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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Cat Herder
It is Monday morning. I am just getting to my...

It is Monday morning. I am just getting to my emails after my usual morning routine, it may be the same for her. ;) She also may want to know if you intend to work out your two weeks notice that was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Cat Herder
"All about Me" 11 free questionnaires and...

"All about Me"

11 free questionnaires and templates - https://adayinourshoes.com/all-about-me-printable-worksheets/

All About Me Preschool Activities Theme -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Cat Herder
Probably because, as this childs daily care...

Probably because, as this childs daily care provider and advocate, she is of the opinion this child needs help with his social skills.

It was a simple question of tact.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Cat Herder
It is an old school "bad practice" way of not...

It is an old school "bad practice" way of not having to discipline this child. More than likely he has a parent who is more drama than the child (bumps, bruises, scratches), a biter or an employee's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Cat Herder
I doubt it will require an exemption. I know a...

I doubt it will require an exemption. I know a local elementary teacher here with 3 in the last 10 years. She is still working and I am in a red state. ;)

I think you will be fine. They might...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By Cat Herder
I do this, too. First one, warning text. ...

I do this, too.

First one, warning text.
Second one, send home.

Then 48 hours without doctors note, 24 with. (if no other symptoms or continuation) Late arriving clients are notorious for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-16-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Cat Herder
"Taxation of illegal income in the United States...

"Taxation of illegal income in the United States arises from the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, enacted by the U.S. Congress in part for the purpose of taxing net income. As such, a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-15-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Cat Herder
To clarify are you running legally or illegally?...

To clarify are you running legally or illegally? Are you within or over ratio?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Cat Herder
Since age 18 or majority if your state has a...

Since age 18 or majority if your state has a different definition.

They are not just looking for felonies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By Cat Herder
Agree. Lame excuse for lame management.

Agree.

Lame excuse for lame management.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Cat Herder
Have Dad complete an ASQ with him? Leave the...

Have Dad complete an ASQ with him? Leave the score sheet attached.

Sometimes getting to the information, yourself, has longer-lasting results.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Cat Herder
I get it. My point was they need to be punishing...

I get it. My point was they need to be punishing less and disciplining, more. They clearly are not listening to her. Communication is not just words. She is angry. They need to find out why then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd start with suggesting the parents keep a...

I'd start with suggesting the parents keep a journal of how much time they are actually spending with her, uninterrupted and without distractions, every day for one week. ;) That may shine some light...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Cat Herder
I answered on the other thread but transferred it...

I answered on the other thread but transferred it here for simplification. ;)

I charge full tuition from the very first Monday a slot becomes available (payment due on Mondays, in advance of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
Unhappy 32

32 8/11/2019 Lawrence, KS 89 DéVonté Lashawn Turner 2 yr

"Lawrence police have identified the child who was found dead inside a parked car Sunday afternoon as DéVonté Lashawn Turner.

Police...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
"She set two fires at Taylor High School in Katy...

"She set two fires at Taylor High School in Katy as a freshman in retaliation for being disciplined.

An assistant principal, who was there in 2002, said he sent Tata to in-school suspension for 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes, she was. It was intentional. Then she fled. ...

Yes, she was. It was intentional. Then she fled.

I read about him, too. He was dispatched on a false alarm call across town. Sounds like divine intervention, to me. A nightmare, for sure, but can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
I only wish. The Jessica Tata Story holds that...

I only wish. The Jessica Tata Story holds that record, here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 18
Posted By Cat Herder
I charge full tuition from the very first Monday...

I charge full tuition from the very first Monday a slot becomes available (payment due on Mondays, in advance of the week), it is not based on attendance, but the slot. ;) I don't save spots, it does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't know for sure if Pennsylvania has waking...

I don't know for sure if Pennsylvania has waking regulations (Provider must be awake) yet or not, but think this case will be worth following. It will feed into regulations of future overnight care,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
5 Children Killed, Overnight Care Fire

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/national/firefighter-was-dad-to-3-of-5-kids-killed-in-day-care-blaze/51-718da0fb-8473-4e1c-a026-e22283f179cf?fbclid=IwAR2oUkEMh3Ue1shjY2ccZl-62qmB3_D50Hu1azw5jbKMNpPi...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Cat Herder
A "Preparing your infant for daycare" letter...

A "Preparing your infant for daycare" letter would help. Editing and adding your own experience would be helpful.

This is an excellent example of one by a provider in Minnesota. I apologize to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Cat Herder
Every time they raise the minimum wage, we must...

Every time they raise the minimum wage, we must increase our rates to meet our bills which also go up. Inflation.

Politicians use wage increases to buy votes, knowing they don't really help. ;)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,485
Posted By Cat Herder
The goal is the same. We simply do it differently...

The goal is the same. We simply do it differently and with experience to back us.

