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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Cat Herder
I know you already reported, I wanted to post...

I know you already reported, I wanted to post this for others coming behind you.

"A new and improved online abuse reporting tool for the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Florida Abuse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,447
Posted By Cat Herder
Here is a sample template from FEMA. No need to...

Here is a sample template from FEMA. No need to give out your personal email. Free to print and use. https://emilms.fema.gov/is36/assets/EAP_Sample.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Cat Herder
My state seems to say 2 years for most...

My state seems to say 2 years for most everything. I keep 5, just in case.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Cat Herder
That can be part of the behavior plan. likethis

That can be part of the behavior plan. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Cat Herder
The only things we are allowed to do is shadow...

The only things we are allowed to do is shadow and redirect. :Sunny: Watching for escalation patterns and intervening works, too.

At this point, I have a conference and work out a behavior...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Cat Herder
What has been your favorite moment as a ___ year...

What has been your favorite moment as a ___ year old?
What was your favorite activity this year?
What was your favorite family event this year?
Can you tell me a bit about your birthday party from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cat Herder
I call, because it is really easy for me. I only...

I call, because it is really easy for me. I only have 6 kids.

I don't know how the big centers could do it unless each individual class was empowered to call. Maybe we should have a simple no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cat Herder
21

21 7/16/2019 Richmond, VA 93 Girl 10 mo
20 7/11/2019 Smyrna, TN 93 Daylin Palmer 3 yr
19 7/9/2019 Evansville, IN 90 Oliver Dill 3 yr
18 7/2/2019 Denton, TX 93 Sarbesh Gurung 2 yr...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Cat Herder
I forked out money for the expensive Kaplan bins,...

I forked out money for the expensive Kaplan bins, they did not last a full year. :dislike: They shatter.

Some of my Dollar Tree ones are on year 12.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Cat Herder
Dollar Tree :lol: They are going to get cracked....

Dollar Tree :lol: They are going to get cracked. It is what they do.

https://www.dollartree.com/clear-plastic-shoeboxes-with-marble-colored-lids-13x9125x5-in/298957

I fill them, myself....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you! That helps immensely. I've been...

Thank you! That helps immensely.

I've been rolling around in my head all day a way to meet both goals. I was considering a "6 to party, 1 to no-go" policy. I can only enroll 6 kids = 6 votes. ;)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Cat Herder
We pick up toys, get cleaned up, changed, hair...

We pick up toys, get cleaned up, changed, hair brushed/styled, and gather our stuff to take home. Then we play with their choice of 10 special made, individual sets, of manipulatives that are only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Cat Herder
Most here stop using them at around 3-6 months,...

Most here stop using them at around 3-6 months, if at all. I do not give them for crying, only during the beginning of nap, in the crib, with parent request. Most prefer to skip it at daycare, here....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Cat Herder
I think this is the source of the push -...

I think this is the source of the push - http://www.childcarequarterly.com/pdf/fall04_holiday.pdf

"In this article, we propose that programs develop a policy for celebrating holidays based on core...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Cat Herder
These are the "helpful hints". :cool: ...

These are the "helpful hints". :cool:


"Omit all or part of holiday activities and celebrations from the curriculum. This type of policy can also make sense when used to eliminate activities and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Cat Herder
Celebrations and Holiday Policy

I am now required to add a section to my handbook entitled "Celebrations and Holiday Policy".

It is to be listed in between "Multiculturalism" and "Non-Discrimination".

The description is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Cat Herder
Someone is going to have to come out and tell her...

Someone is going to have to come out and tell her it is too much. Instead of "he smells like you" (taken as a complement to her) try "He reeks of strong perfume and it is overwhelming for the rest of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Cat Herder
"DCM, I need you to apply your perfume after...

"DCM, I need you to apply your perfume after drop-off. I have a child in care who is hypersensitive to fragrance and it has become a problem. Thanks in advance." - client

Or

"Dear lord lady,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,638
Posted By Cat Herder
Emotional blackmail. For Ac114.

