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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Cat Herder
How did she take being turned away at the door? ...

How did she take being turned away at the door?

It is good for her to get a dose of no before she gets to public school. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Cat Herder
Did she pay?

Did she pay?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Cat Herder
35, now. :( 35 8/17/2018 Spring Hill,...

35, now. :(

35 8/17/2018 Spring Hill, FL 94 Keyton O'Callaghan 9 mo
34 8/11/2018 Cape Girardeau, MO 91 Girl 10 wks
33 8/10/2018 Emporia, VA 90 Dameer Curry 6 mo
32 8/8/2018 Goochland County,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Cat Herder
Nailed it. :lol::lol: No worries, though. They...

Nailed it. :lol::lol: No worries, though. They will change it to the opposite plan next year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Cat Herder
It is so crazy how differently each state views...

It is so crazy how differently each state views things. I can be written up for "forcing" him to come to the table or excluding him from treats. Telling him to come to the table when he is finished...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Cat Herder
At 3, this is what I'd do, too.

At 3, this is what I'd do, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a pretty new thing and generally viewed as...

It is a pretty new thing and generally viewed as an extra.

Do they, perhaps, cut them off during diaper and potty times for liability and privacy?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Cat Herder
Great source:...

Great source: https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/cultural-perspectives-vaccination

The big source of mistrust: https://www.history.com/news/the-infamous-40-year-tuskegee-study
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 497
Posted By Cat Herder
Scars, burns, crush injuries, amputations. ;) ...

Scars, burns, crush injuries, amputations. ;)

Some are address, height/weight and contact updates as well. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 175
Posted By Cat Herder
I live by these. :lol:...

I live by these. :lol: https://smile.amazon.com/Regalo-192-Inch-Super-Wide-Adjustable/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1534428355&sr=8-3&keywords=regalo+baby+gate

I have 4 sets and can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 175
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with everyone else. Being confined to the...

I agree with everyone else. Being confined to the highchair is the most likely culprit, here. He finally got mobile and does not want to be confined. 1 year olds, "Let me lead the way!!". :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 497
Posted By Cat Herder
I am all for it. :Sunny: Keeps out those who...

I am all for it. :Sunny:

Keeps out those who have a criminal history from working with vulnerable populations. likethis

It also protects me in the event I am involved in a mass casualty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By Cat Herder
Art supplies or science discovery sets....

Art supplies or science discovery sets. Consumables she has to "do", not watch. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Cat Herder
"said she was taking her children to stay with...

"said she was taking her children to stay with various family members Friday before work when she got a call that led to tragedy.

"My youngest daughter's father calls and he said his mother wasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Cat Herder
"The call came in just after 12:30 p.m. from the...

"The call came in just after 12:30 p.m. from the child's mother. The mother was contacted by her son's daycare after he was not dropped off. The mother called the boy's father who had left him in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Cat Herder
33, now. :( 33 8/11/2018 Cape Girardeau,...

33, now. :(

33 8/11/2018 Cape Girardeau, MO 91 Girl 10 wks
32 8/10/2018 Emporia, VA 90 Dameer Curry 6 mo
31 8/8/2018 Goochland County, VA 93 Riaan Gondesi 17 mo
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Cat Herder
"Or do you have a drop off window?" I have a...

"Or do you have a drop off window?"

I have a 9am drop-off cut-off time.

If I have not heard from them, I send a quick text to both parents making sure they did not forget to drop off a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds like it is time for a parent conference...

Sounds like it is time for a parent conference and behavior plan. :hug:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-13-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By Cat Herder
Once I picked it, it stayed. Do some...

Once I picked it, it stayed.

Do some research to make sure there is not one with the same name in your county (zipcode). Besides that it really does not matter since so many use the same names,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree. Not until her actual last two...

I agree.

Not until her actual last two weeks in care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,378
Posted By Cat Herder
We go to the playground after lunch to burn off...

