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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Blackcat31
Curious but why does her son work at the other...

Curious but why does her son work at the other place and not with her?

Is it against the rules in your state for family to work with family?

I wonder if her son has the same feelings in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2020, 07:55 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,002
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: Um okay... :confused: It's kinda funny......

:lol: Um okay... :confused: It's kinda funny... :ouch:

I try to persuade parents to not send their child in dresses but if they do, they are required to wear shorts underneath so even if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Blackcat31
The top of my contract says: "I have read...

The top of my contract says:

"I have read and agree to the statements and policies outlined in the ABC Child Care handbook. I fully understand all rates, payments, late fees, and scheduling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't like referring anyone. I prefer families...

I don't like referring anyone. I prefer families make these decisions on their own. I had ONE bad experience years ago where a parent came back to me and acted like it was my fault an experience...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By Blackcat31
NEVER apologize for meeting your own needs. ...

NEVER apologize for meeting your own needs.

I would simply say "Please mark these dates on your calendar and hopefully you are able to enjoy the the additional time spent with your child!" :D
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By Blackcat31
Totally get it....my hubby is having the same...

Totally get it....my hubby is having the same issue.
His (Windows Edge) updated a few days ago and it changed some of his favorites list and some of the settings he had and he is livid! :mad:

He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By Blackcat31
I read about this one a few days ago. I...

I read about this one a few days ago.

I found several news links to the story. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Blackcat31
I know the issue is solved now but in the future...

I know the issue is solved now but in the future when you send a text to a parent with an offer or something you are asking about TELL them when they must reply.

For example when you sent the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Blackcat31
I drink a ton of water but because I do AND am a...

I drink a ton of water but because I do AND am a child care provider I am also a pro at holding it! lol! :)

I guess I am not understanding the issue.....are the DCK's drinking a lot outside as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Blackcat31
Some other threads about lingering parents ...

Some other threads about lingering parents

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=lingering+parents
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Blackcat31
What do those places offer that keeps them full...

What do those places offer that keeps them full and/or sets them aside from others?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By Blackcat31
I have several kiddos that don't nap. They...

I have several kiddos that don't nap.
They rest though...

Could you maybe teach your son to rest?
He can lay still and quiet and think about things.
Reflect on the morning activities or...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-24-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Blackcat31
As a registered member of the forum you have...

As a registered member of the forum you have access to the search function.

Threads are tagged with key words to aid in your search.

For example, using the keyword camera and you'll find many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,002
Posted By Blackcat31
Aggressive behaviors are common for littles with...

Aggressive behaviors are common for littles with limited verbal skills and those with delayed development but at 4 it is unacceptable for him to behave that way.

The FIRST time he was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile Regular plastic grocery bags Wet bags for...

Regular plastic grocery bags
Wet bags for cloth diapers

I have used zip lock baggies before as well

Set outside on step if super smelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't launder anything. Everything goes...

I don't launder anything.
Everything goes home in a plastic bag

I won't even throw anything away. Parents can take it home and toss it themselves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree.... I think their improved health is due...

I agree.... I think their improved health is due to not running all over town at all hours and actually staying home more and getting to bed earlier etc.

I have always been super strict about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,900
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are licensing requirements for the state of...

Here are licensing requirements for the state of Ohio
https://www.daycare.com/ohio/

If you cannot find the answer in that link there is usually a contact number listed at the bottom of that page...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By Blackcat31
Could not agree more! likethis Once I...

Could not agree more! likethis

Once I ditched all the containment equipment, babies became happier, easier to manage and much safer in my opinion.

I also notice the time line of development...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,002
Posted By Blackcat31
Hopefully you are too full to take them back... ;)

Hopefully you are too full to take them back... ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Blackcat31
You can't control others and daycare is one of...

You can't control others and daycare is one of those businesses that applies to tenfold.

If YOU are concerned and know the family is doing things that make you uncomfortable, stop accepting them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Blackcat31
NannyDe has a 5 part section on hiring assistants...

NannyDe has a 5 part section on hiring assistants and helpers with a ton of really helpful info

https://www.daycare.com/nannyde/the-day-care-home-staff-assistant.htm
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Blackcat31
If you have a no cell phone policy while on the...

