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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Blackcat31
If they aren't "big" kids (normally walk and talk...

If they aren't "big" kids (normally walk and talk etc on their own) then they don't get to do big kid stuff.

If they are carried in or require the parent to undress them when they are perfectly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Blackcat31
Children are NEVER allowed to touch the door. ...

Children are NEVER allowed to touch the door. Adults only.

ALL parents know this and follow the rule.

As for behavior.... kids that behave well at drop off get to participate in a fun...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm a bit different. This is my job and is a...

I'm a bit different. This is my job and is a business.

Doesn't mean I don't feel badly for the family but for me, my job has nothing to do with my emotional standpoint.

I would charge as I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 550
Posted By Blackcat31
https://vk.ovg.ox.ac.uk/vk/sites/default/files/u49...

https://vk.ovg.ox.ac.uk/vk/sites/default/files/u490/Side%20effects%20table.png
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 01-18-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Blackcat31
I think there is a difference in effectiveness...

I think there is a difference in effectiveness and/or side effects etc between smoking marijuana (THC) and using CBD

https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-vs-thc
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 550
Posted By Blackcat31
My DD got her first dose before Christmas No...

My DD got her first dose before Christmas
No issues at all

She got her second dose and woke the next day at 4am with a temp of 103F and was super sick with body aches and a bad headache. By bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 700,207
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness! :rolleyes: I have her relative ...

Oh my goodness! :rolleyes:
I have her relative

I stopped taking infants for years.
Finally took one and he was a really good baby.

DCM makes a point of telling every parent of any infant I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Any updates for your FIL? Praying for positive...

Any updates for your FIL?
Praying for positive outcome lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 700,207
Posted By Blackcat31
:eek: but kinda :lol: Im sorry. Kids are...

:eek: but kinda :lol:

Im sorry. Kids are kids. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Blackcat31
Do you have any tax info? Maybe you can prove...

Do you have any tax info? Maybe you can prove your status as a provider by using your taxes?
Do you have an EIN?

How about business cards or a screen shot of an advertisement for openings? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Blackcat31
The state issued copy of my license. I would...

The state issued copy of my license.
I would use that if asked.
Not sure if all states issue them or not.

My licensor is having a "clinic" set up just for providers so she'll know if some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 700,207
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: It's hard for sure but good for you for...

:hug: It's hard for sure but good for you for listening to your instincts!! You won't ever regret doing that.

I have a parent right now that for some reason makes me have anxiety as well. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Blackcat31
I record and submit claims entirely on line and...

I record and submit claims entirely on line and I've never seen a place to record second servings or anything that said we can claim seconds.

Can you e-mail your sponsor or are they worthless?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By Blackcat31
This is always my deciding factor. I can...

This is always my deciding factor.

I can fix kid issues that happen at daycare but ONLY if the parent is on the same page as I am.

If not, I won't waste anyone's time.

A physically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 424
Posted By Blackcat31
Awesome! Thanks for the reply! Iím also fellow...

Awesome! Thanks for the reply!
Iím also fellow Minnesotan. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 424
Posted By Blackcat31
Is there any type of option to track yearly...

Is there any type of option to track yearly training requirements for the provider, director and or staff?
I didnít see any info on the site unless I just missed it.

I know each state is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 424
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíll try them out and I will definitely give a...

Iíll try them out and I will definitely give a review! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 424
Posted By Blackcat31
It looks fairly easy to use.. I have a few...

It looks fairly easy to use..
I have a few questions that I messaged the about but it looks easy enough to use so I might give it a try! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Blackcat31
When you say up north... where up north do you...

When you say up north... where up north do you mean?
Feel free to PM me if you donít want to post on the board as I am in northern MN I might be able to offer some assistance as itís definitely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíll be praying for your FIL and your family...

Iíll be praying for your FIL and your family :hug:
This is hard and it sucks.
When it hits close to home, itís terrorizing.

We are all in this together and while we (in general) may not always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Iím sorry to hear about your FIL. :( I...

Iím sorry to hear about your FIL. :(
I sincerely hope he recovers.

There are many that are unsure or scared etc of the vaccine (for many reasons) and if you truly believe this pandemic will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
You are stating what YOU believe to be factual. ...

You are stating what YOU believe to be factual.
Doesnít mean others believe the same.
Thatís my point.

Personally for me, the message is easier to digest when discussed verses thrown at me. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Has your county notified you that weíre...

Has your county notified you that weíre considered critical workers and that we are suppose to be receiving the vaccine sooner vs later than others?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
This is how I’m feeling too.... ETA I do...

This is how I’m feeling too....
ETA I do require regular state required childhood immunizations.
I don’t require the flu shot although I did this year.



I understand and respect your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Blackcat31
Just the fact that a parent chooses to put their...

