AM
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Views: 201
Posted By Blackcat31
I have always had a rule of no bags or back packs...

I have always had a rule of no bags or back packs allowed. If I didn't I sure would now simply to decrease the risk of spread.

I also do not allow stuffies or any blankets etc to be brought back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
Praying for your little daycare boy. It's...

Praying for your little daycare boy.

It's scary out there right now.

I know you are working in a center so the rules aren't yours to make but I don't allow anyone that is awaiting testing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't look at it like I am ignoring the...

I don't look at it like I am ignoring the holidays though and actually make comments to parents about how much being with family makes holidays great etc.... Of course I make a point of mentioning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Blackcat31
We don't celebrate anything here really.... ...

We don't celebrate anything here really....

I celebrate at home with my family and daycare families can do the same.

The only thing we kind of make a big deal about is the kids' birthdays but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
(((hugs))) This is so frustrating! I have a...

(((hugs))) This is so frustrating!

I have a DC family this morning that is keeping their family home and having one of two of their DCK's tested because they developed a bit of a clear runny...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
I am ashamed and not ashamed to say I am hooked...

I am ashamed and not ashamed to say I am hooked on several ridiculous reality shows as of late.

Anything that doesn't mention COVID or politics.
Literally. :ouch: :o

So, trashy, silly and...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-16-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome! Are you family child care, center...

Welcome!

Are you family child care, center care or a different child care situation?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Blackcat31
So much discussion about COVID... I understand...

So much discussion about COVID... I understand your stress for sure!

Here are several other threads about requiring payment during COVID, managing COVID in child care and both parent and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,024
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít mean this rudely but I guess Iím not...

I donít mean this rudely but I guess Iím not understanding this discussion. Is it a vent? An attempt to educate providers or just another discussion about an already overly discussed topic?

We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
I am not able to keep my kiddos 6 ft apart but we...

I am not able to keep my kiddos 6 ft apart but we do drop offs and pick ups outside.
The kids don’t wear masks either. I don’t think they would be able to all day. I serve kids 1-5 yrs of age.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
Do you require the children in your care to wear...

Do you require the children in your care to wear a mask?
How are you managing drop off/pick up with parents?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand mom's need but if you are the one...

I understand mom's need but if you are the one caring for them, they need to fit into your routine.

I transition my kiddos from 2 to 1 nap but simply adjusting the time they nap each day.

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis no truer words have been spoken! ...

likethis no truer words have been spoken!

I just had a 4th conversation with a parent about their child needing shoes/boots. I mean it's only 25F here and we have several inches of snow but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Blackcat31
Does the provider have any type of schedule? ...

Does the provider have any type of schedule? Such as maybe a time period when all the children are indoors napping or playing in a structured activity?

If so, maybe you could schedule your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,185
Posted By Blackcat31
My licensing requirements (don't even get me...

My licensing requirements (don't even get me started on the amount of reading and paperwork it entails) is active from my FIRST day of business until I officially quit.

I am not given a few days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
Haha! I hear you there! I feel like I get...

Haha! I hear you there! I feel like I get everything written out and presented to parents and then there is always one that does or says something that tells me I clearly forgot to include something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
I also do drop offs and pick ups outside. ...

I also do drop offs and pick ups outside. Parents don't enter the house at all so that helps alot!

However if parents do enter the house, I would maybe try to intercept her at the door and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By Blackcat31
I ask for feedback only upon withdrawal otherwise...

I ask for feedback only upon withdrawal otherwise my thoughts are the same as Meekoís :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 08:24 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: right there with you! :hug:

:hug: right there with you! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Blackcat31
I've read that that type of behavior is a method...

I've read that that type of behavior is a method of self soothing and a way to relieve stress and anxiety for kids.

My brother used to do the same thing but I don't think my parents every looked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 08:19 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
I wish! We got snow last night! Forecast said...

I wish!
We got snow last night! Forecast said to expect about an inch to an inch and a half. Woke up to about 10-11 inches. :eek:

I love snow but not when it's unexpected. Skipped my morning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Blackcat31
Either a Drs note OR full exclusion until symptom...

Either a Drs note OR full exclusion until symptom free



Absolutely! Iíll PM you tomorrow :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 05:31 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
There are two paths to herd immunity Natural...

There are two paths to herd immunity
Natural infection and vaccines

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/herd-immunity-and-coronavirus/art-20486808
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 05:20 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
When you copy/paste from an article/website...

