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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By Blackcat31
Ugh! I used to have so many issues with parents...

Ugh! I used to have so many issues with parents not putting baby on a schedule prior to beginning care or sticking to one once they've started care. (depending on age I get that this is a tough one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:17 PM
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Views: 191,190
Posted By Blackcat31
I still have the reel to reel player my parents...

I still have the reel to reel player my parents had when I was a child. It's so cool! My mom recorded my brother and I singing Old McDonald Had a Farm when we were about 2 and 3 yrs old.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By Blackcat31
http://www.iowachildcare.net/childcare-rates.php ...

http://www.iowachildcare.net/childcare-rates.php

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/05/17/child-care-iowa-shortage/607685002/

https://iowaccrr.org/providers/cca/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Blackcat31
I think like Lyse said you will always have a...

I think like Lyse said you will always have a high risk situation happening if you take in foster kids. Like daycare it simply comes with some risk that we can't avoid.

But we can protect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Blackcat31
Could the option of attending only one day but...

Could the option of attending only one day but paying for 2 be given?

I don't know that it would help or hurt the issue you are having with the child but since he'd be attending preschool the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Blackcat31
This mother is a selfish mother. Everything...

This mother is a selfish mother.
Everything she is doing is for her and not her child.
If she truly wanted her child to adjust she would be doing things to make it easier not harder.

If your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By Blackcat31
I won't venture to say this is part of the...

I won't venture to say this is part of the problem but I think it is in a way. I've seen parents like that....they get really upset when their kids are upset and they do anything to make it better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,682
Posted By Blackcat31
This would be a swift term. I don't enroll...

This would be a swift term.
I don't enroll babies that aren't familiar ad used to safe sleep. If the parent thinks they pulled a fast one, they'd be the one surprised when they are called for pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Blackcat31
1) they hadn't even looked at the policies; they...

1) they hadn't even looked at the policies; they didn't have enough time but assumed they're all pretty standard.
"I would actually mention this as an issue when responding in e-mail or via a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíve had one kid like that. 6 yr old boy. ...

Iíve had one kid like that. 6 yr old boy.
Turned out the parent was EXACTLY like that too...
Wouldnít have had a clue until grandma shared an accidental butt dialed call that recorded the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 99
Posted By Blackcat31
We are stuck with the form Snowmom posted. ...

We are stuck with the form Snowmom posted.

MN State law requires the following providers to use this form (https://mn.gov/dhs/assets/ChildCareEmergencyPlan_tcm1053-317028.pdf) to create an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By Blackcat31
Absolutely understand that. likethis When my...

Absolutely understand that. likethis

When my son was small he lacked tact in speaking and as he aged, said things in a very matter-of-fact way and through that experience I learned alot.... and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 99
Posted By Blackcat31
I filled it out only once as a .pdf and then...

I filled it out only once as a .pdf and then e-mailed the .pdf form to each parent (both mom/dad even if in same household) and then had them all reply back to me via e-mail that they received the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't view saying someone is not your friend as...

I don't view saying someone is not your friend as negative. Sometimes it's good that some people aren't friends. lol!




lol! :) I know what you mean or at least what you are trying to say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Blackcat31
Darned if we do and darned if we don't. :cool: ...

Darned if we do and darned if we don't. :cool:

Thinking, had the idea come from a licensor, it would probably be perfectly acceptable but since a provider initiated it, then it's a bad idea....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By Blackcat31
Why not? I am not friends with everyone and...

Why not?

I am not friends with everyone and I see nothing wrong with saying "you are not my friend".

I see it as a factual statement.

The tone or way you say it might lend to it being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd be issued a correction order for not allowing...

I'd be issued a correction order for not allowing him to come to lunch/eat.

I can't say he "chose" not to come as 3 yr olds don't have decision making skills to act in their best interests...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't correct it unless it gets mean or nasty. ...

I don't correct it unless it gets mean or nasty.

Otherwise, no we are not all friends.

You do have to be polite, respectful and kind but I am not in the "we all have to be friends" camp and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't allow parents access to cameras at all....