If you have a no cell phone policy while on the clock she shouldn't be using the phone period.
What she's doing/selling or saying makes no difference.

If it's problematic, let your director know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,067
Posted By Blackcat31
I used to have a snarky reply for this type of...

I used to have a snarky reply for this type of parent, but now I just say something like "Oh well good for me then because I just love spending time with Miss Janie."

When I was feeling snarky I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,002
Posted By Blackcat31
You do know this (bolded) is why they forget. ;) ...

You do know this (bolded) is why they forget. ;)

Stop reminding and discussing it so much. I wouldn't bother remembering anything if someone else was so quick to remind me or answer when I ask. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,002
Posted By Blackcat31
My licensor basically sent the same notice. I...

My licensor basically sent the same notice. I don't see an issue with it and I have 12 kids by myself. (all under under age 6)

I sit at the table with my licensor and talk with her without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't say anything. A lot can happen in the...

I wouldn't say anything. A lot can happen in the next few months that it may not even be an issue.

As for the way over-protectiveness of the current child, I can tell you that a fundamental...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Blackcat31
Yay! Welcome back! happyface

Yay! Welcome back! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Blackcat31
I resent the password reminder email. Is...

I resent the password reminder email.

Is this still your email?



Clearly I substituted * for letters and # for numbers...
I'll delete as soon as you reply
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Blackcat31
I have the opposite opinion. I think it's too...

I have the opposite opinion. I think it's too much

I would say something super generic such as:

Dear Family,

Thank you for your interest in ABC Child Care and for taking the time to meet. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Blackcat31
Did you get back in or do you need additional...

Did you get back in or do you need additional assistance?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,002
Posted By Blackcat31
How does that work when child care is required to...

How does that work when child care is required to provide formula per food program rules?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,308
Posted By Blackcat31
I love how you use God to judge someone for...

I love how you use God to judge someone for judging someone else.... The irony is just too much!

The ways in which posters justify breaking the law is hysterical. :rolleyes:

I pray to God a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,002
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't allow parents to send bottles with...

I don't allow parents to send bottles with anything in them.

Infant bottles are left here, washed and filled myself with either dry formula that I mix myself or with breast milk stored here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,002
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you asking why would the provider (Country...

Are you asking why would the provider (Country Roads) dump it or why would the parent do that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
Unemployment is not really a social program. ...

Unemployment is not really a social program.

Social programs such as TANF, SNAP, Medicaid, housing assistance etc are the social programs Iím referring to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
Can you provide some examples?

Can you provide some examples?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree! I think though that "extra"...

I agree!

I think though that "extra" quickly becomes expected and the line between the two is the issue.

NannyDe explains it well when daycare families are given extra... it quickly becomes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
Free Child Care. PERFECT example of how...

Free Child Care.

PERFECT example of how universal income would be disastrous.

When child care became free, those families stopped parenting their children.


Scientific evidence says...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
So why not invest the money that would be spent...

So why not invest the money that would be spent on Universal Income into better communities verses putting it in individual bank accounts?

Give people opportunities instead of dollars.

Many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
It already has. There are more people in this...

It already has. There are more people in this country that don't work than there are that do. (NOT referring to those that aren't old enough, are too old and those physically and/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
When people are given something for nothing, they...

When people are given something for nothing, they become accustomed to that concept and lose motivation to work.

Not to mention the costs of implementing something like that would be in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
I kinda feel like we already universal income. ...

I kinda feel like we already universal income.

I definitely don't feel like I am working my butt off for me/my family.

It feels like I am working hard so that so many others can have a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By Blackcat31
Is your son allowed to play with those toys...

Is your son allowed to play with those toys during daycare hours?


I would simply tell the DC parents and kids that "those are not daycare toys."
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-03-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Blackcat31
You said there are so many components to lunch. ...

You said there are so many components to lunch.

Aren't you already feeding her balanced meals?
If not, what types of snacks and meals are you serving?

The only way it wouldn't be worth it is...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-29-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,101
Posted By Blackcat31
I serve milk and water only but as far as juice...

I serve milk and water only but as far as juice goes, it's allowable under Food Program rules so its totally acceptable to be served. Like all things the key is moderation. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By Blackcat31
Wow! That is crazy! :eek: Iím so sorry you were...

