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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Cat Herder
"The Child Protection Party is the only political...

"The Child Protection Party is the only political party in Australia who represents the voices of children. Children who are in care, disabled, intellectually challenged, suicidal, use drugs or have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By Cat Herder
Our school system has a lot of qualifiers that...

Our school system has a lot of qualifiers that exclude most families from obtaining those. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Cat Herder
I decided what my program would be and told them,...

I decided what my program would be and told them, I don't ask. You will never get two parents with the same goals that way. Most don't even know what their end goal or philosophy is. :lol::lol::lol:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By Cat Herder
Congratulations!! :Sunny:

Congratulations!! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas Yesterday, 05:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By Cat Herder
I serve the original large sized (32 oz),...

I serve the original large sized (32 oz), low-fat, vanilla Yoplait.

It isn't as healthy as the Greek but not even I can tolerate the taste of Greek, here. :lol::lol: I tried, just could not do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By Cat Herder
I really did not think to ask permission....

I really did not think to ask permission. :confused:

I have it listed in my "Curriculum" section that we do 20 minutes per week screen time, then listed the programs (T4L, K12) and general genre...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By Cat Herder
I got mine from office depot online last week....

I got mine from office depot online last week. Great price and I love it. It's a Dell. likethis https://www.officedepot.com/catalog/search.do?Ntt=dell
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By Cat Herder
Got it. Sorry. :( I knew some folks here...

Got it. Sorry. :(

I knew some folks here have taken those classes before, I should have asked.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By Cat Herder
The first link says "page not found". I am...

The first link says "page not found".

I am familiar with Child Care Lounge, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5,836
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,019
Posted By Cat Herder
I have been trying to get into the forum since...

I have been trying to get into the forum since 630 this morning. Finally I am here. I was beginning to think I did something. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-02-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By Cat Herder
Most of the time, but I also cheat and add fresh...

Most of the time, but I also cheat and add fresh fruit to pre-fab mixes, especially the Martha White Banana Nut and Honey Bran ones. ;)
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-02-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By Cat Herder
I have the same breakfast menu each week, now. I...

I have the same breakfast menu each week, now. I don't want to give up the write-offs and the kids love the repetition. It sets the tone for what routine is in play for the day. :ouch: It makes it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,721
Posted By Cat Herder
Wow. I really did not see that coming.

Wow. I really did not see that coming.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 426
Posted By Cat Herder
Good luck! Looks like some great stuff.

Good luck! Looks like some great stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 426
Posted By Cat Herder
On the bottom of their page it says "Another...

On the bottom of their page it says "Another Great Teaching Materials Site". When you click it takes you to http://www.teachingmaterials.com/. When you load that page it says:

Hmmm… can't reach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 426
Posted By Cat Herder
I probably would have passed because they offer...

I probably would have passed because they offer only a P.O. Box. Finger crossed it works out. :hug:

School Supply Store:
PO BOX 12635
Glendale, AZ 85318
Phone: 800-741-0883
Fax: 800-403-4605
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 426
Posted By Cat Herder
Not me. :ouch:

Not me. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Cat Herder
Funny you mention that. 3 of my families bought...

Funny you mention that. 3 of my families bought new vehicles and 1 bought a house this month. :confused:

I didn't think much of it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Cat Herder
In my state, centers who are paid by subsidy were...

In my state, centers who are paid by subsidy were still paid and received grants to reimburse them for not charging parents.

Family providers were not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Cat Herder
I disagree. Personal Morality and Business...

I disagree.

Personal Morality and Business Ethics are not the same thing. Not even close.

Tuition is an annual rate. They pay it or they lose their slot to someone who will.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Cat Herder
It is not legal to refuse them entry if children...

It is not legal to refuse them entry if children are in the home. If you are open, you must let them in. :hug:

Mine did a half virtual (zoom), half digital (scan and upload all documents, time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Cat Herder
Clarification: Simply not participate =...

Clarification:

Simply not participate = Check the box on your enrollment forms and I will purchase, lovingly wrap and provide a gift for each of your children to present to the birthday child at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Cat Herder
I provide everything for the party (decorations,...

I provide everything for the party (decorations, food, big gift) and the kids bring one gift each for the birthday child. No names on gifts to prevent mom* shaming. $20 limit.

Families with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Cat Herder
My theory: They got a big grant. They have to...

My theory: They got a big grant. They have to spend a set percentage to divert the rest where they want it. They bought the cheapest, most easily defendable product to meet the minimum requirements...
Forum: Curriculum 07-30-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Cat Herder
Classroom Projectors were what was used when I...

Classroom Projectors were what was used when I was in school. There were not enough books for the kids to each have one. ;)

Digital Whiteboards and Smartboards are in many classrooms, now.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Cat Herder
14) 7/28/2020 Chesapeake, VA 96 Degrees Girl 8...

