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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: sadly I totally understand Thank...

:hug: sadly I totally understand
Thank goodness the liquor store is open after my business hours. :ouch: :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By Blackcat31
I take Friday and Monday for both Memorial Day...

I take Friday and Monday for both Memorial Day and Labor Day as well as a full week over the 4th of July.

I also take the 3rd Monday in August off as my DH and I always attend the NHRA race in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 224
Posted By Blackcat31
YES!!!! First thing we learned in ECE 101 was...

YES!!!! First thing we learned in ECE 101 was that having boundaries and rules helps a child feel secure and safe because they are able to predict what happens next.

Every time a parent says to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By Blackcat31
Great update!! Go Ace!!! happyface

Great update!!

Go Ace!!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 224
Posted By Blackcat31
I am astounded at how many parents are outright...

I am astounded at how many parents are outright terrified of their child. These little people clearly run the show when with parents.

It's definitely not all parents but a good portion of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 342
Posted By Blackcat31
Head Start is a perfect example of this concept. ...

Head Start is a perfect example of this concept.

When I was employed with Head Start, I was straight up told "Treat all families as if they have only an 8th grade education" :eek:

It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 209,906
Posted By Blackcat31
Hmmm.... :lol::lol:

Hmmm.... :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5,132
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
Never do or don't do something because of daycare...

Never do or don't do something because of daycare parents. If you do, they will always expect it.

Just say, "Payment is due unless I am closed for vacation and this year I will not be closed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By Blackcat31
I would NOT be okay with that. Outside of...

I would NOT be okay with that.
Outside of normal hours, ANYTHING special is available ONLY when it's respected. Not showing up on time without notice would eliminate their option of using care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 342
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol: I would have too as I avoid anything...

:lol::lol:
I would have too as I avoid anything to do with them (bleh) but it was front and center on my homepage and when I involuntarily gasped in regards to all the licensing violations I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 342
Posted By Blackcat31
Thumbs down Safe Sleep FAIL

I am NOT a fan but considering how "influential" stars can be to regular folks one would think they would practice a bit of safety KNOWING they influence others.

I don't even need to point out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Blackcat31
......but in my head I am saying exactly that...

......but in my head I am saying exactly that (your gif)! :lol:

You can't sit with us! :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Blackcat31
I would never allow that. Simply because it's...

I would never allow that.
Simply because it's way too hard for the child to endure multiple drop offs/pick ups per day and I wouldn't like the disruption overall.

I have one DCK that attends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By Blackcat31
That's what I would do. I have the same crib...

That's what I would do.

I have the same crib in white.
It's a nice sturdy crib.

I'd say $30-40 is a good price but like CH said, I just buy new....
I'm too paranoid about the whole safe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Blackcat31
I started out with only the toys my own kids had...

I started out with only the toys my own kids had outgrown and added as my business grew.

Then somewhere along the way I realized I had collected/bought/saved way too many toys.
Both inside and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By Blackcat31
My opinion will be the unpopular one but I think...

My opinion will be the unpopular one but I think it's unprofessional overall.

You are a business and if you want clients to treat you as such, you should simply follow your hours. (unless you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads about parent observations ...

Other threads about parent observations
https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=parent+observation

My reply is usually:

"While I understand that you would want to "see me in action" before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Blackcat31
I am only open 9 1/2 hours I have 12 children...

I am only open 9 1/2 hours
I have 12 children and only one of them is here for all of those 9 1/2 hours the rest of my kiddos are here 8 hours or less.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Blackcat31
Some kids are sicker than others. Lack of proper...

Some kids are sicker than others. Lack of proper sleep, exercise and/or diet is usually the culprit. Fortunately most kids develop a fairly strong immune system by the time they enter school.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By Blackcat31
I would consider this a "non-contained" BM and...

I would consider this a "non-contained" BM and thus would call for pick up.

I do not and would not bathe a child regardless of the circumstances. However, that said I would clean them up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Blackcat31
It may be a reward for the child but without a...

