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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6,231
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,854
Posted By Blackcat31
I am not a fan of FB in general but if it was...

I am not a fan of FB in general but if it was about something personal and posted on the coworkers personal page, what does it have to do with work?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
That is my biggest frustration as well. Itís...

That is my biggest frustration as well.
Itís maddening. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
Does your state have a public health line you can...

Does your state have a public health line you can call?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
I have no idea but I would assume you need to...

I have no idea but I would assume you need to follow the rules as if you are t vaccinated since even fully vaccinated people exposed have limits for the rules

ďCDC said fully vaccinated...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíve read a couple of her books I read one...

Iíve read a couple of her books

I read one about her seeing her son on the back of a milk carton and she didnít know he was missing. It was a really good book but sad too.

I need to find the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't and won't parent a child when their...

I don't and won't parent a child when their parent is present.

I will direct the parent to do so.
"Hey Molly, Jonathan knows he is not allowed to run around when it's pick up time. Can you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Blackcat31
I close for 2 week long (M-F) vacations per year ...

I close for 2 week long (M-F) vacations per year
One over July 4 the other over Christmas plus New Year’s Day

I also close Friday/Monday for Memorial Day, Labor Day and Easter and Th/Friday for...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 04-13-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By Blackcat31
Please contact our site owner before posting...

Please contact our site owner before posting surveys and advertising materials.

If he gives permission to do so, you can repost with the link to your survey

Here is his contact info:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: Im sorry you are feeling like this. ...

:hug: Im sorry you are feeling like this.

I understand though, this profession is definitely stressful at times and thankless as well.

Maybe try to focus only on the positives today... that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
OP lives “in the woods” but it still doesn’t mean...

OP lives “in the woods” but it still doesn’t mean a pet owner isn’t responsible for their pet.

Even if you have no neighbors within 25 miles, someone’s pet does not have the right to enter someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By Blackcat31
I would just make the correction and not worry...

I would just make the correction and not worry about it.
This profession makes us care so much sometimes but in reality, itís business.
Correct the mistake and leave it be.
None of your clients...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By Blackcat31
When did the new rates go into effect? ...

When did the new rates go into effect?


Either way Iíd just tell parents that you did the math wrong and their new rate should be $xxx
Blame it on COVID brain fog.... lol!

I wouldnít short...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By Blackcat31
We have a permission to apply form for creams. ...

We have a permission to apply form for creams.
In my mind itís different that permission to administer... lol!

If a kid needs an Epi pen, parents would supply along with written prescription...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By Blackcat31
If a child requires OTC meds, they need to be at...

If a child requires OTC meds, they need to be at home.
I don't like the liability of dispensing meds to a child that is not mine and can't think of any situations that would warrant it.

If they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: Hang in there... This is the tough part of...

:hug: Hang in there... This is the tough part of this job but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to make YOUR life (and your own family's) better/safe.

You will never be sorry for putting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Blackcat31
ANY child old enough to understand that hitting...

ANY child old enough to understand that hitting is wrong would be terminated immediately for purposely hurting others.

If I were in your shoes, I would term today. Let mom know you can not risk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 260,773
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol:

:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6,231
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 718,854
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't worry about it. You aren't in charge...

I wouldn't worry about it. You aren't in charge of the bus times. When I took school aged kids and needed to coordinate drop off times, I just TOLD parents this is the time I will/won't be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge weekly 52 weeks a year regardless of...

I charge weekly 52 weeks a year regardless of attendance or time used.

If they go to any activity during the day, they still pay the same. I am not in the business of holding space...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
Licensing probably can’t help but your county...

Licensing probably can’t help but your county board members (if outside city limits) can and if not, the Sheriff can

Usually part of the Sheriff’s duty is to deal with civil issues.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Blackcat31
What's your member name? I can send you a...

What's your member name? I can send you a password reset link so you can reset it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By Blackcat31
Also, I don't have a lot of parents that don't...

Also, I don't have a lot of parents that don't call or text as part of my policies are termination of services for failure to let me know this information 3X. Forgetting once, is acceptable. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By Blackcat31
While I understand why some providers choose to...

While I understand why some providers choose to call parents, I don't.

I don't want to assume the liability of this responsibility.
Also I simply don't have time during the busy morning as I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: Itís amazing what technology is today. ...

:lol: Itís amazing what technology is today.
Iím a 70ies-80ies kid ...I still remember party lines and landline phones with the super long cords... wireless anything (especially video) is really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Blackcat31
I use this one at daycare ...

I use this one at daycare
...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-31-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 33,063
Posted By Blackcat31
I love the oldies! lol! I log on in the...

I love the oldies! lol!
I log on in the mornings and sometimes see a really old thread at the top of new posts and smile... hoping itís a legit poster and not a spammer :D:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes they are allowed to climb but only my 3.5 yrs...