I don't allow parents access to cameras at all. period. ever.

I would check the program's handbook in regards to policies for access to cameras.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 497
Posted By Blackcat31
Interesting/useful info from MN DHS site: ...

Interesting/useful info from MN DHS site:

Fingerprint and photo retention

Fingerprints are not retained by DHS or the BCA, but will be retained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 497
Posted By Blackcat31
Hmm, I have to go back and read now as I thought...

Hmm, I have to go back and read now as I thought it said if they are working as an employee or a volunteer they had to be printed too...

My licensor explained "flagging" as basically getting into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,515
Posted By Blackcat31
This is my late pick up sheet. ...

This is my late pick up sheet.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8_3z0c2eVI8SGQyVWtmREZSSmc/view?usp=sharing




You can use yellow high lighter to highlight the box they are suppose to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Blackcat31
I would give him ONE toy then. Your choice as...

I would give him ONE toy then.
Your choice as to what/which toy.

That is the ONLY toy he gets.
No one else can play with it.

When it's lunch time and time to clean up, tell him to "set...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 497
Posted By Blackcat31
MN has removed the requirement of printing of...

MN has removed the requirement of printing of minor children UNLESS they are working in some capacity in the business.

As for coaches, custodians, priests, bus drivers being printed as well.... I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 497
Posted By Blackcat31
Not necessarily the odd ball.... I just...

Not necessarily the odd ball....

I just view things very black and white and I see this issue no different than provider's having issue with having to be licensed at all.

Some states allow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,515
Posted By Blackcat31
I change sign out sheets. Once their pick...

I change sign out sheets.

Once their pick up time arrives and I see they are late, I take the clipboard with the regular sign in/out sheet and replace it with the "late" sign in/out which is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd handle it like this: When it's time to...

I'd handle it like this:

When it's time to clean up and he says he doesn't want to tell him he doesn't have to. He can sit quietly (NOT in time out) and wait while the others clean up. He can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Blackcat31
If you need spaces filled, I would go with...

If you need spaces filled, I would go with whomever PAYS in full for the space.

I would do away with holding fees and simply state if a space is open and available you require payment in full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 497
Posted By Blackcat31
Now I am confused... Do it OR quit seems...

Now I am confused...

Do it OR quit seems like a choice to me. :confused:

Just like anything else in life. Driver's license, marriage license, child care license, pesticide applicator's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Blackcat31
I believe Christian Scientists don't immunize...

I believe Christian Scientists don't immunize their children.

I also think there are a few different branches of other religions that don't believe in modern medicine.

It makes no difference...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 497
Posted By Blackcat31
Your choice isn't being taken from you. You...

Your choice isn't being taken from you.

You just don't like the options but the choice is still there.

I just don't see this as an issue.

Just because something has been done one way but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 497
Posted By Blackcat31
Why? They (the UPS store) are approved to do so....

Why? They (the UPS store) are approved to do so.
It's no different than getting passport.

I guess I don't see an issue with fingerprinting at all.
I understood the issue for minor children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Blackcat31
I have the Hotel California rule for toys from...

I have the Hotel California rule for toys from home. :D

"They can check in but they can never leave"

It works fantastic!!


However, I have this written in my handbook:

"ITEMS FROM HOME
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By Blackcat31
A pass to a local library, museum or amusement...

A pass to a local library, museum or amusement park so the child's family can spend time with them.

I like gifts for kids then lead to "family time" together
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Blackcat31
The subzero temps for a few months here seem ALOT...

The subzero temps for a few months here seem ALOT more appealing than yearly wild fires🔥🔥🔥

Hoping everyone stays safe and out of harms way :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Blackcat31
I have contracted hours for each family

I have contracted hours for each family
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Blackcat31
I handle kids aging out FROM my care as regular...

I handle kids aging out FROM my care as regular school kids with an amended schedule. Meaning I don't consider them withdrawn from care and don't apply their last two weeks of care to their account...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Blackcat31
My policy book says something similar. NOT...

