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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Cat Herder
I would charge full rate because there will be...

I would charge full rate because there will be many schedule changes she does not see coming. Parenting/custody time schedules are not set in stone. Things change constantly and rapidly in blended...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 339
Posted By Cat Herder
I stopped reading at Kim and Kanye :rolleyes:

I stopped reading at Kim and Kanye :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By Cat Herder
I know it is irritating. :hug: I had over an hour...

I know it is irritating. :hug: I had over an hour wait this morning before my first arrival and had wasted eggs from the breakfast I prepared.

The dogs loved the cold eggs. :lol: I will use the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By Cat Herder
Us too. ...

Us too. https://www.cpsc.gov/search?site=cpsc_site&output=xml_no_dtd&getfields=*&tlen=120&client=ek_drupal_01&proxystylesheet=ek_drupal_01&filter=p&query=cribs
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By Cat Herder
Yours is not the only unpopular opinion. ;) I...

Yours is not the only unpopular opinion. ;) I deleted that almost word for word in an attempt to be softer in my delivery. It is not natural for me to beat around the bush so much but I am trying. :o...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By Cat Herder
I wouldn't. :hug: It opens the door to them...

I wouldn't. :hug: It opens the door to them asking for exceptions outside of operating hours in return.

If they were arriving past breakfast, I'd mention being sure to feed them before drop off....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Cat Herder
I have not seen that meme, but am not surprised...

I have not seen that meme, but am not surprised by it. :cool:

Gotta get that moneys worth and all. :rolleyes:

Fast forward 20 years and listen to the same ones whine about how the kids never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By Cat Herder
I do bathe children. Daily in summer because we...

I do bathe children. Daily in summer because we must use sunscreen and mosquito spray with DEET here. ;) I don't like to leave that on them longer than is necessary.

My playroom was designed with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,012
Posted By Cat Herder
The sad thing is this family will never even know...

The sad thing is this family will never even know how lucky they were to find you. I don't know anyone who would be willing to hold two slots for anyone. You went above and beyond for them. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,012
Posted By Cat Herder
I am sorry she is giving you a hard time. It is...

I am sorry she is giving you a hard time. It is straight from the playbook, though. Every. Single. Time. :hug:

That is why I don't charge a deposit. No issues when they leave. 99% of the time they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Cat Herder
"Coxsackieviruses are most contagious during the...

"Coxsackieviruses are most contagious during the first week of symptoms. However, viable virus microbes have been found in respiratory tracts for up to three weeks and then in feces up to eight weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Cat Herder
I would probably replace them. Part-time...

I would probably replace them.

Part-time enrollment, multiple siblings and with two different childcare arrangements is a lot of extra exposure for less than full-time pay.

I also don't take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Cat Herder
I teach "hands to yourself" during daily illness...

I teach "hands to yourself" during daily illness transmission prevention, basic hygiene and handwashing curriculum. ;) Along with a heavy dose of "Get that out of your mouth." :cool:

It is better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Cat Herder
I use "Children should be picked up by 5:30. A $1...

I use "Children should be picked up by 5:30. A $1 per minute late fee will be applied after that time."

I then add it to their online billing account. I use the time on the sign-out sheet that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Cat Herder
I mean this in the most respectable way possible...

I mean this in the most respectable way possible but he is almost 4, not 2. I don't accept those behaviors from a two-year-old there in no way on gods green earth I'd allow it from an almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By Cat Herder
They did. likethis Her husband stayed for that...

They did. likethis Her husband stayed for that full day then she decided to stay home, herself. She is considering checking out daycares, again, now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd hand it back to the parents. Continually...

I'd hand it back to the parents. Continually harming other children would be the end. I am responsible for the entire group and it sounds like the days must be miserable for each and every other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Cat Herder
I would hand it back to mom. A hard No may be the...

I would hand it back to mom. A hard No may be the only way she is forced to take a hard look at his behaviors. This child needs services he is not getting.

"This child needs evaluation. If you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 836
Posted By Cat Herder
As my favorite teacher would say "Oy vey! You...

