Daycare.com Forum Daycare Forum

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 100 of 9977
Search took 0.38 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Cat Herder
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. I literally searched "crypto education" to...

Yes. I literally searched "crypto education" to learn a bit as I am lost. I tried to watch a lecture on bitcoin but am still lost as to how a warehouse full of little box fans can mine income or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By Cat Herder
And.... now I am wondering if I should be...

And.... now I am wondering if I should be stashing cash in the woods like my ancestors since everything I have is now digital. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By Cat Herder
It is down for repairs. :Sunny: Stay tuned....

It is down for repairs. :Sunny: Stay tuned. happyface
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-15-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By Cat Herder
I did find this on page 102 - The...

I did find this on page 102 -

The Department may grant a waiver of the outdoor play area requirement under the following conditions:

1) The facility is located in an urban area where suitable,...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-15-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By Cat Herder
Most States require a minimum of 1 hour of...

Most States require a minimum of 1 hour of outdoor play per day.
I would definitely recommend starting with a call to licensing before looking at buildings.

Here are the licensing standards:...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 06-15-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By Cat Herder
Ok. Please consider registering or leaving...

Ok. Please consider registering or leaving contact information (email) so people can reach you.
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 06-15-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By Cat Herder
Where?

Where?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not have a problem with it. Some kids wet...

I would not have a problem with it. Some kids wet the bed until 7 or so years of age. It isn't quite the same thing as a kid who is not potty trained.

I would prefer the diaper, myself, because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,772
Posted By Cat Herder
Continued: Art, library and music are...

Continued:


Art, library and music are done in group both indoors and out.
I have duplicates of most everything as I purposely buy in sets of 6.
Dress clothing is still not allowed per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,772
Posted By Cat Herder
I have 6 kids (max allowed), 6 play centers. With...

I have 6 kids (max allowed), 6 play centers. With 12 I would just buddy them up each day, 2 per, rotating friends. It still cuts down transmission greatly and allows for creative play.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,772
Posted By Cat Herder
I allow cross play since all toys have to go in...

I allow cross play since all toys have to go in the bin after being played with for cleaning and disinfection daily, anyway.

With COVID regs I made the centers individual, one per child to stop...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-11-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cat Herder
I believe she meant child care, not kindergarten....

I believe she meant child care, not kindergarten.

Kindergarten here usually starts at age 5, but is mandatory at age 6.

Child care begins as early as birth, here. I have had many children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Cat Herder
It makes a huge difference. likethis Theirs is an...

It makes a huge difference. likethis Theirs is an unpleasant job that pays poorly and puts a lot of wear and tear on their personal vehicles.

I am just glad ours seems to have stop hiring retired...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Cat Herder
I printed off the actual list of things my...

I printed off the actual list of things my inspector was required to see and set up the binder in that exact order to make it as efficient and fast as possible.

Mine:

1. Current License
2....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,036
Posted By Cat Herder
It could be something as simple as feeling more...

It could be something as simple as feeling more freedom for the first time and he was not sure how to function in a group of kids independently.

For some kids, not having learned to be with peers...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-07-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,579
Posted By Cat Herder
I had to delete some links that were placed in...

I had to delete some links that were placed in quotes this weekend, too. This was a busy thread.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not recommend you get in the habit of...

I would not recommend you get in the habit of explaining yourself. No is enough. :Sunny: Simply tell them it isn't true and ask them to provide you with proof otherwise. They won't be able to. Then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Cat Herder
Yep. It is not a prank or flirting anymore, it is...

Yep. It is not a prank or flirting anymore, it is a felony. Not all parents teach their kids the urgency of that fact. And although I agree the law should apply the rule of intent, right now it does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Cat Herder
I wanted to add that the risk of liability of the...

I wanted to add that the risk of liability of the schoolagers taking inappropriate shots in the bathroom and sending them on is more than enough for me to ban them. No bags or toys from home in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Cat Herder
It isn't true. :hug:

It isn't true. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Cat Herder
Everything you could want to know can be found on...

Everything you could want to know can be found on this page: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/childrens-health/child-care-food-program/index.html

If you legally keep children for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Cat Herder
I just stopped submitting claims, the rest...

I just stopped submitting claims, the rest handled itself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 737,044
Posted By Cat Herder
It is not even about the "free preschool". The...

It is not even about the "free preschool". The state wants access to the funding that comes with "free" preschool. They feed off of it just like the money from the school system. :ouch: They just see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Cat Herder
I charge the same tuition, in advance of the...

I charge the same tuition, in advance of the week, year round. They can attend or not, their choice. The slot is theirs.

It has not been my experience that teachers are willing to pay for a slot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 737,044
Posted By Cat Herder
I am offended that daycare providers are being...