It may be a reward for the child but without a consequence for the PARENT the child will never learn boundaries.

Teach the parent (by giving issue back to them) so that they are inconvenienced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,594
Posted By Blackcat31
OP posted in 2013. :p Thread was revived by...

OP posted in 2013. :p

Thread was revived by Unregistered poster today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,594
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are the links for info in MD...

Here are the links for info in MD https://www.daycare.com/maryland/

You'll have to read through the links to find out what things are considered disqualifying or you can contact the licensing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Blackcat31
My Spidey senses say this is a child lacking...

My Spidey senses say this is a child lacking coping skills.

Coping skills are honed by following rules and limitations set by the PARENT on a regular basis. Also understanding and complying with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: I figured....but then I wondered as they...

:lol: I figured....but then I wondered as they change things so often in school now days that I thought I must just be out of the loop :lol: :p

FWIW~ Pluto is still a planet to me. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 836
Posted By Blackcat31
My written policy has a line that says "Pay to...

My written policy has a line that says "Pay to the order of____________" and a place for the parent to sign. :D

Parents that truly believe their child is trained and ready to wear underwear can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis respectful responsive reciprocal care. ...

likethis respectful responsive reciprocal care.

It's very important in the care of infants.

@Josie ~ You'd be surprised at how many care givers know better but do not do better.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,132
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
Aha, I can see that being bothersome I guess. ...

Aha, I can see that being bothersome I guess.

My kiddos all have locker cubbies with baskets so they have a complete set of clothing in their baskets. Whenever I remove an outer layer I just put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5,132
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
Because it's MN. Its cold in the mornings...

Because it's MN. Its cold in the mornings (sweater) and hot in the afternoons...T-shirt.

I require my kids to be dressed that way. Our furnace runs in the morning but by afternoon snack, the AC...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Blackcat31
...but Jupiter IS a planet.

...but Jupiter IS a planet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't wait for this to "happen" again and...

I wouldn't wait for this to "happen" again and just terminate care. If they've been part of your daycare for several years now and are still in denial, there isn't much farther you can go other than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 209,906
Posted By Blackcat31
This started out as something vent worthy but in...

This started out as something vent worthy but in the end is actually kind of funny....

DCD comes to pick up. DCM does 95% of all drop offs/pick ups but has something going on this week so DCD is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Blackcat31
The few times I have toughed it out (for various...

The few times I have toughed it out (for various reasons) it was never.ever.ever worth it. NOT once.

The last one I struggled through was the last infant (under 12 months) I have enrolled. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By Blackcat31
You serve. He eats. Or not. HIS choice. ...

You serve.
He eats. Or not.

HIS choice.

I don't offer alternatives and I don't require a taste or thank you bite. Either eat or don't.

No snacks or extra's outside of regular meal and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Blackcat31
I would use one of the standard excuses. ...

I would use one of the standard excuses.

Liability insurance wouldn't allow something like that
It's against licensing rules/regulations


I 'kind of' see mom's perspective but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,007
Posted By Blackcat31
Michael's reply from another thread regarding...

Michael's reply from another thread regarding unregistered posters;
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh No! Do NOT be embarrassed about having to...

Oh No! Do NOT be embarrassed about having to find your groove! That's actually a good thing!!

What people "think" operating a child care is like and what operating one is actually like are two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 836
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here but almost all my parents want to use...

Same here but almost all my parents want to use MY trash to simply toss the undies they don't want to wash any longer.

Now I straight up tell them take them with you and wash or toss at YOUR...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By Blackcat31
I know this doesn't really help now but I train...

I know this doesn't really help now but I train my littles from the very beginning to never stand in the crib.

They are picked up ONLY when in a sitting position.
I've used sleep sacks for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 836
Posted By Blackcat31
I can see a parent thinking that it isn't a whole...

I can see a parent thinking that it isn't a whole lot different than those pouch things that the kids have to suck their food from.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Blackcat31
Some other threads about this topic ...