14) 7/28/2020 Chesapeake, VA 96 Degrees Girl 8 months

"CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A child has died after being left in a hot car on Tuesday.

Around 12:30 p.m. Chesapeake Police responded to a report of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Cat Herder
12) 7/22/2020 Farmers Branch, TX 94 Degrees Girl...

12) 7/22/2020 Farmers Branch, TX 94 Degrees Girl 2 years
13) 7/22/2020 Farmers Branch, TX 94 Degrees Girl 4 years

"The Texas mother found dead in her SUV with her two young daughters last week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 32,642
Posted By Cat Herder
This thread is from 2009, but it is time to start...

This thread is from 2009, but it is time to start Christmas shopping for the daycare at my house. :ouch:

I usually spend about $35 per child, often more with party treats, decorations, craft...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Cat Herder
Two of my least favorite things 1) redirecting...

Two of my least favorite things 1) redirecting school agers and 2) schedule disruptions. I think I'll pass. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Cat Herder
Classroom centers likethis That is how I...

Classroom centers likethis

That is how I have run for over 10 years. It works well. Allows for separation, easy rotation of toys and emergent curriculum.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome. :Sunny: Maybe give this one...

You are very welcome. :Sunny: Maybe give this one a go?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Cat Herder
I only have six slots available to earn an income...

I only have six slots available to earn an income and stay in business per licensing regulations. Therefore, tuition is due regardless of circumstance or I have to fill their slot.

I feel for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 679
Posted By Cat Herder
IME, some of the attitude shown by people is due...

IME, some of the attitude shown by people is due to the oversaturation and abuse of the term COVID for political reasons. Just hearing the term sends them into irritation and vitriol. ;)

Very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 679
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you, it is hitting the community pretty...

Thank you, it is hitting the community pretty hard. :(

I think if another poll was done only including areas within 2-4 hours drive of the major rioting/protesting sites (like my community) the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 679
Posted By Cat Herder
Both of the ones who got very ill worked the...

Both of the ones who got very ill worked the protests.

Repeated exposures over the last three weeks and very long, stressful hours on the job. I, personally, feel that is why they succumbed. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 679
Posted By Cat Herder
The second wave got my small town. I have...

The second wave got my small town.

I have one previous co-worker currently in ICU and one being buried this weekend. Both public safety.

I have one family member (not in my household) and one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Cat Herder
10.) 7/18/2020 Wichita Falls, TX 96 Degrees, Boy...

10.) 7/18/2020 Wichita Falls, TX 96 Degrees, Boy 4 years old

"Police in Wichita Falls say a 4-year-old boy died after being found unresponsive in a vehicle.

Police say the boy was found in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Cat Herder
New Meal Rates

Family Child Care Homes

Breakfast:

Tier I—1 dollar and 39 cents (6 cents increase)
Tier II—50 cents (2 cents increase)

Lunch and Supper:

Tier I—2 dollars and 61 cents (12 cents increase)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-22-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By Cat Herder
Not everyone entered this field to educate young...

Not everyone entered this field to educate young children. That is a new construct that was forced upon childcare providers.

Some of us even entered this field to care for medically fragile...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Cat Herder
Every state is different. Someone from California...

Every state is different. Someone from California may chime in later. I just did not want you to think people were ignoring you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,763
Posted By Cat Herder
Teething necklaces are not allowed in daycare....

Teething necklaces are not allowed in daycare. Choking and strangulation risk. Children have died for this fad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Cat Herder
In the summer, I use Neutrogena Dry Oil Spray. I...

In the summer, I use Neutrogena Dry Oil Spray. I have for well over 10 years without incident. It is broad spectrum SPF 70. Because of where I live I also use Off Deep Woods with DEET. When we come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Cat Herder
I ordered a fogger from amazon as well. It was...

I ordered a fogger from amazon as well. It was under $100 but I am still waiting on it. :lol: Fingers crossed. I like the idea of getting rid of aerosol sprays and not having to wear my hands out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Cat Herder
Has it improved over the last 6 years?

Has it improved over the last 6 years?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By Cat Herder
The routine here does not change.

The routine here does not change.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. We are required to follow CDC guidance. ...

Yes. We are required to follow CDC guidance.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-schools.html
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd enforce a two-week exclusion. likethis

I'd enforce a two-week exclusion. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Cat Herder
That's wild. Here the required shot record does...

That's wild. Here the required shot record does that as the responsibility falls to the physician's office instead of child care providers. ;) When you sign on with a new ped, they need a copy of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Cat Herder
She should have it, then. :confused: The court...

She should have it, then. :confused: The court should have already given her the original copy.

I have never heard of requiring a birth certificate for daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Cat Herder
2020-2021 Themes and Curriculum

What themes are you planning this year?

