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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By Blackcat31
If I have to close because a DCK has COVID Iíll...

If I have to close because a DCK has COVID Iíll still charge.
Reason being Iím closing because of a DCK.

If I got it and had to close Iíd still charge because itís my normal policy to do so as I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 440
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Happy to hear you made a good choice! ...

likethis Happy to hear you made a good choice!
Also nice to see you checking in and hanging around here still :)

ďRetiredĒ providers are invaluable as theyíve lived and learned! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 440
Posted By Blackcat31
Sending you good luck wishes and crossing my...

Sending you good luck wishes and crossing my fingers for you but Iíll miss you terribly if you arent here any more! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 440
Posted By Blackcat31
Most that have left the industry have also left...

Most that have left the industry have also left the board.
No need or desire to continue discussing a topic the wanted away from.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Blackcat31
I send pictures of the kids to parents randomly...

I send pictures of the kids to parents randomly all the time and at Christmas we take one big organized group photo that each parent gets a copy in their Christmas card.

One year I took...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By Blackcat31
I have never seen such software.

I have never seen such software.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads about walking ropes ...

Other threads about walking ropes

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=walking+ropes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By Blackcat31
Lots of other threads about software management ...

Lots of other threads about software management

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


I also use Kid Kare
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Blackcat31
Unless I did the math wrong, (which might be a...

Unless I did the math wrong, (which might be a very real possibility since I hate math :ouch: :lol:) I make more money by not raising rates.

I tell my families that the rate they start with is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Right?! 99.9% of food battles have...

likethis Right?! 99.9% of food battles have nothing to do with food itself and more about control or power.

Once that is removed from the equation, it's amazing how stress free meals/snacks are.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5,945
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 681,362
Posted By Blackcat31
What she said ^ @Cat Herder... I can totally...

What she said ^

@Cat Herder... I can totally understand why you don't like/prefer leggings but here is exactly what Snowmom described.... when its cold, they wear snow gear.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,945
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 681,362
Posted By Blackcat31
I live in a cold climate. It's snowing here... ...

I live in a cold climate. It's snowing here...

I can't tell you the last time I had a DCG in care that wore jeans. Every single one of them wear leggings and honestly I can't say it's every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5,945
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 681,362
Posted By Blackcat31
It's snowing here. :eek:

It's snowing here. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Blackcat31
I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt...

I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt as well since I am a naturally optimistic person however, when resentment starts, it really is the beginning of the end and just reading your list of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh no apologies necessary! I think the...

Oh no apologies necessary!
I think the playhouse is adorable and you should be proud!

I am not the site owner so I can't say one way or another if posting links for solicitation of sales is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By Blackcat31
I personally have no issue with members logging...

I personally have no issue with members logging out to post anonymously but I don't think you should be soliciting sales.

IF Michael allows that type of advertising, I think it should be an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By Blackcat31
I serve snack at 9 a.m. and it has all the...

I serve snack at 9 a.m. and it has all the components of breakfast so it's counted as breakfast but we just don't use that word.

I then serve lunch and p.m. snack.

I still get the write off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By Blackcat31
I stopped serving breakfast. It solved alot of...

I stopped serving breakfast. It solved alot of behavioral issues we had in the morning and it freed up a lot of my time to transition into the day in more stress free way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By Blackcat31
No idea where you found those teachers but IME...

No idea where you found those teachers but IME teachers kids (and therapists) kids are THE worst. Read older threads and youíll see so many others agree.
Good for you that youíve had some good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By Blackcat31
I serve to everyone. Eat or don't. In the...

I serve to everyone. Eat or don't.

In the garbage or in their tummy.
Either way, it's gone and I am still reimbursed for it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By Blackcat31
Mine do. Their child's absence or exclusion is...

Mine do. Their child's absence or exclusion is not my responsibility. I had that responsibility when my kids were young but they are now grown.

I currently have a family that just got over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Blackcat31
I raise my rates by $5-$10 per week every year...

I raise my rates by $5-$10 per week every year but only new kids coming in get the new rate. All other kids stay at their same rate the entire time they are enrolled. If they have a sibling start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Blackcat31
The only other way to do it is let them pay for...

The only other way to do it is let them pay for ONLY the time they use. Of course, that rate needs to be ALOT higher than what you would normally charge.

Seems they suddenly understand regular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Blackcat31
Tuition is based on enrollment NOT on time used. ...

Tuition is based on enrollment NOT on time used.

That's the easiest way for me to explain to parents why I charge for days the kids don't actually attend.

Their absence does not decrease my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít. Diarrhea = goes home.

I donít.
Diarrhea = goes home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Blackcat31
I use Kid Kare $8.00 per month No limit on...

I use Kid Kare
$8.00 per month
No limit on # of kids
Tracks attendance and all your billing and accounting

https://www.kidkare.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By Blackcat31
These links discuss landlord/tenant rights for...

These links discuss landlord/tenant rights for operating a family child care in an apartment:

https://www.wonderschool.com/p/child-care-provider-resources/factsforlandlords/
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with Snowmom.. Could your own...

I agree with Snowmom..

Could your own apartment work with a small number of kids?

I don’t know about your state but in mine, specialized care for infants (>12 months) and toddlers (12-24...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5,945
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 681,362
Posted By Blackcat31
Just noticed your location... Waving hi to a...

Just noticed your location...
Waving hi to a fellow. Minnesotan! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge 52 weeks a year. My rates are based on...

I charge 52 weeks a year. My rates are based on enrollment not on attendance or time used.

It's important to remember that even though teachers only work a partial year, they still receive a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
I am odd man out...I say listen to your...

I am odd man out...I say listen to your instincts.

If you do give her a chance, make sure you have (and tell her) a two week trial period where you can terminate immediately for any reason.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,185
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, please share your concerns. Providers will...

Yes, please share your concerns. Providers will happily explain or expand on their thoughts/feelings if they know what your concerns are.

Many times parents just haven't thought about it from...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-07-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,841
Posted By Blackcat31
That makes it understandable but it doesn’t mean...

That makes it understandable but it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable.

I don’t mean to sound harsh but your reasoning is basically “it truly, honestly, might not have even occurred to them”
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5,945
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 681,362
Posted By Blackcat31
Not daycare related at all but I am absolutely...

Not daycare related at all but I am absolutely heartbroken that Eddie Van Halen is dead. :(

So much of my pre teen and teen years were spent absolutely loving Van Halen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum! In response to your...

Welcome to the forum!

In response to your questions;

1. Have you downsized the amount of toys you have out?

Yes! I have only toys out that I can spray with sanitizer or wash easily and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By Blackcat31
Check with your state's Child Care Aware site. ...

Check with your state's Child Care Aware site.
They offer a lot of grants for continued operations as well as for a variety of other expenses providers experience.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd love to require a test in order to return but...

I'd love to require a test in order to return but I am just following guidelines that our department of health lays out for us which is after required quarantine, attendance is okay.

I do my best...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
"possibly cutting teeth" :ouch: That would make...

"possibly cutting teeth" :ouch: That would make me super nervous...especially in this pandemic. How does the parent KNOW it is just teeth and not a fever or something else?

If they don't know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
I do not allow children to attend if they require...

I do not allow children to attend if they require medication of ANY kind. Too much liability.
If he needs Tylenol to make it through the day, he needs to be home with his parents.

I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,170
Posted By Blackcat31
I totally hear what your are saying! I am...

I totally hear what your are saying!

I am not scared of dying or any of that... I am scared for the mental health of my family and myself.
I am worried about some idiot not caring and passing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,170
Posted By Blackcat31
How are you holding up? Were you able to find...

How are you holding up? Were you able to find out any info from the DOH in regards to what your next steps should be?

It's so unsettling the way this whole thing is playing out.

I am sooooo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Blackcat31
Last day is Oct 23 or Nov 25? Your first post...

Last day is Oct 23 or Nov 25?
Your first post says Oct and update says Nov.
Just curious if you extended time to accommodate a family.

Congrats on your new career!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Blackcat31
I am not sure... if you scroll to bottom of...

I am not sure... if you scroll to bottom of linked page it shows the disinfectant they use/sell for it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, you can follow a 5 year old into the...

Yes, you can follow a 5 year old into the bathroom.
Supervision for a 5 year old not yet enrolled in school is a licensing requirement.

Simply not having developmental issues or delays doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Blackcat31
Potty training is developmental. You can't put a...

Potty training is developmental. You can't put a number on when a child is ready to be trained and forcing it creates issues if they aren't ready.

There is no such thing as "knowing better" when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Blackcat31
My DH and I are planning to get one like this: ...

My DH and I are planning to get one like this:
It's less than $200

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200820635_200820635
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Blackcat31
I dont think it's a huge leap at all but I do...

I dont think it's a huge leap at all but I do have to ask why are you shorting yourself because a family has two or more children?

Siblings don't receive discounted care so why a discounted rate?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 562
Posted By Blackcat31
Iím here! Still nervous of course but what do you...

Iím here! Still nervous of course but what do you do?
My family and I are all healthy and following all the safety rules...

The DCM texted tonight and she has retested and is now positive as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,170
Posted By Blackcat31
That makes sense but it's not how our department...

That makes sense but it's not how our department of health outlines how it works.

The whole family is suppose to quarantine for 14 days and the parent with COVID is suppose to isolate themselves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,389
Posted By Blackcat31
This is an old thread. But I wanted to...

This is an old thread.

But I wanted to comment that you sound awfully angry. Hopefully your resentment towards your ex and the child care provider isn't something your child is aware of since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol:

:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,980
Posted By Blackcat31
I edited the settings on it and it should allow...

I edited the settings on it and it should allow you to save, print and or copy it now... if not PM me your email address and I'll send it to you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,980
Posted By Blackcat31
If you PM me your email address I will send it to...

If you PM me your email address I will send it to you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,170
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you! :hug:

Thank you! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,980
Posted By Blackcat31
We change activities every 60 to 90 minutes...

We change activities every 60 to 90 minutes throughout the day. I provide an opportunity for the kids to use the bathroom at every break from opening time 7:30 until they leave care. Yes I think it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,980
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd ask child if they need to go but if they say...

I'd ask child if they need to go but if they say no or resist I would leave it alone. I do not believe in forcing a child to try.

I would tell the parent you will ask child but won't insist and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,170
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you! Yes DCM got tested immediately...

Thank you!

Yes DCM got tested immediately after her DH's results came back as positive. She is a nurse practioner so I am hoping/praying she continues to take the precautions she knows. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,170
Posted By Blackcat31
A DCD just tested positive. :eek: I’ve had no...

A DCD just tested positive. :eek:
I’ve had no direct contact with him as mom does all drop offs/pick ups.
They have two full time kids (age 1 and 3) here
Now I am nervous.... :ouch::eek::ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,980
Posted By Blackcat31
No, I donít take them unless theyíve indicated a...

No, I donít take them unless theyíve indicated a need to go.

I donít take anyone to the toilet in timed intervals.

We do have breaks/transitions during the day in which I do have them try.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 249,899
Posted By Blackcat31
:eek: Exactly what I was referring to in your...

:eek: Exactly what I was referring to in your entitlement thread.
Clearly they donít understand how their actions affect others. :confused:

I wouldíve been in a HUGE world of trouble if I pulled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By Blackcat31
It increases by $10 every thirty minutes. I...

It increases by $10 every thirty minutes.
I don't offer daily rates. I don't offer discounts for siblings or partial days etc... My rate is weekly. period.

If a parent needs a 3:30 pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 509
Posted By Blackcat31
We've been in trouble for a while now. It's just...

We've been in trouble for a while now. It's just getting worse. Praying we are at/nearing rock bottom so that the only way to go from here is up.



I am tired of rich politicians and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 509
Posted By Blackcat31
While I am interested I probably won't watch. ...

While I am interested I probably won't watch.
I find lately I am much happier if I reserve my evenings for anything not related to work or politics. :)
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-29-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Blackcat31
Sounds yummy! What a great idea!

Sounds yummy! What a great idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By Blackcat31
Then I took my regular weekly flat rate and made...

Then I took my regular weekly flat rate and made that the rate for 3:00 pick up.

I added fees for 3:30, 4:00, 4:30 and 5:00 pick ups

Suddenly every parent is able to pick up earlier than they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By Blackcat31
I explained contracted hours so that it appeared...

I explained contracted hours so that it appeared to be a WIN for parents.

Like this:

"In an effort to be more efficient and operate on a level that is conducive to the personal needs of each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5,945
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 681,362
Posted By Blackcat31
In context she really didnít mean it as an...

In context she really didnít mean it as an insult.... first time mom and all. Excellent family in all other ways...

I knew she meant I represent stability and comfort for her child in comparison...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5,945
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 681,362
Posted By Blackcat31
DCM just returned from a LOOOOOONG weekend out of...

DCM just returned from a LOOOOOONG weekend out of state with her 1 yr old. Monday is not a normal day of attendance.

DCM drops off this morning and says "DCK is super cranky due to getting very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 345,749
Posted By Blackcat31
Glad youíre finding some fun in this year...

Glad youíre finding some fun in this year happyface
Those kinds of mental health breaks are soooo needed right now :)

My go-to sports have been running a partial season with only half the regular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By Blackcat31
Love how parents think they are in charge of my...

Love how parents think they are in charge of my floors and are willing to allow their child to urinate freely on them :rolleyes:

Have parents to put their money where their mouth is.

If a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5,945
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 681,362
Posted By Blackcat31
I used to have a bunch of generic "back up"...

I used to have a bunch of generic "back up" statements on standby for the times in which parents ask why I am closed or taking a day off.

Now when asked why I'm closing I literally just straight...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is the ďdecision treeĒ we are to follow to...

Here is the ďdecision treeĒ we are to follow to make the proper call

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/exguide.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By Blackcat31
Isnít funny how eliminating parents from the...

Isnít funny how eliminating parents from the equation eliminates any problems? :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis likethis This has always worked...

likethis likethis This has always worked wonderfully well for me but I do know that most kids 3 and under don't really understand that concept really well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By Blackcat31
I haven't had a child use Pull-ups in a long...