Yes they are allowed to climb but only my 3.5 yrs old and up.
No injuries or issues thus far.
The younger kids climb too but elsewhere as itís safer where I have more age appropriate equipment.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-31-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 33,063
Posted By Blackcat31
This thread is from 2007 An oldie but a...

This thread is from 2007

An oldie but a goodie but almost 14 yrs old. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By Blackcat31
I have ďfoodĒ like this in my random toy bin I...

I have ďfoodĒ like this in my random toy bin
I canít find a brand on it but it would be ideal for outside use
Mine is clearly well loved lol!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By Blackcat31
The tire on the ground is just a big truck tire. ...

The tire on the ground is just a big truck tire.
The one they can hide in that is standing is a huge tractor tire.

My area is known for the largest open pit mining in the world and my hubby has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Blackcat31
If they werenít on the schedule for the whole...

If they werenít on the schedule for the whole week already I wouldnít have allied the to just show up today without prior approval. Payment guarantees a spot but a schedule of planned attendance is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By Blackcat31
Like these? ...

Like these?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By Blackcat31
Have you tried searching for a wheel barrow...

Have you tried searching for a wheel barrow instead? They're cute and the kids can push/pull them easily across many different surfaces.

I don't have them (or wagons) as it encourages my kiddos...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Blackcat31
Yay! happyface enjoy your vacation! Iím off...

Yay! happyface enjoy your vacation!

Iím off Friday and Monday so long weekend! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Blackcat31
I require kids to be present 15-30 minutes prior...

I require kids to be present 15-30 minutes prior to lunch being served. We eat at noon. I would not save a plate nor allow drop off in the middle of a meal and/or rest time.

This is the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Blackcat31
I have found the best way to make starting new...

I have found the best way to make starting new children easiest is to make sure I have honed my interview process to weed out everything I simply cannot manage.

The better my interviewing skills...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
We both got the Moderna version. No issues what...

We both got the Moderna version. No issues what so ever. My hubby did complain of a bit of a sore arm from both shots but that is it. No other side effects at all.
I didn't have a sore arm from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
My state just made the vaccine available to...

My state just made the vaccine available to anyone over age 16 regardless of physical health. Anyone over 16 yrs of age is eligible. My son went online this morning to make an appointment and is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,008
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally I’ve found the only way to eliminate...

Personally I’ve found the only way to eliminate issues with parents like this is straight up telling her not to do x or y or risk termination.

What’s she’s doing is rude and disrespectful
She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
Yay! I had no issues either so nice to hear you...

Yay! I had no issues either so nice to hear you have come out the other side unscathed! lol!

I did hear that it's a full 48 hours before you're technically out of the woods but who knows, as the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By Blackcat31
Stay safe ladies! Weather can be so terrifying...

Stay safe ladies! Weather can be so terrifying at times.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Blackcat31
What?!? This parent is clearly very...

What?!? This parent is clearly very self-centered and definitely seems po'ed simply because they didn't break up with you first. :rolleyes:

Honestly, I would ignore them and smile big KNOWING you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Blackcat31
I have come to the conclusion that there will...

I have come to the conclusion that there will always be "one of these" types of parents enrolled. I've termed families before because of similar situations and I've found that another parent quickly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By Blackcat31
Recently discovered a YouTube channel by Mark...

Recently discovered a YouTube channel by Mark Laila called Soft White Underbelly.
He does interviews with lots of homeless people, meth addicts and prostitutes etc but the series of interviews he...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 03-23-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Blackcat31
Was it the Secret Santa book or a newer one?

Was it the Secret Santa book or a newer one?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,401
Posted By Blackcat31
.....and yet youíre the one making rude, immature...

.....and yet youíre the one making rude, immature and childish comments in an 11 yr old thread about weed on a daycare discussion board.... :lol::lol::lol: :rolleyes::rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here. I do not have time to bring kids to...

Same here.
I do not have time to bring kids to the bathroom multiple times a day to go or try
I just don’t. I’m group care.

I do have a handout I give parents when they mention starting to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Blackcat31
I do as all my families pay for the full week,...

I do as all my families pay for the full week, regardless of attendance 52 weeks a year so even if only one child is in attendance, I am being paid for all of them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: Opposite here. I avoid ANY reason the...

:lol: Opposite here.
I avoid ANY reason the DCK's or parents think we should celebrate. :ouch:

Every time there is any kind of celebration, the kids think they "deserve" a gift/treat or some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Blackcat31
Happy St Patricks Day! Here it's not really...

Happy St Patricks Day!

Here it's not really a holiday that is noticed.
No one wears green and it is mostly just something mentioned on the calendar but that seems to be about it.

Maybe we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Blackcat31
Very talented young woman! :) Did she write...

