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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Blackcat31
Like Ariana said, ignore the pediatrician. For...

Like Ariana said, ignore the pediatrician.
For me exclusion isn't about stopping the others from getting it all together but to limit the continuous cycling since it's such a long lasting illness. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Hfm
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Posted By Blackcat31
Here is the info my licensing department provides...

Here is the info my licensing department provides us about HFM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis They don't want to leave, they don't...

likethis They don't want to leave, they don't want to come, they don't want to nap, they don't want to get up, they don't want to eat, they won't stop eating......

2 yr olds are tough and they...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare Today, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 17
Posted By Blackcat31
Post your contact info so that potential...

Post your contact info so that potential leasers/landlords are able to contact you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 672
Posted By Blackcat31
Why are you such an a-hole? I wasn't going...

Why are you such an a-hole?

I wasn't going to ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be your head isn't screwed on just right.
It could be, perhaps, that your shoes are too tight. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know, it really isn't much different than...

I don't know, it really isn't much different than a couple parents discussing their child's move to first grade from kindergarten while in the kindergarten classroom.

In my area there are many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Blackcat31
I require all families to bring one box of name...

I require all families to bring one box of name brand tissues and one refill package of wet wipes/diaper wipes PER child the first week of each month, If not, I add $5 supply fee to their invoice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,452
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: Iím sorry. Parenting IS hard and no one...

:hug: Iím sorry.
Parenting IS hard and no one ever promised it wouldnít hurt sometimes

But now you know.
He isnít going to walk to the car unassisted without running off. Hold his hand from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,452
Posted By Blackcat31
My son was very much like that at 3. :( My...

My son was very much like that at 3. :( My daughter was so good about listening and not running off that I just didn't understand why my son didn't "get it" too.....

When we went places both my...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,727
Posted By Blackcat31
https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=hazardo...

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=hazardous+protection+plan
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 166
Posted By Blackcat31
Excluding for immunizations is not in any way...

Excluding for immunizations is not in any way discriminatory. The ADA has nothing to do with immunizations or exclusionary policies regarding them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 672
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh for the love of all things child care.... ...

Oh for the love of all things child care....
why does someone need to find a new career every time they have a differing opinion? :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 166
Posted By Blackcat31
I exclude for 48 hours after immunizations. NO...

I exclude for 48 hours after immunizations. NO exceptions.

In your case, I'd call for pick up due to crankiness.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By Blackcat31
I no longer give discounts or free days/weeks etc...

I no longer give discounts or free days/weeks etc but when I did I just said

"Vacation or free days may not be used during provider vacation days/weeks or during the final two weeks of care"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,452
Posted By Blackcat31
What types of consequences do you enforce when he...

What types of consequences do you enforce when he does this? Does he fully understand yours (and the teachers) expectations of behavior or is he behaving as the others do? Is pick up at preschool...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-12-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome aboard!! happyface Jump right in and...

Welcome aboard!! happyface

Jump right in and don't be shy! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By Blackcat31
Parent opts to keep unwell child home on their...

Parent opts to keep unwell child home on their own and they stay out until 24 hour symptom free

Parent drops off unwell kid at day hoping to ďwing itĒ for the day and you have to send them home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By Blackcat31
Adopt the 24/48 hour rule and dope and drops...

Adopt the 24/48 hour rule and dope and drops decline immensely 😉

Some kids can get a fever swiftly without warning and others seem to go about it gradually. Everyone is different.

As for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By Blackcat31
A parent of a toddler that drowned in the family...

A parent of a toddler that drowned in the family swimming pool a while back was quoted in a news article about it saying "Why didn't anyone tell us about the dangers of pools and toddlers? Why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By Blackcat31
I've seen them as well. Their cute but I have no...

I've seen them as well. Their cute but I have no need for them here as we rarely have an infant in care and if we do, it's only one so no issues knowing who the bottle belongs to.