Emotional blackmail. For Ac114.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Cat Herder
I second the daily rate of $30 and raise you a...

I second the daily rate of $30 and raise you a $250 damage deposit to be returned at the conclusion of summer, minus costs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,638
Posted By Cat Herder
I put the time they pull in (driveway alarm) on...

I put the time they pull in (driveway alarm) on the sign-in sheet. 10 minutes in the driveway prior to opening = $10. ;) They catch on quicker that way. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By Cat Herder
http://nationallinkcoalition.org/faqs/children-abu...

http://nationallinkcoalition.org/faqs/children-abusing-animals

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-human-equation/201104/children-who-are-cruel-animals-when-worry
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Cat Herder
:( Horrific We just had a local shaken baby...

:( Horrific

We just had a local shaken baby death. Mother was charged, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Cat Herder
...when there is no federal money at risk... ...

...when there is no federal money at risk...

Fixed it for you. :Sunny:

Can you imagine what the first responders must be feeling?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Cat Herder
Angry 2nd Chance, Bad Babysitter

"An Ohio babysitter was arrested after children under her care were found badly injured, police said. The children's grandmother left the three children in the care of a family friend, Destinie...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By Cat Herder
Many of my menus are posted here....

Many of my menus are posted here. https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33259&highlight=menu
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: I find that is how I end 99% of...

:lol::lol::lol: I find that is how I end 99% of parental conflict these days. Very effective. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By Cat Herder
I change the kids into playground clothing/shoes,...

I change the kids into playground clothing/shoes, spray them down with Off Deep Woods and sunscreen before going out, then run them through the shower and put their street clothes back on before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,810
Posted By Cat Herder
No thanks. I already did the hard work of...

No thanks.

I already did the hard work of planning for then having kids on purpose, building my own business and raising my children to adulthood myself. I will not change my policies for people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By Cat Herder
Glad you took a break for some peace. :hug:

Glad you took a break for some peace. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd continue to offer water, but talk about it...

I'd continue to offer water, but talk about it less.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,638
Posted By Cat Herder
I only have one today, same deal. DCM, when she...

I only have one today, same deal. DCM, when she notices no one else was on the sign-in sheet says "Oh, she's going to love having you all to herself. How fun!!"

No, DCM, today will be miserable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Cat Herder
I wish I could help, but your business plan is...

I wish I could help, but your business plan is too chaotic for me to follow. Sorry. That sounds tough. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Cat Herder
That is perfect. Also if she is taking the ECE...

That is perfect. Also if she is taking the ECE pathway in high school she can get school credit and there are some tax benefits for you. Check it out. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By Cat Herder
Then, perhaps, she'd stop doing it. Why are...

Then, perhaps, she'd stop doing it.

Why are you willing to take time and resources from your own family for hers? Takers take, givers give, only you can stop the cycle.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you researched average payscales in your...

Have you researched average payscales in your area? It varies greatly so not something we can answer for you with no background information.

As with anything in life, though, you get what you pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Cat Herder
1. Unless your husband is your business partner...

1. Unless your husband is your business partner and provides hands-on care, I'd discuss daycare issues less with him. :hug: Providers losing in small claims court is a rarity, you'd have to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 284,501
Posted By Cat Herder
Have fun!! :Sunny:

Have fun!! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Cat Herder
I should mention I am located in a very rural...

I should mention I am located in a very rural location so an extra 5 miles is laughable here. That's tractor distance.

I may not have a full perspective, here. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Cat Herder
I added tags below to many threads on this topic....

I added tags below to many threads on this topic. You may need to register to see them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Cat Herder
My first steps were to save 12 months of income,...

My first steps were to save 12 months of income, volunteer in my community to develop a professional reputation among my target market and research my state laws. likethis
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Cat Herder
As long as you are still in the same school...

As long as you are still in the same school district (if you do school-age care) and willing to take the kids, there is no real change. ;) Many centers have parents take their children to another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Cat Herder
This is your state childcare provider...

This is your state childcare provider association. I have linked you directly to their mentor page. I hope they can give you the guidance you need. Contact information, bottom right....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd just tell her you need an Immunization form...