As my favorite teacher would say "Oy vey! You must be kidding me! Get away from here with that nonsense" :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By Cat Herder
I am sorry you had a bad experience. That is not...

I am sorry you had a bad experience. That is not the norm. At. All. To me, it sounds like they were understaffed and undertrained. Possibly even bitter to have had a 9th child placed in a room that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 836
Posted By Cat Herder
Every. Single. One. I actually discuss this...

Every. Single. One.

I actually discuss this phenomenon during the enrollment interviews when their kids are young infants or still inutero. They all laugh like it is the funniest thing they have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Cat Herder
It makes such a huge difference. likethis Hope it...

It makes such a huge difference. likethis Hope it gets easier, now. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't serve gourmet meals. :lol: I get what you...

I don't serve gourmet meals. :lol: I get what you are saying, though.

I serve locally available produce from my farmers market and meats/fish from local farmers and fish markets. I think the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By Cat Herder
Not pointed directly at you, just reminded me of...

Not pointed directly at you, just reminded me of the topic. :hug:

I hear this so much. I don't get it, though. What is "kid friendly".

I do serve brussel sprouts. And asparagus, avocado,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not offer infant cereal until she took...

I would not offer infant cereal until she took enough formula to meet her nutritional needs. It is an empty filler, I don't even serve it.

Minimum 24 ounces in 24 hours. I prefer closer to 32...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Cat Herder
For me, I give two weeks of full-time attendance...

For me, I give two weeks of full-time attendance to decide. You may already know, you don't need to feel guilty if this child is simply a bad fit.

Part-time infants are a nightmare the vast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
Another public rescue lovethis "New...

Another public rescue lovethis

"New cellphone video Channel 2 Action News obtained shows a pair of shoppers rescuing a toddler from a hot car in Smyrna. The women are locksmiths who were in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
She was a family childcare provider....

She was a family childcare provider. :eek::eek::eek:

A 37-year-old woman is charged after leaving seven children — two of her own and five she was baby-sitting — locked inside a parked car in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
I just read that one. 7 kids, total, one carseat....

I just read that one. 7 kids, total, one carseat. Only two were hers. I'd be curious to know if she is a family childcare provider out running errands? I will be watching this one.

"A woman is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By Cat Herder
I do provide alternates for true dislikes but...

I do provide alternates for true dislikes but require a doctors note for allergies.

If the child ate bananas for the last year, then suddenly does not like them anymore I simply offer and move...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By Cat Herder
I expect supervision would prevent that. Naptime...

I expect supervision would prevent that. Naptime is supervised time. I can't imagine a child being standing that long before being laid back down or put back down on the floor to play. It is only 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
7, now. 7. 5/11/2019 Lake Havasu,...

7, now.

7. 5/11/2019 Lake Havasu, AZ 85 Malia Mae Martin 18 mo

"A northwest Arizona man was arrested over the weekend after a baby girl who was left in a hot car died.

Lake Havasu City...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine, too. They cannot be cleaned thoroughly...

Mine, too. They cannot be cleaned thoroughly (cardboard mat) so are "discouraged". I used to buy each child their own upon enrollment, then toss out when the child turned 12 months.

Now I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By Cat Herder
Cheap alternative: pool noodles.

Cheap alternative: pool noodles.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By Cat Herder
Children: Violent Behaviors that don't improve...

Children: Violent Behaviors that don't improve with intervention in a reasonable amount of time.

Adults: Let me count the ways.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Cat Herder
"I do host a small class birthday party for the...

"I do host a small class birthday party for the kids during morning snack. My policy is no adults because of the disruption it causes for the other kids. I will be glad to pass out party invitations...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
6, now. 6. 5/6/2019 Lakewood Township,...

6, now.


6. 5/6/2019 Lakewood Township, NJ 69 Girl 21 mo
5. 5/4/2019 St. Paul, MN 71 Riley Taylor 4 yr
4. 5/2/2019 Boomer, NC 82 Kaiden Logan 9 mo
3. 4/22/2019 Glendale, AZ 86 Girl 18 mo...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-09-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Cat Herder
Welcome back! Stick around. :Sunny:

Welcome back! Stick around. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks for the explanation. :Sunny:

Thanks for the explanation. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,007
Posted By Cat Herder
I am curious as well. Also, as a double...