Plus, my state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis sometimes the cure really is a day of...

likethis sometimes the cure really is a day of rest with their mama... lovethis

Sometimes you have to point out the obvious ... hopefully mom takes advantage of the ability to snuggle and returns...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 672
Posted By Blackcat31
absolutely adorable!!

absolutely adorable!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 672
Posted By Blackcat31
Nothing. Christmas is one of those holidays...

Nothing.

Christmas is one of those holidays I prefer to leave to families to celebrate their own way.

Other than having the daycare kids collect for a designated charity each year and having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Blackcat31
I send kids home with colds/runny noses IF: ...

I send kids home with colds/runny noses IF:

~ the care their symptoms require takes away from my abilities to continue providing the same level of care to the other kids AND if the cold symptoms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Blackcat31
Hoping your child is better soon. If it...

Hoping your child is better soon.

If it gets to be too much, I'd call the parents for pick up. The one parent that said her MIL didn't have a car seat.... tough. As a parent she'll need to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Blackcat31
My kids are grown and gone from home now but when...

My kids are grown and gone from home now but when they were younger, I followed my own illness policy and if my DH was unable to keep my children home with him (I have a separate daycare house) then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Blackcat31
No I don't think you are wrong. I do think...

No I don't think you are wrong.

I do think this child must be the boss of his world.
It's sad when you have kids like that.

I would not allow him to be the boss in my house.
He would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 578
Posted By Blackcat31
Is it me or does it kind of stink? I think it...

Is it me or does it kind of stink?
I think it has an odd plastic-y smell.
Almost as if they tried really hard to make it not smell but yet it does.... :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 578
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, mine arrived yesterday via FedEx. likethis

Yes, mine arrived yesterday via FedEx. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Blackcat31
Depends on which age group you work best with. ...

Depends on which age group you work best with.

In my area specializing in any specific age group severely limits enrollment possibilities as there are so many child care providers with open...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By Blackcat31
I would say something like: I have something...

I would say something like:

I have something like this written in my policies in regards to late pick ups.

"While I understand that things can happen that are out of our control, it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 795
Posted By Blackcat31
There is a clip board, tissues and hand sanitizer...

There is a clip board, tissues and hand sanitizer sitting on the laminated sign. The parent that is most habitual offender doesn't drop off any longer but when they did, they just brushed the items...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 795
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I have a lightswitch by my door...

likethis

I have a lightswitch by my door that controls my dusk to dawn light. Every time a kid turns the light switch on/off, it clears out the "programming" for the light and my DH is going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,083
Posted By Blackcat31
I saw this yesterday and just love it! Had to...

I saw this yesterday and just love it! Had to share!!

https://pics.me.me/if-you-raise-your-children-you-spoil-your-grandkids-if-34065945.png
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,267
Posted By Blackcat31
I currently have 3 DCK's crying because I took a...

I currently have 3 DCK's crying because I took a penny away from them. (all are 2.5 and 3 yrs old)

One is crying because he "found" it and I won't let him keep it.

One is crying because he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 795
Posted By Blackcat31
Every year I put up decorations in the daycare...

Every year I put up decorations in the daycare house and the kids and I talk about looking and not touching etc etc.... Im happy to say the kids are fantastic!!! happyface

But then it never fails,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Blackcat31
Police have begun an investigation to determine...

Police have begun an investigation to determine how six toddlers escaped from a North Carolina day care, with five of them wandering toward a major road.

Pinedale Christian Church minister Matthew...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 795
Posted By Blackcat31
It's rude. I have similar issues with...

It's rude.

I have similar issues with standing on benches with fabric cushions and kids being sat on TOP of my cubby units. I have a laminated sign that says "Please do NOT place your child on...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-06-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 150,593
Posted By Blackcat31
They arenít bitter or confrontational Theyíre...

They arenít bitter or confrontational
Theyíre probably just frustrated that even after 4 pages of explanations parents still donít see the answer.....