I'd just tell her you need an Immunization form before the first day of attendance. She can go to the health department and they will handle the rest. It isn't as complicated as some like to make it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Cat Herder
It should be on the bottle. Pay attention to its...

It should be on the bottle. Pay attention to its concentration.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cat Herder
Ellis County authorities are investigating after...

Ellis County authorities are investigating after an 11-month-old baby girl died in a hot car last Friday.

A family member called deputies about 5:15 p.m. to the 500 block of Elm Street in the town...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cat Herder
16

16, now. :(

16. 6/30/2019 Sioux City, IA 98 Girl 16 mo

15. 6/27/2019 Morristown, TN 90 Boy 3 yr

14. 6/22/2019 Galveston, TX 92 Ryan Peņa 18 mo

13. 6/21/2019 Bardwell, TX 94 Mia...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By Cat Herder
Reminds me of that blogger who posted this meme...

Reminds me of that blogger who posted this meme way back when. She was hilarious. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,032
Posted By Cat Herder
This post is from 2015. Although many center...

This post is from 2015. Although many center employees still face the same issues day in and day out. It is the nature of the business.

Also, many states view viral/allergic pink eye as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By Cat Herder
Can she simply private pay for anything after 3...

Can she simply private pay for anything after 3 pm? Maybe that would put a stop to the requests as it would be coming out of her own pocket.

Why would you feel guilty? She is having childcare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By Cat Herder
"Good morning, DCM. I need you to put him down,...

"Good morning, DCM. I need you to put him down, please. Big boys walk in. :Sunny: Thanks. Good Morning Jimmy, in a minute you will put your things away and then go wash your hands. First, say goodbye...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,638
Posted By Cat Herder
2 year old. One of only two kids here today....

2 year old. One of only two kids here today. Everyone else out on vacation or with GP's. Walking in circles with toy cell phone yelling "You better show. I'm tired of this bullship. You late, you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Cat Herder
I added tags to other threads on this topic. I...

I added tags to other threads on this topic. I think you need to register to see them, though.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-26-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 32,569
Posted By Cat Herder
That and most parents expect to pay the same rate...

That and most parents expect to pay the same rate as 1st shift care or less "since they will be sleeping, anyway". Nighttime sleep requirements are much more stringent and expensive, too. (own bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Cat Herder
Here, Each and every bite must be A) recorded, B)...

Here, Each and every bite must be A) recorded, B) signed by the teacher, parent, and director, C) kept on file for two years, D) with a copy sent home with each parent.

Injury reports. Inspectors...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Cat Herder
You are at the mercy of the director and owner....

You are at the mercy of the director and owner. Nothing will be done until the other parents vote with their feet and cash. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,638
Posted By Cat Herder
18 months on a personal debt payment plan, set to...

18 months on a personal debt payment plan, set to be paid off, again (kids college/cars, medical), in 6 months. So close. :ouch:

You guessed it. :rolleyes: Back to month 1. I did not go backward,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Cat Herder
I wanted to add that you are not wrong in...

I wanted to add that you are not wrong in thinking it would be fair to be paid. It would be.

The problem is that it is summer and everybody and their sister has openings right now. New providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not. You are already on vacation for the...

I would not. You are already on vacation for the entire week. Maybe consider taking your vacation the week before or after next year?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cat Herder
13

13, now. :(

13. 6/22/2019 Galveston, TX 92 Unknown 1 yr - "A baby died in Galveston Saturday morning after being left in a car outside a restaurant, according to our NBC affiliate KPRC.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Cat Herder
Here, we have to stay awake during opening hours...

Here, we have to stay awake during opening hours so it can get tricky. If we are open at night, we must close to sleep during the day.

I guess it would depend on when the children are expected to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Cat Herder
I read it to say that they have a one to four...

I read it to say that they have a one to four ratio. That is really low already. I am one to six. Many here are one to eight and up.

It isn't about ratio, IMHO, it is about lack of support by a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Cat Herder
I would do it face to face then post the closing...