I am curious as well.

Also, as a double paramedic/firefighter family (DH and I), we make the choices we can live with. Our kids have not been in daycare, our bills are paid, we paid for their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Cat Herder
I thought unregistered posting was gone...

I thought unregistered posting was gone :confused:

What consequences does she get for bad behavior in your care?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By Cat Herder
Sorry. Never heard of them, also not on my...

Sorry.

Never heard of them, also not on my States list of approved trainers.

Is it approved by your state?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Cat Herder
What age? Does your center provide resources...

What age?

Does your center provide resources on appropriate discipline practices, child development and parenting styles?

Parents tend to parent as they were parented. If Dad was spanked, as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By Cat Herder
14 minutes ago my governor finally posted Happy...

14 minutes ago my governor finally posted Happy Teachers Appreciation Week.

14 minutes ago. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: I'd be happy if ours forgot we...

:lol::lol:

I'd be happy if ours forgot we exist. He did cut funding for oversight. His predecessor (read: his wife) really kept a boot to our throats. I am pretty happy with the new breathing room...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By Cat Herder
My governor declared it State Employees week....

My governor declared it State Employees week. :rolleyes:

They are patting each other on the back, instead.

Everyone else is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. A couple of my DCPs brought me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Cat Herder
Depends on the state and employer.

Depends on the state and employer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd simply post the salary on the job description...

I'd simply post the salary on the job description ad to save time. If they can't afford to work for you, they won't apply.

Our local page says: "Pay by Experience Level for Daycare Director....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
The child never made it to the babysitter's...

The child never made it to the babysitter's house, if there was one. Notice the word *new*. He died in the parking lot, in a hot car, at his mother's place of employment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
Just in case anyone missed that.

Just in case anyone missed that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
Glendale, Maricopa County, had 2 hot car deaths...

Glendale, Maricopa County, had 2 hot car deaths in 2017 and did not charge them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
A Winston-Salem woman is charged with murder...

A Winston-Salem woman is charged with murder after she left her 9-month-old son in a car for hours while she went to work, officials say.

Kayla Rodgers, 23, brought her child, who was “lifeless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
5. We are up to 5, already. 2019 ...

5. We are up to 5, already. 2019


5 5/4/2019 St. Paul, MN 71 Riley Taylor 4 yr - Charged
4 5/2/2019 Boomer, NC 82 Boy 9 mo - Charged
3 4/22/2019 Glendale, AZ 86 Girl 18 mo - Not Charged, TBA...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Cat Herder
Nah, a short story. ;);) Care.com has you...

Nah, a short story. ;);)

Care.com has you put your photo and a little blurb about yourself on there. Some request interviews in person before the actual job dates (weddings, conferences, reunions,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Cat Herder
"DCM, I need you to hold both of your children's...

"DCM, I need you to hold both of your children's hands until they are securely in your car. "

The inevitable: but he won't let me.....

"If he won't hold your hand to the car then you need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, lesson learned. If you accept jobs at...

Also, lesson learned.

If you accept jobs at resorts and you arrive at a room where there appear to be no kids, just leave. The awkwardness will not improve with any amount of discussion. :ouch:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Cat Herder
You can do a free account. That is all I have...

You can do a free account. That is all I have right now. I get about 3 notifications per month of people looking for care near me. You message the parent directly as if you are applying for the job...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-06-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Cat Herder
I added a heavy duty, insulated garage door, a...

I added a heavy duty, insulated garage door, a handwashing sink, padded vinyl flooring, play rugs and had the HVAC system run into the garage with its own thermostat. From the outside, it appears to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By Cat Herder
I am not sure. Atlanta kind of likes to be the...

I am not sure. Atlanta kind of likes to be the gatekeeper of all the money, so..... :ouch: It is the angry blue heart of a deeply red state. Few rules seem to be based on the best interests of kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By Cat Herder
Group homes. More space. Larger ratios. It...

Group homes. More space. Larger ratios.

It is not even an option in my state anymore. We only have four licensing structures now.