Some other threads about this topic
https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=79788
https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83370&highlight=speech+therapist...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Blackcat31
Here’s a really good thread (with other links) on...

Here’s a really good thread (with other links) on this topic

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=88140
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are some other threads about cleaning...

Here are some other threads about cleaning schedules

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=cleaning+schdule
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,013
Posted By Blackcat31
Yay!!! Hoping the relief is super enjoyable!! ...

Yay!!! Hoping the relief is super enjoyable!!

Now you just need to make it through the next two weeks. ;)

Hopefully mom behaves. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is a really cool site for those wanting to...

Here is a really cool site for those wanting to do something to stop these tragic and preventable deaths.

https://www.rayrayspledge.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Blackcat31
Is this new behavior only happening at daycare or...

Is this new behavior only happening at daycare or has the parent(s) mentioned anything at home happening? Is she clingy to her mom or dad at all?

That's a tough one for sure but I know every age...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,013
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh so good to hear! likethis likethis...

Oh so good to hear!



likethis likethis Awesome!

You are probably the first person to say that.....

I rarely look at anything in this line of work as confrontational but it seems a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,013
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh no! I hope your rabbit is okay! Poor thing! ...

Oh no! I hope your rabbit is okay! Poor thing!


As for having to break the news.... that is hard.
Something that helps me when I don't want to do that part or atleast avoid the drama is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,007
Posted By Blackcat31
You are speaking of one specific family. I am...

You are speaking of one specific family.
I am speaking in general

I am sure there are truly families that must work long hours (thus leaving their child in care long hours) in order to simply...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-09-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome (back) This is definitely a great...

Welcome (back)

This is definitely a great place to share, vent and connect with others.

Hoping you find the forum useful, helpful and entertaining as well! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 59,392
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol: We should have an Post of the Week...

:lol::lol: We should have an Post of the Week (like Employee of the Month) because this one would be this weeks featured post for sure!

Great response Meeko!! happyface happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,007
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile There is no other family to assist in child care...

There is no other family to assist in child care duties?

If not perhaps it’s time for one parent to stay home with their child then

Children are only young once.

Plus most the “expenses”...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,013
Posted By Blackcat31
I think you already know the answer. ...

I think you already know the answer.


:hug: :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Blackcat31
Nice has nothing to do with it. I'd...

Nice has nothing to do with it.

I'd personally give the issue back to the parent.

She hits, kicks, throws things or is in any way aggressive or physically violent to others (including you)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,007
Posted By Blackcat31
Um okay. :confused: Everyone is entitled...

Um okay. :confused:

Everyone is entitled to an opinion.
You don't have to agree but generalized sweeping statements about those that don't share your view is pretty narrow minded.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By Blackcat31
Some kids are just tough. That's ok. It's...

Some kids are just tough. That's ok.

It's just not okay when parents are blind (truly and intentionally) to it and simply expect you to deal with it.

I am glad this family got a dose of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh good! I am glad she's improving! I saw...

Oh good! I am glad she's improving!

I saw this thread at the top of new posts and I was reluctant to click into it....I was worried the update wouldn't be positive but yay!

She's definitely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By Blackcat31
Just looking around their website and I don't...

Just looking around their website and I don't know. It doesn't really seem very legit. And if it is, it's grossly out of date. The training course/certificate was "invented" 40 years ago. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the world of child care. You are NOT...

Welcome to the world of child care. You are NOT really bad at this. They are toddlers. That's pretty much what they do. all.day.long. :)

I'd strive for equal group time together as well as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Blackcat31
It's kind of like the snooze button. lol! :lol: ...

It's kind of like the snooze button. lol! :lol: He sends the first text to wake you. The second is the "get out of bed" text. :p

I've had parents show up on days I am closed before but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Blackcat31
Like many providers, I subscribe to numerous...