We go to the playground after lunch to burn off energy and allow time for digestion before potty time. ;);) Limits those naptime accidents and they sleep well. likethis

We eat in the dining room....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By Cat Herder
It looks like it could be part of a paper mau kit?

It looks like it could be part of a paper mau kit?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Cat Herder
It's in the air. I gave up on hold.

It's in the air. I gave up on hold.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a constant battle. I explain to parents...

It is a constant battle. I explain to parents that I am preparing them for school (3-6), then life among their peers. Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers have 30 students. They cannot give that level of...
Forum: Curriculum 08-10-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Cat Herder
http://www.funshineextras.com/buttercups-supplemen...

http://www.funshineextras.com/buttercups-supplements/

http://imaginationlearning.net/Documents-Current-Connections/Center2/Penguins/Curriculum/Infants%20Year%20Long%20Lesson%20Plans.pdf
...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-09-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By Cat Herder
I have searched it a few times and still have no...

I have searched it a few times and still have no results. :confused: I am not familiar with it.

My intent was not to knock anyone's business. For some the convenience may be very much worth it....
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-09-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By Cat Herder
I think everything you could ever want or need to...

I think everything you could ever want or need to know can be found right here, for free, in this forum. :Sunny:

Welcome!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By Cat Herder
I used to think being a kindergarten teacher...

I used to think being a kindergarten teacher would be amazing.

I don't, anymore. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Cat Herder
I require a complete change of clothing to...

I require a complete change of clothing to include shoes and socks. It obviously was not intended for this purpose :p but would have limited it's effect on DCB2. :lol:

DCB1, at almost 6 years of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cat Herder
It is. likethis I've been in business for myself...

It is. likethis I've been in business for myself 24 years. Worked in centers several (many :cool:) years before that. When I opened it was still against regs for men to work in rooms with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cat Herder
Here volunteers cannot provide direct care (they...

Here volunteers cannot provide direct care (they can read, lead a project, sing, dance, lecture, cook, etc.) , must have a background check on file for view and have written approval before being in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cat Herder
New York State Child Day Care Regulations ...

New York State Child Day Care Regulations
Effective March 20, 2017

Part 417:
Family Day Care


"417.13 Staff qualifications

(a) The provider, assistant(s), and substitutes must each meet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cat Herder
Is this a licensed or legally unlicensed family...

Is this a licensed or legally unlicensed family home childcare? We have really strict laws about who can legally assist. Check out your states regulations:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cat Herder
At what age are babysitting permits/CPR/First Aid...

At what age are babysitting permits/CPR/First Aid legal in your state? Here it is 13, some states it is age 11. Red Cross states 11.

https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/babysitting-child-care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By Cat Herder
This one is so awesome. :lol:...

This one is so awesome. :lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxdDKMDqRYo&feature=youtu.be

Your DCM would qualify as IABYF
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By Cat Herder
Ridiculous. Hope she has a great savings account...

Ridiculous. Hope she has a great savings account for bail later. ;)

For you: Just a laugh :...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds like a great mix to me. likethis

Sounds like a great mix to me. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By Cat Herder
What consequence did his parents give him for his...

What consequence did his parents give him for his behavior?

I hope it was not just the excuse. "he was tired"

:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By Cat Herder
I set up centers that correlate to our theme...

I set up centers that correlate to our theme before arrival. After breakfast is circle time then they are off to centers for free play.

I supervise from my desk (like right now) but do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 371
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. $8 a month for everything. Credit...

Same. $8 a month for everything.

Credit cards actually go into my account 4 days faster than ACH. Parents pay the fee.

ACH payment time has been absurd, though. Comes out Monday, makes it to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Cat Herder
I am glad they are implementing the same policy I...

I am glad they are implementing the same policy I have been using for a decade. It does help. The mother is still under investigation.

"Baby's hot car death is reason behind policy change at day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Cat Herder
30, now. :( 30 8/2/2018 El Reno....

30, now. :(

30 8/2/2018 El Reno. OK 90 Ryker Daniel Kolar 3 yr
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Cat Herder
You say judgement. I say risk management.