Very talented young woman! :)

Did she write both the lyrics and the music?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Blackcat31
ďMy first priority are currently enrolled...

ďMy first priority are currently enrolled families so I am not at liberty to discuss what changes have occurred but I will let you know if any availability that meets your needs becomes available in...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-16-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By Blackcat31
Since you did use care for a reasonable amount of...

Since you did use care for a reasonable amount of time your child was in essence ENROLLED so more than likely you are not entitled to a refund of a registration fee.

Had you paid the fee,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Blackcat31
A non-napper and a child that resists nap are two...

A non-napper and a child that resists nap are two different things to me so when a parent says their child is a non-napper, I usually ask what they mean.

If they don't nap at home, I let parents...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-16-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By Blackcat31
Legally there is nothing saying you can't do...

Legally there is nothing saying you can't do this.
I am assuming most people wouldn't as building a good reputation in the child care business would require a more consistent business plan but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Blackcat31
What grant are you referring to?

What grant are you referring to?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-12-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By Blackcat31
A registration fee covers cost of paperwork etc...

A registration fee covers cost of paperwork etc enrolling a child.

Cost of filing paperwork does not usually vary just because attendance does.

If your child attended even one day, I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
When I signed up to get my vaccine, I filled out...

When I signed up to get my vaccine, I filled out a pre-appointment form and on the form it told me which vaccine we were going to get. Most everyone I know, has been informed of which one they'll be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally since you are a preschool I think you...

Personally since you are a preschool I think you need to just go about the day as you normally would and try to refrain from purposely doing anything distracting that is out of the norm as you'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Blackcat31
If her employer required her to come in earlier...

If her employer required her to come in earlier than scheduled then her employer needs to allow her to make those arrangements with you.

Unless she knew previously but waited until the last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
Hi! Nice to see you! happyface How have you...

Hi! Nice to see you! happyface
How have you been?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
I haven't really heard of anyone that has had...

I haven't really heard of anyone that has had issues with their first dose other than a sore arm so it's interesting that your co-workers got sick with the first.

From all the people I know that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
I will admit I was anxious...:ouch: so many...

I will admit I was anxious...:ouch: so many different situations shared so I didnít really know what to expect but I just decided Iíd be fine and since Iím a fairly healthy person with no underlying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
Got my second vaccine dose on Friday I have...

Got my second vaccine dose on Friday
I have had no side effects whatsoever.
Hubby has a slightly sore arm and a light red rash around the area of the injection but nothing unmanageable or too bad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand what you mean but biting is in NO...

I understand what you mean but biting is in NO WAY even close to hitting etc.
A human bite is dangerous and can be traumatizing as well. A hit, push or kick is not even comparable in my opinion. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Blackcat31
Biting is THE worst behavior to have to manage in...

Biting is THE worst behavior to have to manage in a group setting and unfortunately it's not a behavior that parent's can really correct too much.

Biting occurs for so many different reasons and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
happyface Yay!! So happy to hear!! ...

happyface Yay!! So happy to hear!!



:lol: That's funny!

I went in for my first one a while back and there were several nurses from public health doing them at stations.
Of course I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-24-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is an article he wrote several years ago on...

Here is an article he wrote several years ago on his site
http://tomcopelandblog.com/what-records-should-you-keep-and-for-how-long
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Blackcat31
My son found his love of reading around age 7. ...

My son found his love of reading around age 7.
At age 9 had read and reread Lord of the Flies.
He LOVED it! It has remained one of his all time favorites.
He went on to read other classics...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By Blackcat31
I explained that the SA quickly got bored and...

I explained that the SA quickly got bored and boredom usually meant trouble and that's no fun for them at all.

I also explained that SA kids need so much more than a structured day that was really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Blackcat31
Wouldn't that be called a "Tick the Neighbor's...

Wouldn't that be called a "Tick the Neighbor's Off" wall? :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By Blackcat31
Once a child goes to school and their sibling...

Once a child goes to school and their sibling remains in daycare, there are already two different care situations so I never even gave it a second thought when I stopped taking SA kids.

I never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 829
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, this! I absolutely agree that parents...

Yes, this!

I absolutely agree that parents change, rules change and expectations do as well but there are times in which I read some of the things that providers post and I honestly think in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Blackcat31
Those are big red flags for me. The biggest...

Those are big red flags for me. The biggest being parents not willing to even hear you out. I can't help a child if the parents aren't on the same page.

I'd terminate care and move on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Blackcat31
Since you temp daily, use that record as a...

Since you temp daily, use that record as a reference or as ďproofĒ of illness/child being abnormal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Blackcat31
I totally understand what your stress is. What I...

I totally understand what your stress is. What I do is go off of the total package. Even if they have what a parent would call "normal" temp, if their symptoms and/or behaviors are out of the norm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 537
Posted By Blackcat31
Our roads are covered in calcium chloride......