I would do it face to face then post the closing date and brief goodbye blurb with various photos from over the years on our private facebook page.

Text would be inappropriate for this, IMHO.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Cat Herder
If this child is the only one in your group with...

If this child is the only one in your group with it obviously it is coming from their home or secondary childcare provider.

Bedding, car seats, towels, stuffed animals, carpets, rugs and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Cat Herder
Definitely. I will straight up wrestle someone at...

Definitely. I will straight up wrestle someone at a yard sale for 70's and 80's Little Tikes. Indestructible. A little bleach and elbow grease will do ya to make it look new.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Cat Herder
I really like ECR4kids, Young Time, Childcraft,...

I really like ECR4kids, Young Time, Childcraft, Kidkraft, Step2, Constructive Playthings, and Jonti-Craft.

Flash Furniture and Amazon Basics classroom furniture are really coming along nicely with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Cat Herder
This is a thread on this topic :...

This is a thread on this topic : https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=87067
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Cat Herder
I just read a funny list of superlatives....

I just read a funny list of superlatives. https://www.shutterfly.com/ideas/yearbook-superlative/ There are many, many links of lists on google, too.

I am :lol::lol::lol: at "Most likely to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Cat Herder
I won "Sexiest Legs" in 9th grade. My Dad was...

I won "Sexiest Legs" in 9th grade. My Dad was pi....... :lol:

Schools sometimes don't think things through, but generally, the intent is getting the kids involved and bonding. They obviously like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By Cat Herder
"I am sorry, but we don't currently offer cloth...

"I am sorry, but we don't currently offer cloth diaper services as they are time-consuming, messy, require appropriate storage space and are a known sanitation issue in group child care. Thank you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Cat Herder
I went to shake and tip it over in the store...

I went to shake and tip it over in the store because I loved the idea of it online. It was super cute to look at, but my guys would have it destroyed by the weekend. :Sunny: Even the store had it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Cat Herder
I wanted to add that this is the flip side of...

I wanted to add that this is the flip side of "tuition is not based on attendance."

If you charge whether they attend or not, it is their slot whether or not a child attends.

If you choose to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd only charge one. I have open slots that...

I'd only charge one.

I have open slots that are currently paid for by parents wanting to hold the slot for children yet born. I also have a full waitlist.

The rest of the group is enjoying a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Cat Herder
likethis I'd do everything she said, except...

likethis

I'd do everything she said, except for the rocking. ;) Graduated extinction. Go now as you intend to go forward.

Lay her in her crib, awake. Comfort her verbally first, pat then hold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, contracts, handbooks and mission statements...

Also, contracts, handbooks and mission statements are three different things. I have all three plus emergency, behavioral and health plans.

Your contract should be to the point and sterile. Too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Cat Herder
Few of us are on during the weekends. Many of us...

Few of us are on during the weekends. Many of us can't really participate before arrivals or until naptime during the week. Mine just went down. ;)

My state offers this template as a guide....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,638
Posted By Cat Herder
This will be the best decision you ever make,...

This will be the best decision you ever make, IMHO, of course. It changed everything for us. likethis Insurance poor is still something we have to figure out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By Cat Herder
No issues for me today. Everything worked exactly...

No issues for me today. Everything worked exactly as it should for me today.

Sorry, I have no ideas, either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Cat Herder
It is rejection. Some people can't take it no...

It is rejection. Some people can't take it no matter how sweetly it is packaged. How they react to it is about them, not you.

I keep it simple, as few words as possible. They would already know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
Me, too. :Sunny: Two weeks in a row of late...

Me, too. :Sunny: Two weeks in a row of late payments and all of my bill payment dates are falling wonky and requiring intervention. I like routine. Structure is my peace. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Cat Herder
Could be beta carotene intolerance or allergy. It...

Could be beta carotene intolerance or allergy. It is pretty common in Eurpope for kids to have issues with it. Not so much in the US. Probably has to do with diet, as most things seem to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
I used to do that, too. My clients all want...