When you copy/paste from an article/website please cite the source.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,185
Posted By Blackcat31
Gotta love parents that are simply too busy for...

Gotta love parents that are simply too busy for their child. :rolleyes: :lol:

I agree with CH though.... these types of parents are just not something I can manage.

I don't think they ever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with Snowmom. Also in MN. I wrote...

I agree with Snowmom.

Also in MN. I wrote a letter telling parents that I fully expect them to do their part in preventing the spread of COVID as it impacts us all and while I can't stop anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Blackcat31
Your instincts are speaking. Listen. I know...

Your instincts are speaking. Listen.

I know terminating care isn't always "fun" but sometimes it's necessary for sanity. In my opinion this family is showing you loud and clear who they are/how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By Blackcat31
lol! Yes, QRIS loves that we use open cups but...

lol! Yes, QRIS loves that we use open cups but for me it's just something I've always believed in. When dripless sippy cups became a thing I died a little. haha! I hate them. Sports bottles I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By Blackcat31
I use ONLY 5 oz cups. No lid for ALL ages 1 yr...

I use ONLY 5 oz cups. No lid for ALL ages 1 yr old and up.
I've never used a lid for a cup.

Can I ask what are they doing that they are spilling?

For my littles, I fill the cup half way and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,185
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: :lol: How about something...

:lol: :lol:




How about something like:

"Most of the questions you've asked are covered thoroughly in the enrollment paperwork however I will address the issues that are of the most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,185
Posted By Blackcat31
Maybe reply with something vague like "not...

Maybe reply with something vague like "not complying with needed supplies, protocols for pick up/drop off and required communication methods. All of which can be found in the paperwork provided...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,185
Posted By Blackcat31
"Please let us know if any policies are a problem...

"Please let us know if any policies are a problem for you. We understand we may not be the best fit for every family, however if our policies are not followed starting next week you will be asked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,185
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, I would include the part about not following...

Yes, I would include the part about not following rules/policies may mean loss of services.

I like what you have written so far...but I think it's absolutely necessary to include the part about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,185
Posted By Blackcat31
I am pretty sure I have her sister. I...

I am pretty sure I have her sister.

I always follow up with screen shots of the previous texts or emails and still I hear "oh, is this new?" at least once per month. :lol:

Sooooo lucky I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,185
Posted By Blackcat31
I would tell them the issues in regards to the...

I would tell them the issues in regards to the first day and then give them the second day to fix the issues.

If they ignore and you have to repeat what you said yesterday, then I'd be out. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Blackcat31
Considering the whole COVID situation ANY fever...

Considering the whole COVID situation ANY fever requires either a 10 day exclusion OR a doctor's note to rule it out.

I refuse to take any chances right not as ONE person's dishonesty means...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Blackcat31
I exclude for teething. Including it in my...

I exclude for teething.

Including it in my illness policy removes the idea that it is somehow something parents can negotiate with me.

If teething is so bad that pain relievers are required,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
Do you think she will actually be late for pick...

Do you think she will actually be late for pick up or will she pick up on time but just complain about it?

In previous years I have told parents I close at 3:00 when I really didn't need to close...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Blackcat31
Here's a link to some info online ...

Here's a link to some info online

https://www.hematology.org/newsroom/press-releases/2020/possible-link-between-blood-type-and-covid-19

(WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2020) ó Two studies published today...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Blackcat31
I just heard this very same thing from a DCP this...

I just heard this very same thing from a DCP this morning!
She mentioned reading something about Type O (no idea about the negative or not) people are not as likely to get sick with severe symptoms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Blackcat31
I think the experience a provider has with...

I think the experience a provider has with government subsidy families is dependent on how their state runs the programs.

For example in my state, I am allowed to charge families the difference...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 255
Posted By Blackcat31
Can your families themselves qualify? They can...

Can your families themselves qualify? They can fill out individual income forms and maybe they would individually qualify for the higher reimbursement rate.

I don't know much about private...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 255
Posted By Blackcat31
https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/about-area-eligibil...

https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/about-area-eligibility

https://www.fns.usda.gov/areaeligibility
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Blackcat31
I temp at the wrist only. I don't like the...

I temp at the wrist only.

