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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
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: 365
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: 365
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: 5,181
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 537,022
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: 644
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: 801
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: 317
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: 216
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: 644
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...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-09-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 157,476
Posted By Blackcat31
Right?! Every time I see this thread pop up I...

Right?!
Every time I see this thread pop up I start singing “second verse... same as the first” in my head :ouch::lol:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-08-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 157,476
Posted By Blackcat31
What one person considers reasonable is debatable...

What one person considers reasonable is debatable so like it’s been said 100X’s already the answer to this dilemma is to find a provider or child care solution that works for YOU.

There are so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Blackcat31
....and that is EXACTLY why so many grand parents...

....and that is EXACTLY why so many grand parents are raising their grandkids..... because they didn't teach their children how to be responsible and how to make their own decisions. :rolleyes:

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By Blackcat31
After a TON of books and 2.5 years in the...

After a TON of books and 2.5 years in the business as well as being good at what you do, one would think that you'd be beyond needing to ask this question.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Blackcat31
I have video cameras both inside and out ...

I have video cameras both inside and out
Licensing told me to get a signed statement from each parent acknowledging that they know I am recording at all times. I think waiver is the wrong word. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Blackcat31
I've had surgery on both my knees in my early...

I've had surgery on both my knees in my early 20ies.

I haven't had any issues since then and I am up/down from the floor all the time.

I do take joint supplements and I work out weekly. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is an article about how to measure your...

Here is an article about how to measure your home's space by Tom Copeland

http://tomcopelandblog.com/how-to-measure-your-home
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By Blackcat31
We caved since this thread was first started and...

We caved since this thread was first started and ditched the Shark.
My DD loves it but it just wasn't doing the job at my house. (2 cats and a lab :rolleyes:)

My DH and I save up the Target...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 276
Posted By Blackcat31
I use the accounting portion for keeping track of...

I use the accounting portion for keeping track of payments but I don't use the auto invoicing part.

I'm leary of using it as I've not really heard many good things about it. :ouch: So far for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Blackcat31
Unless the parents are willing to come clean the...

Unless the parents are willing to come clean the carpets and make sure my floors are safe from "ick" ALL children that are not 100% trained wear protective covering in the form of plastic pants over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Blackcat31
We're only allowed 2 under 2 here so that many...

We're only allowed 2 under 2 here so that many seats is completely unnecessary for me.

If they can walk, they walk.

That's the whole point of taking a walk for me. I want the kids to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By Blackcat31
Info I came across: Tom Copeland says as...

Info I came across:

Tom Copeland says as long as they’re on your property you are liable:
https://tomcopelandblog.com/am-i-liable-if-a-child-is-injured-after-the-parent-signs-out-for-the-day
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Blackcat31
It blew right past me. I’m in northern MN (Approx...

It blew right past me. I’m in northern MN (Approx 100 miles south of the Canadian border) and we’ve had no concerns about air quality here.

Hoping it clears up for you soon!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Blackcat31
One of the perks of this business is I get to...

One of the perks of this business is I get to decide what stresses I deal with and which ones I don't.

That is one I wouldnt deal with.
Not for any amount of money.

I've realized as I age...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Blackcat31
I get flyers for books (like we used to in...

I get flyers for books (like we used to in elementary school) to send home with the kids. The books are super cheap and they offer alot of other class room items as well.

Plus for every dollar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Blackcat31
I've been getting flyers for books for years now...

I've been getting flyers for books for years now and I don't know how long it takes to verify but I do know they don't send out catalogs during the summer.

If you visit their site you can call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5,181
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 537,022
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm sorry that is how this job is working out for...

I'm sorry that is how this job is working out for you. :(

Is there any other family members that can transport for you? Any parents of your children's friends willing to help?

In my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Blackcat31
Anything the provider would be required to...

Anything the provider would be required to provide to a non-client in regards to the children would have to be included in the custody order.

That is usually what dictates what we must/must not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,676
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank goodness! I am glad it worked out well for...

Thank goodness! I am glad it worked out well for you!
It's so hard when families try to put their provider in the middle.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Blackcat31
I would disregard the email all together. ...

I would disregard the email all together.

You have no obligation to him whatsoever.

I wouldn't mention it to mom nor would I reply.

I would delete and move on with my day.

There is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Blackcat31
I was reading the list and thought the same...

I was reading the list and thought the same thing.

I do know what hominy is though but being from the north it is not something served here.

As for the kernel free pop corn....is that even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Blackcat31
Start with the physical aggression towards you. ...

Start with the physical aggression towards you.