I am offended that daycare providers are being forced into pretending to be teachers. Care providers are more valuable to a young childs development than a preschool "teacher" can ever be. Without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Cat Herder
"You throw it, you lose it." :ouch: I don't care...

"You throw it, you lose it." :ouch: I don't care if they are only left with a play rug and one shoe by the afternoon. Same consequence, every time, until it ends.

The toys go in a box they can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Cat Herder
I found a sample of it online. likethis The state...

I found a sample of it online. likethis The state of New Jersey did not play hide and seek. lovethis...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd ask one of the parents to bring me a copy to...

I'd ask one of the parents to bring me a copy to see what they are asking. It may be too invasive. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug::hug::hug: Welcome to the dark side. We have...

:hug::hug::hug: Welcome to the dark side. We have cookies.

I wish I could say it gets better, but that has not been my experience. What I have learned is that eventually it stops making you quite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 42,207
Posted By Cat Herder
Work in childcare for a while, then come back....

Work in childcare for a while, then come back. Not everyone who gives birth is a good person.

This is our watercooler. We do what is right for the children in our care and we vent to one another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Cat Herder
Many parents' definition of potty trained and...

Many parents' definition of potty trained and that of childcare providers are not the same. :lol:


Many parents think if they can get the kid to the potty on time, by carrying them there,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Cat Herder
Start adding $1 per minute to their invoice for...

Start adding $1 per minute to their invoice for arrival before opening. Highlight the early arrival time on the sign in to give them a visual.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Cat Herder
I read further down you meant a bug out bag?...

I read further down you meant a bug out bag? Sorry.

Food, water, contact list and have them pick up ASAP at preplanned meetup place. Have two places arranged, two different directions in case of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Cat Herder
I keep the typical stuff plus a couple short...

I keep the typical stuff plus a couple short boards/cling for splinting, a Pedi board for immobilization, chemical ice packs and a lawn wagon for quick movement with the entire group in tow, JIC of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Cat Herder
Nothing. I would put her down in the floor...

Nothing.

I would put her down in the floor with toys the majority of the day. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Cat Herder
Good luck :hug: I hope you love it. lovethis ...

Good luck :hug: I hope you love it. lovethis

My only advice is to not toss out all of your stuff. Not yet. Wait two years. Pack it, put it up. Having a backup plan is never a bad thing. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Cat Herder
Unfortunately, what you describe is a daily...

Unfortunately, what you describe is a daily occurrence across every center, ever. :hug:

You have two choices. 1) Quit and prove your employer right. 2) Move to the new room, welcome it as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with the others. You have to change your...

I agree with the others. You have to change your mindset. :hug: It isn't about the appreciation of the parents, it is about the relationship you build with the kids. :Sunny: Sometimes in spite of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Cat Herder
In user settings you can choose whether to show...

In user settings you can choose whether to show or hide that stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Cat Herder
By keeping the same one current members know who...

By keeping the same one current members know who you are, immediately.

By changing it you reclaim some temporary anonymity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Cat Herder
I banned hair accessories and provide small...

I banned hair accessories and provide small plastic bands. I show the x-ray to the parents to explain why.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cat Herder
I have noticed it loads faster for me. I have...

I have noticed it loads faster for me. I have less freezing of pages. likethis

I have ridiculously slow internet (Windstream) even though we pay for the highest level. We only have one provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cat Herder
I just tried it on my phone, it is much bigger...

I just tried it on my phone, it is much bigger and easier to read than I expected. likethis I am just a quick 10 finger typer, so the lack of keyboard makes it a little harder for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Cat Herder
Building and Grounds The areas used for...

Building and Grounds


The areas used for child care shall provide a minimum of 35 square feet of usable floor space per child.

Basement areas in excess of 25 linear feet from a window shall...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Cat Herder
The term they use is "usable space". Meaning no...

The term they use is "usable space". Meaning no furniture, toys or other obstruction to movement. They literally come in with a tape measure and subtract the measurements of the furniture from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Cat Herder
That seems so crazy to me. Mine would all live...

That seems so crazy to me. Mine would all live off of bread, butter, french fries, pasta or "nuggets" if I let them.

I put a lot of effort into serving whole, fresh meats, veggies and fruit. No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't cut them off, technically, but do expect...

I don't cut them off, technically, but do expect them to eat more than bread/fruit.

I give them a full serving of each component (veggies, meat, fruit, wg bread, milk) then allow seconds of all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cat Herder
It is there, now. It was not there earlier....

It is there, now. It was not there earlier. :confused: I logged out and back in, refreshed a couple times.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cat Herder
Ok. Now I have to get past the second password...

Ok. Now I have to get past the second password issue. ;) I'll pm you
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cat Herder
I went to the arts and crafts group, joined, but...

I went to the arts and crafts group, joined, but see no way to add content.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Cat Herder
Could you maybe get a bassinet style stroller...

