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Forum: Daycare and Taxes Yesterday, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 52
Posted By Cat Herder
All the tax sites say at least 3, but they...

All the tax sites say at least 3, but they recommend 7. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/how-long-should-i-keep-records

I am like you and have over 20. It does not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you. lovethis It is the fourth house I have...

Thank you. lovethis It is the fourth house I have offered daycare in. I looked for several years and had to jump through so many hoops to qualify for it on my own. It is, literally, my biggest life...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By Cat Herder
Each one has books, wooden blocks, animals,...

Each one has books, wooden blocks, animals, magnifiers, bristle blocks, food/dishes, doll with bottles/clothing, lauri pegs, doll house/accessories, magna-tiles, cars, puzzles, stackers, sorters,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By Cat Herder
Infants and young toddlers have their own...

Infants and young toddlers have their own individual toy center (book shelf, toy box, rug, table, selection of toys/books) that is cleaned up at the end of the day for disinfection. This has always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Cat Herder
You may want to research shade gardens for your...

You may want to research shade gardens for your zone.

We do vegetable gardens every year, but they require full sun most of the day.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-23-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Cat Herder
By the time you do your time/space for all...

By the time you do your time/space for all utilities, cleaning supplies, household items, paper goods, art supplies, toys, mileage, etc. then add all of your meal deductions, I think you will be...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-23-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Cat Herder
If you use the KidKare program it is super easy....

If you use the KidKare program it is super easy. It is only $8 a month and tells you how to do everything. You just hit print once per year. https://app.kidkare.com/ The parents can even pay you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
"There are several school age daycares, camps and...

"There are several school age daycares, camps and summer program's locally. Would you like me to get together some links for you?" (YMCA, Youth Camps, Etc.)

Also many public school offer homework...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Cat Herder
I give the standard preschool graduation for...

I give the standard preschool graduation for everyone who leaves here after age 3. Cap, gown, certificate, party, class photo and back pack filled with Kindergarten or Pre-K supplies from the public...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
For a long time, here, they did not count after...

For a long time, here, they did not count after age 13. Apparently so many people did keep extra tweens they raised it to age 18. :eek: It stinks for those with their own kids at home. My own did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By Cat Herder
Well, NOW, I want one. :lol::lol::lol: I...

Well, NOW, I want one. :lol::lol::lol:

I still don't think it will drown out the donkey, ducks, turkeys, chickens and pigs, though. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
"They have outgrown my equipment and...

"They have outgrown my equipment and space."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
No. I have not. There are many options that are...

No. I have not. There are many options that are half my price for school aged care with longer hours and better outdoor play equipment for their body size. ;) It is literally better for the kids and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
I only serve birth to age 6. Once they are...

I only serve birth to age 6.

Once they are in elementary school (5 or 6), they have graduated my program. I do not offer school aged care nor before/after school services.

I used to only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By Cat Herder
You may have better luck with Scholastic books...

You may have better luck with Scholastic books club than going to a store, in person. ;) It helped me a lot with our boys at that age. :lol:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Cat Herder
Sorry, I don't. :Sunny: I just do listening...

Sorry, I don't. :Sunny:

I just do listening activities at the table (with a focal object to direct attention), in group. Headphones are a pain to keep in good repair, IMHO.

I did use old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 589
Posted By Cat Herder
I think Thomas Sowell nailed it in 2011 - "The...

I think Thomas Sowell nailed it in 2011 - "The reason so many people misunderstand so many issues is not that these issues are so complex, but that people do not want a factual or analytical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 589
Posted By Cat Herder
I think it is simpler than that. Experienced...

I think it is simpler than that. Experienced providers think and act their way through issues. New providers feel their way through them. The forum reads the same way.

It takes years to be able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Cat Herder
I can email a set if anyone wants them. Just send...

I can email a set if anyone wants them. Just send a pm. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Cat Herder
I have the family complete and return ASQ forms...

I have the family complete and return ASQ forms every 3 months. It makes them aware of what they are looking for and who to contact if they are concerned. I keep them on file for 10 years so parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6,205
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,041
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Pfffttt... Pfffttt. Claws...

:lol::lol::lol:

Pfffttt... Pfffttt. Claws out.

That is a war cry down here. Hold my earrings. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6,205
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,041
Posted By Cat Herder
I would have responded back "Thank you for your...

I would have responded back "Thank you for your response. I wish you luck in your daycare search. Have a great weekend." - Radio Silence

She just told you who she is. Believe her and move on to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6,205
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,041
Posted By Cat Herder
Backbone is easier when you tell yourself the...

Backbone is easier when you tell yourself the truth.

When you are flexible with a family you are choosing to meet their needs over your own family's to be liked. It is more selfish than simply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 589
Posted By Cat Herder
That is amazing. :Sunny:

That is amazing. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-19-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By Cat Herder
I put it under Household Items, Schedule C,...