Donít sign the contract if you donít like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,452
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I use this strategy too! It works well...

likethis I use this strategy too! It works well for the kids 3+ as they fully understand yesterday/tomorrow. I also think it's a good way to teach the kids that their behaviors (both good and bad)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,437
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I agree! It's refreshing to see a...

likethis I agree!

It's refreshing to see a parent navigate the maze of parenting, working and child care so openly and honestly.

It benefits the child more than anyone knows when parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 226
Posted By Blackcat31
likethislikethis likethis Never allow a...

likethislikethis likethis

Never allow a family to hold you financially hostage

Your self-worth and self respect are worth more than her money
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree (about the smell etc) but I don't think...

I agree (about the smell etc) but I don't think it was intentional. I think it was simply a staff person too involved in something else (cell phone, chatting with co-worker etc) and they weren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Blackcat31
It is definitely possible for him to adjust but I...

It is definitely possible for him to adjust but I am curious as to what the issues you are having are?

If mom thinks it's all normal, then I would absolutely tell her that if she does not want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads about salt dough ornaments ...

Other threads about salt dough ornaments

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=salt+dough
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,452
Posted By Blackcat31
But I do. You've parented for less than a decade...

But I do. You've parented for less than a decade maybe two. And it's progressive.

I've care for, raised, taught, nurtured and loved children under the age of 12 for over two and half decades. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Blackcat31
Nope. I am already available for services M-F...

Nope. I am already available for services M-F 10.5 hours a day so I don't offer services outside that.

I have my own family and in some ways I think offering a Parent Night Out sets parents up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome back!! I noticed your username on a...

Welcome back!!

I noticed your username on a thread and immediately thought that it was an older thread that was brought back up by an unregistered....then saw the date and that you said you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Blackcat31
I use NO infant equipment at all other than a...

I use NO infant equipment at all other than a crib, a high chair and the floor.

Everything else is unnecessary and creates a habit that needs to be broken later so I skip it all together.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By Blackcat31
Nope. When a parent is present I fully expect...

Nope. When a parent is present I fully expect them to parent their child. I m officially off duty in that sense when the parent shows up.

I make sure the parents know this expectation up front....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Blackcat31
It never crossed my mind that a specific word or...

It never crossed my mind that a specific word or phrase attracted certain clients or not. WHY or HOW they got got my contact info is usually irrelevant to me as ALL inquires go through the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By Blackcat31
I think it sucks when others donít recognize or...

I think it sucks when others donít recognize or acknowledge things weíve done for them but I also think how much it bothers us seems directly connected to our expectations of reciprocation. :ouch:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By Blackcat31
Was your employee contract for a specific date or...

Was your employee contract for a specific date or just open ended? Curious if her job had an end date?

What state are you in?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Blackcat31
How scary! Especially when you don't have any...

How scary! Especially when you don't have any answers.

I am hoping they are able to figure it out.... It might be a good idea for your DH to track his food intake. Maybe he can pinpoint a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 258
Posted By Blackcat31
We have in floor heating as well but it's...

We have in floor heating as well but it's electric so thankfully there is no chance of carbon monoxide leaking.

Carbon monoxide poisoning happens alot around here.
Sadly alot of it happens in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 258
Posted By Blackcat31
Wow! That is crazy! Scary how it could have been...

Wow! That is crazy! Scary how it could have been a tragic situation so quickly! I am glad it didn't!

We are required by licensing to have detectors and to keep record of the type and how often...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis likethis My older group, get...

likethis likethis

My older group, get markers verses just crayons, they get paint verses just paint dabbers, certain books and special choices, options and activities all around that are HUGE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 436
Posted By Blackcat31
Masking tape or hula hoops They both help...

Masking tape or hula hoops

They both help define "personal space" so the kids understand someone being thisclosetosomeoneelse isn't really enjoyable.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-30-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 59,322
Posted By Blackcat31
They worked with New Horizons in my area as well....