Could you maybe get a bassinet style stroller approved?

The issue, then, becomes supervision. If you walk away from the stroller to handle an issue with a toddler, that leaves the infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cat Herder
Has anyone figured out how to add tags for easier...

Has anyone figured out how to add tags for easier search?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Cat Herder
The only problem I face with infants is the...

The only problem I face with infants is the regulation.

Limiting me to only two under twelve months after years of being able to have up to six under twelve months was insulting. The schedules...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By Cat Herder
But were you not constantly told to follow the...

But were you not constantly told to follow the zero population growth thing growing up?

It was beat into us at school. In sex ed, home economics and gym classes. Every year. "1 child per adult,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cat Herder
Scroll to the bottom where it says "write...

Scroll to the bottom where it says "write something"

If you click on comment, you are only commenting on that post
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By Cat Herder
I am struck at how fast Daycare went from being a...

I am struck at how fast Daycare went from being a Luxury to being a Right? When did having more children than you can afford become a right?

I would have loved to have had more kids, but could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cat Herder
I have not even found those, yet. :ouch:

I have not even found those, yet. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cat Herder
On your profile page? Top right hand corner, then...

On your profile page? Top right hand corner, then your profile. :confused:

I also had to resize my avatar down to really small for it to upload the entire image instead of a corner of it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cat Herder
Hover over the photo. The option will light up in...

Hover over the photo. The option will light up in blue
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cat Herder
Same thing happened to me when I tried to add a...

Same thing happened to me when I tried to add a password.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By Cat Herder
"No working family earning below 150 percent of...

"No working family earning below 150 percent of state median income pays more than seven percent of
their income on child care, regardless of the number of children they have.
- Families earning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By Cat Herder
"On April 22, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep....

"On April 22, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03) introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act, comprehensive legislation that addresses the child care crisis by increasing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By Cat Herder
They are doing the same here. If a provider...

They are doing the same here. If a provider choses not to participate they take away their stars down to 1 star. I was the first one rated here and the highest rated for quite some time. I won't take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Cat Herder
If you do ProSolutions, they have a class on it...

If you do ProSolutions, they have a class on it with printable resources for you to share with parents. https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/store/product/?tProductVersion_id=1851
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Cat Herder
Well, sort of. Whenever someone does something...

Well, sort of. Whenever someone does something stupid and makes the news we get some new knee jerk regulation. One center gets a boo-boo we all get bandaids. :ouch:

* The fencing became an issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Cat Herder
My state also has the blurb about a "natural...

My state also has the blurb about a "natural fence" if "approved". I have never known of one approved without an actual fence, minimum of 4 feet (without mulch). For a while the words "no ready...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a money grab for centers. Specifically,...

It is a money grab for centers. Specifically, urban centers. Ones who pay taxes in urban areas. Whose taxes pay their salaries. Who vote them in.

They over-regulated to the the point of closure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 264,948
Posted By Cat Herder
Me either. :rolleyes: I actually read a parent...

Me either. :rolleyes: I actually read a parent post locally that said "they won't remember it anyway, why go broke paying for the fancy legal one". Speaking of her 6 month and 18 month old children. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Cat Herder
Nope. It is not unreasonable at all. That...

Nope. It is not unreasonable at all.

That is literally my policy. :ouch: No worries, it is a very common policy and required in most states. Parents should expect it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Cat Herder
No. It's a trap. :hug: Unstable income for your...

No. It's a trap. :hug: Unstable income for your family is not a fair trade off for "getting my monies worth" for her family.

Start at full time only, you won't regret it. The daycare kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 264,948
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug::hug: I think most of us face this. I...

:hug::hug: I think most of us face this.

I have a recurring nightmare that I go grocery shopping after closing one night and come home to find my yard full of police, neighbors and media. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Cat Herder
You need to start interviewing for a better job....

You need to start interviewing for a better job. Yesterday. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Cat Herder
The psychology class I audited pointed in the...

The psychology class I audited pointed in the direction of a biological competition between mothers and caretakers for the ownership of the childs care. Not so much the child, but the authority of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Cat Herder
Bye bye outside. :hug: Take them to the...

Bye bye outside. :hug:

Take them to the door, nudge them out, exchange quick niceties, close the door.

The parent has no time for the "mama loves baby show" and the kid has no audience for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Cat Herder
My state gives us free templates to customize: ...

My state gives us free templates to customize: http://www.decal.ga.gov/BftS/FormList.aspx
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 04-15-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
I do. For some reason I get emails about...

I do.

For some reason I get emails about them. https://www.loopnet.com/georgia_day-care-centers-for-lease/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, geckos live 25-30 years and can reproduce...

Also, geckos live 25-30 years and can reproduce twice per month for over a year from a single breeding. Their food is over $20 a pound. It must be supplemented with live crickets, calcium and vitamin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By Cat Herder
My state says I can't have ferrets, rats, bully...

