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Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-29-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,920
Posted By Blackcat31
I serve milk and water only but as far as juice...

I serve milk and water only but as far as juice goes, it's allowable under Food Program rules so its totally acceptable to be served. Like all things the key is moderation. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
Wow! That is crazy! :eek: Iím so sorry you were...

Wow! That is crazy! :eek:
Iím so sorry you were affected by this but am so happy you and your family are safe!! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here. Last 30 minutes of the day. My...

Same here.
Last 30 minutes of the day.
My kiddos are well versed in how to behave when we have "company" here. It's a good life lesson to know. ;)

I refuse to give up my personal/off time for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Blackcat31
I PMed you :)

I PMed you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh so it's your fault!!! :lol::lol: It's an...

Oh so it's your fault!!! :lol::lol:

It's an unwritten rule that you never ever put your winter clothes away before Memorial Day. I think we kept a shovel on the back deck last year until 4th of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5,765
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 640,993
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: people are so self-centered. :(

:hug: people are so self-centered. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By Blackcat31
Parents text when they are on the way or here. ...

Parents text when they are on the way or here.

ONE family outside their vehicle at a time. If two arrive at same time, one just waits until the other has completed drop off.

My yard is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Blackcat31
I also never closed and have been open the whole...

I also never closed and have been open the whole time.

Not really doing a whole lot different other than parents dropping off/picking up outside the fence and not entering the yard or house at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis So you've got one of those rare parents...

likethis So you've got one of those rare parents that actually parents.... likethis



It's definitely refreshing! happyface happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Blackcat31
I wonder how he picked it though without mom...

I wonder how he picked it though without mom seeing/stopping it?

I suppose itís easier to apologize than stop your kid... :ouch::lol:

Can you tell Iíve become jaded? :p:cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By Blackcat31
I've noticed while speaking with other providers...

I've noticed while speaking with other providers in my area, parents are taking their child's health a lot more serious.

Most have said they aren't seeing parents brush everything off as teething....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,642
Posted By Blackcat31
Plus, it's not said yet whether or not the Gov...

Plus, it's not said yet whether or not the Gov will or won't extend the stay at home orders that expire this weekend.

There is nothing yet set that says the state WILL open.
I have seen some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,642
Posted By Blackcat31
Depends on what part of the state you live. ...

Depends on what part of the state you live.

The metro areas need to do additional things in order to maintain the safety and health of employees and the public but if they can make changes and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Blackcat31
I am providing a quiet space, wi-fi and an...

I am providing a quiet space, wi-fi and an opportunity for them to do their work but I am not really supervising it. I am available if they need help but honestly it's really not my place or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol: That is funny! I love the...

:lol::lol: That is funny! I love the sub-text...

Crossing my fingers that parents REALLY appreciate their providers more after this whole mess...

NOT that everyone's jobs aren't an important...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,642
Posted By Blackcat31
Hanging in there as well... The biggest...

Hanging in there as well...

The biggest thing I struggle with is the wonky schedules my clients seem to have lately. I understand due to their employers trying to keep everyone on the pay roll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5,765
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 640,993
Posted By Blackcat31
$5 for the first minute. $1 for each...

$5 for the first minute.
$1 for each additional 5 minutes
any advice given is a flat fee of $10
when spoken directly to the child in question it's $20. :D:lol:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-24-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd like to hear more about this anger on his...

I'd like to hear more about this anger on his part.
Why does he think you yelled at the staff?
It sounds like there is a bit more going on than what you've stated as I don't understand why he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Blackcat31
I am currently taking care of a previous DCK who...

I am currently taking care of a previous DCK who has moved along to first grade. She's been bringing her school work to care so she can do her assignments during the day. Yesterday she brought the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Blackcat31
My husband and I have lunch at the same...

My husband and I have lunch at the same restaurant every Sunday. I miss going there and I miss the staff....they are like "friends" we meet up with every week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,742
Posted By Blackcat31
This is such an old worn out argument. :rolleyes:...

This is such an old worn out argument. :rolleyes:


....blah blah blah....hopefully the provider that takes your child in because money talks makes a fortune and makes sure you know it IS all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Blackcat31
The stay at home order in MN doesn't mean...

The stay at home order in MN doesn't mean daycares have to be closed. I have been open the whole time and have not closed.

I agree with the others and if you are uncomfortable being open, don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,129
Posted By Blackcat31
My DS lives in a city that is on the border. ...

My DS lives in a city that is on the border. Many cross from one state to the other for work daily. He works across the border in the other state. His work told him he may get stopped at the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-19-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Blackcat31
Try Tomís site, he has a ton of good searchable...

Try Tomís site, he has a ton of good searchable info there 🙂

http://tomcopelandblog.com/top-articles-starting-business
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,129
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíd be spending all my time on Zillow looking for...