Our roads are covered in calcium chloride... works great but wreaks havoc on vehicles. :(

They use alot of sand too but mostly for traction not really for melting anything though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 537
Posted By Blackcat31
What's a snow day? :lol: Actual temp was...

What's a snow day? :lol:

Actual temp was -36F this morning. (again) With windchill it was -45F and school was still on...kids waiting at the bus stop as normal. :Sunny: My picture is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 537
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness! I hope you are all okay... It's...

Oh my goodness! I hope you are all okay... It's scary when nature is acting all crazy and there is nothing you can do about it.

..... sad that so many parents would do that but I know as well as...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-15-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads regarding form 8829 ...

Other threads regarding form 8829

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=form+8829
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
Me too but this kind of information is what...

Me too but this kind of information is what confuses me...
If we can still carry and spread the virus, wouldn't it make sense to quarantine if exposed? I don't know, I know wearing a mask, social...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-15-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Blackcat31
I haven't read in a long while and I do miss...

I haven't read in a long while and I do miss it...just haven't found the time.

I caved a while back and started reading books on a Kindle and then used my table and the Kindle app so most the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 537
Posted By Blackcat31
How are you all holding up there? I imagine...

How are you all holding up there?

I imagine cold temps and icy roads make for some interesting travel stories. Hoping none of your DCF's are "risking" travel if they don't HAVE to.

Here,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 537
Posted By Blackcat31
Every time someone asks me how I deal with such...

Every time someone asks me how I deal with such cold weather I always say something similar. No poisonous snakes, no poisonous spiders, no hurricanes, mudslides or anything weird like that.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Blackcat31
OMG! My day is literally consumed with this.....

OMG! My day is literally consumed with this.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 537
Posted By Blackcat31
*shrugs* we havenít been above zero in almost two...

*shrugs* we havenít been above zero in almost two weeks now and probably wonít be for another week.

This morning it was -38F actual temp (-50F windchill)

No seriously, Iím used to this but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
I was told the same thing CDC says ďmost...

I was told the same thing

CDC says ďmost vaccines don't fully protect against infection, even if they can block symptoms from appearing. As a result, vaccinated people can unknowingly carry and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 829
Posted By Blackcat31
I vote #3. I don't mind "starting over" at...

I vote #3.

I don't mind "starting over" at all.

In all honesty I don't post as often or reply sometimes because I think "why repeat something that has been typed out a ton of times already"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Blackcat31
If the parent never isolated from the child then...

If the parent never isolated from the child then I would exclude the child for 10 days AFTER the parent's "isolation" period ended.

For example.... Parent tests positive on Feb 1. Their...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-10-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Blackcat31
Posting as unregistered is a pretty safe way to...

Posting as unregistered is a pretty safe way to remain anonymous.

There are several replies to your thread already and it could be useful to other users/readers with similar issues.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
Just got back from getting my first dose of the...

Just got back from getting my first dose of the vaccine.
Easy peasy.... walked in, registered, got my shot and then waited for observation for 15 minutes and left.

I have to return in 28 days. ...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-02-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome! :) I own a separate house for my...

Welcome! :)

I own a separate house for my child care so I claim 100% and donít really have any advice relating to time/space percentages but here are several other threads on the topic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you having issues with logging in? If so I...

Are you having issues with logging in?
If so I can send a password reminder
Just let me know! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,293
Posted By Blackcat31
I just got notice Iím getting mine at 1:30 on...

I just got notice Iím getting mine at 1:30 on Friday
Hubby gets his at 2:15
Weíre getting the Moderna one
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,950
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít ban gun play for many reasons I...

I donít ban gun play for many reasons

I restrict certain types of play but not overall gun play.

I believe strongly in education not eradication.
Blanket censorship creates a difficult...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Blackcat31
This is the info Iíve found: What does an...

This is the info Iíve found:

What does an ďinconclusiveĒ result mean?

The UW SARS-CoV-2 Real-time RT-PCR assay targets two distinct gene regions (see SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Qualitative PCR...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-31-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Blackcat31
As a provider I have tried my best to adhere to...

As a provider I have tried my best to adhere to rules imposed upon me by licensing due to how the state and federal government says we must. Itís not always up to me.

Iíve changed policies and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By Blackcat31
In regards to potty training, here is a good...

In regards to potty training, here is a good thread with some info you can print and share with mom ....

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90763


I do not involve myself in potty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By Blackcat31
I used to have parents that text me outside of...

I used to have parents that text me outside of business hours. I would reply with the following:

"ABC Childcare is currently closed. Please contact me during business hours as I am spending time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge weekly so parents pay for the entire...

I charge weekly so parents pay for the entire week so I don't worry about how many days the child will/won't attend.

I do require notice the Friday prior of what days (if they attend less than 5)...
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