Just the fact that a parent chooses to put their child and themselves at risk by attending care makes them liable in my opinion.

You are following all the necessary protocols to keep your DCKís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Blackcat31
What education do you have in ECE? I am...

What education do you have in ECE?

I am licensed as family child care so I don't know a ton about center rules but I do know getting a variance for staff requirements is not likely.

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
She is anxious about vaccines so she called work...

She is anxious about vaccines so she called work this morning and asked if she could come in before her shift instead of after. They said yes, so she got it already this morning! So relieved! :o
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Just found out my daughter is scheduled to get...

Just found out my daughter is scheduled to get the vaccine tomorrow at 2:45.
Makes me feel a bit better since she works on the COVID floor at a big hospital.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: This IS hard. It's the mental health...

:hug: This IS hard.

It's the mental health stress that I think is the hardest thing to deal with.

Every little cough, runny nose, tummy bug and or sneeze has me on edge but I just try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,880
Posted By Blackcat31
I thought you were being flippant....but they...

I thought you were being flippant....but they actually state that on the front page of the site! :eek: :rolleyes:

Yikes! Good luck to them... as we've discussed before, its a nice idea in theory...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Blackcat31
I used to have this issue as well. Always the...

I used to have this issue as well.
Always the one parent that asked every single time even though I know they knew the answer.

I finally just told them they could either pay the flat weekly rate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By Blackcat31
Add me to the same list. I play CD's through...

Add me to the same list.
I play CD's through the DVD player.

I do have a Firestick and that allows me to download Pandora but I can barely figure out how to operate the Firestick so I haven't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Blackcat31
If you work in a center, I think another adult is...

If you work in a center, I think another adult is necessary to be able to address and "fix" this issue.

If you work in a self owned child care, I would terminate care. I don't keep kids that hit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,898
Posted By Blackcat31
From my personal experience I am betting it was a...

From my personal experience I am betting it was a whole lot more than 2 minutes if it is this upsetting.

I am also venturing to say that you've had other issues with the provider if they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
I dunno.... Iím so on the fence But DH is a...

I dunno.... Iím so on the fence
But DH is a Type 1 diabetic so he definitely wants to get it.

I just canít decide :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
I was just notified by my licensor that my state...

I was just notified by my licensor that my state considers child care providers "front line" or critical workers and are counted in those that want the vaccine first. My licensor was asked to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By Blackcat31
In my state what they are allowing and not...

In my state what they are allowing and not allowing varies by county so definitely confusing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Blackcat31
We collect donations for a different charity each...

We collect donations for a different charity each year
I want the kids to give as well as receive

This year we are buying personal items (soap, shampoo, combs, socks, lotion, toothpaste etc) for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By Blackcat31
Favorite Christmas movies: Itís a Wonderful Life...

Favorite Christmas movies: Itís a Wonderful Life or National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

Favorite Christmas song: Oh Holy Night

Favorite Christmas candy: Not a fan of candy but I love those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 700,207
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: Hang in there! It's hard to live in...

:hug: Hang in there! It's hard to live in limbo..
Hopefully you stay healthy and virus free and can get back to regular life soon!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By Blackcat31
I take some of the holidays but in Jan, Feb and...

I take some of the holidays but in Jan, Feb and March there are none I planned off. The kids still have school on MLK day as well as presidents day. My next scheduled day off is Easter (April). :(...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By Blackcat31
Its frightening how much we have in common. ...

Its frightening how much we have in common.

I lovethis coffee. Coffee anything! Although I am not a fan of Starbucks or Caribou (I don't know if everyone has Caribou or not but it's just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Blackcat31
Normally, this is me as well but this year I am...

Normally, this is me as well but this year I am doing something a bit different.

We had a daycare kid name exchange. Each kid drew another kids name and brought a gift. So far all but one has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By Blackcat31
I am laughing out loud at this ......as I fill my...

I am laughing out loud at this ......as I fill my face with cheesy risotto and spiced apple pork tenderloin :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Blackcat31
Her story is in one of these threads ...

Her story is in one of these threads

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=judge+judy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 67,719
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I love when things are worked out in a...

likethis I love when things are worked out in a positive way :)

COVID makes life stressful for everyone but we (as a group) donít have to let it turn us against each other :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 67,719
Posted By Blackcat31
Putting on my moderator hat now: Please...

Putting on my moderator hat now:

Please refrain from sharing your political views in regards to COVID in this thread.

Discussion of daycare business, policies and/or guidelines as well as how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 665
Posted By Blackcat31
I think we should do that! I'll start a thread...

I think we should do that!
I'll start a thread and get the info needed!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 67,719
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: I empathize with you.... this is so hard. ...