Childcare plans activities and routines with children at the center, not alongside of. We have a purpose and goal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Cat Herder
If the dosage is once per day, that should fall...

If the dosage is once per day, that should fall to the parent. likethis Some people cannot get past the "per day" part and literally think it means it must be given mid-day. It always baffles me but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By Cat Herder
"Its obvious that the people that are saying to...

"Its obvious that the people that are saying to not take the job have not been in poverty-states."

That's hysterical. I am Appalachian/Irish, yes I know poverty. We've met. :rolleyes:

Taking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By Cat Herder
For many of us, the HOA saying No was simply step...

For many of us, the HOA saying No was simply step one. ;) It is the starting point, not the end game. Many HOA's are also dissolved by the property owners once the last lot is sold and the builders...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not be in a hurry to board a sinking...

I would not be in a hurry to board a sinking ship. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
31

31 8/9/2019 Knoxville, TN 91 Unknown Unknown
30 8/7/2019 Columbus, NE 86 Boy 1 yr

31. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Knoxville Police Department and first responders are investigating the death of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By Cat Herder
I found a post on a lawyer site where a couple...

I found a post on a lawyer site where a couple wanted to use their adult kid's vacated bedrooms as a bed and breakfast for families visiting a local hospital. Their HOA contract had similar language...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By Cat Herder
I found this in case law. :confused: Mine does...

I found this in case law. :confused: Mine does not use this language, it specifically uses the term "commercial business" so was easy to fight.

"It follows that the term single-family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By Cat Herder
My HOA can prevent me from operating under a...

My HOA can prevent me from operating under a large group license (12) but cannot stop me from operating as a family provider (6) as that is a protected trade (old homestead laws). The difference in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Cat Herder
“Apple bus works every day to ensure the safety...

“Apple bus works every day to ensure the safety of all students who travel on our buses. We consider our bus ride the first part of their school day. While privacy laws prevent us from commenting on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Cat Herder
I find it odd that they fail to mention the...

I find it odd that they fail to mention the girl's age. Just that she ignored her dads' phone calls. I sense a political intent here. She got off with her friends but was in "the danger zone". What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes, "I don’t understand how any child can be...

Yes, "I don’t understand how any child can be supposedly left in a car, especially this child, the special needs that she had." It was a lot of text, I meant to bold that part. The time limit is hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 623
Posted By Cat Herder
Head injuries are unpredictable. My DH once...

Head injuries are unpredictable. My DH once worked a case of a 22-year-old, healthy/fit, guy who was stopped on his bicycle talking to a neighbor. Somehow he fell over and died. At first, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By Cat Herder
I feed them as they arrive in the kitchen then...

I feed them as they arrive in the kitchen then send them to centers in the playroom.

A couple of years ago I had a paid early arrival (prior to opening) who would come in PJ's and lay back down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
29

29 8/6/2019 Moultrie, GA 90 Damian Elias Leyva 21 mo
28 8/5/2019 Ruffin, SC 88 Cristina Pangalangan 13 yr
27 8/5/2019 San Diego, CA 83 Scarlett Grace Harris 2 yr

29. MOULTRIE, Ga. — A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By Cat Herder
Do you serve breakfast as they arrive or after...

Do you serve breakfast as they arrive or after everyone is there?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't even allow lanyards, they fall under the...

I don't even allow lanyards, they fall under the jewelry and toys from home section of my contract. ;) I don't want to create a habit by convincing a child they need it.

Paci's must be able to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Cat Herder
I would probably go this route...

I would probably go this route https://www.orientaltrading.com/super-mega-active-play-set-a2-57_85700.fltr?categoryId=551488 then bring them in and out each day in a plastic tote. $59.00

Includes:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Cat Herder
Or a fundraiser scavenger hunt.

Or a fundraiser scavenger hunt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,606
Posted By Cat Herder
Does it irritate anyone else to get reimbursed...

Does it irritate anyone else to get reimbursed for meals at half the rate of providers one town over, who charge the same or higher rates, and pay less in property taxes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By Cat Herder
I take children to the potty when they tell me...

I take children to the potty when they tell me they need to go.

We do go potty upon arrival, after meals/snacks, before and after playground time and before and after naptime as routine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, How I want to move so often. :lol: I am...

Oh, How I want to move so often. :lol:

I am just trying to hang on as long as I can. It feels like all the regs are a math problem to be solved. It would be so much easier if they just flat out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By Cat Herder
The kids never seemed to mind my old 1-inch mats...

The kids never seemed to mind my old 1-inch mats either. likethis I loved the extra space. Our regs are two-inch minimum, so once they sleep on the 2-inch ones a few weeks, they won't meet the regs....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
26

26 8/1/2019 Corbin, KY 88 Aubrey Rose 2 yr

"Kentucky State Police released the preliminary autopsy report of a two-year-old girl found dead in Whitley County.