You say judgement.

I say risk management.
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-03-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks likethis

Thanks likethis
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-03-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By Cat Herder
Here's one free....

Here's one free. http://www.getreadytoread.org/images/content/downloads/Kindergarten_Readiness_Toolkit/03_kindergarten_readiness_checklist.pdf

I do my usual Ages and Stages as well. I like this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Cat Herder
This is a great set:...

This is a great set: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Character-Education-Social-Skills-Curriculum-Bundle-for-Little-Learners-2621226
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Cat Herder
Q: How do you teach kids to take responsibility...

Q: How do you teach kids to take responsibility for their actions?

A: Character Education Curriculum and modeling.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By Cat Herder
I actually roll my evacuation cribs out onto my...

I actually roll my evacuation cribs out onto my gated back deck, in the shade, while we are out on the playgrounds. I have a smaller fenced playground inside the larger fenced playground to separate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. :lol: I can't even with extended...

Same. :lol:

I can't even with extended family anymore. I am taking a few years off. :p Dropping some serious ropes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By Cat Herder
Steal away. It is not mine. It is Gerry Brook's....

Steal away. It is not mine. It is Gerry Brook's. He wants everyone to steal it. https://www.facebook.com/gerrybrooksprin/videos/827834137426182/

I bought the T-Shirt. With sparkle letters....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By Cat Herder
I tell them I understand parenting is hard, I've...

I tell them I understand parenting is hard, I've raised 3 myself. That, hopefully, they can get it under control quickly since it is a pretty common behavioral issue in preschool and younger...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By Cat Herder
Here it would not be allowed. As soon as...

Here it would not be allowed.

As soon as infants show signs of being sleepy they must be moved to a crib and placed, awake, on their backs. Field trips for young infants are discouraged.

It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By Cat Herder
"Can't send him home because that would be giving...

"Can't send him home because that would be giving him what he wants." - That is what I'd do. Send him home. Vomiting = Go home.

It would be up to the parents to make it NOT what he wants.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Cat Herder
This one is my go to. http://firstcandle.org/

This one is my go to. http://firstcandle.org/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By Cat Herder
It is. :Sunny: Numbness. Void. Empty. I...

It is. :Sunny: Numbness. Void. Empty.

I thought the end of summer would be the perfect time for this topic. I know most are worn to the bone right now. Me included. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By Cat Herder
Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue, also known as secondary traumatic stress, is a condition characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. Scholars who study compassion fatigue note that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By Cat Herder
Ridiculous. I just can't.

Ridiculous.

I just can't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Cat Herder
http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/world-rankings-...

http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/world-rankings-total-deaths

I don't have time to go through it now, but plan to this afternoon. ;) Maybe you can get a head start? :hug: New enrollees....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Cat Herder
Some could also be longer work hours with both...

Some could also be longer work hours with both parents working full time.

40 hours per week used to be common. Now 50+ and mandatory overtime for salaried positions is more common. ;)

It...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 07-31-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Cat Herder
You may want to start with information about...

You may want to start with information about Economic Opportunity Zones then contact commercial realtors in those areas. ;)
...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-31-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Cat Herder
This should get you started:...

This should get you started: http://www.asppears.ed.state.pa.us/forms/files/PDE400form.pdf

Good luck! It feels overwhelming at first. You got this, though. likethis

Training classes, free:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By Cat Herder
I am so sorry to hear that. lovethis I would be...

I am so sorry to hear that. lovethis I would be worried, too.

Are most of your families also evacuated?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By Cat Herder
I believe many centers use software programs for...

I believe many centers use software programs for this, now. This one is recommended quite often. https://www.ezcaresoftware.com/childcare-software/childcare-scheduling-attendance/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,682
Posted By Cat Herder
So much. :lol::lol: My DH works 6 jobs so I...