My policy book says something similar. NOT because I honestly care what time a child arrives (Other than mid-lunch or rest time) but simply because it is a matter of respect. I often times hold off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,515
Posted By Blackcat31
I’m not sure... @Tom~ how should providers...

I’m not sure...

@Tom~ how should providers handle lying or with holding parents and what are the legal options?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,515
Posted By Blackcat31
It DOES sound "shady" because it IS "shady. ...

It DOES sound "shady" because it IS "shady.

I understand what you are saying and the logic in thinking but as a parent (not a provider) I just couldn't imagine lying (even by omission) simply to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand. The gap between a parent...

I understand.

The gap between a parent perspective and a teacher's AND/OR child care provider's perspective is vast and wide. :(

:hug: I'm sorry you lost a DCK....for whatever reason. That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't apply it until it's actually her last...

I wouldn't apply it until it's actually her last two weeks of care and is leaving for good. Especially if she will still be attending full days during the summer next year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By Blackcat31
I showed my DS this picture and he said they look...

I showed my DS this picture and he said they look like building pieces you can make using a science lab program that he did in middle school science class.

My DS said they had an assignment in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Blackcat31
Praying for everyone to be safe! :hug:

Praying for everyone to be safe! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,378
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you for your reply.... :) I am...

Thank you for your reply.... :)

I am genuinely curious about this "practice" as I allow kids to leave the table for what I feel are the same reasons. :lol:

1. Manners ~ Leave if you are not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Blackcat31
Sounds like a great way to wrap up summer! ...

Sounds like a great way to wrap up summer!

Our schools here don't start until after Labor Day so we have a good amount of summer still ahead of us. I don't have SA kids but I do have 2 aging out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,378
Posted By Blackcat31
Why? I know many providers have this rule but I...

Why? I know many providers have this rule but I am wondering why?

I think 9 out of 10 times it creates the power struggle.

What's after lunch? If kids don't want to come to the table to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Blackcat31
I would focus on teaching others that not...

I would focus on teaching others that not everyone has the same things. (snacks)

Being able to manage those feelings of envy over someone else's belongings/personal items is a good character trait...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By Blackcat31
What are they made of? I can't tell if its...

What are they made of?

I can't tell if its compressed cardboard or plastic or something else?

Are they all that same color?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Blackcat31
I found this info for ND Child Care Loans ...

I found this info for ND

Child Care Loans
https://www.business.nd.gov/development_fund/NDDFPrograms/ChildCareLoanProgram/

http://ndchildcare.org/projects/inclusion-grants.html


If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,026
Posted By Blackcat31
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/84/6b/e9/846be9671b...

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/84/6b/e9/846be9671b6ba050e8bfba4262a5c943.jpg
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,378
Posted By Blackcat31
It has nothing to do with food and everything to...

It has nothing to do with food and everything to do with the game you are playing with her.

Stop being a participant. (see post #10)
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-09-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads about this topic. Several of...

Other threads about this topic.

Several of them have examples if you read through them

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=hazardous+protection+plan

This one does for sure! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with CH ^^ in addition to that, DCB...

I agree with CH ^^ in addition to that, DCB (naughty one) wold also not be allowed to have his water bottle without an adult standing next to him. In fact, it would be a few days before he earned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By Blackcat31
....because there is no "reward" for those...

....because there is no "reward" for those things. ;)

But if you make those things the things you want the kids to strive for, they'll pick up the competitive part on their own.

You'll be the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,026
Posted By Blackcat31
Um okay.... :confused: I am reading one...

Um okay.... :confused:

I am reading one thing but hearing another. If you have a particular and/or personal problem with a member here please contact that member directly and privately.

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Blackcat31
EXCLUSION Childcare: Until fever is gone and...

EXCLUSION Childcare: Until fever is gone and other rash illnesses, especially measles, have been ruled out.

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,026
Posted By Blackcat31
Just clarifying since so many are commenting...

Just clarifying since so many are commenting about what they did/do as babysitters.