Family Learning Home - Licensed, 6 kids max.

Center -...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 05-03-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Cat Herder
Atlanta loves to tell homeowners what they can...

Atlanta loves to tell homeowners what they can and can't do with their own property. ;) The further you get from the center, the easier it becomes.

Know that the further out you go the lower the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Cat Herder
A specific receipt with the dates should suffice...

A specific receipt with the dates should suffice and be much easier to understand. The fewer words, the fewer the misunderstandings. :Sunny:

"Childcare: 05/06/2019 - 06/28/2019, No refunds. Paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd just give her a receipt. Her child can attend...

I'd just give her a receipt. Her child can attend at any time during those 8 weeks. Is she requesting something more?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Cat Herder
I rinse them in hot water and dry on separate...

I rinse them in hot water and dry on separate paper towels during naptime, returning to boxes and cubbies before afternoon restroom breaks. I also provide both the boxes and the brushes so I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Cat Herder
I store them in pencil boxes in their own cubby,...

I store them in pencil boxes in their own cubby, labeled with their names.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Cat Herder
That is awesome to hear. :Sunny: I hope it...

That is awesome to hear. :Sunny:

I hope it stays that way, once you have a good fit this job can actually be fulfilling. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Cat Herder
As a Lead, I would expect that training your...

As a Lead, I would expect that training your assistants on how you want your classroom run would be your responsibility. Keeping up with their mandatory hours, background checks, pay, vacation, meal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Cat Herder
I have never had more than 3 paid sick days per...

I have never had more than 3 paid sick days per year at any daycare job I have ever had. Maternity included. Anything after that had to be pre-approved, covered and unpaid. Sometimes co-workers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Cat Herder
I like them but I use the actual rash guard...

I like them but I use the actual rash guard outfits. They are great for the playground. They are like shorts and shirts and are great for daily water play. I put them on when we go out, spray exposed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 316
Posted By Cat Herder
I was supposed to have received 3 cash bonuses...

I was supposed to have received 3 cash bonuses and tuition reimbursement by now. Shockingly, every single time the funding fell through. ;)

They do send "stuff" regularly from their "preferred...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 316
Posted By Cat Herder
Not for everyone. Once they started advertising...

Not for everyone. Once they started advertising daycare ratings on TV, telling parents that we must suck if we are not rated, it kind of tied our hands.

Almost twenty-five successful years in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 316
Posted By Cat Herder
That is how it has always been, here. You...

That is how it has always been, here. You complete your application, portfolio and hours then submit. They can show up at any time in the next 30 days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not even interview. :hug: If your...

I would not even interview. :hug:

If your rate is $52 per day, I guess that is what I'd expect you to charge. She is taking up the day so must pay for it.

Do you intend to go to hourly? That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
This is a currently available job in Fulton...

This is a currently available job in Fulton County. It may head you in the right direction.

Position Type:
Certified Support Services/Counselor


Education and Experience
Education:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
You may just want to go back to school. ECE...

You may just want to go back to school. ECE *degrees are not the same as other Associates. They don't transfer to anything. I don't understand why they don't explain that better when we are paying...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Cat Herder
My advice was based on best practice, rating...

My advice was based on best practice, rating scales and personal preference as a parent and provider, not regs. I stand by them. Many assume some level of common sense when paying someone to care for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
It is time to create a contract and stick with it...

It is time to create a contract and stick with it if you plan to be in business longterm. :hug:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Cat Herder
I read it to say their child was transported...

I read it to say their child was transported without their consent and that the full-time slot they paid for is rarely available to them AKA double dipping. One is illegal the other unprofessional....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with BC. Also 20+ years. In the...

I agree with BC. Also 20+ years.

In the future, I'd make sure that you must sign a field trip form for each and every trip off site. Standard "may transport" blanket permission just does not fly...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Cat Herder
What does the contract say about the notice she...

What does the contract say about the notice she must give you if she is unable to provide care?

Did this dog have access to your child?

What state?

Two weeks notice fees are generally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd recommend having the parents and you both...

