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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Blackcat31
Please get permission from the site owner before...

Please get permission from the site owner before posting a link soliciting information from forum members

You can find contact info for him here:
https://www.daycare.com/forum/member.php?u=1
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By Blackcat31
That is so sad.... It makes sense though. My...

That is so sad.... It makes sense though. My heart just breaks for the poor kids that get caught up in such a tragic cycle. :(


I am sorry for your loss. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
I always tell them exactly that...then they get a...

I always tell them exactly that...then they get a bit embarrassed or at the very least, stop texting...

I text reply

"AUTO REPLY: ABC Child Care is currently closed. I am spending quality...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By Blackcat31
I read this in the news and can't get past that...

I read this in the news and can't get past that sleeping "schedule" :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness! That is absolutely awesome!!...

Oh my goodness! That is absolutely awesome!! lovethis

Good for you!! happyfacehappyface
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-09-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Blackcat31
So you want to be back in same position you...

So you want to be back in same position you started in but arenít seeing that itís not possible for the school to do the same? The school CANNOT go back to 28 students and is forced to reduce class...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 431
Posted By Blackcat31
She shared an actual experience I wouldn’t...

She shared an actual experience
I wouldn’t call that badmouthing without reason
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-09-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By Blackcat31
I serve Fage Greek yogurt. I buy it plain and...

I serve Fage Greek yogurt.
I buy it plain and add fresh fruit to it.
I never buy flavored yogurt or the type that come in squeeze tubes. Iím sure the kids would prefer it but I think itís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Blackcat31
Haha! Clearly having a house full of boys is...

Haha! Clearly having a house full of boys is getting to me.... :lol:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-03-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By Blackcat31
I do things like M: boiled eggs/w.w....

I do things like

M: boiled eggs/w.w. toast/banana/milk
T: yogurt/w.w. tortilla/blueberries/milk
W: w.w. crackers/peanut butter/cantaloupe/milk
Th: cereal bars/cheese sticks/watermelon/milk
F:...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-02-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít serve breakfast. Kids eat before drop...

I donít serve breakfast. Kids eat before drop off.

I serve a large snack at 9:30 that meets food program requirements to be claimed as breakfast.

Eliminates soooo much stress and chaos in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Blackcat31
You can always start posting and sharing in that...

You can always start posting and sharing in that group to ďreviveĒ interest in it....

Personally I donít do many cookie cutter or themed farts and crafts and simply put out supplies for the kids...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-02-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By Blackcat31
http://tomcopelandblog.com/new-changes-in-the-payc...

http://tomcopelandblog.com/new-changes-in-the-paycheck-protection-program
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 431
Posted By Blackcat31
Itís sad that more things seem to be more...

Itís sad that more things seem to be more untrustworthy than trustworthy now days :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 431
Posted By Blackcat31
I dont know .... I ordered from a site recently...

I dont know .... I ordered from a site recently and paid via PayPal. Turns out the site/company was bogus.

My bank covered me though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,772
Posted By Blackcat31
She was sentenced to 30 years ...

She was sentenced to 30 years

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/indiana-mom-whose-toddler-son-died-in-hot-car-while-she-was-intoxicated-gets-30-years-in-prison/ar-BB17qgBz?ocid=msedgdhp
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
Also why is the responsibility the child's in...

Also why is the responsibility the child's in this situation?

Wouldn't it be the ADULT'S responsibility to try not to discuss anything the child shouldn't overhear.

Adults need to worry about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't think it has anything to do with being...

I don't think it has anything to do with being old fashioned.

The children in my care over hear most everything I say to other parents/adults and most of it they already know via being present in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Blackcat31
In my state if I am open for business I legally...

In my state if I am open for business I legally can not deny my inspector entrance.

Thankfully, my state is smart enough suspend in home inspections and are limiting contact between in-home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here!! It makes managing a bigger group by...

Same here!! It makes managing a bigger group by yourself super easy and definitely helps keep the kids engaged!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By Blackcat31
This. I run a business not a charity. ...

This.

I run a business not a charity.

I am not responsible for other families financial obligations due to their choice to have a child/children.

My heart has nothing to do with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 937
Posted By Blackcat31
My state just implemented a state wide mask...

My state just implemented a state wide mask requirement as well but daycare's in-home and centers have options.

Kids under 2 should NEVER wear one due to suffocation hazards and kids under 5 can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 683
Posted By Blackcat31
I voted no, as it's barely made it's way to my...

I voted no, as it's barely made it's way to my part of the state let alone my family but my Uncle (whom I see only once per year/lives 3 hrs away but in same state) got COVID and was hospitalized. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 50,585
Posted By Blackcat31
I wondered as well.... :lol:

I wondered as well.... :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Blackcat31
I still have that as well. It has several...