Iíd be spending all my time on Zillow looking for somewhere else to live... lol! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,129
Posted By Blackcat31
Not that it makes a difference but I do...

Not that it makes a difference but I do understand what youíre trying to say and for what itís worth my husband isnít necessarily ďhealthyĒ per say...heís a type 1 diabetic. He spent 10 days in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,129
Posted By Blackcat31
Thatís my point ... who has the right to decide...

Thatís my point ... who has the right to decide whatís a poor choice?

Many donít believe the facts presented by the government are facts. Everyone has a choice and if you (general you) are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,129
Posted By Blackcat31
But we aren't talking about just New York. New...

But we aren't talking about just New York.
New York is nothing like where I live.

I also respect the fact that we live in a country where people are allowed to make their own choices so if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,129
Posted By Blackcat31
...and the flip side is many don't believe they...

...and the flip side is many don't believe they have to follow the orders if the state/Governor can't prove it is constitutional.

Many states have business refusing to close their doors and are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,129
Posted By Blackcat31
IF the order is constitutional. ... and that...

IF the order is constitutional.

... and that is where the problem lies and allows people to choose to follow or not follow orders.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,129
Posted By Blackcat31
Unless I am mistaken the only executive order...

Unless I am mistaken the only executive order that is actually a legal and constitutional law is one ordered by the POTUS.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,129
Posted By Blackcat31
Stay at home orders aren't necessarily laws. ...

Stay at home orders aren't necessarily laws.
At least not in a criminal manner and comparing stay at home orders to daycare laws is apples to oranges.

Child care providers AGREE to abide by the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,129
Posted By Blackcat31
I voted now...let each state decide. ...

I voted now...let each state decide.

Personally, I am a bit tired of having to live under rules that protect only a small portion of our country.

I don't live in New York and my life and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Blackcat31
Happy Easter everyone! Happy Birthday to...

Happy Easter everyone!
Happy Birthday to Josies hubby! happyface

Calm, chilly day around here. Spent the day Spring cleaning.
Made Easter dinner in to-go containers to deliver to my kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Blackcat31
Contact your states Child Care Aware agency ...

Contact your states Child Care Aware agency
They should be your bridge to resources
https://www.mo.childcareaware.org/

Sorry youíre dealing with that on top of all the other crazy stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here. By the time Easter rolls around I am...

Same here. By the time Easter rolls around I am more than ready for a break.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,642
Posted By Blackcat31
This is so true! It's times like these in which...

This is so true! It's times like these in which you learn the most about others. Thankfully though there seems to be a pretty even divide as far as people's behavior in general both clients and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,642
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm hanging in there. I am super busy...so not...

I'm hanging in there. I am super busy...so not much time for any type of relaxing or stressing lol!

Of the regular full time families most are attending. A couple are at home.
All are still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally Iíd just be frank with the parent and...

Personally Iíd just be frank with the parent and let them know that naptime is difficult since their child is not accustomed to it

I would be willing to work with the parent on solving this issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Blackcat31
Congratulations!! happyface

Congratulations!! happyface
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-05-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome! Here is Toms response to your...

Welcome!

Here is Toms response to your question:

http://tomcopelandblog.com/are-my-pets-deductible-2
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Blackcat31
Just seeing this now... I tell all parents...

Just seeing this now...

I tell all parents that April is always a tricky month and that sometimes there will be unexpected closures due to weather and/or driving conditions so please plan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Blackcat31
1. My husband and kids are in good health 2. I...

1. My husband and kids are in good health
2. I am still working and being paid.
3. Spring IS coming...
4. Drop off/pick up is almost like a drive through..little to NO contact with parents
5....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Blackcat31
Plus, if you bend now she will always expect it...

Plus, if you bend now she will always expect it as I see everything that comes up in the future being considered a "special circumstance" for some
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Blackcat31
Feeling bad and doing business are two different...

Feeling bad and doing business are two different things.

If your contract says they must pay and she doesn't want to pay then consider her withdrawn from care.

Its no different than deciding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Blackcat31
Other than continuous and lengthy updates from...

Other than continuous and lengthy updates from the department of health and licensing I have been trying to catch up on the books I have sitting on my tablet just waiting to be read...

The ones I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 53,324
Posted By Blackcat31
Gas here is less than $2/gallon. I think...

Gas here is less than $2/gallon.
I think today it's $1.85

:ouch: Things are definitely more expensive over your way.... I am floored at some of the prices I've seen in photos of empty store...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 53,324
Posted By Blackcat31
Our grocery stores in my area are locally owned....

Our grocery stores in my area are locally owned. The family that owns them are hoarders in a way so theyíve managed to keep all the shelves full. Thank goodness :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 53,324
Posted By Blackcat31
Holy cow! $4.99/lb for ground beef? :lol: ...