:hug: I empathize with you.... this is so hard.
I understand and share the fear. This feels like it's getting so close to home that it will be impossible to prevent no matter what we do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 67,719
Posted By Blackcat31
I am open and have been the whole time. I...

I am open and have been the whole time. I haven't had too many issues with finding supplies, making adjustments to our normal routines and keeping things as safe as I am humanly able to.

Just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 665
Posted By Blackcat31
Here unless you live in an apartment building a...

Here unless you live in an apartment building a majority of people have real trees. Being winter and most houses are closed up tight, the smell can get overwhelming sometimes so I was borderline...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 665
Posted By Blackcat31
We could definitely still try and fit it in...or...

We could definitely still try and fit it in...or even let it bleed over into the New Year if anyone is interested in participating.

I'll start a thread and see what people think.

Everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 700,207
Posted By Blackcat31
I've only been open for 45 minutes and already...

I've only been open for 45 minutes and already I've broken up a knock down drag out fight between my two toddler DCK's both wanting the same item.

Who knew an empty plastic spice container could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 665
Posted By Blackcat31
I've seen those scented things but have never...

I've seen those scented things but have never bought any.

My house always smells like a forest as it is from just the tree itself so do those of you that use them, use them because you have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 665
Posted By Blackcat31
So you'll be sending me a dozen right? :lol::p

So you'll be sending me a dozen right? :lol::p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Absolutely! It is rather genius if I do say...

Absolutely!

It is rather genius if I do say so myself! lol!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
I love Christmas cookies but hate baking. I...

I love Christmas cookies but hate baking.
I have no patience for it.

I have a plan though...I usually ask my daycare families to each bring two dozen home made cookies to daycare so we have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Blackcat31
Its hard when the snow gets deep but some of the...

Its hard when the snow gets deep but some of the things we do outside are digging.. I keep shovels and buckets in an area for "sandbox" type play. I use garden trowels as they dig in the snow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
No truer words have been spoken. ;) lovethis

No truer words have been spoken. ;) lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Blackcat31
My grandma did something similar :) Several...

My grandma did something similar :)

Several of my kiddos have these (https://lbow.com)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Round, flat or square.... the world is a powder...

Round, flat or square.... the world is a powder keg just waiting to go off. Everyone is offended by something and everything and Ďsnarkyí seems to be the new norm. (in general)

I try hard to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Blackcat31
I think this is dependent upon where you live. ...

I think this is dependent upon where you live.

34F here would be an entire afternoon outside.
If the sun was shining it would mean a lightweight jacket verses a heavy snow coat. :Sunny:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Definitely join all the conversations. ...

Definitely join all the conversations.

There are some really good ones!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
No worries; We are all in this together ;) I...

No worries; We are all in this together ;)

I have no doubt that stress and fear is taking its toll on all of us in one way or another
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile I understand the lack of tone when reading text...

I understand the lack of tone when reading text as Iíve found myself in the thick of things a time or two before. :o

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think youíre just trying to discuss the topic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
When one wants to educate... facts, empathy and...

When one wants to educate... facts, empathy and understanding of the group goes a long way

Your tone (and I assume I’m not in the minority) has simply come across as rude, condescending and better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
But Iím not talking about where you live. My...

But Iím not talking about where you live.
My comment was about where I live.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
I am looking at MY reality. What I am...

I am looking at MY reality.
What I am living/seeing.

Don't be so presumptuous to assume I am wrong simply because you believe you are right. I. live. here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
"New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been praised for...

"New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been praised for his urgency and empathy by many of the same people condemning Trump. His quick actions earning him an Emmy. Even boasting “Excuse our arrogance as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Even well-researched, comprehensive scientific...

Even well-researched, comprehensive scientific reports often draw conclusions that we later learn are inaccurate.

Often, scientists begin testing a theory with a correlational study, which can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
No one said everyone is lying. The truth...

No one said everyone is lying.

The truth lies somewhere in the middle.
Finding it is each person's right but that does not mean either side is void from consequences.

I don't drink...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
So you are saying that people that believe...

So you are saying that people that believe differently because of what the POTUS said and/or did?

Please clarify.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Right? :rolleyes: It's so much easier to simply...

Right? :rolleyes: It's so much easier to simply blame one person.

The argument that it IS one person's fault would make more sense if a small majority of the American people were in each group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
I am not one to read/automatically believe...

I am not one to read/automatically believe anything the media says.

However, I am hesitant to be overly giddy about this vaccine because there is NO evidence yet as to how people react to it long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 352,835
Posted By Blackcat31
No apologies necessary.... I wanted to hear it...

No apologies necessary.... I wanted to hear it all!
I am happy everyone is feeling better! I am so sorry your sister is having to deal with so much...I imagine she is so worried about her husband...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 352,835
Posted By Blackcat31
Sorry to hear he is still feeling so crappy but...