I put it under Household Items, Schedule C, Business Use - time/space.

"Schedule C Expense. Examples: Baby swing, bath mat, bed covers, booster seat, bug killer, child locks, clocks, cubbies,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-19-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. I log it under time/space. If the kids were...

Yes. I log it under time/space. If the kids were not here, there is no way I'd have bunny rabbits and glitter on my door wreath. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. Late 1990's - 2000's. It seemed worse in...

Yes. Late 1990's - 2000's. It seemed worse in 2010-2015 (extreme confinement babies).

My theory is these parents were the latchkey/daycare kids who felt unwanted doing a pendulum swing in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 339
Posted By Cat Herder
Hopefully it will help with the 17 year plague we...

Hopefully it will help with the 17 year plague we are supposed to have down here this year. ;);) Locusts. :ouch:

If the bad weather hits them hard and the rivers dump good silt in the lowlands,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Cat Herder
Young children don't comprehend how things have...

Young children don't comprehend how things have changed, it is simply their normal. I have found that they tend to follow my lead. If I am nervous, they are nervous. If I am anxious, they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 339
Posted By Cat Herder
Here has been just non-stop rain, fog and general...

Here has been just non-stop rain, fog and general dreariness. Rarely has it dipped below freezing, it just feels like it with the wind, darkness and wetness. Lot's of downed trees/power lines,...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-16-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Cat Herder
I rarely leave the house these days other than...

I rarely leave the house these days other than for work or errands. I sold my vehicle since the payments, insurance and upkeep just did not make sense in my long term budget plan. It always landed in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By Cat Herder
I am so sorry. :( That is a lot to think about...

I am so sorry. :( That is a lot to think about and really hits home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not have an issue as mine are now in...

I would not have an issue as mine are now in adobe so can easily be emailed.

If I had to dig through my old filing cabinet and make a copy I'd charge $25.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6,205
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,041
Posted By Cat Herder
My DH saved the day and brought us some...

My DH saved the day and brought us some mini-cupcakes with white icing and heart sprinkles. likethis I then found some small bakery boxes for the kids to decorate in my craft hoard. The red cupcakes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,205
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,041
Posted By Cat Herder
I hear you. I got them here, too. :hug: They...

I hear you. I got them here, too. :hug:

They are in, gasp, red frosting. :eek::eek::eek: Shoot me. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,789
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't blame you. It is worth a shot if you have...

I don't blame you. It is worth a shot if you have not already had it. likethis

I am on the fence on the documentation thing. If it only lasts 4-8 months, and new strains keep being found, what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Cat Herder
Even if the child was positive, it is still 10...

Even if the child was positive, it is still 10 days. Is the child showing symptoms? There is no requirement for parent to stay away from child as long as child is excluded for the 10 day period from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Cat Herder
10 days since symptoms first appeared and 24...

10 days since symptoms first appeared and
24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving* (taste, smell)


That is what ours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,789
Posted By Cat Herder
Both sets of our parents (DH and mine) had them...

Both sets of our parents (DH and mine) had them within the last week. So far, no issues other than sore arm and a bit of lethargy.

All said the shingles shot was much worse. likethis They have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 108,336
Posted By Cat Herder
"The Florida CDAE has a 5 year renewal process. ...

"The Florida CDAE has a 5 year renewal process. National CDA is a nationally recognized Child Development Associate Certification. The Council for Professional Recognition offers both the original...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 354,731
Posted By Cat Herder
Nice. :Sunny: I am so glad to hear it is...

Nice. :Sunny: I am so glad to hear it is improving.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,482
Posted By Cat Herder
This thread is from 2011.

This thread is from 2011.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-04-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug: Believe me, I understand. That is why the...

:hug: Believe me, I understand. That is why the $8 a month I pay for kidkare is worth it. There are kinks and quirks, but it keeps my business simple to run without clutter. Simple and easy to keep...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-04-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd make sure to log everything business related...

I'd make sure to log everything business related you did each day, even if closed. Cleaning, planning, organizing, researching, yardwork, shopping for new equipment, applying for loans/grants,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Cat Herder
Why are you doing this when you could be working...

Why are you doing this when you could be working the same hours saving for your retirement?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Cat Herder
You are a volunteer, say NO. That should be...

You are a volunteer, say NO.

That should be a reality check for them.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-03-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Cat Herder
I use the kidkare program because it does a great...

I use the kidkare program because it does a great job with taxes.

It says "Office Expenses: Schedule C Expense. Examples: Association membership dues, birthday cards, books, calendar,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. The reason and age is irrelevant....

Same.

The reason and age is irrelevant. :Sunny:

Back in diapers until accident free two weeks in child care.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-02-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=322...

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32262

He answered a similar question in the above thread.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Cat Herder
Sorry. Did not see the update. Hope DCM...

Sorry. Did not see the update.

Hope DCM goes with the new program. Stay firm. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By Cat Herder
So, if public school is closed and school aged...

So, if public school is closed and school aged kids can come then that is a "snow day"?

Is it still a "snow day" for kids already enrolled full time? So just a normal day.


Can you set it up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't understand what it is you are asking of...

I don't understand what it is you are asking of her. :confused:

Are you open or are you closed?

What is a "snow day" there?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Cat Herder
Mom chose to put her kid in daycare. Mom needs...

Mom chose to put her kid in daycare.
Mom needs to understand that daycare is group care.
If mom wants SAHM care, Mom needs to stay home.


Silliness.

I'd terminate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Cat Herder
I was reading where you can be exempt if you only...

I was reading where you can be exempt if you only do school age care for a set amount of time: https://www.publichealthlawcenter.org/resources/child-care-definitions-and-exemptions-pennsylvania
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Cat Herder
Start here for the grants:...

Start here for the grants: https://pennsylvania.grantwatch.com/cat/26/preschool-grants.html

I have to mop, now. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Cat Herder
Give me 30 minutes to wrap up lunch and I will...

Give me 30 minutes to wrap up lunch and I will look for it for you. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Cat Herder
After school and summer programs that serve...

After school and summer programs that serve school aged kids tend to have different licensing rules. Check those out. likethis

Right now there are all kinds of grants for those willing to offer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Cat Herder
"Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party...

"Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions, is an IRS information return used to report certain payment transactions to improve voluntary tax compliance. You should receive Form...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Cat Herder
Kidkare Sending 1099-K form

When did this start and why do they feel they have the authority?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-29-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Cat Herder
It would depend on the notice you are supposed to...

It would depend on the notice you are supposed to give per the contract. There is no current breach because you were given notice, accepted it, and continued to attend. COVID is still here.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Cat Herder
If it is their first, they really have no clue...

If it is their first, they really have no clue how it is going to go. She may even change her mind about going back to work, at all. Maybe several times before now and then. :lol:

Have you...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-28-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Cat Herder
Is your center wheelchair accessible?

Is your center wheelchair accessible?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, yeah, I missed that. Welcome!! Stick around....

Oh, yeah, I missed that. Welcome!! Stick around. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Cat Herder
No. Mom needs to send her in diapers that you can...

No. Mom needs to send her in diapers that you can send home. She can do the digging.

Or, you know, keep her home.

Parent is a verb. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By Cat Herder
Be sure to charge her for the after hours...

Be sure to charge her for the after hours consult. :hug: You don't want this to become the norm.

I would have already moved on. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Cat Herder
That is exactly why I left the food program, back...

That is exactly why I left the food program, back in the day. That is what happened to us.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,789
Posted By Cat Herder
"Studies have shown that the antibodies after...

"Studies have shown that the antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination will last for three months:"

"projected at this point to serve as a seasonal vaccine as we don't know how individuals will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Cat Herder
Exactly. likethis I am happy with my lower income...

Exactly. likethis I am happy with my lower income level. I gave up "stuff" for time and I don't regret it one bit. I am happy in my peaceful small world. :lol: I don't think any amount of money could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6,205
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,041
Posted By Cat Herder
"That sounds difficult. How much exercise is she...

"That sounds difficult. How much exercise is she getting after dinner, DCM? You should start there. Our naptime schedule is not up for debate."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't understand why so many seem to forget...

I don't understand why so many seem to forget that having more than one job is the norm for many. I don't know anyone who does not, myself included. :confused: Having only one job was a luxury. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By Cat Herder
I am sorry. :hug: That type is difficult to...

I am sorry. :hug:

That type is difficult to manage and can suck any joy out of your entire week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd also suspect Mom wants to build her case to...

I'd also suspect Mom wants to build her case to Dad that she just MUST be a stay at home mom and he NEEDS to fund it 100%.

Be careful with that type. They live to make false allegations with no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By Cat Herder
Tell her no. No. Potty Training is a...

Tell her no.

No.

Potty Training is a parental responsibility.

Group care is group care.

Mom needs to get her emotional feed somewhere else. I'd give her the "find other care or get in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Cat Herder
Just tell her no. No. That she is free...

Just tell her no.

No.

That she is free to find other care if your program schedule does not meet her needs. She is being ridiculous. Group care is just that, Group care.

:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,789
Posted By Cat Herder
Meanwhile those in charge keep tripping over...

Meanwhile those in charge keep tripping over their own @!*&$, here. Many, Many will not get their second dose on time, completely skewing study results. :rolleyes:

"...pharmacies across the state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 354,731
Posted By Cat Herder
Congrats!! happyface I love that feeling. I still...