Like many providers, I subscribe to numerous blogs relating to children, parenting and child care. Somewhere, eons ago I bookmarked this really cool blog entry about how to manage this type of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 59,392
Posted By Blackcat31
This is an old thread. The post you quoted...

This is an old thread.

The post you quoted is from 2014

Always relevant information but old thread none the less ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Blackcat31
Depends on what state you are in. In some...

Depends on what state you are in.

In some states, misdemeanors aren't considered reason to not allow but in other states it is.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By Blackcat31
My governor does not appreciate family child care...

My governor does not appreciate family child care providers.

I hope your state is more supportive than mine currently is.
:( :(

"Governor Tim Walz chose not to issue a proclamation for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By Blackcat31
Provider Appreciation Day!

It's not 'officially' until Friday but I just wanted to say Happy Provider Appreciation Day now to all of you!

The work we do, the stress, the vents, the tough kids, the difficult parents, nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Blackcat31
When a child that age misbehaves like that,...

When a child that age misbehaves like that, (whether a parent intervenes or not) the child gets a consequence or loses privileges the following day.

Either I don't let them participate in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Blackcat31
https://www.nbc4i.com/news/u-s-world/4-year-old-be...

https://www.nbc4i.com/news/u-s-world/4-year-old-becomes-800th-documented-child-to-die-in-hot-car/1985937340


ST. PAUL, MN (KARE) The death of a 4-year-old boy in hot car Saturday in St. Paul,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Blackcat31
4-year-old died in hot car as father worked at...

4-year-old died in hot car as father worked at Minnesota food festival for nearly 6 hours


A 26-year-old Minnesota father has been arrested after he allegedly left his 4-year-old son in a hot car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: you did NOT over react Parents can...

:hug: you did NOT over react

Parents can not create behavior issues and then expect others to deal with them :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Blackcat31
If her children are injured while on your...

If her children are injured while on your property (whether due to her not supervising or not) YOU are responsible.

I don't think "nice" is going to solve your issue.

I would straight up let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Blackcat31
Mother's Day is a Sunday. If the kids ask or...

Mother's Day is a Sunday. If the kids ask or want to make a card or plant a flower for their mom, they certainly can as it's one of the activities we do this week but it's up to them.

Otherwise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, by the time they are 10 months I am aiming...

Yes, by the time they are 10 months I am aiming for that one nap a day routine. By 12 months they are used to a full afternoon nap (2-2.5 hours) with everyone else.

There are exceptions Ive made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Blackcat31
I like cloth diapers. I wish all my families...

I like cloth diapers. I wish all my families chose to use them.

HOWEVER, I would not put up with what you are dealing with. I would give mom a list of things you require each day ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By Blackcat31
I am licensed as "group family care" (I have 12...

I am licensed as "group family care" (I have 12 kids) and am not required to have an assistant.

It's a good thing because there is no way I'd be able to afford one. Even with 12 full time kids. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By Blackcat31
Glad she's hanging in there... How did your...

Glad she's hanging in there...

How did your DD take it when she got home from school?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh poor Ace! Imagine how frightening that must...

Oh poor Ace! Imagine how frightening that must have been! :(

I've been watching Hostile Planet on NatGeo and it's fairly 'hostile' during some of the predator/prey scenes so I can't help but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are other threads about child care software...

Here are other threads about child care software options

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

As far as the software you are asking about, you'd have to contact them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Blackcat31
This is hard because some people are simply sick...

This is hard because some people are simply sick more often than others.

I am rarely sick. In 20+ years of child care, I've never taken a sick day. I've had days where I felt a bit less than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally, I charge by the week. Infant...

Personally, I charge by the week.

Infant care is so hard to find here that it's just one flat weekly rate regardless of how many days they need/use.

I think you should always charge more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Blackcat31
YES!! When parents start realizing that...

YES!!

When parents start realizing that their actions affect them they will start addressing the issue on their end.

Just as I cannot control what happens at home, I adopt the concept for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By Blackcat31
...and so many providers feel bad about this that...