Talk to mom about that type of behavior NEVER being tolerated and how it must stop NOW. (or you will be forced to term)

I have a similar child....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By Blackcat31
Mine says “per child” however if you charge...

Mine says “per child” however if you charge individual rates for individual children then I think you should charge individual late fees. Only makes sense. 😊
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Blackcat31
Currently we spend about an hour to 90 minutes...

Currently we spend about an hour to 90 minutes outside in the morning.

Then another 30-45 minutes while lunch is being prepared (thank you DH! lovethis) and then in the afternoon we head out...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-28-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile How so? Have you seen this before? Many...

How so? Have you seen this before?

Many users start out as unregistered posters before registering. They haven't included a link in their post or anything that normally alerts us to scammers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 906
Posted By Blackcat31
Doesn't matter who is watching the child. ...

Doesn't matter who is watching the child.

Unsafe sleep is dangerous. period.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Blackcat31
Depends on what you need most. I'd...

Depends on what you need most.

I'd personally let the kids go that caused me the most stress.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By Blackcat31
I go by anything over 100.0F but rarely does a...

I go by anything over 100.0F but rarely does a child have a fever without any other symptoms so I guess I've never been in the position that I had to make a call about going home based solely on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Blackcat31
At 3 he should be playing a majority of the day. ...

At 3 he should be playing a majority of the day.
He has all the time in the word for academics.

I'd focus on foundational skills such a social skills, self-help and independence building.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Blackcat31
Hmm, teacher parent... so close to school being...

Hmm, teacher parent... so close to school being out for the summer....

Are you sure it's because of you/your chronic illness or was that just a convenient excuse for her so she can have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know BUT any time a child isn't acting...

I don't know BUT any time a child isn't acting normal, they go/stay home. I am not a doctor and don't like being put in the position of wondering if something is okay or not.

What type of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes these are really cool devices and I totally...

Yes these are really cool devices and I totally understand that technology drives our lives now days but I am sure that there will be stories where someone has a child die and they will say they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 906
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank goodness~ but it says: "When Kim...

Thank goodness~ but it says:

"When Kim Kardashian West posted a picture of her fourth child, Psalm West, she probably didn’t realize she gave fans a glimpse of more than her new son: The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5,181
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 537,022
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: sadly I totally understand Thank...

:hug: sadly I totally understand
Thank goodness the liquor store is open after my business hours. :ouch: :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By Blackcat31
I take Friday and Monday for both Memorial Day...

I take Friday and Monday for both Memorial Day and Labor Day as well as a full week over the 4th of July.

I also take the 3rd Monday in August off as my DH and I always attend the NHRA race in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By Blackcat31
YES!!!! First thing we learned in ECE 101 was...

YES!!!! First thing we learned in ECE 101 was that having boundaries and rules helps a child feel secure and safe because they are able to predict what happens next.

Every time a parent says to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 801
Posted By Blackcat31
Great update!! Go Ace!!! happyface

Great update!!

Go Ace!!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By Blackcat31
I am astounded at how many parents are outright...

I am astounded at how many parents are outright terrified of their child. These little people clearly run the show when with parents.

It's definitely not all parents but a good portion of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 906
Posted By Blackcat31
Head Start is a perfect example of this concept. ...

Head Start is a perfect example of this concept.

When I was employed with Head Start, I was straight up told "Treat all families as if they have only an 8th grade education" :eek:

It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 211,342
Posted By Blackcat31
Hmmm.... :lol::lol:

Hmmm.... :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5,181
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 537,022
Posted By Blackcat31
Never do or don't do something because of daycare...

Never do or don't do something because of daycare parents. If you do, they will always expect it.

Just say, "Payment is due unless I am closed for vacation and this year I will not be closed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By Blackcat31
I would NOT be okay with that. Outside of...

I would NOT be okay with that.
Outside of normal hours, ANYTHING special is available ONLY when it's respected. Not showing up on time without notice would eliminate their option of using care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 906
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol: I would have too as I avoid anything...

:lol::lol:
I would have too as I avoid anything to do with them (bleh) but it was front and center on my homepage and when I involuntarily gasped in regards to all the licensing violations I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 906
Posted By Blackcat31
Thumbs down Safe Sleep FAIL

I am NOT a fan but considering how "influential" stars can be to regular folks one would think they would practice a bit of safety KNOWING they influence others.

I don't even need to point out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Blackcat31
......but in my head I am saying exactly that...

......but in my head I am saying exactly that (your gif)! :lol:

You can't sit with us! :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Blackcat31
I would never allow that. Simply because it's...