I still have that as well. It has several options so it was a worthwhile program. I don't think they are in business anymore but I saved all the files so likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh good! You shouldnít be responsible for the...

Oh good! You shouldnít be responsible for the ďextraĒ money people received due to the pandemic. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Blackcat31
All children/families must pick AND be off the...

All children/families must pick AND be off the child care premises on or before their scheduled pick up timeĒ

Ex: 3:45 pick up means arrive prior to 3:45 so that time allows for dressing, signing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By Blackcat31
I have to agree with Dave... That statement...

I have to agree with Dave...

That statement is an odd correlation to make. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Blackcat31
I sent out a memo stating "All children must be...

I sent out a memo stating "All children must be in good health in order to attend child care. ANY symptoms of illness means exclusion from care. NO exceptions to this policy during this pandemic....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Blackcat31
ANY child with symptoms has been excluded for 14...

ANY child with symptoms has been excluded for 14 days here.

I have NO idea if something simple can or could turn into something worse or already be COVID so I have been excluding ANY child with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
Glad I donít live in your area... Iíd feel bad...

Glad I donít live in your area... Iíd feel bad that the worst is automatically assumed or that Iím crazy simply because I carry a gun. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
Why would you think theyíre going to bring it...

Why would you think theyíre going to bring it into the child care? :confused:

The vast majority of gun owners are safe responsible adults.

In most states in order to get a concealed carry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Blackcat31
I think how someone else chooses to manage their...

I think how someone else chooses to manage their side business isnít anyoneís business but theirs.

Let her do her. You do you.
Life is less stressful that way. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By Blackcat31
I require kids to be in attendance 10 minutes...

I require kids to be in attendance 10 minutes prior to beginning of snack/meal time to be ‘eligible’ for that snack/meal.

8:30 snack time requires kids to be signed in NO later than 8:20 NO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Blackcat31
Friends of mine or not I’d never agree to keep...

Friends of mine or not I’d never agree to keep two SA kids that are physically aggressive with each other.

I’m actually kinda shocked so many providers are willing to care for kids that behave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,211
Posted By Blackcat31
Sorry this thread is several years old. WImom...

Sorry this thread is several years old.
WImom hasnít been online for a few years now. :(

Iíd look on-line ... Iím sure there are a ton of ideas/plans on Pinterest
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By Blackcat31
I do not accept school aged kids ‘normally‘ ...

I do not accept school aged kids ‘normally‘
However since nothing is normal right now I have 2 previous daycare kids that were in school (one kindy/one first grade) and I have 3 that should go off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Blackcat31
This is something he needs to discuss with his...

This is something he needs to discuss with his parents.

Itís THEIR job/responsibility to address his needs. If that means shortening his hours or days in care then do so.

Expecting a DAY care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Blackcat31
Curious but why does her son work at the other...

Curious but why does her son work at the other place and not with her?

Is it against the rules in your state for family to work with family?

I wonder if her son has the same feelings in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: Um okay... :confused: It's kinda funny......

:lol: Um okay... :confused: It's kinda funny... :ouch:

I try to persuade parents to not send their child in dresses but if they do, they are required to wear shorts underneath so even if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Blackcat31
The top of my contract says: "I have read...

The top of my contract says:

"I have read and agree to the statements and policies outlined in the ABC Child Care handbook. I fully understand all rates, payments, late fees, and scheduling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't like referring anyone. I prefer families...

I don't like referring anyone. I prefer families make these decisions on their own. I had ONE bad experience years ago where a parent came back to me and acted like it was my fault an experience...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By Blackcat31
NEVER apologize for meeting your own needs. ...

NEVER apologize for meeting your own needs.

I would simply say "Please mark these dates on your calendar and hopefully you are able to enjoy the the additional time spent with your child!" :D
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By Blackcat31
Totally get it....my hubby is having the same...

Totally get it....my hubby is having the same issue.
His (Windows Edge) updated a few days ago and it changed some of his favorites list and some of the settings he had and he is livid! :mad:

He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By Blackcat31
I read about this one a few days ago. I...

I read about this one a few days ago.

I found several news links to the story. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Blackcat31
I know the issue is solved now but in the future...

I know the issue is solved now but in the future when you send a text to a parent with an offer or something you are asking about TELL them when they must reply.

For example when you sent the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By Blackcat31
I drink a ton of water but because I do AND am a...

I drink a ton of water but because I do AND am a child care provider I am also a pro at holding it! lol! :)

I guess I am not understanding the issue.....are the DCK's drinking a lot outside as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Blackcat31
Some other threads about lingering parents ...

Some other threads about lingering parents

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=lingering+parents
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Blackcat31
What do those places offer that keeps them full...