The state medical examiner's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By Cat Herder
I use emergency evacuation mini-cribs (I picked...

I use emergency evacuation mini-cribs (I picked...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-06-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 98,683
Posted By Cat Herder
If you suspect, report. It is not your to...

If you suspect, report. It is not your to investigate. Make an appointment with her ped, voice your concerns allow them to do their job.

Polygraph has been ruled inconclusive since before I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 623
Posted By Cat Herder
That is actually good. likethis Little kids...

That is actually good. likethis Little kids skulls are not fused and are better pliable so it isn't quite the same as a teen (like when my 14yo did it in a bicycle accident) or adult.

Here is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 623
Posted By Cat Herder
From my experience he should have been released...

From my experience he should have been released on a concussion noise and stress-reduction plan. :confused: We even had to keep low lighting for a couple of weeks.

It is to prevent increased...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Cat Herder
IME, they go for the 2nd option. :Sunny: ...

IME, they go for the 2nd option. :Sunny:

When I "charged" for my vacations I got lots of whining and pushback. Some even left and stayed with the backup provider who invariably undercut me,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
25

25 8/1/2019 Garland, TX 95 Girl 9 mo

GARLAND, Tex. -
A 9-month-old baby girl was found dead Thursday after being left in a vehicle at a car wash, police said.

The infant was found by her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Anything to procrastinate...

:lol::lol::lol: Anything to procrastinate studying.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Cat Herder
What Causes Baby Bottle Tooth Decay? ...

What Causes Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/baby-bottle-tooth-decay

This is why.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: You picked a good day. I literally...

:lol::lol: You picked a good day. I literally have all the Pediatric Advanced Life Support updates in front of me studying for my recert this weekend. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Cat Herder
It is still against state daycare regulations and...

It is still against state daycare regulations and should not be allowed.

Sippy cups, either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not worry too much then. Double breathing...

I would not worry too much then. Double breathing to level out hyperventilation is pretty common. likethis

If it keeps happening when he does not cry anymore, then maybe having an asthma test...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Cat Herder
How is his skin color? Is he producing plenty of...

How is his skin color? Is he producing plenty of tears? Was he crying pretty hard before going to sleep?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Cat Herder
I second the no bottle in the crib thing since it...

I second the no bottle in the crib thing since it is illegal. likethis

It sounds like they are trying to get back into compliance with state laws after a period of pencil whipping the stats....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Cat Herder
I tagged "bitch on wheels" because it leads to an...

I tagged "bitch on wheels" because it leads to an awesome old thread on this topic. Full of great laughs and good information. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Cat Herder
It has been that way here since my own grown...

It has been that way here since my own grown children were toddlers. Plenty of parents still choose private care because of the lowered standards of free. likethis

Free does not generally pay or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Cat Herder
The only people that call you a bitch under their...

The only people that call you a bitch under their breath are people who fear you, are jealous of you or have/take no real power & control over their own circumstance. It is more about her than you....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
Oakland Park day care shut down after toddler...

Oakland Park day care shut down after toddler found dead in van parked outside

https://wsvn.com/news/local/oakland-park-day-care-shut-down-after-toddler-found-dead-in-van-parked-outside/
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
Of course not, they are attractive to an interest...

Of course not, they are attractive to an interest group in an upcoming political season.

"My client and his family will be working with the legislature when they gain the strength to do so in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
24

24 7/29/2019 Oakland Park, FL 93 Noah Sneed 2 yr

"OAKLAND PARK, FLORIDA: A 2-year-old boy was found dead on Monday, July 29, inside a van parked outside an Oakland Park daycare center as...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 07-31-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Cat Herder
The owner/lessee of the home must be the one...

The owner/lessee of the home must be the one licensed, here. Anyone else is an employee or volunteer.

If we move, we have to be licensed again with the new training requirements if grandfathered.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
It has been updated: "Family and supporters...

It has been updated: "Family and supporters cheered as Juan Rodriguez left custody just one day after his one-year-old twins died inside a hot car in the Bronx."

"Rodriguez told police he dropped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Cat Herder
I send it with them unless I had no notice they...

I send it with them unless I had no notice they were leaving early. I have no one enrolled that leaves that early.

If I don't send it, I lose the write-off and parents tend to appreciate it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
23

23 7/26/2019 Bronx, NY 86 Girl 7 mo
22 7/26/2019 Bronx, NY 86 Boy 7 mo

Today

https://abc7ny.com/twin-infants-found-dead-in-bronx-car;-police-question-father/5421861/

Infant twins died...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds like a sliding scale may make more sense...

Sounds like a sliding scale may make more sense for you. It will get you paid when you have to work more, too.

Why should she be able to earn more while expecting you to not earn more?

Sample:...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-26-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Cat Herder
After a couple of years stuck on ELE's,...