I would never allow that.
Simply because it's way too hard for the child to endure multiple drop offs/pick ups per day and I wouldn't like the disruption overall.

I have one DCK that attends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Blackcat31
That's what I would do. I have the same crib...

That's what I would do.

I have the same crib in white.
It's a nice sturdy crib.

I'd say $30-40 is a good price but like CH said, I just buy new....
I'm too paranoid about the whole safe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Blackcat31
I started out with only the toys my own kids had...

I started out with only the toys my own kids had outgrown and added as my business grew.

Then somewhere along the way I realized I had collected/bought/saved way too many toys.
Both inside and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By Blackcat31
My opinion will be the unpopular one but I think...

My opinion will be the unpopular one but I think it's unprofessional overall.

You are a business and if you want clients to treat you as such, you should simply follow your hours. (unless you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads about parent observations ...

Other threads about parent observations
https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=parent+observation

My reply is usually:

"While I understand that you would want to "see me in action" before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Blackcat31
I am only open 9 1/2 hours I have 12 children...

I am only open 9 1/2 hours
I have 12 children and only one of them is here for all of those 9 1/2 hours the rest of my kiddos are here 8 hours or less.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Blackcat31
Some kids are sicker than others. Lack of proper...

Some kids are sicker than others. Lack of proper sleep, exercise and/or diet is usually the culprit. Fortunately most kids develop a fairly strong immune system by the time they enter school.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By Blackcat31
I would consider this a "non-contained" BM and...

I would consider this a "non-contained" BM and thus would call for pick up.

I do not and would not bathe a child regardless of the circumstances. However, that said I would clean them up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Blackcat31
It may be a reward for the child but without a...

It may be a reward for the child but without a consequence for the PARENT the child will never learn boundaries.

Teach the parent (by giving issue back to them) so that they are inconvenienced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,836
Posted By Blackcat31
OP posted in 2013. :p Thread was revived by...

OP posted in 2013. :p

Thread was revived by Unregistered poster today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,836
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are the links for info in MD...

Here are the links for info in MD https://www.daycare.com/maryland/

You'll have to read through the links to find out what things are considered disqualifying or you can contact the licensing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Blackcat31
My Spidey senses say this is a child lacking...

My Spidey senses say this is a child lacking coping skills.

Coping skills are honed by following rules and limitations set by the PARENT on a regular basis. Also understanding and complying with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: I figured....but then I wondered as they...

:lol: I figured....but then I wondered as they change things so often in school now days that I thought I must just be out of the loop :lol: :p

FWIW~ Pluto is still a planet to me. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,232
Posted By Blackcat31
My written policy has a line that says "Pay to...

My written policy has a line that says "Pay to the order of____________" and a place for the parent to sign. :D

Parents that truly believe their child is trained and ready to wear underwear can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis respectful responsive reciprocal care. ...

likethis respectful responsive reciprocal care.

It's very important in the care of infants.

@Josie ~ You'd be surprised at how many care givers know better but do not do better.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,181
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 537,022
Posted By Blackcat31
Aha, I can see that being bothersome I guess. ...

Aha, I can see that being bothersome I guess.

My kiddos all have locker cubbies with baskets so they have a complete set of clothing in their baskets. Whenever I remove an outer layer I just put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5,181
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 537,022
Posted By Blackcat31
Because it's MN. Its cold in the mornings...

Because it's MN. Its cold in the mornings (sweater) and hot in the afternoons...T-shirt.

I require my kids to be dressed that way. Our furnace runs in the morning but by afternoon snack, the AC...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
...but Jupiter IS a planet.

...but Jupiter IS a planet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't wait for this to "happen" again and...

I wouldn't wait for this to "happen" again and just terminate care. If they've been part of your daycare for several years now and are still in denial, there isn't much farther you can go other than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 211,342
Posted By Blackcat31
This started out as something vent worthy but in...

This started out as something vent worthy but in the end is actually kind of funny....

DCD comes to pick up. DCM does 95% of all drop offs/pick ups but has something going on this week so DCD is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Blackcat31
The few times I have toughed it out (for various...

The few times I have toughed it out (for various reasons) it was never.ever.ever worth it. NOT once.

The last one I struggled through was the last infant (under 12 months) I have enrolled. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Blackcat31
You serve. He eats. Or not. HIS choice. ...

You serve.
He eats. Or not.

HIS choice.

I don't offer alternatives and I don't require a taste or thank you bite. Either eat or don't.