What do those places offer that keeps them full and/or sets them aside from others?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Blackcat31
I have several kiddos that don't nap. They...

I have several kiddos that don't nap.
They rest though...

Could you maybe teach your son to rest?
He can lay still and quiet and think about things.
Reflect on the morning activities or...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-24-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Blackcat31
As a registered member of the forum you have...

As a registered member of the forum you have access to the search function.

Threads are tagged with key words to aid in your search.

For example, using the keyword camera and you'll find many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
Aggressive behaviors are common for littles with...

Aggressive behaviors are common for littles with limited verbal skills and those with delayed development but at 4 it is unacceptable for him to behave that way.

The FIRST time he was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile Regular plastic grocery bags Wet bags for...

Regular plastic grocery bags
Wet bags for cloth diapers

I have used zip lock baggies before as well

Set outside on step if super smelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't launder anything. Everything goes...

I don't launder anything.
Everything goes home in a plastic bag

I won't even throw anything away. Parents can take it home and toss it themselves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree.... I think their improved health is due...

I agree.... I think their improved health is due to not running all over town at all hours and actually staying home more and getting to bed earlier etc.

I have always been super strict about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,249
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are licensing requirements for the state of...

Here are licensing requirements for the state of Ohio
https://www.daycare.com/ohio/

If you cannot find the answer in that link there is usually a contact number listed at the bottom of that page...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By Blackcat31
Could not agree more! likethis Once I...

Could not agree more! likethis

Once I ditched all the containment equipment, babies became happier, easier to manage and much safer in my opinion.

I also notice the time line of development...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
Hopefully you are too full to take them back... ;)

Hopefully you are too full to take them back... ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Blackcat31
You can't control others and daycare is one of...

You can't control others and daycare is one of those businesses that applies to tenfold.

If YOU are concerned and know the family is doing things that make you uncomfortable, stop accepting them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Blackcat31
NannyDe has a 5 part section on hiring assistants...

NannyDe has a 5 part section on hiring assistants and helpers with a ton of really helpful info

https://www.daycare.com/nannyde/the-day-care-home-staff-assistant.htm
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Blackcat31
If you have a no cell phone policy while on the...

If you have a no cell phone policy while on the clock she shouldn't be using the phone period.
What she's doing/selling or saying makes no difference.

If it's problematic, let your director know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,476
Posted By Blackcat31
I used to have a snarky reply for this type of...

I used to have a snarky reply for this type of parent, but now I just say something like "Oh well good for me then because I just love spending time with Miss Janie."

When I was feeling snarky I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
You do know this (bolded) is why they forget. ;) ...

You do know this (bolded) is why they forget. ;)

Stop reminding and discussing it so much. I wouldn't bother remembering anything if someone else was so quick to remind me or answer when I ask. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
My licensor basically sent the same notice. I...

My licensor basically sent the same notice. I don't see an issue with it and I have 12 kids by myself. (all under under age 6)

I sit at the table with my licensor and talk with her without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't say anything. A lot can happen in the...

I wouldn't say anything. A lot can happen in the next few months that it may not even be an issue.

As for the way over-protectiveness of the current child, I can tell you that a fundamental...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Blackcat31
Yay! Welcome back! happyface

Yay! Welcome back! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Blackcat31
I resent the password reminder email. Is...

I resent the password reminder email.

Is this still your email?



Clearly I substituted * for letters and # for numbers...
I'll delete as soon as you reply
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Blackcat31
I have the opposite opinion. I think it's too...

I have the opposite opinion. I think it's too much

I would say something super generic such as:

Dear Family,

Thank you for your interest in ABC Child Care and for taking the time to meet. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Blackcat31
Did you get back in or do you need additional...

Did you get back in or do you need additional assistance?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
How does that work when child care is required to...

How does that work when child care is required to provide formula per food program rules?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,589
Posted By Blackcat31
I love how you use God to judge someone for...

I love how you use God to judge someone for judging someone else.... The irony is just too much!

The ways in which posters justify breaking the law is hysterical. :rolleyes:

I pray to God a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't allow parents to send bottles with...

I don't allow parents to send bottles with anything in them.

Infant bottles are left here, washed and filled myself with either dry formula that I mix myself or with breast milk stored here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you asking why would the provider (Country...

Are you asking why would the provider (Country Roads) dump it or why would the parent do that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Blackcat31
Unemployment is not really a social program. ...

Unemployment is not really a social program.

Social programs such as TANF, SNAP, Medicaid, housing assistance etc are the social programs Iím referring to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Blackcat31
Can you provide some examples?

Can you provide some examples?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree! I think though that "extra"...

I agree!

I think though that "extra" quickly becomes expected and the line between the two is the issue.