They worked with New Horizons in my area as well.
I too will be sharing with my state's Early Childhood Association and with DHS.



Not according to your member profile.
It shows the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 436
Posted By Blackcat31
Contrary to popular belief kids DO behave better...

Contrary to popular belief kids DO behave better when the adult is in charge. ;) Glad you've found a solution that seems to be working! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Blackcat31
I think kids just have "off" weeks just as they...

I think kids just have "off" weeks just as they do days

In my experience it seems to be when the child is either coming down with something or they are fighting something off. It's usually cured...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't exclude for sick parents either. I do...

I don't exclude for sick parents either.
I do however, ask that my families inform me of any severe or contagious illnesses that occur in the home but mostly for informational purposes so I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 436
Posted By Blackcat31
Sounds like a good time to have a dance party! ...

Sounds like a good time to have a dance party!
If they want to run/jump and act crazy and outside time is not an option, I'd put on some music and let them dance.

It's a great way to involve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Blackcat31
Sounds to me like she's not getting enough...

Sounds to me like she's not getting enough exercise.

Wiggling around in order to fall asleep is usually a good indication of excess energy.

I've had my fair share of kids that fidget or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 915
Posted By Blackcat31
There are very few reasons a child/family is...

There are very few reasons a child/family is terminated immediately but I can definitely think of only a couple instances in which I've had to do it.

Personal safety as well as the safety of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd start out suggesting that Mondays and Fridays...

I'd start out suggesting that Mondays and Fridays are ideal.
But you could always add that if those days don't always work, she's able to use other days instead but you would really prefer Monday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Blackcat31
My rate sheet says: Rates are based on each...

My rate sheet says:

Rates are based on each individual family's needs. Rates are not raised nor discounted unless the family's contract is edited, restructured or altered.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,487
Posted By Blackcat31
I adopted Nanís policy.... Donít. ...

I adopted Nanís policy....


Donít.


Itís by far the easiest and least confusing policy to date.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Blackcat31
I'll message you the info I give to parents of...

I'll message you the info I give to parents of infants PRIOR to beginning care. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By Blackcat31
California Tenants: A Guide to Residential...

California Tenants: A Guide to Residential Tenants and Landlord Rights

https://www.achhd.org/documents/California-Tenants-Guide.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By Blackcat31
https://www.stimmel-law.com/en/articles/landlord-o...

https://www.stimmel-law.com/en/articles/landlord-obligations-habitable-premises-basic-california-law

https://homeguides.sfgate.com/responsible-repairs-tenants-landlords-63818.html
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Blackcat31
I've approached this subject in many different...

I've approached this subject in many different ways over the years with mixed feelings but the method I use now is the LEAST stressful and the most supportive parent's that believe they know their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Blackcat31
Depends. Some providers view their DC...

Depends.
Some providers view their DC families and kids as extensions of their own families and other providers keep things separate.

More threads on this topic...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 11-26-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,131
Posted By Blackcat31
The poster provided her/his email and phone...

The poster provided her/his email and phone contact.
You might have better luck contacting them directly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 886
Posted By Blackcat31
This is so profoundly true. likethis ... much...

This is so profoundly true. likethis
... much to say on topic but canít right now....
(Just snuck a quick peek at the forum so no time to type)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Blackcat31
I would skip the letter and just verbally tell...

I would skip the letter and just verbally tell those without ALL the outdoor gear to bring it from today on. Tell them you go outside daily and if they don't have the right gear they won't be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes! I had the drop in who's mom went to...

Yes!

I had the drop in who's mom went to the casino and "lost track of time" :rolleyes:

I had the mom in an addict recovery program decide to 'indulge a little' then take a nap and not wake up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh, I agree... I just don't think I'd take...

Oh, I agree... I just don't think I'd take pictures of them.
It might just be the "provider" in me that can't stop thinking liability or how things with good intent can be taken out of context.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By Blackcat31
When I first started eons ago, I was open from...