Holy cow! $4.99/lb for ground beef? :lol:

Itís about $3.25 here for same
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,742
Posted By Blackcat31
Hopefully your provider talks to other providers....

Hopefully your provider talks to other providers.

I know after this is said and done, the first question of parents calling for care will be why they left their previous provider.

Attitude...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5,765
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 640,993
Posted By Blackcat31
I see this parent's point of view. Its...

I see this parent's point of view.
Its difficult to work at home with young children.
Especially when a parent working from home is new for the child.

I have a few parents that bring their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,765
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 640,993
Posted By Blackcat31
I also have an ear thermometer and recently...

I also have an ear thermometer and recently ordered a temporal one.
I did pay $90 for it but that was the price when I ordered and other ones listed were similarly priced so I guess I just thought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,976
Posted By Blackcat31
If you were a member here youíd know this

Where did I say I don't notify parents of the presence of cameras?

Where did I say or indicate that I wouldn’t allow law enforcement or licensing to view them?

Please don’t make assumptions as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By Blackcat31
Another thing that saved my sanity was to never...

Another thing that saved my sanity was to never allow myself to work harder at correcting or corralling an unwanted behavior than parents do.

It's not fair to you or the child. Parents should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By Blackcat31
Lesson #2.... if you are open, they WILL come! ;)...

Lesson #2.... if you are open, they WILL come! ;)

The worst families will always be the ones that are never sick, never keep their kids home and rarely pick up early.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Blackcat31
I stopped taking kids once they enter school a...

I stopped taking kids once they enter school a LONG time ago for that reason.

Never been happier..... so much less stress.

No amount of money would be worth taking them again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Blackcat31
You do you and the issues other parents have are...

You do you and the issues other parents have are not yours. We may all be in this together but people still need to have some self-responsibilty.

The problem with child care providers...we are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is the final version ...

Here is the final version

https://www.americanactionforum.org/insight/enhanced-unemployment-benefits-in-the-coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-cares-act/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Blackcat31
Does the state send you a 1099 though at the end...

Does the state send you a 1099 though at the end of the year? If yes, you arenít eligible

Also the state isnít paying you to work for them. They are paying the daycare families tuition for them. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile There are tons of threads regarding COVID-19...

There are tons of threads regarding COVID-19 actions

Here are the search results using tags at the bottom of the threads

Many of the threads discuss precautions, special rules being put in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Blackcat31
Sounds pretty straight forward to me! So...

Sounds pretty straight forward to me!

So many parents not understanding that fees cover so much more than the actual time spent with the children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh, my legs always hurt when someone wants me to...

Oh, my legs always hurt when someone wants me to work too! :ouch: :D

Little buggars are good at getting out of work at such a young age! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,765
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 640,993
Posted By Blackcat31
I made it clear to my families that fees for...

I made it clear to my families that fees for child care were not just for actual time spent with the children and were fees that keep the entire child care operating smoothly.

If parents want a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Blackcat31
I had an odd week had only 4/12 kids. Will...

I had an odd week had only 4/12 kids.
Will only have 3/12 tomorrow.
I stayed open although it was incredibly boring..lol!
I got a lot of paperwork and organizing/cleaning done so it was a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By Blackcat31
My husband stopped at UPS yesterday to pick up a...

My husband stopped at UPS yesterday to pick up a package. He waited in line behind a guy.

Guy commented "Most expensive toilet paper ever."

Turns out he just paid $29 to ship 6 rolls of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Blackcat31
I absolutely would not let them return for a...

I absolutely would not let them return for a minimum of 14 days; maybe even longer depending on what happens with this whole thing.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-24-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Blackcat31
Any particular state?

Any particular state?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Blackcat31
Glad to hear she is also paying you correctly and...

Glad to hear she is also paying you correctly and not doing so under the table so to speak.

I got into family child care because I hated working for Head Start. lol! I was an assistant classroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5,765
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 640,993
Posted By Blackcat31
YIKES!!! :eek: :hug:

YIKES!!! :eek: :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5,765
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 640,993
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't think this is a fair statement to make. ...

I don't think this is a fair statement to make.
Just like us, just because the children aren't present in the classroom doesn't mean the teachers aren't working.

They are providing the lesson...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Blackcat31
Glad this was the case and glad your "boss"...

Glad this was the case and glad your "boss" wasn't weird about you asking.

Since we are on the topic of rules....you called her your boss. Are you an independent contractor "sub" as in you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Yes this ^^ I am so sorry.......

likethis Yes this ^^


I am so sorry.... when it rains; it pours sometimes. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Blackcat31
Your friend is correct unless the "helper" is on...

Your friend is correct unless the "helper" is on her license and they are licensed together.

Here is the state statute for the time period in which licensed providers are able to use substitute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By Blackcat31
Clearly she didn't "hear" a word you said. ...

Clearly she didn't "hear" a word you said.