Any new activities, crafts or curriculum programs?

Letter, shape, number and color of the week?

Weekly or monthly themes?

Awesome new physical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Cat Herder
Infant and Toddler Portfolios

What do you include in your infant and young toddler portfolios?

How are they different from your preschool portfolios?

How do you organize them?

Do you do them annually or cumulatively...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Cat Herder
On original SIGNED contract: "Your scheduled drop...

On original SIGNED contract: "Your scheduled drop off time is 7:30 AM. Your scheduled pick up time is BY 3:45 PM, not AT 3:45 PM. Children should be picked up and off the property by 3:45 PM. A fee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Cat Herder
Many places require the parents to apply...

Many places require the parents to apply sunscreen at home before drop-off.

Many formulations can last 8 hours or more.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Cat Herder
I guess you could make them an account as if they...

I guess you could make them an account as if they were children then print off attendance? It would allow temps and notes back and forth to be documented, too?

It would be $1.25 per employee per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Cat Herder
9.) 7/11/2020 Hopkinsville, KY 90 degrees Girl 3...

9.) 7/11/2020 Hopkinsville, KY 90 degrees Girl 3 yrs

"HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WZTV) — Hopkinsville Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl who was found unresponsive inside a hot car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Cat Herder
I provide to simplify the drama. likethis

I provide to simplify the drama. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Cat Herder
Almost all of my infants begin napping on the big...

Almost all of my infants begin napping on the big kid's schedule of 1-3 around 10-12 months. likethis At 12 months I move them to mats with the big kids, they rarely fight nap then because they love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Cat Herder
I came to update. I just learned something new. ...

I came to update. I just learned something new.

A friend whose 1-year-old child has just tested positive for COVID-19 said she presented with a fever between 100.9 to 104.8 for 2 days. She had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Cat Herder
Georgia

Georgia
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd require a doctors note. Stuffy nose and fever...

I'd require a doctors note. Stuffy nose and fever sound more like ear infection than COVID but I'd want them checked out before return. Untreated ear infection that lead to fever can also lead to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Cat Herder
Please feel free to add your links and contacts...

Please feel free to add your links and contacts back. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd call for a conference with both parents to...

I'd call for a conference with both parents to ask what they believe prompted this behavior and what their plan is for dealing with it. I'd give two weeks for resolution or I'd terminate. I'd also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Cat Herder
I wanted to clarify. Are you only interested in...

I wanted to clarify. Are you only interested in providers who work in childcare centers or are you also interested in providers who run their own family childcare homes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Cat Herder
Please ask our site owner before posting surveys....

Please ask our site owner before posting surveys. Thanks!!

https://www.daycare.com/forum/member.php?u=1
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Cat Herder
8.) 7/8/2020 Fullerton, CA 84 degrees Boy 22...

8.) 7/8/2020 Fullerton, CA 84 degrees Boy 22 months

FULLERTON (CBSLA) An infant died Wednesday after being left in a hot car in Fullerton, police said.

Officers were called to the scene at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Cat Herder
If licensing sent it to providers, it may just be...

If licensing sent it to providers, it may just be better to use theirs than hope the one you pick is good enough. :confused:

I'd just play the game as best you can right now. Everyone is on edge,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By Cat Herder
There was another post about that this week that...

There was another post about that this week that may help. https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93502
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Cat Herder
To add: I also welcome nursing moms to come...

To add: I also welcome nursing moms to come breastfeed. They have a recliner, TV, blanket and guestroom to themselves. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Cat Herder
I had a drop-off window and a cut-off time. I...

I had a drop-off window and a cut-off time. I breastfed after cutoff and before pick-ups. I don't let parents into my home during pick-ups and drop-offs, it is done at the door. If they need to see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Cat Herder
Sorry. Maybe they got a huge surge in sign-ups?...

Sorry. Maybe they got a huge surge in sign-ups? :confused:

This is a pretty big forum.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Cat Herder
The two threads were merged instead of having two...

The two threads were merged instead of having two different threads, on the same topic, on the same day.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-10-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Cat Herder
I just claim my meal counts at the end of the...

I just claim my meal counts at the end of the year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By Cat Herder
Cuomo. What can you do? :rolleyes:

Cuomo. What can you do? :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Cat Herder
Breastfeeding in front of enrolled children makes...

Breastfeeding in front of enrolled children makes perfect sense as they are there 10-12 hours per pay. I'd hope they'd cover up just a bit as I myself did. If nothing else than to limit awkward...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Cat Herder
Sorry I missed it. How did it go?

Sorry I missed it.

How did it go?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't do the food program, either, but I do...

I don't do the food program, either, but I do deduct all my meals at the end of the year. Usually good for around $6000+. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By Cat Herder
My bet is that it was about the difference in...