Babysitting and working/volunteering and/or helping within the umbrella of a licensed caregiver are two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By Blackcat31
Per state licensing rules or per accreditation...

Per state licensing rules or per accreditation (via NAEYC etc) rules?

If it is a state licensing rule can you post how that is worded?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,026
Posted By Blackcat31
If your reason is simply because heís a boy...yes...

If your reason is simply because heís a boy...yes it IS supporting gender discrimination but if your reasoning is simply due to his age then that is different in my opinion.

May I ask what state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Blackcat31
I too have an illness policy but it does not...

I too have an illness policy but it does not address every single symptom a child might possibly have.

Instead it says any child with any unexplained illness or condition that is not normal would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh I agree with you...I donít think thatís...

Oh I agree with you...I donít think thatís punishment either but I know that the state has really been cracking down on that type of thing so just wanted to give you heads up

Seems any type of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíd be careful doing that....Iíve seen ALOT of...

Iíd be careful doing that....Iíve seen ALOT of write ups for that on the DHS naughty list.... itís possible someone could consider that confinement and/or punishment for not napping and neither is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Blackcat31
What would I do? Iíd call for pick up and...

What would I do?

Iíd call for pick up and say Iím not the right program for ďLittle Miss Non-napperĒ....

I refuse to allow a child (a part time) dictate my day and the other kidsí day. Not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 371
Posted By Blackcat31
This likethis

This likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Blackcat31
http://www.museumofplay.org/online-collections/1/1...

http://www.museumofplay.org/online-collections/1/17/114.5408
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Blackcat31
Definitely old! I thought I recognized them...

Definitely old!
I thought I recognized them but I wasnít sure ....

http://www.museumofplay.org/online-collections/1/17/114.5409
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads on the same topic ...

Other threads on the same topic https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=playing+with+kids

And of course an oldie but a goodie: ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By Blackcat31
Friends donít let friends suffer the fall out...

Friends donít let friends suffer the fall out from THEIR bad parenting ;)

:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,417
Posted By Blackcat31
Just an FYI Iím sure itís useful info but...

Just an FYI

Iím sure itís useful info but old thread ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Blackcat31
The Dad was arrested ...

The Dad was arrested

http://www.news9.com/story/38809778/el-reno-father-accused-of-murder-after-sons-hot-car-death
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Blackcat31
I get it ....But it was HER choice to pay double...

I get it ....But it was HER choice to pay double ;)

Plus it teaches her that she gets her way if the price is right.... which is great sometimes but usually the parent begins to believe they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Blackcat31
I would continue requiring him (both) to be...

I would continue requiring him (both) to be responsible for his/their actions BUT I would have a plan in place so YOU (nor your staff) have to deal with the back lash.

If child tantrums or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Blackcat31
:eek: to bolded above.... I think that is...

:eek: to bolded above....
I think that is going to be far more troublesome than getting this parent to understand she has to pay for the 2 hour "transition days".


As far as what to say to her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with Dave. Alot of issues can be stopped...

I agree with Dave. Alot of issues can be stopped long before they're problems with a clear understanding of what to expect and not expect.

I'd even use the situation to drive the point home for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,515
Posted By Blackcat31
I would terminate care now BEFORE the mom accepts...

I would terminate care now BEFORE the mom accepts that her child may have special needs. If she accepts that the child is special needs, it will be much harder to terminate care due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Blackcat31
I think we all judge people immediately upon our...

I think we all judge people immediately upon our first interactions with them.

I think we also form additional judgments as we get to know them better.

I think all of that is normal and part...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-03-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By Blackcat31
Don't you do assessments upon enrollment? I...

Don't you do assessments upon enrollment?

I do an assessment on each new child upon enrollment so I can set realistic goals for progress through out the year.

Any information a parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Blackcat31
You sure can! likethis

You sure can! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Blackcat31
I ask about this but say it like this: "Are...