Given that she isn't even staying with you (names on list for a center) I find it some what humorous that she literally said she was "loyal" to you........
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Blackcat31
Hi! How are you doing? I second what CH...

Hi! How are you doing?

I second what CH said... you can definitely still stick around even if not working in the field.
You always had great advice and input and I loved chatting with you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,742
Posted By Blackcat31
For months, yes I agree but paying for child care...

For months, yes I agree but paying for child care isn't just about paying for the day to day services they receive.

That line of thinking is why this is such a dilemma for so many on both sides.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,742
Posted By Blackcat31
Those providers in those states are not eligible...

Those providers in those states are not eligible for unemployment benefits. That is where the issue lies for so many of these providers.

Many would choose to stay open but they aren't allowed.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By Blackcat31
I would do exactly as Cat Herder said. I...

I would do exactly as Cat Herder said.

I would never agree to do school work with a child in care.

Providers that enroll school aged kids usually provide CARE after school NOT education when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By Blackcat31
I struggle with one family only. 3 out of 11...

I struggle with one family only.
3 out of 11 families are not currently attending.

2 are not essential workers and are working from home.
1 is not essential and has a spouse that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Blackcat31
Nope. I send out a weekly update with any...

Nope.

I send out a weekly update with any changes but for those families staying home, I got nothing.

Between maintaining a stress free environment for those attending AND upping the hand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By Blackcat31
I would think in this time of uncertainty, the...

I would think in this time of uncertainty, the space heater violation would be the least of their worries.

I'd use it anyways. (I can't believe I am actually telling someone to disregard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 53,324
Posted By Blackcat31
The lack of certain things in other areas has me...

The lack of certain things in other areas has me more freaked out than anything as my community hasn't really had a major issue with not being able to buy items but that means people are traveling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By Blackcat31
This is kinda where Iím at as well.

This is kinda where Iím at as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Blackcat31
Iím in MN and our governor has said that testing...

Iím in MN and our governor has said that testing for providers will be considered priority and they are working on figuring out how to make sure providers staying open can get access to needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,742
Posted By Blackcat31
If you are open I would simply tell parents that...

If you are open I would simply tell parents that fees are due like normal. Fees are based on enrollment not attendance or time used.

I explained to my families that regardless of whether kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: Sending prayers to you I canít imagine...

:hug: Sending prayers to you
I canít imagine :(

Praying for the family as well
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Blackcat31
My husband is a Type 1 diabetic. We are lucky...

My husband is a Type 1 diabetic.
We are lucky though as I own a separate house for my child care so he does have the option of staying home although I am sure I carry plenty of germs and viruses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Blackcat31
My bank isn't on the list for Zelle either but...

My bank isn't on the list for Zelle either but only one party needs to have a bank that participates.

For example my bank is "Provider's Bank" and isn't on the list but "Parents Bank" IS on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,742
Posted By Blackcat31
How do they afford to pay when you are open or...

How do they afford to pay when you are open or are they not working?

If they are working, then they can afford to pay and if they aren't working I understand but I would have to let them go then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By Blackcat31
All of those things are closed here as well and...

All of those things are closed here as well and the nearest case to me that we have in our state is 3 hours south.

I didn't change my illness policy though....I've always been super strict about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By Blackcat31
I too am staying open. I will PM you the...

I too am staying open.

I will PM you the info pack I sent out to parents. You are welcome to use any or all of what I sent. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Blackcat31
The parents in the health care etc profession are...

The parents in the health care etc profession are the ONLY parents I am providing care for now. All other non-essential workers are excluded from coming.

I have gone to staggered/scheduled drop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Blackcat31
I use Zelle. Venmo will not side with you...

I use Zelle.

Venmo will not side with you if a parent disputes the payment as it is specifically not meant for business use

Here is another thread about this
One of the posts explains the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Blackcat31
I would leave the school part to parents. ...

I would leave the school part to parents.
This is just too much.
School agers need care right now but just because they are in your care during the day doesn't mean you are the one responsible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Blackcat31
A local brewery here is helping out... thought...

A local brewery here is helping out... thought this was really cool!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/duluth-distillery-producing-giving-out-sanitizer/ar-BB11jyYf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, the meme's are actually kinda funny in a not...

Yes, the meme's are actually kinda funny in a not so funny way... but hey if you don't have humor in times like these, whats the point? :ouch:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a few medical forms I send WITH a parent...

I have a few medical forms I send WITH a parent to have the doctor fill out. It asks specific questions so that parents can not bring the generic notes you mentioned.

I will PM them to you. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 813
Posted By Blackcat31
We are being asked to consider extending our...

We are being asked to consider extending our hours to serve those in the health care field that need child care.

We are also asked to consider taking in other children of health care workers IF...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 813
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you......glad Iím not alone in feeling I...

Thank you......glad Iím not alone in feeling I have a right to be offended.
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