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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Cat Herder
A lot of programs are beginning to serve dinner...

A lot of programs are beginning to serve dinner for the bigger write-off. ;) We can write off three meals and two snacks per day (some even offer evening snack). My rate: Breakfast $1.33,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Cat Herder
Bonus: You can also use it to time the bleach...

Bonus: You can also use it to time the bleach solution spray before wiping the table for a point on your QRIS scorecard. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Cat Herder
Nope, not wrong at all. I have two almost...

Nope, not wrong at all. I have two almost 3-year-olds who have suddenly started doing the same. Three bites to a cheerio. :rolleyes: To delay the transition to handwashing, potty and outside.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Cat Herder
I also use odoban. likethis

I also use odoban. likethis
Forum: Forms - Uploads Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By Cat Herder
Here is a good free template that should get you...

Here is a good free template that should get you off to a great start: https://decal.ga.gov/documents/attachments/FCCLH_Policies_Procedures_Guide_Sample.pdf

It is a safe state site....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By Cat Herder
Head Start has been a known failure going back to...

Head Start has been a known failure going back to 1965 in study after study to the tune of $180 billion in tax payer's funds, so far.

It has to start in the home before the children are even born....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Cat Herder
I would expect a documentable/scaffolding...

I would expect a documentable/scaffolding preschool curriculum, assessments, lesson plans, conferences, behavior plans, family engagement program and all the other QRIS requirements.
...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By Cat Herder
I just bought a new set to replace my old faded...

I just bought a new set to replace my old faded ones. likethis
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 234
Posted By Cat Herder
I have 14-30 months, currently. I do lunch...

I have 14-30 months, currently.

I do lunch at 12:00, then the playground until 12:50 (allows them to burn off calories/have bm before nap ;) ), clean up/diapers, with nap from 1:00-3:00 waking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd refer DCM to child support recovery, stat. If...

I'd refer DCM to child support recovery, stat. If he was that much of a bully to you, imagine how she is treated. She needs a paternity test, support and visitation order.

I would give him his own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome. I do these with all of my...

You are very welcome. I do these with all of my DCK's every three months. It is a normal part of my program, so no one really gives me hard time about it. We watch the flutuations together and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Cat Herder
This is from a pediatric office that requires all...

This is from a pediatric office that requires all patients to fill them out for appointments, really rare and an awesome free resource....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Cat Herder
Here is the 24 month ASQ pdf. It may help you...

Here is the 24 month ASQ pdf. It may help you better assess where he is developmentally. Have his parents complete one, too, for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you considered having them do homework at...

Have you considered having them do homework at home with their parents? That is generally the school's goal, to engage parents in their childs learning.

I usually gave them snack and let them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Cat Herder
I completely understand. :lol: BTDT. My...

I completely understand. :lol: BTDT.

My thought was that after two years it may be hard to keep them from seeing it as a contract violation on your end, a "NO" as they probably don't remember...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 317,851
Posted By Cat Herder
I am being pushed to complete the associates, but...

I am being pushed to complete the associates, but it won't bring me any more pay, stars or grants. They would have to pay tuition upfront for me to even consider it. ;) I already have a degree in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Cat Herder
Policies are easier to enforce when you do it...

Policies are easier to enforce when you do it consistently. If you are not willing to enforce them then do not have them. :hug:

Sounds like it is time for a new contract, to me. One that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 317,851
Posted By Cat Herder
I started with the CDA, but the continuous...

I started with the CDA, but the continuous renewal requirements were cost and time prohibitive so I completed the TCC (technical certificate of completion) in two semesters. The TCC is once and done....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Cat Herder
Our state starts with a minimum of Bachelors's...

Our state starts with a minimum of Bachelors's with two professional letters of recommendation within 6 months, 3 years experience training, 1 year direct care and a slew of other requirements that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Cat Herder
Parent credit card payments come through one day...

Parent credit card payments come through one day sooner than ACH (checking) payments.

