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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Cat Herder
I had my visit in hybrid format, half online...

I had my visit in hybrid format, half online (scan and upload all documents) and half on zoom. Another should be due soon, every 3 months.

I do my mandatory annual trainings in January for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By Cat Herder
There is nothing you can say. Don't worry too...

There is nothing you can say. Don't worry too much about that. Less is more.

If you are close to them be ready to listen to the story. Many times. They will need to talk about it to process and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks. :hug: It has been 30 years, now. That is...

Thanks. :hug: It has been 30 years, now. That is why I opened my own daycare for when I was ready to try to have kids, again. ;) It took 7 years to get past the fear. :Sunny:

It is amazing to me...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! Yesterday, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Cat Herder
Generally, training is your own responsibility....

Generally, training is your own responsibility. :hug: There are many training sites online. I use Pro-solutions, myself. likethis

Child care is not like most professions with starting requirements...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Cat Herder
Moving him to another room is not even an option,...

Moving him to another room is not even an option, here. Naptime is supervised time, both sight and sound.

That said, it is also a personal choice that I would never nap a daycare child in another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 488
Posted By Cat Herder
One thing is if they call and are in an emergency...

One thing is if they call and are in an emergency situation, I get them help. I have kept kids overnight and for entire weekend's in such situations for free.

If they call and they have a valid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 488
Posted By Cat Herder
:mad::mad::mad: That would have :mad::mad::mad:...

:mad::mad::mad: That would have :mad::mad::mad: me right off. What a condescending ____. Flipping it so that you are the problem. You must be upset about something else other than her selfish ____. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 488
Posted By Cat Herder
I charge $1 per minute on their invoice. I also...

I charge $1 per minute on their invoice. I also highlight it on the sign-in sheet. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Cat Herder
Come on, November. :Sunny:

Come on, November. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By Cat Herder
:eek: If I had that many I would not do it,...

:eek: If I had that many I would not do it, either. ;) My absolute max is 6. ;)

I don't give goodbye gifts to kids who are not aging out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,843
Posted By Cat Herder
Partially. Yes, and their parents generally take...

Partially. Yes, and their parents generally take them for updated immunizations (boosters) or anti-body testing as needed (think polio/smallpox).

Adults also have their childhood vaccines updated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Cat Herder
Unless she has been recalled and does not want to...

Unless she has been recalled and does not want to go back? That extra unemployment is making it really hard for employers here to get them to come back to work. ;) Suddenly everyone has preexisting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not. She needs a physicians note.

I would not. She needs a physicians note.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a known thing since the beginning of the...

It is a known thing since the beginning of the history of daycare. The only real solution is to not have your own kids in your daycare. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,407
Posted By Cat Herder
I am so sorry. :eek:

I am so sorry. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Cat Herder
Personally, I'd just fill the slots with full...

Personally, I'd just fill the slots with full timers and work towards ending part-time. It has never been worth the stress it creates for the children or the providers.

Routine, structure,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,941
Posted By Cat Herder
It is easy to fix. It only takes once per family....

It is easy to fix. It only takes once per family. :hug: Turn them away at the door.

Just do it. Only you can. :hug:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-09-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Cat Herder
Bruising to the top of his knees would make me...

Bruising to the top of his knees would make me suspect he may be banging them kicking in the highchair when he is ready to get down but they are not quite ready for him or it is taking a bit longer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, know life is not fair. I once had...

Also, know life is not fair.

I once had physical, concrete proof, pulled tapes/voice recordings, gave it to my "trusted" supervisor for the HR investigation as required and he made it disappear....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Cat Herder
Awesome. Hope no one was injured. Glad you are...

Awesome. Hope no one was injured. Glad you are safe. Amazing photos. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By Cat Herder
When we make a report about co-workers or...

When we make a report about co-workers or management we are supposed to report it to State licensing, not CPS.

CPS is for reporting suspected child abuse by parents.

Both should be kept to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,843
Posted By Cat Herder
And legally I can refuse them service because I...

And legally I can refuse them service because I don't like the tone of their voice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Cat Herder
I do a quick head to toe assessment and...

I do a quick head to toe assessment and temperature. I am not required to do forms everyday. I do log their temps into Daily Connect which keeps a running record. I take temps upon arrival and after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By Cat Herder
Do you have any evidence to support your claim?

Do you have any evidence to support your claim?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By Cat Herder
21.) 9/02/20 Panama City, Fl. Newborn ...

21.) 9/02/20 Panama City, Fl. Newborn

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A newborn baby was found dead Wednesday inside a hot car in Florida, deputies said.

According to WJHG, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you! I was struggling with the search...