So much. :lol::lol:

My DH works 6 jobs so I can enjoy my luxury time don'tcha know?:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,682
Posted By Cat Herder
With 5 kids, I can't think of a job that would...

With 5 kids, I can't think of a job that would pay enough to afford full-time childcare. :eek: At least not without a Doctorate or three.

I'd be committed to staying home and being broke. ;) I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,682
Posted By Cat Herder
I am ready to fill my last slot now that new baby...

I am ready to fill my last slot now that new baby holds bottle. I posted an opening for a 2-3 year old. I immediately got an inquiry from care.com for a 2 year old boy.

1. That is the age I want....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Cat Herder
Same.

Same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Cat Herder
If she was lucky enough to have had a maternity...

If she was lucky enough to have had a maternity leave, she would have only been transporting the three month old for six weeks. Maybe even less if she had FMLA, too or Dad did some drops. ;) Two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By Cat Herder
I donated a couple hundred to local teachers for...

I donated a couple hundred to local teachers for their classroom libraries (all age and grade appropriate). They have to fund these out of their own pockets. They were so excited, one cried. I had no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Cat Herder
Social Emotional and Character Education has been...

Social Emotional and Character Education has been a fantastic resource for me. ;) We tend to model what we lived, this is better, IMHO....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Cat Herder
You could try: 1. Minimize the number of...

You could try:

1. Minimize the number of toys out at any one time.
2. Do art in small groups, separating the twins.
3. Have twins sit at different tables at lunch or at least apart.
4....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By Cat Herder
Your bills don't change whether the child comes...

Your bills don't change whether the child comes or not. You need the slot paid. Whether the slot is filled by her child or someone else is up to her. ;)

We need a consistent income to be able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 645
Posted By Cat Herder
Googling Moscow Mule.... :confused: Get's...

Googling Moscow Mule.... :confused:

Get's it. :lol:

Hope tomorrow goes better for you. :Sunny:

I just plugged in my heated blanket. In summer. :cool: All these HUGE infants are making me so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Cat Herder
Interesting. I use it to make lavender bath...

Interesting.

I use it to make lavender bath bombs. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd go with the blanket or a picnic table and...

I'd go with the blanket or a picnic table and toss him some legos and clay. Or a bug catcher and tweezers. Or a trail guide of local plants and animals;) You might be surprised what he comes up with....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,258
Posted By Cat Herder
29, now. :( 29 7/24/2018 New Albany,...

29, now. :(

29 7/24/2018 New Albany, IN 90 Aiden Miller 3 mo

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/38730862/in-father-copes-with-death-of-infant-left-in-hot-car-as-police-investigate

Aaron Turner is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By Cat Herder
My clients often do that, too. Typically during...

My clients often do that, too. Typically during their unpaid vacation weeks or when I am closed for vacation. They still have to make it two weeks dry, here, upon return. It has worked very well....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By Cat Herder
"DCM, he cannot come here in underwear until I...

"DCM, he cannot come here in underwear until I say so. If you bring him in them again, before I approve it, you will be told to take him home and not return for the day."

If you don't follow your...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-26-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Cat Herder
Food program relevant: I just got an USDA...

Food program relevant:

I just got an USDA email addresed to my daycare: "SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S PLAN TO PROTECT AMERICAN FARMERS FROM UNJUSTIFIED TRADE RETALIATION" -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,408
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Not a bad plan. My...

:lol::lol::lol: Not a bad plan.

My retirement (and current part time) job generally starts with "Hold my beer".... :cool: Sometimes it is weirdly rewarding to see Darwinism in action. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,408
Posted By Cat Herder
Each generation has said the same. They were not...

Each generation has said the same. They were not wrong. Luckily there will be a pendulum swing. It seems to be a pattern.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,408
Posted By Cat Herder
Because judging parents and holding them socially...

Because judging parents and holding them socially accountable is no longer politically correct and passing more laws will take years and billions.

Because politicians need voters. Voters vote for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Cat Herder
I have never heard of it. :confused: I use...