If a parent paid part of their balance from checking and part from credit card, those balances would be paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 317,851
Posted By Cat Herder
That is awesome. happyface You did an amazing...

That is awesome. happyface You did an amazing thing for this kid. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 317,851
Posted By Cat Herder
It is optional, but our state advertises it in...

It is optional, but our state advertises it in print and on tv continuously so if you don't participate private pay clients are less likely to enroll. Also, if you intend to accept subsidy, you must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Cat Herder
Is this an adult or child? Does this person live...

Is this an adult or child? Does this person live independently or with a caretaker?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-12-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Cat Herder
* I should probably clarify that my afterschool...

* I should probably clarify that my afterschool program was located in a high poverty area and I was open until 7 pm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Cat Herder
How is this child doing in other milestones? Has...

How is this child doing in other milestones? Has the child been given the opportunity to drink from regular cups prior to this? Home? Previous childcare? How long has this child been in your care?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 317,851
Posted By Cat Herder
I hope it ends soon for you, too. :hug: We...

I hope it ends soon for you, too. :hug:

We still are not required to do the fire marshall or health department visits, which makes it more time-efficient. The inspector checks all of that. They...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-11-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Cat Herder
Relocating and the stress of rebuilding the...

Relocating and the stress of rebuilding the business from the ground up is always so hard. I have done it four times, myself and struggled too. That alone would be enough stress to lose sleep but to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 317,851
Posted By Cat Herder
I have now completed my QRIS inspection,...

I have now completed my QRIS inspection, assessments, portfolio, observation and annual mandatory state training. Boom. Done until 2021. happyface

No procrastinating this year, for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Cat Herder
Here is a free childcare exclusion chart to...

Here is a free childcare exclusion chart to print/download. https://www.in.gov/fssa/files/Communicable%20disease%20chart%202017.pdf

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)

Disease & incubation
1-10...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
I started using it back in 2009, I believe when...

I started using it back in 2009, I believe when it was MMK Pro. It sends the parents an invoice, saves their payment info and gives them a quick "approve payment" option. They do it on the porch if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, it also does all enrollment forms and...

Oh, it also does all enrollment forms and attendance. ;) I almost forgot to mention that. I don't use the food program so don't bother with the menu sections, the rest of the program is just really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
I like kidkare because it auto invoices, emails...

I like kidkare because it auto invoices, emails statements, direct deposits, records it on the tax forms and w-10's for me. Very little work for me. ;) I give one receipt per year in January with one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Cat Herder
My daycare is in my converted 3-car garage. I had...

My daycare is in my converted 3-car garage. I had a professional come out and put in central heat and air vents connected to the rest of the house in the attic. I did upgrade to an allergy and asthma...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Cat Herder
I had a four-year-old do something similar. I...

I had a four-year-old do something similar. I told her to show her mom how I yelled at her. She did the wide eye mom stare and three-finger count down. Her mom laughed.

I usually just say "I'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
My clients pay through autopay on KidKare.

My clients pay through autopay on KidKare.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-10-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 240
Posted By Cat Herder
I use the KidKare program and record my hours...

I use the KidKare program and record my hours weekly on Fridays. Click the accounting tab, then expenses, then time/space, then the tab "other hours". It is a little more complicated to figure out...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-09-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Cat Herder
School lunch serving sizes leave a lot to be...

School lunch serving sizes leave a lot to be desired. :ouch: I always added a protein as in lunch for my big kids. I opened doing only before/after care when my own children were infants/toddlers. ;)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
It said in the title something to the effect of...

It said in the title something to the effect of "more communication with one another will lead to a better understanding of each other." Then "More understanding, more communication, this situation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Cat Herder
Not anymore. :dislike: I used to love this...

Not anymore. :dislike: I used to love this program, now it is just functional for accounting. $8 a month for accounting/enrollment only is pretty awesome, though. I miss the old format with the nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By Cat Herder
This may be a good time to remind them that you...

This may be a good time to remind them that you are a mandated reporter and medical neglect is reportable. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/120/6/1385...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-09-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 240
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, how true that is. I actually start work at...