Thank you! I was struggling with the search terms. Google has been awful lately with results. I don't get it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
Crickets. And a lot of I don't knows. Per usual....

Crickets. And a lot of I don't knows. Per usual. We have 30 days to comply. They have no time table to set guidance. It took over 8 months last time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
My concern is they did not stop at sight and...

My concern is they did not stop at sight and sound, they made it impossible. "hear and see the children at all times, and able to respond promptly to the needs and actions of the children being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
Not during a comprehensive background check for...

Not during a comprehensive background check for childcare. There are 13 years old's with multiple felonies around here, already. :(

It will just come back saying "Not cleared" and automatically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Cat Herder
The federal study paper said the average parent...

The federal study paper said the average parent spends less than 40 minutes per day with their child without a screen, phone, sibling, housework or other disruption. I will have to find the link. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Cat Herder
It is as common as the teething excuse....

It is as common as the teething excuse. :lol::lol:

"Not a thing, our routine is the same each and every day. Has anything changed in your bedtime or morning routine? Maybe making a little extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By Cat Herder
20.) 8/30/2020 Phoenix, AZ 101 Degrees, Girl 3...

20.) 8/30/2020 Phoenix, AZ 101 Degrees, Girl 3 years

Phoenix police have arrested the mother of a 3-year-old girl who was found dead in a hot car Sunday afternoon.
Officers responded to a home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Cat Herder
The lessons I learned. Dander is a...

The lessons I learned.


Dander is a problem for kids with allergies.
They are messy and can poop almost 5 feet away, seems to be a favorite pastime of some of them.
They do carry zoonotic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Cat Herder
People who have never even been in a daycare have...

People who have never even been in a daycare have opened them (and land jobs inspecting them and writing regulations) . Your work history isn't usually relevant except for the training hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
Interesting. What is the name of it?

Interesting. What is the name of it?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-30-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By Cat Herder
I will pick some up the next time I go shopping....

I will pick some up the next time I go shopping. Thanks! :Sunny: All we have is Ingles. Two of them, all the competition closed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
Nice happyfacehappyface Congrats! I know you will...

Nice happyfacehappyface Congrats! I know you will enjoy it so much more, now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
Ugh. That sounds awful. Kids stop counting in...

Ugh. That sounds awful. Kids stop counting in ratios at 13, here, but must be fingerprinted and have a comprehensive background check.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a guest bath across from the guest room and...

It is a guest bath across from the guest room and my husbands office. I don't think that would go over well. :lol:



:lol::lol::lol: I do have a camera in there, the monitor is in the kitchen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
I have managed to solve most of the feeding...

I have managed to solve most of the feeding issues but cannot for the life of me figure out a plan for taking toddlers to the bathroom without having to drag infants there, too. "Sight and Sound" +...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,941
Posted By Cat Herder
It does. likethis It saved the day. I will...

It does. likethis It saved the day.

I will do as you said, only for paper from now on. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,941
Posted By Cat Herder
Elmer's school glue is useless. :mad::mad::mad:...

Elmer's school glue is useless. :mad::mad::mad: WTHeck?? Simple foam crafts and once the glue dries they comes right back apart. Why the change??? Why on Friday???

Aghhh :mad: Aghhh :mad: Aghhh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
I give all the links to all the parents and...

I give all the links to all the parents and anyone who will listen. I also publish them regularly so they know the bullspit we have to deal with.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine have black cords that attach to the...

Mine have black cords that attach to the underside of the table. A couple of the older kids figured them out but they know if they open it without permission they lose sand play for the day. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,941
Posted By Cat Herder
That is why I clean them up, change their clothes...

That is why I clean them up, change their clothes and do their hair before pick up. :ouch: Parents appreciated that more than the expensive curriculum and take home projects I offered. Bonus: I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Cat Herder
Savage. I like it. :lol::lol:

Savage. I like it. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,941
Posted By Cat Herder
Add it to next weeks tuition along with the...

Add it to next weeks tuition along with the garbage disposal and cleaning fee for the possibly infected materials you were forced to clean due to his rudeness and arrogance.

Yes, I am serious.
...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-25-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By Cat Herder
Like a mesh feeder?

Like a mesh feeder?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 669,941
Posted By Cat Herder
You can do it. :Sunny: I am fighting the...

You can do it. :Sunny:

I am fighting the same thing and I am only going on vacation. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Cat Herder
I second using the local daycare providers...

I second using the local daycare providers facebook page. likethis
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-24-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Cat Herder
The only mistakes the food programs forgive is...

The only mistakes the food programs forgive is their own. :hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Cat Herder
happyface I am so glad to hear it!! Those are...

happyface I am so glad to hear it!! Those are some of my favorite activities for burning off energy.