I don't like the idea of pointing anything at the kids' heads (for several reasons) and the issues of taking it on their foreheads is too variable for my liking so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By Blackcat31
Our local Child Care Aware has provided us with...

Our local Child Care Aware has provided us with masks, gloves, a gallon of hand sanitizer and a non-touch thermometer.

This has helped a bit as I had a good thermometer but I am sure since I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By Blackcat31
I have one large bottle of hand sanitizer by my...

I have one large bottle of hand sanitizer by my entry. Parents that do come in use it but since it's just a couple parents that do, it's not a big deal and I have only had to refill it once since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By Blackcat31
If I have to close because a DCK has COVID Iíll...

If I have to close because a DCK has COVID Iíll still charge.
Reason being Iím closing because of a DCK.

If I got it and had to close Iíd still charge because itís my normal policy to do so as I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,068
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Happy to hear you made a good choice! ...

likethis Happy to hear you made a good choice!
Also nice to see you checking in and hanging around here still :)

ďRetiredĒ providers are invaluable as theyíve lived and learned! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,068
Posted By Blackcat31
Sending you good luck wishes and crossing my...

Sending you good luck wishes and crossing my fingers for you but Iíll miss you terribly if you arent here any more! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,068
Posted By Blackcat31
Most that have left the industry have also left...

Most that have left the industry have also left the board.
No need or desire to continue discussing a topic the wanted away from.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Blackcat31
I send pictures of the kids to parents randomly...

I send pictures of the kids to parents randomly all the time and at Christmas we take one big organized group photo that each parent gets a copy in their Christmas card.

One year I took...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By Blackcat31
I have never seen such software.

I have never seen such software.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads about walking ropes ...

Other threads about walking ropes

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=walking+ropes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By Blackcat31
Lots of other threads about software management ...

Lots of other threads about software management

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=software


I also use Kid Kare
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Blackcat31
Unless I did the math wrong, (which might be a...

Unless I did the math wrong, (which might be a very real possibility since I hate math :ouch: :lol:) I make more money by not raising rates.

I tell my families that the rate they start with is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Right?! 99.9% of food battles have...

likethis Right?! 99.9% of food battles have nothing to do with food itself and more about control or power.

Once that is removed from the equation, it's amazing how stress free meals/snacks are.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
What she said ^ @Cat Herder... I can totally...

What she said ^

@Cat Herder... I can totally understand why you don't like/prefer leggings but here is exactly what Snowmom described.... when its cold, they wear snow gear.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 07:07 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,024
Posted By Blackcat31
I live in a cold climate. It's snowing here... ...

I live in a cold climate. It's snowing here...

I can't tell you the last time I had a DCG in care that wore jeans. Every single one of them wear leggings and honestly I can't say it's every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 02:58 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,024
Posted By Blackcat31
It's snowing here. :eek:

It's snowing here. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By Blackcat31
I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt...

I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt as well since I am a naturally optimistic person however, when resentment starts, it really is the beginning of the end and just reading your list of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh no apologies necessary! I think the...

Oh no apologies necessary!
I think the playhouse is adorable and you should be proud!

I am not the site owner so I can't say one way or another if posting links for solicitation of sales is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By Blackcat31
I personally have no issue with members logging...

I personally have no issue with members logging out to post anonymously but I don't think you should be soliciting sales.

IF Michael allows that type of advertising, I think it should be an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Blackcat31
I serve snack at 9 a.m. and it has all the...

I serve snack at 9 a.m. and it has all the components of breakfast so it's counted as breakfast but we just don't use that word.

I then serve lunch and p.m. snack.

I still get the write off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Blackcat31
I stopped serving breakfast. It solved alot of...

I stopped serving breakfast. It solved alot of behavioral issues we had in the morning and it freed up a lot of my time to transition into the day in more stress free way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Blackcat31
No idea where you found those teachers but IME...

No idea where you found those teachers but IME teachers kids (and therapists) kids are THE worst. Read older threads and youíll see so many others agree.
Good for you that youíve had some good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Blackcat31
I serve to everyone. Eat or don't. In the...

I serve to everyone. Eat or don't.

In the garbage or in their tummy.
Either way, it's gone and I am still reimbursed for it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Blackcat31
Mine do. Their child's absence or exclusion is...

Mine do. Their child's absence or exclusion is not my responsibility. I had that responsibility when my kids were young but they are now grown.

I currently have a family that just got over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Blackcat31
I raise my rates by $5-$10 per week every year...