NannyDe explains it well when daycare families are given extra... it quickly becomes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Blackcat31
Free Child Care. PERFECT example of how...

Free Child Care.

PERFECT example of how universal income would be disastrous.

When child care became free, those families stopped parenting their children.


Scientific evidence says...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Blackcat31
So why not invest the money that would be spent...

So why not invest the money that would be spent on Universal Income into better communities verses putting it in individual bank accounts?

Give people opportunities instead of dollars.

Many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Blackcat31
It already has. There are more people in this...

It already has. There are more people in this country that don't work than there are that do. (NOT referring to those that aren't old enough, are too old and those physically and/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Blackcat31
When people are given something for nothing, they...

When people are given something for nothing, they become accustomed to that concept and lose motivation to work.

Not to mention the costs of implementing something like that would be in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Blackcat31
I kinda feel like we already universal income. ...

I kinda feel like we already universal income.

I definitely don't feel like I am working my butt off for me/my family.

It feels like I am working hard so that so many others can have a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Blackcat31
Is your son allowed to play with those toys...

Is your son allowed to play with those toys during daycare hours?


I would simply tell the DC parents and kids that "those are not daycare toys."
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-03-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Blackcat31
You said there are so many components to lunch. ...

You said there are so many components to lunch.

Aren't you already feeding her balanced meals?
If not, what types of snacks and meals are you serving?

The only way it wouldn't be worth it is...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-29-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,522
Posted By Blackcat31
I serve milk and water only but as far as juice...

I serve milk and water only but as far as juice goes, it's allowable under Food Program rules so its totally acceptable to be served. Like all things the key is moderation. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By Blackcat31
Wow! That is crazy! :eek: Iím so sorry you were...

Wow! That is crazy! :eek:
Iím so sorry you were affected by this but am so happy you and your family are safe!! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here. Last 30 minutes of the day. My...

Same here.
Last 30 minutes of the day.
My kiddos are well versed in how to behave when we have "company" here. It's a good life lesson to know. ;)

I refuse to give up my personal/off time for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Blackcat31
I PMed you :)

I PMed you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh so it's your fault!!! :lol::lol: It's an...

Oh so it's your fault!!! :lol::lol:

It's an unwritten rule that you never ever put your winter clothes away before Memorial Day. I think we kept a shovel on the back deck last year until 4th of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: people are so self-centered. :(

:hug: people are so self-centered. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By Blackcat31
Parents text when they are on the way or here. ...

Parents text when they are on the way or here.

ONE family outside their vehicle at a time. If two arrive at same time, one just waits until the other has completed drop off.

My yard is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By Blackcat31
I also never closed and have been open the whole...

I also never closed and have been open the whole time.

Not really doing a whole lot different other than parents dropping off/picking up outside the fence and not entering the yard or house at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis So you've got one of those rare parents...

likethis So you've got one of those rare parents that actually parents.... likethis



It's definitely refreshing! happyface happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Blackcat31
I wonder how he picked it though without mom...

I wonder how he picked it though without mom seeing/stopping it?

I suppose itís easier to apologize than stop your kid... :ouch::lol:

Can you tell Iíve become jaded? :p:cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By Blackcat31
I've noticed while speaking with other providers...

I've noticed while speaking with other providers in my area, parents are taking their child's health a lot more serious.

Most have said they aren't seeing parents brush everything off as teething....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,268
Posted By Blackcat31
Plus, it's not said yet whether or not the Gov...

Plus, it's not said yet whether or not the Gov will or won't extend the stay at home orders that expire this weekend.

There is nothing yet set that says the state WILL open.
I have seen some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,268
Posted By Blackcat31
Depends on what part of the state you live. ...

Depends on what part of the state you live.

The metro areas need to do additional things in order to maintain the safety and health of employees and the public but if they can make changes and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Blackcat31
I am providing a quiet space, wi-fi and an...

I am providing a quiet space, wi-fi and an opportunity for them to do their work but I am not really supervising it. I am available if they need help but honestly it's really not my place or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol: That is funny! I love the...

:lol::lol: That is funny! I love the sub-text...

Crossing my fingers that parents REALLY appreciate their providers more after this whole mess...

NOT that everyone's jobs aren't an important...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,268
Posted By Blackcat31
Hanging in there as well... The biggest...

Hanging in there as well...

The biggest thing I struggle with is the wonky schedules my clients seem to have lately. I understand due to their employers trying to keep everyone on the pay roll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5,839
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 660,518
Posted By Blackcat31
$5 for the first minute. $1 for each...

$5 for the first minute.
$1 for each additional 5 minutes
any advice given is a flat fee of $10
when spoken directly to the child in question it's $20. :D:lol:
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