Today was dark and stormy so I pulled out the old dark colored bedsheets and threw them over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't know all the answers, I do know that they...

I don't know all the answers, I do know that they don't care how if effects us. That is perfectly clear. :ouch:

Little of it benefits kids or families, either. Well, unless your family has the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
If you can't beat them, get creative. :ouch: I...

If you can't beat them, get creative. :ouch: I have been working on solutions all weekend. Maybe I can make it work by A) cooking the night before and adding a half wall toilet to the playroom or B)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Cat Herder
"Social Security really isn’t much different...

"Social Security really isn’t much different whether you’re self-employed or work for someone else. Self-employed individuals earn Social Security work credits the same way employees do and qualify."...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks guys. I would love to be able to bail but...

Thanks guys. I would love to be able to bail but after a certain number of years I am closer to retirement than I am able to begin another career. I have about 20 years of working left to fund my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,843
Posted By Cat Herder
Mutation. It is a law so a moot point.

Mutation.

It is a law so a moot point.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome! :Sunny:

You are very welcome! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
I am unsure about the last part. I am covered 90%...

I am unsure about the last part. I am covered 90% of the time if that is what they mean. I don't know how most would do it, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Reg change season is always super...

:lol::lol::lol: Reg change season is always super fun. :Sunny::Sunny:

I am curious how other states compare and contrast, though. How other people are making some of this this work.

I put so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
And know what they ate for dinner or on the ride...

And know what they ate for dinner or on the ride over... Yep!! :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Cat Herder
If I were a parent reading it and saw she waited...

If I were a parent reading it and saw she waited 9 years to post it, I would immediately know it was about her and not your program.

I am pretty confident most would agree. Maybe just take out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
I also don't think I should have to sit during...

I also don't think I should have to sit during meals.

How can I be serving seconds, cleaning droppings, picking up lost silverware, spoon feeding infants and sitting on my backside? Wheelchair?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Cat Herder
If they are inclined to hit, kick and throw, find...

If they are inclined to hit, kick and throw, find a way to allow it.

Hit = Drums (even homemade), Bongos, Hammer and Peg toys, etc.

Kick = Monster Feet Stomper toys, Jumping Jacks, Jump Rope,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Cat Herder
Apologizing means you admit to guilt. You are a...

Apologizing means you admit to guilt. You are a business, not just a person in this matter.

You did nothing wrong.

I know by saying it you mean "I'm sorry you feel that way" but not even that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: This kid is a big 3, bigger...

:lol::lol::lol:

This kid is a big 3, bigger than my neighbors 5 year old. Farm kid. Independent. Now, I am supposed to baby him. His mom is going to love it... not. :lol::lol: Toddler = under 4....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Cat Herder
My edits: Hello ____. I am heartbroken and...

My edits: Hello ____. I am heartbroken and shocked by this review, especially since I have treasured the great review you left me when your family left my care 9 years ago. I am truly hurt. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
I've been offering the Parent's Choice Non-GMO...

I've been offering the Parent's Choice Non-GMO Premium Infant Formula with Iron. Everyone takes me up on it after they finish breast feeding. Parents Choice does not even make a ready to feed liquid....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
"Menus. The Home shall provide a menu listing all...

"Menus. The Home shall provide a menu listing all meals and snacks to be served during the current week. Substitutions shall be recorded on the posted menu. Menus shall be retained at the Home for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
This gem is going to be a hit. " If formula must...

This gem is going to be a hit. " If formula must be provided by the Home, only commercially prepared, ready-to-feed
formula shall be used."


So it is too expensive for us to expect the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cat Herder
Question New Reg: Let's Discuss

At least one Staff person with a satisfactory Comprehensive Records Check Determination shall supervise Children at all times appropriate to the individual age, needs and capabilities of each child. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Cat Herder
My marriage is my first priority, so I don't...

My marriage is my first priority, so I don't answer business calls before/after business hour's or on vacation. Works both ways. I don't intend to spend my life waiting on a shelf, either.

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Cat Herder
It looks like learning resources discontinued the...

It looks like learning resources discontinued the learning station.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Cat Herder
I am not familiar, but this is the street view...

I am not familiar, but this is the street view...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Cat Herder
I once had a parent drop off a toddler with a...

I once had a parent drop off a toddler with a clavicle fracture. They had been camping for the weekend and never noticed. Said the child was acting "super two" all weekend.

I learned to not rely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Cat Herder
What health screen protocol, before allowing them...

What health screen protocol, before allowing them in, are you using? Daily temps and head to toe? Checklist?

The childcare apps with sign in allow for some questions the parents have to answer as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By Cat Herder
19.) 8/17/2020 Edmond, OK 92 Degrees Girl 3 years...