Oh, how true that is. I actually start work at 5:30 each morning (up at 4:30) with meal prep, playground inspection, play center prep and lesson planning. I do this so my evenings are available...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Cat Herder
I am required to keep hard copies with signatures...

I am required to keep hard copies with signatures for a minimum of 2 years. The inspector looks at them every three months. I have parents sign in and out on paper, then log it in to Kidkare myself....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
Well, darn. :dislike: I was hoping for some...

Well, darn. :dislike:

I was hoping for some light. :lol::lol::lol: It's winter, rainy and blah. I figured we all could. :Sunny:

I like organizers, the problem was that my space was becoming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
Perfectly nice people don't dope and drop their...

Perfectly nice people don't dope and drop their kids. They also don't medicate them endlessly with over the counter meds instead of taking them to the doctor to solve the issue. :Sunny:

Dope and...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-09-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By Cat Herder
Still jealous of you. :lol: The big centers...

Still jealous of you. :lol:

The big centers here (3 now :eek:) all still give sibling discounts, 2 weeks unpaid family vacation, and take subsidy. 4 illegal providers that the state has been...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-09-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By Cat Herder
It is relentless isn't it?? :lol::lol::lol: I am...

It is relentless isn't it?? :lol::lol::lol: I am glad to hear I am not alone.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-09-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By Cat Herder
My policy states "Full-time rate is $150.00 per...

My policy states "Full-time rate is $150.00 per week due by Monday drop-off, in advance for the week. This full-time rate is due whether your child attends or not as you are securing your child’s...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
With most parents this is true. :Sunny: ...

With most parents this is true. :Sunny:

Posters come here to vent and seek advice about the others. ;) The difficult parents.

We don't need to vent about the rational ones. happyface We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By Cat Herder
Parents cannot give you permission to break the...

Parents cannot give you permission to break the law. :Sunny:

Tell her kids have died in them....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By Cat Herder
There seems to be a social media/mommy playgroup...

There seems to be a social media/mommy playgroup pendulum swing as a backlash from the "mommy wars" wave (which was horrible, too).

IMO, In an attempt to ease mom's stress by empathizing and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Cat Herder
The kids have to go to supervised visits,...

The kids have to go to supervised visits, doctor's appointments, therapists, court, etc. There is a lot of disruption early on. It does level out, though. Sometimes the caseworker picks up, sometimes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Cat Herder
I have 6 kids enrolled. On their enrollment...

I have 6 kids enrolled. On their enrollment forms, the parents stated the bedtimes were 7 pm for 4/6 and 8 pm for 2/6. 4/6 wake at 6 am and 2/6 wake at 7 am.

All admit to putting them down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Cat Herder
I have a few of my clients whose kids stayed with...

I have a few of my clients whose kids stayed with me until public school. Their kids did not have behavioral issues until they went to public school. :( The standards have been lowered so much that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Cat Herder
Email DCM prior to pickup today: "DCM, I hope you...

Email DCM prior to pickup today: "DCM, I hope you are having a good day and dread to interrupt. I needed to touch base with you about pickup time adult discussion. This afternoon at pickup I need you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Cat Herder
If you want to make it work maybe have the child...

If you want to make it work maybe have the child sleep somewhere away from the others on visit day?

Other than asking the caseworker to avoid naptime there isn't much else that can be done...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Cat Herder
Your last post read more as a vent while building...

Your last post read more as a vent while building up the courage to report, as is your duty. We have all been there. :hug: I did not see a question, or I would have answered it instead of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Cat Herder
Sorry. I meant to add that they earn 5 paid days...

Sorry. I meant to add that they earn 5 paid days off per year beginning at 12 months of employment. If they take a sick day after 12 months, they lose a paid day but not income that week. So, if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Cat Herder
Around here employees don't get benefits other...

Around here employees don't get benefits other than paid online training courses (that employers can write off) until after 12 months. A few get medical insurance after 90 days and unpaid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Cat Herder
Annual 2 weeks vacation = 1 week in spring...