I raise my rates by $5-$10 per week every year but only new kids coming in get the new rate. All other kids stay at their same rate the entire time they are enrolled. If they have a sibling start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Blackcat31
The only other way to do it is let them pay for...

The only other way to do it is let them pay for ONLY the time they use. Of course, that rate needs to be ALOT higher than what you would normally charge.

Seems they suddenly understand regular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Blackcat31
Tuition is based on enrollment NOT on time used. ...

Tuition is based on enrollment NOT on time used.

That's the easiest way for me to explain to parents why I charge for days the kids don't actually attend.

Their absence does not decrease my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít. Diarrhea = goes home.

I donít.
Diarrhea = goes home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Blackcat31
I use Kid Kare $8.00 per month No limit on...

I use Kid Kare
$8.00 per month
No limit on # of kids
Tracks attendance and all your billing and accounting

https://www.kidkare.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Blackcat31
These links discuss landlord/tenant rights for...

These links discuss landlord/tenant rights for operating a family child care in an apartment:

https://www.wonderschool.com/p/child-care-provider-resources/factsforlandlords/
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with Snowmom.. Could your own...

I agree with Snowmom..

Could your own apartment work with a small number of kids?

I don’t know about your state but in mine, specialized care for infants (>12 months) and toddlers (12-24...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,024
Posted By Blackcat31
Just noticed your location... Waving hi to a...

Just noticed your location...
Waving hi to a fellow. Minnesotan! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge 52 weeks a year. My rates are based on...

I charge 52 weeks a year. My rates are based on enrollment not on attendance or time used.

It's important to remember that even though teachers only work a partial year, they still receive a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Blackcat31
I am odd man out...I say listen to your...

I am odd man out...I say listen to your instincts.

If you do give her a chance, make sure you have (and tell her) a two week trial period where you can terminate immediately for any reason.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,722
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, please share your concerns. Providers will...

Yes, please share your concerns. Providers will happily explain or expand on their thoughts/feelings if they know what your concerns are.

Many times parents just haven't thought about it from...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-07-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,548
Posted By Blackcat31
That makes it understandable but it doesn’t mean...

That makes it understandable but it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable.

I don’t mean to sound harsh but your reasoning is basically “it truly, honestly, might not have even occurred to them”
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6,105
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 690,024
Posted By Blackcat31
Not daycare related at all but I am absolutely...

Not daycare related at all but I am absolutely heartbroken that Eddie Van Halen is dead. :(

So much of my pre teen and teen years were spent absolutely loving Van Halen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum! In response to your...

Welcome to the forum!

In response to your questions;

1. Have you downsized the amount of toys you have out?

Yes! I have only toys out that I can spray with sanitizer or wash easily and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Blackcat31
Check with your state's Child Care Aware site. ...

Check with your state's Child Care Aware site.
They offer a lot of grants for continued operations as well as for a variety of other expenses providers experience.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd love to require a test in order to return but...

I'd love to require a test in order to return but I am just following guidelines that our department of health lays out for us which is after required quarantine, attendance is okay.

I do my best...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Blackcat31
"possibly cutting teeth" :ouch: That would make...

"possibly cutting teeth" :ouch: That would make me super nervous...especially in this pandemic. How does the parent KNOW it is just teeth and not a fever or something else?

If they don't know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Blackcat31
I do not allow children to attend if they require...

I do not allow children to attend if they require medication of ANY kind. Too much liability.
If he needs Tylenol to make it through the day, he needs to be home with his parents.

I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,258
Posted By Blackcat31
I totally hear what your are saying! I am...

I totally hear what your are saying!

I am not scared of dying or any of that... I am scared for the mental health of my family and myself.
I am worried about some idiot not caring and passing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,258
Posted By Blackcat31
How are you holding up? Were you able to find...

How are you holding up? Were you able to find out any info from the DOH in regards to what your next steps should be?

It's so unsettling the way this whole thing is playing out.

I am sooooo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Blackcat31
Last day is Oct 23 or Nov 25? Your first post...

Last day is Oct 23 or Nov 25?
Your first post says Oct and update says Nov.
Just curious if you extended time to accommodate a family.

Congrats on your new career!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Blackcat31
I am not sure... if you scroll to bottom of...

I am not sure... if you scroll to bottom of linked page it shows the disinfectant they use/sell for it
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