I used to do that, too. My clients all want autopay. Autopay requires auto invoicing. I want all my paperwork, accounting and taxes in one place. It is what I pay for. :Sunny: Ironically my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
- Mon, Jan 7, 2019 9:22 am - "Your ticket has...

- Mon, Jan 7, 2019 9:22 am - "Your ticket has been closed." - No further contact or explanation.

Mon, Nov 26, 2018 4:26 pm - "Were you able to confirm if any of the parents received the emails or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
"We discovered an issue in which some recurring...

"We discovered an issue in which some recurring invoices were created this morning, but not all. As a result, we are manually running recurring invoices, which is taking a bit of time. We have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Cat Herder
It said this was his second day at the daycare. ...

It said this was his second day at the daycare.

Second day.

"When Tillotson finally found a day care for Nas, she was excited.

However, just two days into his enrollment, she pulled him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Cat Herder
I looked at her FB. Both her father and brother...

I looked at her FB. Both her father and brother are on there and involved. She has a youtube page and everything is set to public.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Cat Herder
Could a high conflict, keep away, mother be the...

Could a high conflict, keep away, mother be the reason why the father is not in his life?

If so they were probably minimizing risk by keeping mothers friend out. Godfather is not a legal title,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Cat Herder
Educators. :lol::lol: Yeah, no. :dislike: ...

Educators. :lol::lol:

Yeah, no. :dislike:

We need to get back to CARE.

They will get plenty of years of education in their future.

Infants and toddlers need good CARE.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug: Being younger than your clients is the...

:hug: Being younger than your clients is the worst. :hug: I remember how incredibly hard it was, I also know it gets so much easier when you get older, so keep heart.

BTW, most of my clients call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Cat Herder
That seems to be becoming a common question. It...

That seems to be becoming a common question. It isn't always what you think. ;)

Here it is because "providers" are getting their homes licensed as if they are providing care, charging a full rate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cat Herder
9. "Zion was in town visiting family members when...

9. "Zion was in town visiting family members when his family started searching for him after his mother noticed he was not present, a news release said. He was later found unresponsive by his mother...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cat Herder
11, now. 11. :( 11 6/8/2019 Butler County,...

11, now. 11. :(

11 6/8/2019 Butler County, KS 86 Girl 3 mo
10 6/2/2019 Calverton Park, MO 79 Joseline Eichelberger 11 mo
9 5/22/2019 Blytheville, SC 88 Zion Akinrefon 4 yr...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By Cat Herder
Maybe a simple sign stating that the property is...

Maybe a simple sign stating that the property is under video surveillance would suffice. I would not mind that as it would be common courtesy, although that ship has already sailed. :lol::lol:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Cat Herder
Not a group. Just a regular facebook page that...

Not a group. Just a regular facebook page that uses the name of my daycare as a first and last name (like a private person). It was a really long time ago when I set it up and business pages were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Cat Herder
I went simple because half my paid slots are kids...

I went simple because half my paid slots are kids who are not attending (or rarely attending) this summer. ;) I am doing foam photo frames and letting the kids decorate them with foam stickers of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Cat Herder
I have one. I love it, it is my word of mouth...

I have one. I love it, it is my word of mouth advertising. likethis

I have had them try to gang up on me once, but with a backbone and solid contract, it did not go far. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
No. But I will check it out this morning. Thanks!!

No. But I will check it out this morning. Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
Kidkare auto invoicing failed for me again today....

Kidkare auto invoicing failed for me again today. This makes more than 5 times since the switch. Still waiting on a response on ticket.

I guess it is time for me to start looking again for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By Cat Herder
For birthdays I give a personal gift worth about...

For birthdays I give a personal gift worth about $20 and throw a small photo op party.

For Christmas, I give one toy per age group also around $20 (ex. wooden toys for infants, building toys for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cat Herder
2? :cool: That is ridiculous. Ok, so...

2? :cool:

That is ridiculous.

Ok, so passive aggressive? Sorry you are having to deal with that. Any interviews set up?
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