I ask about this but say it like this:

"Are there any other family members or extended family members that spend specified time with DCK or have legal authority to speak/ack on child's behalf?"
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Blackcat31
I am seeing this type of thing more frequently...

I am seeing this type of thing more frequently than I have in the past. I have no idea why some kids are like this and other aren't. I've had kids not ready to be trained hold their poop and I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 06:04 AM
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Views: 572
Posted By Blackcat31
I've been in this business long enough to know...

I've been in this business long enough to know that is a possibility so I strive to reserve forming an opinion until it's glaringly obvious.

There was no gifting of anything in this situation. ;)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis This is really no different than any...

likethis This is really no different than any other behavioral issue (other than the ick factor).

Provider's shouldn't be the ones that have to deal with a LEARNED behavior. Especially one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By Blackcat31
When they tell you or express they are upset for...

When they tell you or express they are upset for having to come pick up a child that isn't sick say "Yeah, imagine how I feel having puke on my carpet from a child that isn't mine and don't know for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By Blackcat31
Why does that matter to you as the provider? ...

Why does that matter to you as the provider?

I'm not being rude or snarky.....I genuinely want to know why a provider's feels this way. I know we don't like to "give in" to a child any more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By Blackcat31
Pretty much the same thing I've been told as...

Pretty much the same thing I've been told as well.

Thankfully, I do not have anyone under 12 months in care right now but yes, that is the same advice I've seen licensors in my area give.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Blackcat31
I found these links.... maybe the info you are...

I found these links.... maybe the info you are looking for?

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By Blackcat31
I read this thread earlier and thought about it...

I read this thread earlier and thought about it over the afternoon... I kept thinking jaded. I am jaded. But that isn't the full definition....the bolded above sums it up well.

People are so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Blackcat31
Companies are using various technologies in an...

Companies are using various technologies in an effort to lower the number of hot car deaths that occur every year.

Waze (https://www.waze.com/), a navigational application available on Android and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Blackcat31
Between 2007 and 2009, there were 26 such cases...

Between 2007 and 2009, there were 26 such cases of hyperthermia in France and Belgium, including 7 fatalities. 54% of the parents had intentionally left the child in the car, 46% had simply forgotten...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Blackcat31
This is from 2014... "There have been...

This is from 2014...

"There have been high-profile cases in other parts of the world too, notably in Australia and in Israel, where three deaths last summer made headlines.

The numbers in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Blackcat31
There was "social media" long before Facebook or...

There was "social media" long before Facebook or what we view social media as today so I disagree. The last 10 yrs only amplify the issue but I think that type of thinking DID exist prior to FB (or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Blackcat31
Parents no longer held their child responsible. ...

Parents no longer held their child responsible.
(It is always someone else's fault)
Children no longer had to the pain of losing.
(Everyone is a winner)
Parents based their "performance" on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By Blackcat31
Absolutely agree! I would look to the...

Absolutely agree!



I would look to the director as well.
If she isn't willing to terminate a family then she has to be willing to have a plan in place in regards to how to handle them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Blackcat31
You are welcome!! Glad you got back on!...

You are welcome!!

Glad you got back on! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Blackcat31
I think if the penalties were super stiff/harsh,...

I think if the penalties were super stiff/harsh, that it would be something we constantly keep at the front of our brains.

Take liability in child care.... I know that because liability has the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Blackcat31
I sent you a password reminder email. Let...

I sent you a password reminder email.

Let me know if you are/aren't able to log back in :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Blackcat31
Imagine for a second that this story was exactly...

Imagine for a second that this story was exactly the same (outcome and everything) but instead of forgetting baby in car the baby was forgotten at home.

I bet the parent would be charged with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Blackcat31
My rates are based on # of days per week AND pick...

My rates are based on # of days per week AND pick up time but not ages.

I don't separate the rates out by age because I technically see no reason to do that. Each age has it's difficulty and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Blackcat31
When I decided to have that fee on account for...

When I decided to have that fee on account for each family, I gave them 4 weeks to pay it. Some divided it up and added a bit more to their weekly payments and some just paid it. It was dependent...
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