...and so many providers feel bad about this that they try hard to make it up to the child or be the substitute "stable" person in their life but that usually backfires as the provider has to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes. Completely possible. Control ONLY...

Yes. Completely possible.

Control ONLY what you can control on YOUR watch.
The rest is not your concern if parents aren't working with you.

I never ask how kids (from those types of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 316
Posted By Blackcat31
In my state we have grant money available for...

In my state we have grant money available for what they call "Building Quality". This funding is available for programs to buy equipment and classroom furniture or toys or to pay for trainings for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: Best advice I can give you is to be...

:hug:

Best advice I can give you is to be your best for YOU.
Don't let other people (whether co-workers or superiors) define who you are.
Don't allow others to dictate how you live.

Do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 316
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: :lol: So true! A little off topic but...

:lol: :lol: So true!

A little off topic but this is why I've never "prepared" for an interview/tour. Others post about spending a ton of time prepping and cleaning for a tour only to be super...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 316
Posted By Blackcat31
The one thing I really don't like about the stars...

The one thing I really don't like about the stars (QRIS) program is that it's very similar to the food program.

The rules in general are one thing but then every state/agency/coach etc interprets...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Blackcat31
Please keep us updated as to how this works out!...

Please keep us updated as to how this works out! :)

Parent perspective is valuable to us as well ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By Blackcat31
Just because you used to do something (provide...

Just because you used to do something (provide extended care) doesn't mean you always have to. ;)

"Dear Daycare Family

Beginning on June 1, 2019 care will only be available Monday through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By Blackcat31
I am not understanding what the issue is in...

I am not understanding what the issue is in general nor what the expansion of agreed upon times for care has to do with you taking Fridays off in the summers?

It's your business. Do what works...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By Blackcat31
Yeah, I can see how calling them liars wouldn't...

Yeah, I can see how calling them liars wouldn't be very nice but you can give the issue back to the parents.

Set up a plan for sleep training. Let mom/dad know he MUST be able to sleep on his...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Blackcat31
Transportation issues aside the reason I said...

Transportation issues aside the reason I said provider breached contract is because the OP said:

" I signed a contract for a DCP which stated her hours were Monday-Friday. We only need 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't mean that (above) rudely I am just...

I don't mean that (above) rudely I am just curious why you allow them to push parenting off onto you?

If I were a nanny and being paid well for it, I'd consider it but as a group care provider I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By Blackcat31
...then why do you?

...then why do you?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Blackcat31
I would do exactly as Cat Herder said above. ...

I would do exactly as Cat Herder said above.

As a veteran provider that's been in this business for over 2 decades, I can almost guarantee she will NOT take you to court.

The two weeks she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Blackcat31
Good idea to have a strict illness policy! It...

Good idea to have a strict illness policy!
It definitely helps curb the cycling of illnesses.

Just wanted to point out however that green/yellow nasal discharge does not always mean infection....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Blackcat31
What state are you in? Did you know upon...

What state are you in?

Did you know upon enrollment that she would be traveling with your child to where ever?

What does her policies or your contract specifically say in regards to what you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By Blackcat31
A parent that doesn't put the needs of their...

A parent that doesn't put the needs of their child above all else is a selfish parent. It's a shame she simply expects you to deal with the fallout of her choices

IME, #1 indicator of behavior...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Blackcat31
Rest time is an important part of the day. ...

Rest time is an important part of the day.

If after 8 weeks this child has made no improvement, there is no way I'd be willing to keep her in care.

I can't let one defiant 2 yr old disrupt the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum! happyface How long...

Welcome to the forum! happyface

How long have you had him in care? Is he full time or part time? What is mom like as far as discipline or routine?
Is she consistent with him as far as those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By Blackcat31
Does he roll over? If so, you can't make...

Does he roll over?

If so, you can't make him stay on his back.
You can only place him on his back for nap but there's no guarantee he'll stay that way which IIRC, is perfectly acceptable...
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