I haven't had a child use Pull-ups in a long time.
To me, they are just low quality diapers anyways so I prefer to use diapers for those that aren't fully potty trained.

A trained child won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By Blackcat31
"Jane, grab the kids NOW and go! I will see you...

"Jane, grab the kids NOW and go! I will see you tomorrow." (You can easily say that FIRMLY but with a smile)

Turn around and walk away.

Mom needs to step up and parent, I don't care how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Blackcat31
True! ...and no matter what decision is made for...

True! ...and no matter what decision is made for each area, there will always be the other side that is unhappy.

There is NO pleasing everyone. It's just not possible.

It's important for us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Blackcat31
This confusion is the perfect example of two...

This confusion is the perfect example of two different and separate "wars" going on.

One being the subject of health and safety for all Americans and the other being the struggle to economically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Blackcat31
Most of our trainings are available online other...

Most of our trainings are available online other than CPR/First Aid. I am not sure how those are being done or if they are being done. But the other required trainings are still required to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,883
Posted By Blackcat31
Some other threads about excessive tattling ...

Some other threads about excessive tattling

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=tattling
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-18-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 25,746
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I came on board shortly after he...

likethis

I came on board shortly after he left but there was a thread posted the other day about a provider's child being a bully and Michael posted an older thread on the same topic and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: My thoughts and prayers are with you and...

:hug: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your DC family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,170
Posted By Blackcat31
I dunno....Im hating the fact that there is such...

I dunno....Im hating the fact that there is such a process to deciding things now... What's right, wrong thing to do....:confused:

I am playing it by ear I guess and just making sure all my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,614
Posted By Blackcat31
Absolutely! If I can be of assistance in any...

Absolutely! If I can be of assistance in any way, I'd be happy to!

Please consider registering with the forum! :)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-16-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 25,746
Posted By Blackcat31
This is a really old thread and Danielle...

This is a really old thread and Danielle commented over 9 years ago....

BUT in her defense, she does not work in a center and said she only keeps one infant at a time so she CAN hold/carry a baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,170
Posted By Blackcat31
One of my DCM's called yesterday and said her...

One of my DCM's called yesterday and said her oldest child was needing to be picked up from school because someone in the child's class tested positive for COVID-19.

No symptoms from my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 710
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile I can see how it reads that way... I guess I...

I can see how it reads that way... I guess I perceived it differently as he's actually been a member here for a long time (2011) and has contributed to the conversations in many other areas other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Blackcat31
I totally disagree but this is proof there is a...

I totally disagree but this is proof there is a right fit for every family/provider as there really is no right or wrong only what's right for you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 710
Posted By Blackcat31
Has she said WHY she's late? Is something new...

Has she said WHY she's late? Is something new going on in her life or is she just bad at time management?

She isn't going to feel embarrassed because you are accepting her being late. Lights...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 710
Posted By Blackcat31
I think poster was just saying that how they tell...

I think poster was just saying that how they tell the parent there is a late fee as so many have said they don't like confrontation.




I just wanted to comment on the bolded part above :)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Blackcat31
If the employer actually requested proof that an...

If the employer actually requested proof that an employee's child did not attend daycare on X day, I'd have to question the employer themselves as that is really over reaching and is none of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 710
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I charge $1 per minute per child...

likethis

I charge $1 per minute per child the FIRST time
$2 per minute per kid the SECOND time
Termination (immediate) the 3rd time.

I don't work well with people that don't respect my time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 710
Posted By Blackcat31
Send her a text stating she owes $X amount for...

Send her a text stating she owes $X amount for late pick ups on such and such dates.

Let her know that late pick ups are not acceptable and additional late pick ups may result in loss of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't understand what purpose a note from the...

I don't understand what purpose a note from the child providers serves for an employer?

The only info you have is what the parent told you.
Any parent can say their child is ill and won't be in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By Blackcat31
I edited it for you :)

I edited it for you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,878
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you for asking! She is doing well. She's...

Thank you for asking! She is doing well.
She's been tested 4 times and had to quarantine twice.
Thankfully all tests have come back negative and the quarantine time has just been annoying but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: Here are some other threads on the...

:hug:

Here are some other threads on the same topic

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=providers+own+children
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,878
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: this is my worst fear right now... ...

:hug: this is my worst fear right now...


Stay healthy and safe! I am keeping you and your family in my prayers lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By Blackcat31
Wow! Beautiful photos.... I am glad you...

Wow! Beautiful photos.... I am glad you witnessed a miracle!
We definitely need a few as of late... :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Blackcat31
I have no advice. I haven't potty trained a...

I have no advice. I haven't potty trained a child since my own were young 25+ years ago. :ouch:
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