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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By badger411
Question Grant or Program to Get New Computer

I run a (very small at the moment) in-home family daycare. My computer is having a mid-life or end-of-life crisis. None of my web browsers work for more than 2 hours before completely locking up,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By badger411
Regret it nearly every day

Take my perspective with a grain of salt, since I was kind of forced into starting a home business by forces beyond my control.

I seem to attract kids that are very naughty and time out has no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By badger411
Angry Minute Menu going away

I am still using Minute Menu Pro because I had a horrible experience the first time I tried to migrate over to KidKare, and they migrated me back. Today when I logged in to Minute Menu, it says that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By badger411
Exclamation Compliance Plan

I had a surprise inspection by my licensing agency earlier this month. I just got the correction orders by certified mail. A lot of it I was expecting, but the social worker went out of her way to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By badger411
Desperate for the money

I have found that I am unique in the world of child care. I am open 7 days a week, 6 am until the last child leaves. I am open all holidays, because most of my dcp are retail or nursing workers,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,699
Posted By badger411
Angry Actually, Minute Menu sold out to a completely...

Actually, Minute Menu sold out to a completely different company that is doing the "upgrades" to Kid Kare. It is NOT the same company that has been doing Minute Menu for all these years. That is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,611
Posted By badger411
I wish I could

I wish I could be as blase as you all seem to be about getting rid of parents. But I have no wait list, and I am just barely getting by already. I already have 3 spots open and no interest. We are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,622
Posted By badger411
Question Tracking Expenses

This question is for those of you that don't use Kidkare or MMK Pro for accounting/invoicing. How do you track expenses, figure time/space for expenses, track vehicle expenses, and everything else...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,141
Posted By badger411
County resource agents lied

Quite frankly, it's our local resource agency and local county licensors that caused the problem in the first place. We were taking care of 2 kids for a friend, and we enjoyed it, and wondered what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,141
Posted By badger411
Unhappy Thanks for the idea, however...

Unfortunately, we had a pipe break a week after we moved in, so the basement carpet got ruined, and we have never had it replaced. It also needs the roof reshingled after a hail storm last summer. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,141
Posted By badger411
Whole house is the daycare

We use the whole house for the daycare, so there isn't any room for either a roommate or foster children. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

We already do care from 5:30am to 10pm, and I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,141
Posted By badger411
Thanks

Yes, my wife has been on disability and Medicare for 5 1/2 years after 2 major cancer surgeries left her unable to work. We aren't poor enough to qualify for Medicaid for me and my daughter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,823
Posted By badger411
Thanks

Frankly, I expected that kind of condescending reply from Blackcat31. I took the kids that I took because it was either that or lose my house. And then I wouldn't have anywhere to live, AND I would...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-10-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,363
Posted By badger411
E-File and Daycares

I have a simple question this tax season: Why can't any company come up with a program that understands how to calculate business use of your home with exclusive use rooms? I tried H&R Block and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,141
Posted By badger411
Island Of Misfit Toys Part 2

On top of all of that, my wife and I each work outside the home. She works 8 hour days each weekend in customer service at Walmart while I do the daycare. Until recently, I was working 34 hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,823
Posted By badger411
Island Of Misfit Toys Part 1

I have posted on here a couple of times about problems I was having with some of the kids in my care. The resounding response from everyone here was "kick them out." But those kids have to end up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,945
Posted By badger411
When I migrated

I tried migrating back in early December. It made all of my kids Hispanic males, made all of my withdrawn children active (with no way to switch back to inactive), duplicated some of my kids, had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,747
Posted By badger411
More information

DCM is a CNA working 12 hour shifts at a rehab hospital. She drops off at 5:20 am for her 6 am shift, and picks up at 7 pm after she gets done at 6:30 pm. So that is why they are in care for 13.5+...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,747
Posted By badger411
Angry Kids That Don't Listen

I have 2 kids that won't listen to anything I say. Kids are 3.5 yo dcg (in pullups even though she has no clue about potty training) and 5 yo dcb, siblings. Both are socially and developmentally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,342
Posted By badger411
Yes, you can go back to MMK

Yes, you can have your subscription converted back to MMK Pro. And yes, it is going away in October 2017 when the new food guidelines go into effect. I can only hope they get their heads out of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,774
Posted By badger411
Collections agency

I have an account at a collection agency, not that it did any good with my one parent. They ended up filing bankruptcy. But, they took the case with no fees up-front, collecting only a percentage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,342
Posted By badger411
My take on KK

It would seem to me that the programmers are completely overwhelmed. They told me in an email that there are only 6 people working on this project. They released this to the public about 6 months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,342
Posted By badger411
You can still cancel

You can still cancel your KK subscription and go back to MMK Pro. You will have to re-enter all of the information you posted since your migration, but IMHO, it would be worth it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,342
Posted By badger411
Canceled my subscription

I just canceled my subscription to KK. I received several EXTREMELY RUDE responses to my tickets, basically telling me I was making the problems up, that they had already been corrected. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,342
Posted By badger411
Multiple, multiple issues

ALL of my kids migrated over as Hispanic and Male. All of my withdrawn kids show up in my active kids list with no way to withdraw them, since they already show a withdrawn date and don't have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,384
Posted By badger411
changing information

I posted earlier, and I wanted to clarify. I am locked out of the MM Kids Pro subscription that I paid for. I can still make changes and update information on the free MM Kids program provided by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,384
Posted By badger411
Parent credits

If any parents had credit balances with you in MM, those amounts have been wiped out and will need to be transferred over by hand. I am not sure how the record keeping would work for that, since the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,384
Posted By badger411
Yes, but it doesn't fill in the parent's name or...

Yes, but it doesn't fill in the parent's name or address. You have to do it by hand.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,384
Posted By badger411
MissAnn, You're lucky, or they lied to you. I am...

MissAnn, You're lucky, or they lied to you. I am completely locked out of changing ANY information in MM. I can't add the 2 new kids I just enrolled, and I can't access my vehicle information to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,384
Posted By badger411
The reason for the switch from MM to KK

The reason, as explained to me by a rep from KK, is because of the new food program rules starting in October 2017. They were unable to update MM to include the new whole grain, etc. requirements...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,384
Posted By badger411
Watch your data

Yes, all of my stuff finally transferred over. But all of my kids that were withdrawn in MM Pro were NOT withdrawn in KK, and there is NO WAY for me to withdraw them because there is no "withdraw"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,384
Posted By badger411
Angry Now it's December, and still no accounting

I made the mistake of going in and looking at Kid Kare to see what it was about. My access to my Minute Menu has now been cut off. I cannot update anything and I cannot create invoices. Since the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,323
Posted By badger411
Wasted Food

How do you deal with/cope with/rationalize all of the food that is wasted on a typical day? It feels like no matter what we serve, half to 3/4 of it gets thrown away because it is mushed and mixed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,221
Posted By badger411
Oh, it would definitely be okay with us if she...

Oh, it would definitely be okay with us if she were gone. She was a daily dose of drama. Her car got stolen by a "friend." A car she borrowed from another friend (he couldn't use it because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,221
Posted By badger411
Unhappy Losing Parents after Contract Rewrite

How common is it to lose children after a contract and handbook update? I have had a very expensive learning experience that caused me to revise my contract and handbook.

I gave all my parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,069
Posted By badger411
How Do You Downsize?

I am considering dropping down to either the lowest level of licensed care (so that I can stay on the food program and receive daycare assistance) or drop licensing altogether and go off the grid. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By badger411
Thanks

Yeah, you are all echoing what I was feeling. The thing is that this 8 month old cannot sit up on his own. He does roll around and creep around when we put him on the floor. He is inquisitive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By badger411
Question How to Deal with Demanding Parents

Okay, I have an 8 month old dcb, and the dcm is driving us crazy. She is a first-time mom. She wants a written report of everything that goes on (when and where for diaper changes and naps, time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,129
Posted By badger411
I had this experience last week

I just had a parent going on Facebook telling people not to send their kids to my daycare. The only reason was because she was termed for non-payment and we sent her to collections. She felt it was...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-24-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,431
Posted By badger411
There is no personal time. Most weeks, we have...

There is no personal time. Most weeks, we have kids 7 days a week. I work week nights as a cashier, my wife works weekends in customer service. My health insurance through work will end at the end...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-24-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,431
Posted By badger411
We were doing fine for awhile. The problem is...

We were doing fine for awhile. The problem is that my wife had knee surgery and had complications and ended up in the hospital. So we were closed for the surgery, 4 days she was hospitalized, plus...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-24-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,431
Posted By badger411
I Wish I Had Known Before I Started...

I wish I had known before I started how many parents would lie, change pickup times, and have payment problems. I wish I had known how difficult it was to work with social services, and how much I...
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