Wow! That is crazy! :eek:
Iím so sorry you were affected by this but am so happy you and your family are safe!! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here. Last 30 minutes of the day. My...

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

I refuse to give up my personal/off time for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Blackcat31
I PMed you :)

I PMed you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh so it's your fault!!! :lol::lol: It's an...

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

It's an unwritten rule that you never ever put your winter clothes away before Memorial Day. I think we kept a shovel on the back deck last year until 4th of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,002
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: people are so self-centered. :(

:hug: people are so self-centered. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,173
Posted By Blackcat31
Parents text when they are on the way or here. ...

Parents text when they are on the way or here.

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

My yard is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Blackcat31
I also never closed and have been open the whole...

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

Not really doing a whole lot different other than parents dropping off/picking up outside the fence and not entering the yard or house at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis So you've got one of those rare parents...

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



It's definitely refreshing! happyface happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Blackcat31
I wonder how he picked it though without mom...

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

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

Can you tell Iíve become jaded? :p:cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By Blackcat31
I've noticed while speaking with other providers...

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

Most have said they aren't seeing parents brush everything off as teething....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,894
Posted By Blackcat31
Plus, it's not said yet whether or not the Gov...

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

There is nothing yet set that says the state WILL open.
I have seen some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,894
Posted By Blackcat31
Depends on what part of the state you live. ...

Depends on what part of the state you live.

The metro areas need to do additional things in order to maintain the safety and health of employees and the public but if they can make changes and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Blackcat31
I am providing a quiet space, wi-fi and an...

I am providing a quiet space, wi-fi and an opportunity for them to do their work but I am not really supervising it. I am available if they need help but honestly it's really not my place or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol: That is funny! I love the...

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

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

NOT that everyone's jobs aren't an important...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,894
Posted By Blackcat31
Hanging in there as well... The biggest...

Hanging in there as well...

The biggest thing I struggle with is the wonky schedules my clients seem to have lately. I understand due to their employers trying to keep everyone on the pay roll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,002
Posted By Blackcat31
$5 for the first minute. $1 for each...

$5 for the first minute.
$1 for each additional 5 minutes
any advice given is a flat fee of $10
when spoken directly to the child in question it's $20. :D:lol:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-24-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd like to hear more about this anger on his...

I'd like to hear more about this anger on his part.
Why does he think you yelled at the staff?
It sounds like there is a bit more going on than what you've stated as I don't understand why he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By Blackcat31
I am currently taking care of a previous DCK who...

I am currently taking care of a previous DCK who has moved along to first grade. She's been bringing her school work to care so she can do her assignments during the day. Yesterday she brought the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By Blackcat31
My husband and I have lunch at the same...

My husband and I have lunch at the same restaurant every Sunday. I miss going there and I miss the staff....they are like "friends" we meet up with every week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,381
Posted By Blackcat31
This is such an old worn out argument. :rolleyes:...

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


....blah blah blah....hopefully the provider that takes your child in because money talks makes a fortune and makes sure you know it IS all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Blackcat31
The stay at home order in MN doesn't mean...

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

I agree with the others and if you are uncomfortable being open, don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,432
Posted By Blackcat31
My DS lives in a city that is on the border. ...

My DS lives in a city that is on the border. Many cross from one state to the other for work daily. He works across the border in the other state. His work told him he may get stopped at the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-19-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Blackcat31
Try Tomís site, he has a ton of good searchable...

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

http://tomcopelandblog.com/top-articles-starting-business
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,432
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíd be spending all my time on Zillow looking for...

Iíd be spending all my time on Zillow looking for somewhere else to live... lol! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,432
Posted By Blackcat31
Not that it makes a difference but I do...

Not that it makes a difference but I do understand what youíre trying to say and for what itís worth my husband isnít necessarily ďhealthyĒ per say...heís a type 1 diabetic. He spent 10 days in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,432
Posted By Blackcat31
Thatís my point ... who has the right to decide...

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

Many donít believe the facts presented by the government are facts. Everyone has a choice and if you (general you) are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,432
Posted By Blackcat31
But we aren't talking about just New York. New...