I'd recommend having the parents and you both complete these on a regular basis. If nothing else but to get you all on the same page as far as this child's development and goals. Just start at his...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Cat Herder
I would write up a professional (brief and to the...

I would write up a professional (brief and to the point, no emotion) notice of her violations to the contract and mail two copies to her. One of which she has to sign for. Keep a third for yourself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By Cat Herder
Apart from what others have stated I'd want to...

Apart from what others have stated I'd want to rule out echolalia and echopraxia.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By Cat Herder
If this child can't roll over at 9 months, you...

If this child can't roll over at 9 months, you have much bigger problems. :hug:

Have you completed ASQ's? Is this a developmental problem or a confinement equipment problem?

How much time does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Cat Herder
She would have already terminated her contract...

She would have already terminated her contract here by not paying. I would have filled her slot last week. :hug:

No, it isn't fair but you made the terms. :hug: Going forward, if you come back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Cat Herder
FEMA offers training and resources for childcare...

FEMA offers training and resources for childcare providers.

https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-36
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Cat Herder
I think for mine it is more about finances. ;) ...

I think for mine it is more about finances. ;)

Buy the smaller diapers, you get more in the pack. Put one less scoop of formula powder in the bottle, use smaller nipples and it goes further and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Cat Herder
My experience is quite the opposite. :Sunny:

My experience is quite the opposite. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd just go for it and ad livable changes now....

I'd just go for it and ad livable changes now. You teach people how to treat you.

No contact after business hours. All schedule changes must be made during business hours. (What center allows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,254
Posted By Cat Herder
"Sure. There is gravel parking on the right front...

"Sure. There is gravel parking on the right front side of the property with a viewing bench. Please do not call out to children or disrupt their play. Playground time tomorrow is from 9 am -11 am and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
3. 4/22/2019 Glendale, AZ 86 Girl 18 mo " it...

3. 4/22/2019 Glendale, AZ 86 Girl 18 mo

" it has been determined that the father was the last person to drive the family vehicle, Ngalula explained.

Police have not formally submitted any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,254
Posted By Cat Herder
The access law does not prevent them in if they...

The access law does not prevent them in if they have a child enrolled. We are legally allowed to let them in. That is the problem with this law. It assumes parents are safe. Prisons are full of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5,132
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 530,229
Posted By Cat Herder
Not a vent, just an update. The above DCM brought...

Not a vent, just an update. The above DCM brought me Starbucks this morning.

I almost cried.

Guess whose kids will be going home with the leftover homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5,132
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 530,229
Posted By Cat Herder
3rd day in a row. Last DCP to pick up rolls...

3rd day in a row.

Last DCP to pick up rolls in at 445, kids excited at the window, passes the driveway and parks at the top of the hill (not the end of the culdesac, that would make more sense)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Cat Herder
Today: "I still have a few more interviews to...

Today: "I still have a few more interviews to conduct. I will get back to you by the end of next week. Have a great weekend."

Next week: "Thank you so much for your interest and time. I enjoyed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 209,906
Posted By Cat Herder
She is 24 and get's it. lovethis I was about to...

She is 24 and get's it. lovethis I was about to respond, myself. I am all about a hand-up. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 209,906
Posted By Cat Herder
"Childcare needed. Random hours, lousy pay, bad...

"Childcare needed. Random hours, lousy pay, bad kid but this Mom needs to go back to school for things to get any better. Will be grateful for any help you can give."

I like her. likethis

She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By Cat Herder
My playroom is 576 sq ft (24' x 24') and has...

My playroom is 576 sq ft (24' x 24') and has worked well for 6 kids for many, many years. :Sunny: (kids are not in the main house except to eat, bathe and for minor ill care)

What is the backyard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Cat Herder
It is so frustrating, sorry. :hug: I have a...

It is so frustrating, sorry. :hug:

I have a similar policy to most here, too.

"One drop off, one pick up, per family, per day."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,092
Posted By Cat Herder
I just started the 2019 thread. likethis The...

I just started the 2019 thread. likethis

The total number of children lost in 2018 was 52. One of the highest numbers recorded.


# Date City Temp Name Age
52 9/28/2018 Sanford, FL 95° Kit...
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