19.) 8/17/2020 Edmond, OK 92 Degrees Girl 3 years

"EDMOND, Okla. - Edmond police said a 3-year-old girl has died Monday after being left in a hot car for hours.
Authorities said the child was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 101,728
Posted By Cat Herder
Everyone who works with children is required to...

Everyone who works with children is required to have background checks. Each state has different scales for what can and what can't pass.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Cat Herder
If you are in need of entertainment value with...

If you are in need of entertainment value with your education, check out the Universal Preschool threads. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Cat Herder
I also offer a full preschool program. My...

I also offer a full preschool program. My solution to your problem was two-fold.

1. One drop-off and one pick-up, per family, per day.
2. No drop-off allowed after 9 am.

Preschool starts at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Cat Herder
Each state has their own childcare guidelines. ...

Each state has their own childcare guidelines.

Mine would not require me to exclude. Public schools, libraries, restaurants, bars and movie theatres are opened back up here. Daycare and stores...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Cat Herder
Her OTC med will need to be taken daily during...

Her OTC med will need to be taken daily during allergies to prevent her symptoms. It does not mask fever/illness symptoms, so no worries with that one. likethis

I have several kids with dust,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By Cat Herder
Right now, I am reading The Son and Heir by...

Right now, I am reading The Son and Heir by Alexander Münninghoff. It makes the events in the US this year seem petty and selfish in comparison.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Cat Herder
All equipment is Step Two, no fading yet in over...

All equipment is Step Two, no fading yet in over 10 years. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2020, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
It is the same 1/10 concentration I use for the...

It is the same 1/10 concentration I use for the diaper changing table. My playground is fully shaded/wooded.

I use 50/50 strength clorox cleanup every few months to keep green mildew at bay due...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Cat Herder
I keep a garden sprayer with bleach water (made...

I keep a garden sprayer with bleach water (made daily) and spray it down in the mornings before opening during my playground safety checkoff.

I always turn the sprinkler on the playground for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By Cat Herder
16.) 8/15/2020 Montevallo, AL. 91 Degrees, Boy...

16.) 8/15/2020 Montevallo, AL. 91 Degrees, Boy 1-year-old
17.) 8/15/2020 Montevallo, AL. 91 Degrees Boy 3 years

"MONTEVALLO – Two children were found deceased in a hot car at their family’s home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2020, 10:54 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Nailed it. :Sunny:

Nailed it. :Sunny:
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-17-2020, 04:05 AM
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Views: 333
Posted By Cat Herder
My state has been giving away lesson plans since...

My state has been giving away lesson plans since the pandemic began. Here is the free link - https://www.decal.ga.gov/PreK/WelcomeToGAPreKAtHome.aspx
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Cat Herder
I use a bathtub and mesh laundry bags. I then...

I use a bathtub and mesh laundry bags. I then hang them to dry on the deck, in the sun.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,261
Posted By Cat Herder
Adding links to your first post generally makes...

Adding links to your first post generally makes you look like a spammer. ;) That coding/interactive/digital toy set looks really cool though. I will leave your link up but others may not.

Please...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Cat Herder
My DH and I took turns attending our kids...

My DH and I took turns attending our kids functions and staying with the daycare. He is my sub. I put in a lot of hours helping him with his job as well. We are a team and have the same goals. It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Cat Herder
It is typical. :Sunny: Adult attention...

It is typical. :Sunny:

Adult attention seeking.

Parental guilt behaviors.

Parental resentment behaviors.

Learned helplessness.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Cat Herder
I had families lined up before I left my previous...

I had families lined up before I left my previous job. I volunteered in my community and built up relationships before I began.

I also never kept kids my own kids ages as I personally would not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
I have merged your two threads and deleted the...

I have merged your two threads and deleted the last one on the same topic as it was becoming too confusing.

Please consider registering.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Cat Herder
There is a matching playhouse, climber/slide,...

There is a matching playhouse, climber/slide, pic-nic table, sand box and teeter totter. I have them all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Cat Herder
Not really. They work great on wood decks or the...

Not really. They work great on wood decks or the driveway. If your yard is well packed and dry, maybe. They sink in my soggy lawn.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Cat Herder
I have the Step Two Naturally Playful Sand &...

I have the Step Two Naturally Playful Sand & Water Activity Center. I have had it almost ten years and it still looks brand new. It has been used every weekday by ages 12 months-6 years. likethis A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
Only when Michael approves it. He is the site...

Only when Michael approves it. He is the site owner. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
BC, I let it go through because the last time...

BC, I let it go through because the last time surveys were ok. Sorry. Learning curve is steep.
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