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

I also respect the fact that we live in a country where people are allowed to make their own choices so if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,432
Posted By Blackcat31
...and the flip side is many don't believe they...

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

Many states have business refusing to close their doors and are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,432
Posted By Blackcat31
IF the order is constitutional. ... and that...

IF the order is constitutional.

... and that is where the problem lies and allows people to choose to follow or not follow orders.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,432
Posted By Blackcat31
Unless I am mistaken the only executive order...

Unless I am mistaken the only executive order that is actually a legal and constitutional law is one ordered by the POTUS.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,432
Posted By Blackcat31
Stay at home orders aren't necessarily laws. ...

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

Child care providers AGREE to abide by the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,432
Posted By Blackcat31
I voted now...let each state decide. ...

I voted now...let each state decide.

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

I don't live in New York and my life and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By Blackcat31
Happy Easter everyone! Happy Birthday to...

Happy Easter everyone!
Happy Birthday to Josies hubby! happyface

Calm, chilly day around here. Spent the day Spring cleaning.
Made Easter dinner in to-go containers to deliver to my kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By Blackcat31
Contact your states Child Care Aware agency ...

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

Sorry youíre dealing with that on top of all the other crazy stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here. By the time Easter rolls around I am...

Same here. By the time Easter rolls around I am more than ready for a break.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,894
Posted By Blackcat31
This is so true! It's times like these in which...

This is so true! It's times like these in which you learn the most about others. Thankfully though there seems to be a pretty even divide as far as people's behavior in general both clients and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,894
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm hanging in there. I am super busy...so not...

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

Of the regular full time families most are attending. A couple are at home.
All are still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 01:29 PM
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Views: 377
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally Iíd just be frank with the parent and...

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

I would be willing to work with the parent on solving this issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Blackcat31
Congratulations!! happyface

Congratulations!! happyface
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-05-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome! Here is Toms response to your...

Welcome!

Here is Toms response to your question:

http://tomcopelandblog.com/are-my-pets-deductible-2
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Blackcat31
Just seeing this now... I tell all parents...

Just seeing this now...

I tell all parents that April is always a tricky month and that sometimes there will be unexpected closures due to weather and/or driving conditions so please plan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By Blackcat31
1. My husband and kids are in good health 2. I...

1. My husband and kids are in good health
2. I am still working and being paid.
3. Spring IS coming...
4. Drop off/pick up is almost like a drive through..little to NO contact with parents
5....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Blackcat31
Plus, if you bend now she will always expect it...

Plus, if you bend now she will always expect it as I see everything that comes up in the future being considered a "special circumstance" for some
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Blackcat31
Feeling bad and doing business are two different...

Feeling bad and doing business are two different things.

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

Its no different than deciding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Blackcat31
Other than continuous and lengthy updates from...

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

The ones I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,163
Posted By Blackcat31
Gas here is less than $2/gallon. I think...

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

:ouch: Things are definitely more expensive over your way.... I am floored at some of the prices I've seen in photos of empty store...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,163
Posted By Blackcat31
Our grocery stores in my area are locally owned....

Our grocery stores in my area are locally owned. The family that owns them are hoarders in a way so theyíve managed to keep all the shelves full. Thank goodness :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,163
Posted By Blackcat31
Holy cow! $4.99/lb for ground beef? :lol: ...

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

Itís about $3.25 here for same
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,381
Posted By Blackcat31
Hopefully your provider talks to other providers....

Hopefully your provider talks to other providers.

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

Attitude...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,002
Posted By Blackcat31
I see this parent's point of view. Its...

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

I have a few parents that bring their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,002
Posted By Blackcat31
I also have an ear thermometer and recently...

I also have an ear thermometer and recently ordered a temporal one.
I did pay $90 for it but that was the price when I ordered and other ones listed were similarly priced so I guess I just thought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,343
Posted By Blackcat31
If you were a member here youíd know this

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

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

Please don’t make assumptions as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,466
Posted By Blackcat31
Another thing that saved my sanity was to never...

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

It's not fair to you or the child. Parents should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,466
Posted By Blackcat31
Lesson #2.... if you are open, they WILL come! ;)...

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

The worst families will always be the ones that are never sick, never keep their kids home and rarely pick up early.
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