Annual 2 weeks vacation =

1 week in spring - Spring Break
1 week in fall - Fall Break

(I don't enjoy travel in summer. ;) Personal choice.)


New Years Day 1-1
MLK Day 1-20
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 240
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you!! :Sunny:

Thank you!! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Cat Herder
It's too bad theorists rarely perform the...

It's too bad theorists rarely perform the hands-on care experience it takes to gain a full understanding of the problems they claim to be solving.

It's tragic that the people with hands-on...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 240
Posted By Cat Herder
That makes sense. By the same token, my daycare...

That makes sense. By the same token, my daycare playroom is not used by my family, either. It is a converted garage set up in preschool centers with a children's handwashing sink and commercial...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you tried a white noise machine? I eat...

Have you tried a white noise machine?

I eat lunch with the kids, makes it easier to get everything done at the same time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Cat Herder
Now that you mention it I, too, have had to move...

Now that you mention it I, too, have had to move my toddler chairs outside of the gates because they all want to just sit in them and stare at me, lately. It is unnerving. :lol: I chalked it up to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Cat Herder
I have seen this cycle in many centers over the...

I have seen this cycle in many centers over the years. That is why many states are doing away with confinement equipment. They must. It affects children's longterm development.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 240
Posted By Cat Herder
I wanted to make sure you knew I was not...

I wanted to make sure you knew I was not intending to argue with you. :hug: I truly do not understand why I lose hours when my husband, who also works from home, does not. ;)

My business hours...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 240
Posted By Cat Herder
Why? Where can I find this info?

Why? Where can I find this info?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 240
Posted By Cat Herder
2019 Attendance Record Hours or Hours of Operation?

Q: In your Time/Space Calculations do you calculate based on *Attendance Records* hours or *Hours of Operation* hours?

I have always believed we were supposed to go by *Attendance Records* hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Cat Herder
I allow for up to one hour. I live rurally...

I allow for up to one hour.

I live rurally and commutes average 45 minutes one way.

For those who work in town, I base it on their commute plus 15 minutes.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-01-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd probably mail them out signature required...

I'd probably mail them out signature required just to be done. I like to be done and peace is more important to me than whose responsibility it actually is. :ouch: Technically, you don't have to give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 111,371
Posted By Cat Herder
Children's Continent Creative Continent ...

Children's Continent

Creative Continent

:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Cat Herder
A. My own mother fed me that line and I took it...

A. My own mother fed me that line and I took it and put my firstborn in daycare. He died in daycare 6 months later and I missed most everything because I really only had him for bedtime during the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Cat Herder
Tell them you will gladly comply when you receive...

Tell them you will gladly comply when you receive a court order and that until then you are bound by the implied confidentiality agreement.
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 12-30-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Cat Herder
What state, county? Also, you may want to...

What state, county?

Also, you may want to contract with local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies as that is who provides our therapists for free. Only they can receive the grant money that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,081
Posted By Cat Herder
And the cherry on top. :lol::lol::lol: I...

And the cherry on top. :lol::lol::lol:

I bet she thinks she is the first to come up with that plan. :rolleyes: Watch facebook groups, she'll be begging for free kids stuff soon enough. Won't be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Cat Herder
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas :Sunny:

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Cat Herder
"One caregiver may care for a maximum of six...

"One caregiver may care for a maximum of six children younger than school age, or eight children when at least two of the eight children are school aged."

It sounds like you would still be limited...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Cat Herder
Here are free printables that show a how-to....

Here are free printables that show a how-to. https://www.pre-kpages.com/class_schedule/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Cat Herder
I love this. lovethis Perfectly stated. Of...

I love this. lovethis Perfectly stated.

Of course by my age it's more like "What would the DMV do?" :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Cat Herder
In all fairness, neither does QRIS. As long as we...