My bet is that it was about the difference in write off amount in breakfast ($1.33) and snack ($0.74). ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By Cat Herder
She would have been SUPER mad at me, then,...

She would have been SUPER mad at me, then, because I would have sent her home to feed him then return. :ouch:

Don't let them take out their own stress on you. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Cat Herder
The fall zones, fencing and mulch thickness...

The fall zones, fencing and mulch thickness requirements are why most have gone to playhouses, outdoor kitchens, sand & water tables and easels outdoors. It is impractical for most small providers to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Cat Herder
Both programs (KidKare and Daily Connect) have a...

Both programs (KidKare and Daily Connect) have a 30 day free trial option. likethis That is how I started.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Cat Herder
Exactly. It also prints out W-10's for the...

Exactly. It also prints out W-10's for the clients with exactly how much they paid. likethis I print two copies, have them sign both in blue ink, then keep one for my accountant. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Cat Herder
They only charge $1 per payment and I have a...

They only charge $1 per payment and I have a choice of whether to pay it myself or have the parents pay it. It auto invoices and adds it all to my tax documentation, itself. No double paperwork. ;) I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Cat Herder
The sign in: Sign-In Kiosk Automatically...

The sign in:
Sign-In Kiosk

Automatically sign out all children at
1:00AM
if they are not already out Timezone: America/New_York
Touchless sign-in (via QR Code)
This option allows parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Cat Herder
It has all of that. likethis Also allows sign-in...

It has all of that. likethis Also allows sign-in surveys.

I am required to have physical sign in sheets with signatures on hand for two years so I don't use it for that. I also use KidKare ($8 a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Cat Herder
It lets me add photos, documents, activities,...

It lets me add photos, documents, activities, meals, diapers/bottles, assessments, notes, temperatures/health screens, behaviors, and on and on. I am still finding things four months in and I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Cat Herder
Is it on your business facebook page?

Is it on your business facebook page?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 09:54 AM
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Views: 535
Posted By Cat Herder
I use Daily Connect. It is awesome and only $1.25...

I use Daily Connect. It is awesome and only $1.25 per child, per month. No issues so far and I do not excel in tech. It is really user friendly. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By Cat Herder
My mealtimes are set and I don't serve outside of...

My mealtimes are set and I don't serve outside of them. :ouch: Breakfast is the only one that some try to push but I cut it off at exactly 8 am. If they sign in by 7:59 I do serve them, though. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Cat Herder
My client's prayers have been answered, here....

My client's prayers have been answered, here. :lol::lol: School will start on time in my county.

"We will have temp checks before entering the bus and school for everyone. We will allow masks but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, I get it. likethis I just don't see it as...

Oh, I get it. likethis I just don't see it as adapting. I see it as a separate service that should be charged heavily for. It is not our job.

Maybe the public school funding that my taxes go to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Cat Herder
So much. It isn't even possible to duplicate it....

So much. It isn't even possible to duplicate it. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't mean to take it out on you, Happy Mom, I...

I don't mean to take it out on you, Happy Mom, I am just so tired of everything always falling to us. Why does society think we are more capable than any other human yet are not willing to pay us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Cat Herder
The plain truth is this is the parents and public...

The plain truth is this is the parents and public school systems problem to solve. Not daycare's.

If daycare can be open so can schools. This expectation that we take up all the slack for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Cat Herder
7.) 7/4/2020 Oklahoma City, OK 92 degrees,...

7.) 7/4/2020 Oklahoma City, OK 92 degrees, Girl 17 months

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) Oklahoma City Police are investigating the death of a baby after the child was allegedly left in a hot car Saturday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Cat Herder
I would be perfectly OK with choosing a nanny as...

I would be perfectly OK with choosing a nanny as that falls into the realm of nanny care. likethis I don't know any group childcare provider than can add that heavy load without neglecting actual...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Cat Herder
Parents are responsible for their children's...

Parents are responsible for their children's education. Online education is four hours per day. I homeschooled mine (online public school) AND ran my daycare 10 hours per day for a few years. Not at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Cat Herder
"he wants to touch the fish tank, use my private...

"he wants to touch the fish tank, use my private bathroom which is attached to the family room, and climb on the back of my couch so I told him no more. However, now we're back to him claiming to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Cat Herder
I did an interview last week. likethis I have...

I did an interview last week. likethis I have also been open the entire time, though. I took everyone's temps before entry and had them take the paperwork home to complete and return. I am not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Cat Herder
The apps now have surveys the parents answer upon...

The apps now have surveys the parents answer upon sign-in. I don't believe they will tell us the truth. Be vigilant in your screening. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Cat Herder
What was DCM'S exposure level? If high, two weeks...

What was DCM'S exposure level? If high, two weeks exclusion and negative test for return. If low, keep watching for symptoms and temp check upon arrival like every day.

Does your state have a...
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