Congrats!! happyface I love that feeling. I still have another year with this group and it feels stale. :lol::lol: I am so ready for a new group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,789
Posted By Cat Herder
No known allergies. He literally just felt faint...

No known allergies. He literally just felt faint and hit the floor, S/S of shock. Wife called 911, transported, hospitalized 5 days. He is still doing RT and riding a desk.

Several more of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,061
Posted By Cat Herder
What you are talking about is communism and I...

What you are talking about is communism and I will never understand or allow that.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-25-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Cat Herder
I enrolled under business because I did not want...

I enrolled under business because I did not want to keep giving out my social security number to families. The EIN number was worth it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Cat Herder
My state wants me to follow the public schools,...

My state wants me to follow the public schools, but I do not. :p

I do not want late arrivals and that is their preferred option. Late opening.

I allow the parents to make the call. Late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,061
Posted By Cat Herder
Me too. Like erasing our history makes it go...

Me too. Like erasing our history makes it go away. Seems to me it makes it more likely to happen again. ;)
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 01-22-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Cat Herder
This the business hub CCRR for mentoring:...

This the business hub CCRR for mentoring: https://www.qualitycareforchildren.org/prh
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 01-22-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Cat Herder
There is no better place to start than here:...

There is no better place to start than here: http://www.decal.ga.gov/CCS/StartingACenter.aspx
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,753
Posted By Cat Herder
Felicity is far from the first and will not be...

Felicity is far from the first and will not be the last. The rich have had different rules for as long as wealth was a thing. Meh.

Funny how the school admin that demanded and took bribes walked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Cat Herder
My understanding is that, in centers, once the...

My understanding is that, in centers, once the kids are down one provider can supervise the room since there are floaters and admin available onsite at all times. All but the infant room, if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,753
Posted By Cat Herder
The RIE I discussed was from back in 1979 and it...

The RIE I discussed was from back in 1979 and it was for educators. Used, by parents for education, the philosophy can have great outcomes. likethis

The new spin-off's can barely be compared to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Cat Herder
We do have to provide them once they ask. ...

We do have to provide them once they ask.

Many people file their taxes now to avoid all the delays that are coming.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-21-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Cat Herder
They mark it in minutes. I do mine by the...

They mark it in minutes.

I do mine by the week. So for breakfast food prep this week would be 1/19 to 1/22, 4 hours, 0 minutes, meal prep. (closed Monday)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-21-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Cat Herder
No. But it is grey. Do they physically have...

No. But it is grey.

Do they physically have the child? If so, who could prove them wrong or stop them? No one I know requires a birth certificate, just a shot record. ;)

It would require the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,061
Posted By Cat Herder
You would be hard-pressed to find a kid under 13...

You would be hard-pressed to find a kid under 13 willing to read Macbeth, Julius Caesar, or any Shakespeare, really. :lol::lol::lol:

My favorite is still Taming of the Shrew. We were assigned it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6,205
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,041
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. :Sunny: One drop-off and one pick-up,...

Yes. :Sunny:

One drop-off and one pick-up, per day. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Cat Herder
My understanding is that we can gift cash to...

My understanding is that we can gift cash to anyone we want and they do not have to report it unless it is over $15,000.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Cat Herder
The road should work both ways. If I lose pay for...

The road should work both ways. If I lose pay for the same situation, so do they.

I would charge per usual.

Now, If my leave in the same situation was paid, then I would not charge....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Cat Herder
Is he eating table foods at meals and snacks with...

Is he eating table foods at meals and snacks with the rest of the group, in addition to the bottles?

Or does she want him on the bottle only? :(

I have to follow the food program rules so here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6,205
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,041
Posted By Cat Herder
Sad. :hug: There is a huge risk in accepting...

Sad. :hug:

There is a huge risk in accepting kids on laxatives into care. Hope they have excellent insurance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,205
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,041
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds like you get to send three kids home...

Sounds like you get to send three kids home today. likethis

I would let them go for that. Instant termination for dope and drop.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Cat Herder
Does he have 3 hours between bottles? Do you have...

Does he have 3 hours between bottles? Do you have a posted infant schedule that begins the first bottle 3 hours after the last feeding? (at 9 months, 2 if younger)

Is this a breastfed baby? She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,789
Posted By Cat Herder
Me, too, but from what I am seeing from "friends...

Me, too, but from what I am seeing from "friends of friends" is that most just had the sore arm.

The female with the reaction was able to go back to work after a couple days home pushing fluids,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,789
Posted By Cat Herder
I just checked the name on their cards, it was...

I just checked the name on their cards, it was the Pfizer one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,789
Posted By Cat Herder
I have not. It has been offered. I am going to...

I have not. It has been offered. I am going to wait until I have a couple days off later in the spring, maybe summer.

So far seven of my friends/co-workers have. Five had nothing but a sore arm,...
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