No snacks or extra's outside of regular meal and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Blackcat31
I would use one of the standard excuses. ...

I would use one of the standard excuses.

Liability insurance wouldn't allow something like that
It's against licensing rules/regulations


I 'kind of' see mom's perspective but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,370
Posted By Blackcat31
Michael's reply from another thread regarding...

Michael's reply from another thread regarding unregistered posters;
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh No! Do NOT be embarrassed about having to...

Oh No! Do NOT be embarrassed about having to find your groove! That's actually a good thing!!

What people "think" operating a child care is like and what operating one is actually like are two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,232
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here but almost all my parents want to use...

Same here but almost all my parents want to use MY trash to simply toss the undies they don't want to wash any longer.

Now I straight up tell them take them with you and wash or toss at YOUR...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Blackcat31
I know this doesn't really help now but I train...

I know this doesn't really help now but I train my littles from the very beginning to never stand in the crib.

They are picked up ONLY when in a sitting position.
I've used sleep sacks for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,232
Posted By Blackcat31
I can see a parent thinking that it isn't a whole...

I can see a parent thinking that it isn't a whole lot different than those pouch things that the kids have to suck their food from.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Blackcat31
Some other threads about this topic ...

Some other threads about this topic
https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=79788
https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83370&highlight=speech+therapist...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Blackcat31
Here’s a really good thread (with other links) on...

Here’s a really good thread (with other links) on this topic

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=88140
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are some other threads about cleaning...

Here are some other threads about cleaning schedules

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=cleaning+schdule
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,177
Posted By Blackcat31
Yay!!! Hoping the relief is super enjoyable!! ...

Yay!!! Hoping the relief is super enjoyable!!

Now you just need to make it through the next two weeks. ;)

Hopefully mom behaves. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 805
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is a really cool site for those wanting to...

Here is a really cool site for those wanting to do something to stop these tragic and preventable deaths.

https://www.rayrayspledge.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Blackcat31
Is this new behavior only happening at daycare or...

Is this new behavior only happening at daycare or has the parent(s) mentioned anything at home happening? Is she clingy to her mom or dad at all?

That's a tough one for sure but I know every age...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,177
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh so good to hear! likethis likethis...

Oh so good to hear!



likethis likethis Awesome!

You are probably the first person to say that.....

I rarely look at anything in this line of work as confrontational but it seems a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,177
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh no! I hope your rabbit is okay! Poor thing! ...

Oh no! I hope your rabbit is okay! Poor thing!


As for having to break the news.... that is hard.
Something that helps me when I don't want to do that part or atleast avoid the drama is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,370
Posted By Blackcat31
You are speaking of one specific family. I am...

You are speaking of one specific family.
I am speaking in general

I am sure there are truly families that must work long hours (thus leaving their child in care long hours) in order to simply...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-09-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome (back) This is definitely a great...

Welcome (back)

This is definitely a great place to share, vent and connect with others.

Hoping you find the forum useful, helpful and entertaining as well! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 59,659
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol: We should have an Post of the Week...

:lol::lol: We should have an Post of the Week (like Employee of the Month) because this one would be this weeks featured post for sure!

Great response Meeko!! happyface happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,370
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile There is no other family to assist in child care...

There is no other family to assist in child care duties?

If not perhaps it’s time for one parent to stay home with their child then

Children are only young once.

Plus most the “expenses”...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,177
Posted By Blackcat31
I think you already know the answer. ...

I think you already know the answer.


:hug: :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Blackcat31
Nice has nothing to do with it. I'd...

Nice has nothing to do with it.

I'd personally give the issue back to the parent.

She hits, kicks, throws things or is in any way aggressive or physically violent to others (including you)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,370
Posted By Blackcat31
Um okay. :confused: Everyone is entitled...

Um okay. :confused:

Everyone is entitled to an opinion.
You don't have to agree but generalized sweeping statements about those that don't share your view is pretty narrow minded.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By Blackcat31
Some kids are just tough. That's ok. It's...

Some kids are just tough. That's ok.

It's just not okay when parents are blind (truly and intentionally) to it and simply expect you to deal with it.

I am glad this family got a dose of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 801
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh good! I am glad she's improving! I saw...

Oh good! I am glad she's improving!

I saw this thread at the top of new posts and I was reluctant to click into it....I was worried the update wouldn't be positive but yay!

She's definitely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Blackcat31
Just looking around their website and I don't...

Just looking around their website and I don't know. It doesn't really seem very legit. And if it is, it's grossly out of date. The training course/certificate was "invented" 40 years ago. So...
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