When I first started eons ago, I was open from 5am to 6pm every single day. I rarely every closed other than actual holidays and even then only the big ones like Christmas Day. I stayed open...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd definitely do this! We have a school...

I'd definitely do this! We have a school resource officer in all building for all grades. likethis



I dunno that I'd purposely take pictures of a minor child.
Even one that is misbehaving or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Blackcat31
I gave up trying to give parents free or...

I gave up trying to give parents free or discounted days and/or vacations. It was too troublesome as it seems everyone interprets the policy differently or has some "one time" issue that doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Blackcat31
Because you see those little things as "extra" ...

Because you see those little things as "extra"
Parents simply see everything we do (even "special" things) as just part of the services they pay for.

It's not personal. It's just that...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 11-19-2018, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
Please post your contact info in case someone...

Please post your contact info in case someone wants to reply to you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Blackcat31
This is how I manage things too. I don't...

This is how I manage things too.

I don't make kids play together ever but I do alot to be proactive and set things up in a way that sharing/playing together isn't necessary but the availability...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
I love how when parents break the contract they...

I love how when parents break the contract they automatically accuse you of being unfair. :rolleyes:

Will he owe for the two weeks notice (or however long you require) or do you have a deposit on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
Exactly what others said ^^^ Dad is the...

Exactly what others said ^^^


Dad is the sassy brat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a set of foster kids that get picked up...

I have a set of foster kids that get picked up from care and usually brought right back as the parent rarely shows for the visits. Luckily the pick up time is manageable for me but the kids have 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,585
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd have a hard time not immediately saying "If...

I'd have a hard time not immediately saying "If you are sorry, why do you keep doing it?" or "If you are really sorry, you would stop doing it" and then just standing there while he is uncomfortable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By Blackcat31
:eek: that's crazy... I think the last time they...

:eek: that's crazy... I think the last time they called off school here due to weather, it was like 4 governors ago... :lol:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't usually close for bad weather (I don't...

I don't usually close for bad weather (I don't think there is such a thing here :lol:...) but I would close IF emergency vehicles could not travel here safely AND if the parent could possibly be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know, I'd had a hard time doing something...

I don't know, I'd had a hard time doing something the parent isn't doing or isn't taking the lead with. It's THEIR child and THEIR responsibility to train.

I really dislike that parents think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 340
Posted By Blackcat31
Siblings don't receive discounted care therefore...

Siblings don't receive discounted care therefore do not receive discounted rates.

I used to have a rule of one drop off one pick up per family per day but like Happymom said, I've got a couple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't take kids to the potty. That's just way...

I don't take kids to the potty. That's just way too much work when you have more than one child in care.

Kids must be able to indicate they need to use the bathroom and be able to do 90% of it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,992
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis :lol: good job! Another option is...

likethis :lol: good job!

Another option is to charge her a BIG fee for early arrival
Usually it ends up being a one time occurrence...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Blackcat31
Rates are based on enrollment NOT attendance or...

Rates are based on enrollment NOT attendance or time used.

If child enrolls full time, the tuition due is weekly tuition whether he/she attends both weeks or not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Blackcat31
Practice practice practice....rinse and repeat. ...

Practice practice practice....rinse and repeat.

That's all you can do.

His behavior sounds typical for a child that age.
Some kids pick it up faster than others.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By Blackcat31
I tell parents straight up the only time they are...

I tell parents straight up the only time they are judged in my house/daycare is when they DON'T step up and discipline/redirect their child.


For me the biggest headache in this profession is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Blackcat31
This is how it works for the families I have that...

This is how it works for the families I have that use FSAs too.

One of my parents asks for a monthly receipt and a couple others just get a receipt every time they pay and how often they submit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Blackcat31
OP didn't ask what other people's policies...

OP didn't ask what other people's policies were....
She asked what others would do. If she wanted to know what specific policies everyone has/had...she'd more than likely have asked.

Curious,...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-12-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome! happyface

Welcome! happyface
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