After a couple of years stuck on ELE's, pandemics, medical horror and military history I have started reading Philippa Gregory books to level out. :lol: She takes English history and makes it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree. It is asking for push back otherwise.

I agree. It is asking for push back otherwise.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-26-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. Sibling groups are fun lovethis ...

Same.

Sibling groups are fun lovethis

Of course, I am admitting to a violation as they are supposed to be 2 feet away from one another. :lol: I am not pulling 2 yo little sister off her 4 yo...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-26-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Cat Herder
As the owner, I'd tell you I don't obey anyone's...

As the owner, I'd tell you I don't obey anyone's commands. :ouch: I am hoping this is maybe an ESOL issue with translation.

Also, I put the nap mats out and the kids run and dive onto their mats...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Cat Herder
Same here. Dope and Drop is an immediate...

Same here.

Dope and Drop is an immediate termination, here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By Cat Herder
What you allow is what will continue. Do...

What you allow is what will continue.

Do something about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
Public records. likethis ...

Public records. likethis

https://www.publicrecordsofficial.com/page/Background-Check?msclkid=2753ee387ad61862afc6b300bd42a845
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5,278
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,606
Posted By Cat Herder
I am so sorry to hear that. :hug:

I am so sorry to hear that. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,268
Posted By Cat Herder
Got it. :lol::lol: If you need more help, I...

Got it. :lol::lol:

If you need more help, I am available often and can be taught. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Cat Herder
I had this happen many years ago. It was deemed...

I had this happen many years ago. It was deemed the fault of the car pulling in. ;)

I put in my policy that if another parent is in the driveway, arriving parents are required to continue down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,268
Posted By Cat Herder
She said that the member using the name...

She said that the member using the name "NewParent2018" was a great addition to this forum based on the above post in this thread (#21) and another on a different thread. She also stated that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 07:26 AM
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Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
To clarify, I am really only screening for adult...

To clarify, I am really only screening for adult violent offenses and recent drug charges. I respect those who have turned their lives around and don't hold that against them.

This is my home and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
I can't tell you why they left and can only...

I can't tell you why they left and can only discuss the childs academic and care needs with you with parent permission.

Many times a child will thrive in a new environment so it really benefits no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds good! I already do the ASQ's 4 times per...

Sounds good! I already do the ASQ's 4 times per year and have them sign for quick conferences (15 minutes, unless we need a behavior plan or they have concerns. I send home the questionnaire a week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Cat Herder
This is where I find myself. I do have a policy...

This is where I find myself. I do have a policy that if a parent wants to drop in to inspect, they are welcome but must take their child with them when they go. One drop off and pick-up per family,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Cat Herder
That could work well with an afternoon snack and...

That could work well with an afternoon snack and storytime event. likethis

Has anyone not taken the hint? Should it be written into the policy or just implied?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Not a bad plan, there.

:lol::lol::lol: Not a bad plan, there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Cat Herder
I do. likethis I don't care if they get...

I do. likethis

I don't care if they get offended.

Then again, I don't ask their permission so I am not sure why or how they would be offended.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Cat Herder
Question Parent Volunteers

When you have parent volunteers, how do you deal with their children acting out when it is time for them to leave?

Do you have a policy that they must take their kids with them when they go? Do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Cat Herder
They can if the daycare disputes, they will want...

They can if the daycare disputes, they will want to clear you as a disgruntled former employee.

They want you to back up what you say.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Cat Herder
Here is the state page:...

Here is the state page: https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care/provider-resources.shtml

These were their "considerations"

It is recommended the child care facility have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Cat Herder
I know you already reported, I wanted to post...

I know you already reported, I wanted to post this for others coming behind you.

"A new and improved online abuse reporting tool for the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Florida Abuse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,571
Posted By Cat Herder
Here is a sample template from FEMA. No need to...

Here is a sample template from FEMA. No need to give out your personal email. Free to print and use. https://emilms.fema.gov/is36/assets/EAP_Sample.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Cat Herder
My state seems to say 2 years for most...

My state seems to say 2 years for most everything. I keep 5, just in case.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Cat Herder
That can be part of the behavior plan. likethis

That can be part of the behavior plan. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Cat Herder
The only things we are allowed to do is shadow...

The only things we are allowed to do is shadow and redirect. :Sunny: Watching for escalation patterns and intervening works, too.

At this point, I have a conference and work out a behavior...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Cat Herder
What has been your favorite moment as a ___ year...

What has been your favorite moment as a ___ year old?
What was your favorite activity this year?
What was your favorite family event this year?
Can you tell me a bit about your birthday party from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
I call, because it is really easy for me. I only...

I call, because it is really easy for me. I only have 6 kids.

I don't know how the big centers could do it unless each individual class was empowered to call. Maybe we should have a simple no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,135
Posted By Cat Herder
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