Sorry to hear he is still feeling so crappy but happy to hear it is improving! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 352,835
Posted By Blackcat31
How are you and your DH feeling? How is...

How are you and your DH feeling?

How is your sister and BIL doing?

Been thinking about all of you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By Blackcat31
This. You will never make all of them happy so...

This.
You will never make all of them happy so make it work for you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,458
Posted By Blackcat31
I am not sure how I feel about this vaccine. ...

I am not sure how I feel about this vaccine.

I think it's good that one is being developed and dispersed but I am leery due to lack of medical knowledge.

This vaccine may prevent and/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Blackcat31
Thankful Thread

If we ever needed a thankful thread I think this year is it! :ouch:

I am thankful for:


My family and their continued good health
Being able to stay open/staying financially afloat
My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Blackcat31
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Blackcat31
This is my thoughts as well. I trust my...

This is my thoughts as well.

I trust my families for the most part but if I didn't I would absolutely struggle with what to do/not do.

I do exclude for longer periods of time with a fever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
Isn't it crazy how parents can be or can choose...

Isn't it crazy how parents can be or can choose to be so ignorant about stuff? I have one that talks on her phone all the time too. My parents aren't coming in due to COVID but it still drives me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2020, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
So nice to hear!! Hopefully he continues to...

So nice to hear!! Hopefully he continues to improve! happyface

I had two incidences where either a DCK or their family member needed to test. Both tested on Friday. One got their test result...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2020, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
I am being SUPER strict. I can't afford...

I am being SUPER strict. I can't afford (mentally or physically) not to be.

I'd go with your gut. What IF DCK with symptoms DOES have COVID and you allowed sibling to attend?

I empathize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
I PMed you mine :)

I PMed you mine :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
I have always had a rule of no bags or back packs...

I have always had a rule of no bags or back packs allowed. If I didn't I sure would now simply to decrease the risk of spread.

I also do not allow stuffies or any blankets etc to be brought back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
Praying for your little daycare boy. It's...

Praying for your little daycare boy.

It's scary out there right now.

I know you are working in a center so the rules aren't yours to make but I don't allow anyone that is awaiting testing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 08:34 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
I don't look at it like I am ignoring the...

I don't look at it like I am ignoring the holidays though and actually make comments to parents about how much being with family makes holidays great etc.... Of course I make a point of mentioning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 07:11 AM
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Views: 596
Posted By Blackcat31
We don't celebrate anything here really.... ...

We don't celebrate anything here really....

I celebrate at home with my family and daycare families can do the same.

The only thing we kind of make a big deal about is the kids' birthdays but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 07:07 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
(((hugs))) This is so frustrating! I have a...

(((hugs))) This is so frustrating!

I have a DC family this morning that is keeping their family home and having one of two of their DCK's tested because they developed a bit of a clear runny...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
I am ashamed and not ashamed to say I am hooked...

I am ashamed and not ashamed to say I am hooked on several ridiculous reality shows as of late.

Anything that doesn't mention COVID or politics.
Literally. :ouch: :o

So, trashy, silly and...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-16-2020, 08:08 AM
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Views: 1,245
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome! Are you family child care, center...

Welcome!

Are you family child care, center care or a different child care situation?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 07:17 AM
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Views: 520
Posted By Blackcat31
So much discussion about COVID... I understand...

So much discussion about COVID... I understand your stress for sure!

Here are several other threads about requiring payment during COVID, managing COVID in child care and both parent and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2020, 09:15 AM
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Views: 700,207
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít mean this rudely but I guess Iím not...

I donít mean this rudely but I guess Iím not understanding this discussion. Is it a vent? An attempt to educate providers or just another discussion about an already overly discussed topic?

We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2020, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
I am not able to keep my kiddos 6 ft apart but we...

I am not able to keep my kiddos 6 ft apart but we do drop offs and pick ups outside.
The kids don’t wear masks either. I don’t think they would be able to all day. I serve kids 1-5 yrs of age.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2020, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
Do you require the children in your care to wear...

Do you require the children in your care to wear a mask?
How are you managing drop off/pick up with parents?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand mom's need but if you are the one...

I understand mom's need but if you are the one caring for them, they need to fit into your routine.

I transition my kiddos from 2 to 1 nap but simply adjusting the time they nap each day.

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis no truer words have been spoken! ...

likethis no truer words have been spoken!

I just had a 4th conversation with a parent about their child needing shoes/boots. I mean it's only 25F here and we have several inches of snow but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By Blackcat31
Does the provider have any type of schedule? ...

Does the provider have any type of schedule? Such as maybe a time period when all the children are indoors napping or playing in a structured activity?

If so, maybe you could schedule your...
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