In all fairness, neither does QRIS. As long as we are required to have 75% of our wall decor as children's art with mixed media and multiple samples per child at all times, we must continue to do art...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Cat Herder
It is also possible that she could have caught...

It is also possible that she could have caught wind of some QRIS marketing materials for parents. That is how it began here, ads on TV, articles in the newspaper and social media posts. Parents began...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Cat Herder
You will have to change your mindset for this...

You will have to change your mindset for this type of thing to stop feeling personal to you. :hug:

All of the comments are about services offered by your business, not you personally. It is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Cat Herder
Congratulations on your little one. :Sunny: Enjoy...

Congratulations on your little one. :Sunny: Enjoy your time alone as a family. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 04:04 AM
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Views: 254
Posted By Cat Herder
Typically, one parent brings the child that does...

Typically, one parent brings the child that does not have an appointment at their usual time and the other parent brings the second child after their appointment. Sometimes a grandparent fills in for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Cat Herder
My drop-off cutoff time is 9 am as that is when...

My drop-off cutoff time is 9 am as that is when we begin Circle/Art time and have completed breakfast. ;)

I allow one drop-off and one pick-up per child/per day. It used to be per family/per day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Cat Herder
A photo chart. Vertical with velcro tape...

A photo chart. Vertical with velcro tape timelines in descending order. The top line could be a photo of a child greeting their teacher. The second line could be a child washing their hands/hanging...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,763
Posted By Cat Herder
2011. :ouch: I am sure that "Parent" has...

2011. :ouch:

I am sure that "Parent" has grown up and moved out of their parents' basement by now. :Sunny:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
I am so glad to hear that. likethis It may end up...

I am so glad to hear that. likethis It may end up being the best thing to happen to your family. Sometimes change is just the thing we need.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, I agree. I don't even allow car seats in my...

Oh, I agree. I don't even allow car seats in my house. Gross, some of them I don't even want to think about. I practice Bye-Bye Outside.

I more meant for her to entertain the little one while dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Cat Herder
It really does seem that a lot of parents believe...

It really does seem that a lot of parents believe we are co-parents. We are not. Your child's other parent is. It is your job to make co-parenting work with them. If that is not an option,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5,549
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 596,880
Posted By Cat Herder
Brilliant. That never occurred to me. :lol: ...

Brilliant. That never occurred to me. :lol:

My vent: I am going to have a horrible afternoon. It is about 15 minutes until our normal lunchtime and we have already eaten and are down for a nap. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 858
Posted By Cat Herder
I stayed open most of the week because I have no...

I stayed open most of the week because I have no plans this Christmas and it affords me the opportunity to make a little extra to pay for the playroom upgrades I made this year. ;) I did take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5,549
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 596,880
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug: Every year. They all think they invented...

:hug: Every year. They all think they invented it, too.

That is why I started giving "discounts" for closures and rolling up tuition to cover them (25 days total) over the other 50 weeks. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Cat Herder
"I understand parenting is hard. I have done it,...

"I understand parenting is hard. I have done it, too. Sadly, it is only for a few short years then they are off on their own. The days of them wanting to spend time with you when they are sick and...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
They can terminate your contract for any reason...

They can terminate your contract for any reason at all. It is their right. They can't terminate a child without a documented plan of improvement (in some states), but adults have no such protection. ...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
At 3, I agree it was their duty to keep him from...

At 3, I agree it was their duty to keep him from being able to run out. :hug: My doors stay locked. You would be shocked that some states actually prohibit the provider from being able to lock their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By Cat Herder
How are you feeling? How is DCB today?

How are you feeling? How is DCB today?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
I am also curious about the age of your child.

I am also curious about the age of your child.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
It is well within your rights to file a report....

It is well within your rights to file a report. You no longer trust this facility to meet your child's needs.

She is well within her rights to terminate your contract. You have proven you no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Cat Herder
My state went to the livescan system a few years...

My state went to the livescan system a few years ago. Everyone who lives in or visits the home daycare during business hours (including lawn maintenance, pest control, etc.) is required to have a...
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