I have never heard of it. :confused:

I use cascade complete pods. Makes it simple. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Life is not fair. :hug: :lol::lol::lol: ...

Life is not fair. :hug:

:lol::lol::lol:

Sorry, I tried to resist. I. Just. Couldn't. :lol: Just wrapped up parenting teens. :p Reminded me of their reaction to their first paychecks when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 10:56 AM
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Views: 1,408
Posted By Cat Herder
The training and requirements are starting here,...

The training and requirements are starting here, too. It will be an expected part of our profession and job description (bottom left on link).

This is an interesting resource:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 08:11 AM
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Views: 3,258
Posted By Cat Herder
28, now. :( 28 7/19/2018 Houston,...

28, now. :(

28 7/19/2018 Houston, TX 93 Raymond Pryer 3 yr
27 7/19/2018 West Haven, CT 79 Dusan Jenkins 4 yr
26 7/14/2018 Medina, OH 93 Girl 6 mo
25 7/13/2018 Pembroke Pines, FL 93 Eli...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 08:01 AM
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Views: 1,408
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't think it is that simple. All...

I don't think it is that simple.

All parents are "them". That includes "us".

U.S. Culture is changing and MOST parents are not as involved in raising their kids. That includes "them" and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 519
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not quit if my spouse got a huge raise...

I would not quit if my spouse got a huge raise since that has nothing to do with my income or bills. :p That would just mean he could quit his second job. :Sunny:

Now, if I came into a huge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 06:10 AM
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Views: 147
Posted By Cat Herder
I have one acting similar right now. I think it...

I have one acting similar right now. I think it has to do with too much discussion about going to the big school. ;)

Kind of like the build up to getting shots. Once they are over the kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Cat Herder
As we discussed during our meeting, my hours are...

As we discussed during our meeting, my hours are ___ to ___. If that works for you all you will need to do is fill out, sign and return your contract, handbook, child information forms and pay your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 05:16 AM
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Views: 1,408
Posted By Cat Herder
I think that is great. likethis I don't do the...

I think that is great. likethis I don't do the sliding scale because it is a lot to manage and I needed to simplify billing/taxes to keep from burning out with my second jobs responsibilities, too. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 05:04 AM
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Views: 1,408
Posted By Cat Herder
I think it is because many people have difficulty...

I think it is because many people have difficulty applying logic instead of emotion when it comes to issues pertaining to kids. If it is true and applies to us, then it stings. Insult, anger,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,408
Posted By Cat Herder
I was shocked when I first read it, too. I...

I was shocked when I first read it, too. I suspected it was decreasing gradually over time, but the rate of decrease was surprising. There are older studies for comparison, too, on that site.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 01:35 PM
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Views: 200
Posted By Cat Herder
My DH and adult kids had to have employee...

My DH and adult kids had to have employee clearance. I would check connect/employ to allow them to run the check they have consented to and been found eligible for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,408
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. That is what the statistics show. ...

Yes.

That is what the statistics show.

Check out the link.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 11:21 AM
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Views: 1,408
Posted By Cat Herder
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics : For release...

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics : For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Thursday, June 28, 2018

"Care of Household Children for the period 2013-17
• Adults living in households with children under age 6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,408
Posted By Cat Herder
This is a interesting old thread on this topic....

This is a interesting old thread on this topic. https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=37348

It is always fun to read how our views have changed over time as our life teaches us new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,408
Posted By Cat Herder
I think we all do. ;) There is a societal...

I think we all do. ;)

There is a societal concept of "getting their moneys worth" (and paying the least possible) and a current social acceptance of leaving kids in daycare 50 hours a week, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By Cat Herder
When I started finding daily sheets thrown under...

When I started finding daily sheets thrown under my porch, in my yard and along the road of my neighborhood, I stopped doing them. ;)

I simplified.

1. I answer any question they ask during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Cat Herder
If you don't want to work past 430, change your...

If you don't want to work past 430, change your hours to end at 430.

Simplify.
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