My state says I can't have ferrets, rats, bully or shepherd breed dogs or snakes. :dislike: They also have a 500 feet rule from "livestock" but don't specify what that means.

I love rats. Yep, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Cat Herder
It sounds like you are already on the right...

It sounds like you are already on the right track. I'd suspect she is spoken to more than with at home and is just catching up. It sounds like you are making a real difference for her.

Not all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, I gave families two weeks (5 day or 10 day...

Oh, I gave families two weeks (5 day or 10 day blocks, no splitting) unpaid leave per year for the first twenty-ish years of my career. The early years, everyone took me up on it, they just had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Cat Herder
I take two separate, full weeks, six months apart...

I take two separate, full weeks, six months apart for less disruption to kids routines. I do not charge for those weeks as they are worked into my yearly tuition, in advance. (figured by 50 weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,916
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with you. It is ridiculous. I feel they...

I agree with you. It is ridiculous. I feel they (J&J) are being singled out for another reason. All 6 were women of childbearing age and there was a strong correlation with birth control. When you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,916
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: I eagerly await my check for...

:lol::lol::lol: I eagerly await my check for $00.18.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,916
Posted By Cat Herder
Maybe. I hope I live 30 more years to see...

Maybe.

I hope I live 30 more years to see the release of classified docs from the past 5 years. :ouch:

I did end up having to have a second mammogram, ABUS, ultrasound and biopsy because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,916
Posted By Cat Herder
I believe it is all states although, I don't...

I believe it is all states although, I don't understand why. :confused: All had issues with blood clots, why single out only one? Does not pass the sniff test. :p

"As of April 12, more than 6.8...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By Cat Herder
Not if there is a leash law. Happily there is one...

Not if there is a leash law. Happily there is one here so I just make a quick call and the animal is picked up. The animal owner bears the responsibility for the care and upkeep of their animal, not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Cat Herder
The reason I started it was because the public...

The reason I started it was because the public school used that language to try to suspend my kid for having grape flavored Chapstick in his pocket. The letter home accused me of sending him to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, here is the link for my states downloadable...

Also, here is the link for my states downloadable forms. They are great for editing and adapting to your program. It is all paid for by tax dollars, so using them is perfectly ok and recommended....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Cat Herder
Anytime. :Sunny: I just added a header with...

Anytime. :Sunny:

I just added a header with my daycare name, license number, address and phone number to the top in a word document. Once I saved it in adobe pdf it made it much, much easier to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Cat Herder
This. :hug: A nice round number and less...

This. :hug:

A nice round number and less stress for you. :Sunny:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-11-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Cat Herder
Be sure to scroll down to the very bottom of each...

Be sure to scroll down to the very bottom of each page tab for the webinars. The site is not as user friendly as it could be, but it is free. :ouch: :lol:

Especially this page...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-11-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Cat Herder
My state has a free site for all learning domains...

My state has a free site for all learning domains and lesson planning help to include templates, videos, resource's, training and ideas. It is free and easy to use. Not enough people take advantage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Cat Herder
Sure. It is just a check box form with signatures...

Sure. It is just a check box form with signatures for over the counter medications. ;) For prescription medications, I use the one from our state site of downloadable mandatory forms. The state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Cat Herder
I require the parent to provide those as they are...

I require the parent to provide those as they are expensive, dose specific and expire. ;)

I do keep Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl liquid/cream, hydrocortisone cream, sunscreen, mosquito spray,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6,245
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 737,044
Posted By Cat Herder
"I am so sorry. I was on the cross at church and...

"I am so sorry. I was on the cross at church and my replacement came late."

So, you were late picking up your kids from daycare because you were too busy virtue signaling for attention? :cool:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,570
Posted By Cat Herder
Just wait. It happens more with divorced...

Just wait.

It happens more with divorced parents than any other subgroup.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,570
Posted By Cat Herder
I completely support providers with larger...

I completely support providers with larger numbers and those who would not want the possibility of added liability placed on them for not doing this. :hug:

I only keep 6 kids, usually from 2-4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,286
Posted By Cat Herder
For most of these young Mom's it is the first...

For most of these young Mom's it is the first time they taste power. More than likely it will be the only perceived power they hold. Being "Mom" suddenly gives them a sense of accomplishment that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,570
Posted By Cat Herder
I always do. It is part of my risk prevention...

I always do. It is part of my risk prevention program to limit "Hot Car" deaths. Kids can die in cold cars, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Cat Herder
My DH grabbed one off amazon for around $45. It...

My DH grabbed one off amazon for around $45. It looks like this : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SH52FTW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3RPJ6P2OO0FOW&psc=1

It has been about 10 years and it...
Showing results 1 to 100 of 9977

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:37 AM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming