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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By Blackcat31
Exclusion for diarrhea is more about sanitary...

Exclusion for diarrhea is more about sanitary issues than it is about contagiousness.

So many things can be spread via feces that ANY diarrhea is grounds for exclusion in my policies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you!!! Very MUCH appreciated!!! likethis

Thank you!!! Very MUCH appreciated!!! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By Blackcat31
Maybe we should ask Tom Copeland... I wonder if...

Maybe we should ask Tom Copeland... I wonder if he knows since he is in MN too?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you!!! I have NO idea... I've never...

Thank you!!!

I have NO idea... I've never even heard of this being an issue until recently. I hope your licensor knows! Thank you again! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge PER space and since those kids that go...

I charge PER space and since those kids that go to Pre-K leave an odd or 1/2 day vacancy that can't be filled around their schedules and because they will still need full days on no preschool days, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you in a center or home based? Do you get...

Are you in a center or home based?
Do you get to make the rules/enforce them?

I guess for me the biggest thing in regards to having newborns in care are parents that allow what we cannot in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: :lol: Don't assume such a thing. ...

:lol: :lol: Don't assume such a thing.


@OP ~ Illegal is illegal. IF something should happen, you're just as guilty as the provider. You can't push blame onto someone else just because you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By Blackcat31
Really? I had no idea... I've never paid...

Really? I had no idea... I've never paid attention to HOA rules because I'd NEVER live in one but;

Can you ask your licensor for those statutes?

A friend of mine just closed up shop because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,481
Posted By Blackcat31
It's really not. ;) There is just alot more...

It's really not. ;)

There is just alot more guilt associated with parenting.

What the adult does with that guilt makes the difference for the child(ren) they are caring for, teaching and/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,516
Posted By Blackcat31
What weird district you live in..... I've...

What weird district you live in.....

I've never heard of anything like that before. :confused:

If you stayed in the district your son should already be "registered" and the only thing you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By Blackcat31
Did the HOA specifically state that the rules say...

Did the HOA specifically state that the rules say you can't operate a business from your home when they notified you of it being against the rules?

Asking because usually in my experience when...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-09-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By Blackcat31
This is an old thread but I have to ask... are...

This is an old thread but I have to ask... are you referring to forgetting to pick up your own child or you forgot a daycare child somewhere?

If you've made this mistake a few times/more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By Blackcat31
https://media1.giphy.com/media/RBeddeaQ5Xo0E/giphy...

https://media1.giphy.com/media/RBeddeaQ5Xo0E/giphy.gif
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By Blackcat31
Regular potty breaks through out the day is...

Regular potty breaks through out the day is common in most child care programs that I am familiar with.

I don't take anyone to the bathroom but we certainly have times during the day where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,134
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh absolutely!!! likethis Nothing beats a good...

Oh absolutely!!! likethis
Nothing beats a good dose of reality to remind us how fragile life really is....

It just breaks my heart every time.. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,134
Posted By Blackcat31
I just dread clicking on this thread every time...

I just dread clicking on this thread every time it comes up. :(


Also wondering what the full story is with the 13 year old.
Was she special needs? Why didn't she get out of the car?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Blackcat31
Is this program licensed by the state? Do they...

Is this program licensed by the state?
Do they serve only school aged children?
Do the kids ever complain to their parents or to you that you know of?

You are right to be concerned... as much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Blackcat31
I would talk to them and just tell them you...

I would talk to them and just tell them you appreciate the advance notice but without an actual end date it is just discussion at this point.

Let them know that no matter how much or little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Blackcat31
This is a hard one. I understand doing what's...

This is a hard one.
I understand doing what's best for you and your business and am usually in the camp of always looking out for #1 (you/your family) but I also think there is a professional side...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By Blackcat31
Crossing my fingers that so far my state has no...

Crossing my fingers that so far my state has no requirements in that department other than separate bedding for each child.

9502.0435 SANITATION AND HEALTH. . 11. Bedding. Clean, separate bedding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By Blackcat31
A friend of mine made something like this...

A friend of mine made something like this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By Blackcat31
I have one mini crib for those rare times I do...

I have one mini crib for those rare times I do have an infant (under 12 months). The rest use nap mats.

I don't have the room for cots nor the desire to mess with them in regards to storage and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,516
Posted By Blackcat31
SMH. I have a few that do that here too......

SMH. I have a few that do that here too... :confused:

Most times the kid is old enough to know better and if not, the parent certainly is.

It's been HOT here too with super high humidity...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 623
Posted By Blackcat31
I would contact licensing. Just so there is...

I would contact licensing. Just so there is documentation. Let them know what the situation is, maybe even share the doctor's discharge info and what if any other info you have required from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Blackcat31
Is she skilled enough to take her own pants...

Is she skilled enough to take her own pants down/up so that she could go on her own?

She can be offered the opportunity during regular toilet breaks during the day when others are using the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By Blackcat31
I also ditched all my Little Tikes stuff but I...

I also ditched all my Little Tikes stuff but I don't regret it at all. My DD had the dollhouse StorybookEnding posted above and the stable as well as grandma's house and a ton of accessories. I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Blackcat31
^^^^. What she said... :D

^^^^. What she said... :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,134
Posted By Blackcat31
*SIGH* Well that makes perfect sense.......

*SIGH*

Well that makes perfect sense.... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh go that route then...... tell them you aren't...

Oh go that route then...... tell them you aren't taking schoolers and if they ask why her, just say you can't discuss why but she will be staying on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,134
Posted By Blackcat31
They are dismissing the charges ...

They are dismissing the charges

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/prosecutors-decline-to-pursue-indictment-against-father-in-hot-car-death-of-twins/ar-AAFbL9o?ocid=spartanntp
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Blackcat31
Other than the one DCG that can't stay home by...

Other than the one DCG that can't stay home by herself will you have other school aged kids?
Does that DCG have siblings in care?

I would just tell the family you wont be able to take him next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,626
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is the link to PA licensing ...

Here is the link to PA licensing

https://www.daycare.com/pennsylvania/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Blackcat31
In my state when I sign up to accept subsidy...

In my state when I sign up to accept subsidy payments they ask if I require a notice when parents leave. If I say yes and note how much notice they must give the subsidy program will pay me that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh okay... I don't know how many school aged kids...

Oh okay... I don't know how many school aged kids you are allowed in your state but like I said above most in home child care programs make their income from the under school aged crowd. So I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Blackcat31
Yay! Glad to hear it worked out okay! I...

Yay! Glad to hear it worked out okay!

I hope you and your family enjoy your much needed vacation! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Blackcat31
Curious as to how this worked out this morning...

Curious as to how this worked out this morning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't understand what you are asking Our...

I don't understand what you are asking

Our B&G's club here is for school aged kids and most in home child care programs serve kids birth to school aged so there really isn't any competition...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Blackcat31
This is the thread I think you are referring to ...

This is the thread I think you are referring to

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=91406&highlight=lengthy+notice+period
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree that if you signed it, you are obligated...

I agree that if you signed it, you are obligated to pay it. You can obviously try and work things out and try to find a middle ground but legally you are bound by the contract.

Of course not all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Blackcat31
I think this is one of those things that you...

I think this is one of those things that you canít really control. She was most contagious prior to symptoms so you/your family have already been exposed.

If she has been symptom/fever free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Blackcat31
Hereís an entire section of the forum focused on...

Hereís an entire section of the forum focused on meals and snacks

https://www.daycare.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=6
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Blackcat31
This is how I do it too but ONLY if the extra...

This is how I do it too but ONLY if the extra hours are planned in advance. No calls 30 minutes before scheduled pick up time telling me theyíre gonna work later. Thatís subject to late fees instead...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Blackcat31
If a family is not enrolled as as a regularly...

If a family is not enrolled as as a regularly attending family (min of 3 days per week) any care provided is billed at the drop in rate. Even if they drop in/attend a full week.

Full weekly rates...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a policy in my meals and snack section of...

I have a policy in my meals and snack section of my handbook that says kids must be present and seated at the time of meal/snack in order to get any meal/snack.

I list the specific time each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Blackcat31
Since my policy book is pretty lengthy I get...

Since my policy book is pretty lengthy I get comments all the time about having so many "rules" and I always respond with "I have only as many rules as I've had experiences with parents that do...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-26-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Blackcat31
Heck many of mine end up on someone else's mat...

Heck many of mine end up on someone else's mat spooning them. :lol:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-26-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you talking about a specific child care...

Are you talking about a specific child care center?
If you have no children in care, how do you know that a center does this?
What state are you in?

Also I have never heard of any rule in any...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-26-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Blackcat31
I love Janet Evanovich! She puts out a new one...

I love Janet Evanovich! She puts out a new one fairly often so I rarely have time to re-read any of them. I don't read nearly as much as I used to.

My mom is a huge James Patterson fan and I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you changing over to a infant/toddler license?

Are you changing over to a infant/toddler license?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Blackcat31
Um. nope. That would be a "turn away at the...

Um. nope.
That would be a "turn away at the door" moment for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,267
Posted By Blackcat31
They’re a Spammer :rolleyes:

They’re a Spammer :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't and wouldn't call previous care...

I don't and wouldn't call previous care providers.

I set my program policies up to protect me and my business.

Any prior issues a family/child had in another program is none of my business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Blackcat31
Not that I am aware of. Of course, if you...

Not that I am aware of.

Of course, if you let anyone get hurt by the thorns and the parent is upset, they'll be on the list next year... :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By Blackcat31
I think it depends on your state laws. My...

I think it depends on your state laws.
My state will keep mandated reporter names confidential except in extreme circumstances
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Blackcat31
If you are a visual learner, this video is a...

If you are a visual learner, this video is a fantastic example of a CDA portfolio and explains well how to create one yourself. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUqeFe2Neuk
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is all the info daycare.com has about...

Here is all the info daycare.com has about Florida requirements etc.

https://www.daycare.com/florida/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,516
Posted By Blackcat31
:eek: :eek: See this is where I wish I had a...

:eek: :eek: See this is where I wish I had a mean streak and had no issues being unprofessional because I'd take that callers name and info and then I'd post all about their stupidity all over the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Blackcat31
Found this on Tom's website: ...

Found this on Tom's website:

http://tomcopelandblog.com/september-member-email
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By Blackcat31
The statement OP made above IS outright abuse. ...

The statement OP made above IS outright abuse.

Poster also mentioned this same child being in a high chair so to me they are young enough to use a high chair and physically holding a child down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Blackcat31
Ironically for me those kids I've had to...

Ironically for me those kids I've had to terminate ended up getting help and assistance because they were terminated.

Like most "political" ideals and concepts, they sound great on paper and in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Blackcat31
You should be concerned and good for you for...

You should be concerned and good for you for noticing right away that things aren't good. Many of the things you posted are completely unacceptable and against licensing rules/regulations in most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,134
Posted By Blackcat31
That is a hot topic of debate for sure! ...

That is a hot topic of debate for sure!

Taking on the responsibility of calling No shows also includes taking on the liability too.

What happens if you forget to call/text because you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,134
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a DC family that does NOT communicate with...

I have a DC family that does NOT communicate with me about attendance. DCD works a construction job so if it's rainy he doesn't work and usually keeps DCK. This happens regularly. I have discussed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 49,776
Posted By Blackcat31
Wow! That is a great deal!! I wish classes...

Wow! That is a great deal!!

I wish classes and required training courses in my area were that cheap!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Blackcat31
Can you call the state as a parent? In my...

Can you call the state as a parent?

In my state parents have a right to see a current copy of our license. I must also post my license (with valid dates) in an area that is visible to all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By Blackcat31
This is part of my program policy info for...

This is part of my program policy info for parents:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FRUu-IpTm0zy3wRNqF6JKSicznDORgy6/view?usp=sharing

Maybe that is helpful or atleast provides a starting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Blackcat31
Thankfully, it's been nice so far this year.... a...

Thankfully, it's been nice so far this year.... a few raindrops here and there and in that case we just hang under our canopy.

If the weather is REALLy bad and we can't be outside then we play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Blackcat31
We go outside As soon as nap and potty breaks...

We go outside
As soon as nap and potty breaks are completed we go outside
PM snack and pickups are all done outside
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By Blackcat31
napping on the boat? LOL! :lol: I'm sure...

napping on the boat?

LOL! :lol: I'm sure that is the reasoning you'll get... Gotta love how deep parents will dig to justify something. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By Blackcat31
I do not wean children before a parent does. ...

I do not wean children before a parent does.

I allow paci's during nap time only so walking in with one wouldn't be allowed. Like you said, take it away in the car BEFORE bringing child inside. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,516
Posted By Blackcat31
It wasnít about legalities Every state seems...

It wasnít about legalities
Every state seems vary in regards to ratios

But itís all good/moving forward :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Blackcat31
Our school district has done this for several...

Our school district has done this for several years now.

Parents panicked at the announcement but honestly it's all worked out just fine. Whatever the kids did before for after school care they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By Blackcat31
I moved your post to the venting thread. ...

I moved your post to the venting thread.

If that isn't where you wanted it, let me know!

Happy Monday! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,516
Posted By Blackcat31
:) I respect your opinion. We all have a...

:)

I respect your opinion. We all have a right to one.

For the record I wasn't insulted personally but it did come across differently than it does now that you re-phrased it.

Also, it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,516
Posted By Blackcat31
He is our "cook" and leaves his job to come...

He is our "cook" and leaves his job to come prepare lunch for the kids but other than those 1-1.5 hours in the day I work alone.

He is also the resident "fix-it" guy and does repairs and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,516
Posted By Blackcat31
As I posted in response to Heidi; your comment...

As I posted in response to Heidi; your comment didn't come across as having anything to do with the legality of the situation.

I also didn't really think it was geared towards anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,516
Posted By Blackcat31
;) I gathered it was illegal in the posters...

;)

I gathered it was illegal in the posters state but her comment wasn't in regards to the legality of it all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,516
Posted By Blackcat31
:confused: I have 12 kids every day. Alone. By...

:confused: I have 12 kids every day. Alone. By myself. Sometimes in the summer months I've had 14 with only myself and a 13 yr helper.

None of my parents have issues with that many kids and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Blackcat31
We have an entire section of the forum devoted to...

We have an entire section of the forum devoted to meal and snack ideas! It's an awesome part of this board so definitely check it out!

Here is the link...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm in MN ~ the mosquito capital of the US. I...

I'm in MN ~ the mosquito capital of the US.
I require parents to supply sun screen and bug spray if they want their kids to wear it. (Sun screen is a MUST).

We are outside most of the day in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 29,526
Posted By Blackcat31
Is this a fact or another assumption? Don't...

Is this a fact or another assumption?

Don't be judgemental.

....and for the record, I wasn't being snarky to you in my response so please save the sarcasm, it's not appreciated when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 29,526
Posted By Blackcat31
Being a single parent is not a disability. ...

Being a single parent is not a disability.
Single parenting is not "special" nor does it equate to deserving special treatment. :confused:



So hypothetically if your husband were to leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
Email (or text) and offer either GMA or DCB's...

Email (or text) and offer either GMA or DCB's mother the option of being placed on a wait list.

Explain that they chose to unenroll and their space was filled.

Tell them IF things change you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Blackcat31
Whew! Sounds exhausting for sure! I don't have...

Whew! Sounds exhausting for sure!
I don't have any advice as I've never had twins in care that old but I wanted to atleast acknowledge how hard it must be! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Blackcat31
For me, if a space is open and available I charge...

For me, if a space is open and available I charge full rate for it. No matter if the space is used or not. Not MY issue (in regards to actually using or saving the space).

If a family wants a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By Blackcat31
Yay for vacations! Hope it was a good one...

Yay for vacations! Hope it was a good one happyface

As far as payment goes if you donít take a ton of time off and are considered a reliable provider Iíd charge.

IMHO, itís more or less the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,498
Posted By Blackcat31
Thanks ladies... I don't have anyone under age 2...

Thanks ladies... I don't have anyone under age 2 right now.
My previous post/question was from 2013....this thread was revived by an unregistered but I still appreciate the suggestions. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Blackcat31
I usually e-mail prospective clients and say...

I usually e-mail prospective clients and say something along the lines of:


"Thank you for your interest in my program. After conducting several interviews I have decided to offer my infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Blackcat31
Thanks for worrying Josie! and every one else...

Thanks for worrying Josie! and every one else :hug:

I am good and I am here.... I took a MUCH needed mental break and then took 10 days off of daycare.

A whole lot of stuff just seemed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,498
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you in MN or rather is your provider in MN? ...

Are you in MN or rather is your provider in MN?

Any time a child care provider tells you that something is a licensing regulation, you can look at the rule and see what it actually says yourself....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By Blackcat31
Nothing has changed because MOM hasn't made the...

Nothing has changed because MOM hasn't made the necessary changes her child needs.

Honestly, I would refuse to be part of this scenario since daycare is always liable.
When a parent creates...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By Blackcat31
I think 90% of these types of stories are told...

I think 90% of these types of stories are told simply for attention. (on the mother's behalf).

I am sure there is another side to the story but we rarely get to hear it since one side tells their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Blackcat31
It's always nice to revisit this post too :) ...

It's always nice to revisit this post too :)

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=66513
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: :hug: :hug: We've all been there!! ...

:hug: :hug: :hug:

We've all been there!!

:hug: :hug: :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,516
Posted By Blackcat31
Parent: "He won't leave the house without...

Parent: "He won't leave the house without something in his hands."

Provider: "Well what are you going to do? Because he can't come in with something in his hands"

Then just stand there........
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,479
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness....this is THE BEST reply ever~...

Oh my goodness....this is THE BEST reply ever~ lovethis
I'm so using that answer next time someone asks. :lol: :lol:

It will be more than worth it just to see the reaction.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness she is really cute! I never...

Oh my goodness she is really cute!
I never thought I'd say that about a chicken but she IS cute!!
Glad she's doing so well! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here. ....and I don't always give that...

Same here.

....and I don't always give that last parting gift either.
Depends on the family and the circumstances.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Blackcat31
I ask that my parents notify me of any illnesses...

I ask that my parents notify me of any illnesses within their home that occur, whether it is the attending child, sibling and/or parent. Just be respectful enough to let me know.

I feel most are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By Blackcat31
Contracted hours helps manage the "getting your...

Contracted hours helps manage the "getting your money's worth" type of situations.

I also grab a Post-it note every time a parent says they are picking up early. I have them write down the time...
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