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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 188
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't think anyone would believe you would ever...

I don't think anyone would believe you would ever do anything to make any child feel less than. I took it as clarifying. :hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 188
Posted By Cat Herder
You are amazing. :hug: I am only in my...

You are amazing. :hug:

I am only in my second cycle and I want to light this whole house off and start again. :lol::lol::lol: I am so grateful I was able to raise mine up without QRIS interruption...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:27 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 32,398
Posted By Cat Herder
Understood. I was verbally assaulted by a...

Understood. I was verbally assaulted by a dependapotamus just this morning for suggesting that maybe her "sitter" with two degrees doesn't like being called that and would like to spend some time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 188
Posted By Cat Herder
I was about to post the same thing. likethis I...

I was about to post the same thing. likethis I also never kept kids my own kids age to prevent it because I worked in a daycare before I had kids and saw how it caused so many issues for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 188
Posted By Cat Herder
**PSA: Before anyone gets offended by the center...

**PSA: Before anyone gets offended by the center brats tag, it is a term of endearment from the 80s-90s when a sense of humor was common, for this known issue. ;) I, myself, was once a center brat....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Cat Herder
Especially if they don't want to be forthcoming...

Especially if they don't want to be forthcoming of the child's location. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Cat Herder
Mandatory follow up doctor's...

Mandatory follow up doctor's appointment/hearing/court date/supervised visitation?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not discount. I personally don't want to...

I would not discount. I personally don't want to bill monthly as each month would be a different total and would open me back up to the "what do I owe?", "when do I owe?" and "why do I owe that?"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,361
Posted By Cat Herder
Agree. likethis It would have been ugly.

Agree. likethis It would have been ugly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,361
Posted By Cat Herder
Got it. I stopped doing the facebook ads because...

Got it. I stopped doing the facebook ads because it was usually other providers responding. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,361
Posted By Cat Herder
It could be a paid membership site for parents...

It could be a paid membership site for parents searching for childcare verifying you are legit. Poorly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug: It is a bitter pill, I know. ...

:hug:

It is a bitter pill, I know.

Years of this is why I don't sugar coat and call them out immediately. :Sunny: I got jokes, sure. I give them love and support, sure. But I don't let them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't believe I have any experience that would...

I don't believe I have any experience that would relate to your location or situation.

Personally, I worked and saved for a few years before opening my own childcare home. I did not make much of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Cat Herder
We teach people how to treat us.

We teach people how to treat us.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By Cat Herder
Exactly this. likethis I enjoy putting...

Exactly this. likethis

I enjoy putting together the outfits. I am an empty nester. It is fun for me. :ouch: I also like them coming in functional clothing that does not limit our days. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By Cat Herder
I buy shoes, gloves, hats and a coat for at least...

I buy shoes, gloves, hats and a coat for at least one family per year. ;) Some years I end up providing the majority of clothing. I never "bought them for your kid", I always "cleaned out my stash...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Cat Herder
Face to face. "Knock it off or find somewhere...

Face to face. "Knock it off or find somewhere else to go."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Cat Herder
I would take him on the typical class schedule...

I would take him on the typical class schedule (handwashing, too). He would be required to be fully trained, without my taking him on schedule, to wear cloth underpants. (10 hour day)


Upon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh definitely. In my experience, these moms just...

Oh definitely. In my experience, these moms just keep inflating the accusations until they get their way. They can do serious damage to reputations for no other reason than manipulation of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Cat Herder
Ahhh, got it. The "I want to be a SAHM...

Ahhh, got it. The "I want to be a SAHM Triangulation" drama creation. I have been hit by that bus a few times. :lol: Usually at the beginning of summer or the holidays. ;)

She had to convince Dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Cat Herder
It is against regulations, here. Has been since...

It is against regulations, here. Has been since mid-'90s.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Cat Herder
"I only discuss negative issues that are not...

"I only discuss negative issues that are not age-appropriate and require a team approach for intervention. Are there any specific issues that you are concerned about? Would you like to schedule a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Cat Herder
I assumed the island was just so gorgeous and...

I assumed the island was just so gorgeous and exciting they did not need to vent or ask how to keep the kids occupied. :ouch: One day.... lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By Cat Herder
"How many hours of physical activity does your...

"How many hours of physical activity does your child have after dinner to burn off the calories? Do you play in the backyard? Go to the park? Take a family walk? Ride bikes?"

"Ok, I understand....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Cat Herder
Where I live they won't allow anyone to test...

Where I live they won't allow anyone to test drive without the salesman going with. ;) Credit checks for financing I fully get.

A potential daycare client wanting a copy of my license, nope. Not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 313,673
Posted By Cat Herder
Congrats! That is amazing.

Congrats! That is amazing.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-02-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By Cat Herder
If he will eat Captain Crunch he should work to...

If he will eat Captain Crunch he should work to granola, dehydrated fruits/veggies and dried meats. likethis Once he has a taste for those he may start trying more and more as long as they are not...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-02-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By Cat Herder
I am a Quality Rating and Improvement System...

I am a Quality Rating and Improvement System program. I receive grant money based on posted menus using healthy, locally sourced, whole foods. I would lose points and credibility were I to provide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Cat Herder
The heightened risk of identity theft. ;) Giving...

The heightened risk of identity theft. ;) Giving birth/impregnating someone does not make one a trustworthy person.

I also have never been asked to leave my license with a car dealership or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Cat Herder
I also had a Braun, it stopped working well after...

I also had a Braun, it stopped working well after the first year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Cat Herder
The digital axillary and tympanic are both "The...

The digital axillary and tympanic are both "The First Years" and the temporal artery scanner is "Exergen". I got all three at Walgreens.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Cat Herder
I use digital axillary for fever (add 1),...

I use digital axillary for fever (add 1), temporal for confirmation and tympanic to confirm/exclude ear infection (one most likely will be higher).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Cat Herder
I have never been asked for my ID, how odd. :eek:...

I have never been asked for my ID, how odd. :eek: There is not a chance I'd give it, either. My license is posted and available online at the State website along with all of the inspection reports. ...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 11-26-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Cat Herder
Contract (Financial, Termination Policy,...

Contract (Financial, Termination Policy, Calendar, Holidays)
My Handbook (Rules, Goals, Mission Statement, Curriculum, Etc.)
State Handbook (Reporting, Rules/Regs, Etc.)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Cat Herder
My rules are ridiculous, too. :rolleyes: I...

My rules are ridiculous, too. :rolleyes: I started giving the parents two copies upon enrollment. One to keep and one to intial each section, sign and return. Each paragraph section has an initial...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,361
Posted By Cat Herder
Just wait until one of the littles has it in...

Just wait until one of the littles has it in their eyes. :cool: I banned those forever ago. I still get pushback from time to time, but holdfast. I don't miss those crocs with the plugin pegs,...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-26-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Cat Herder
It would be unusual for them to be willing to put...

It would be unusual for them to be willing to put your child's lunch in the refrigerator. Most places require parents who decide to provide their child lunch to send it in refrigerated bags with an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you for the update, we will keep you guys...

Thank you for the update, we will keep you guys in our prayers. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
You just perfectly described why I only enroll...

You just perfectly described why I only enroll infants and raise them up, myself. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,361
Posted By Cat Herder
I am going to assume you told them both NO and to...

I am going to assume you told them both NO and to get their priorities straight. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By Cat Herder
That is exactly what is happening just two miles...

That is exactly what is happening just two miles from me, in the city limits. People are buying up farms and building apartments, condos, and subdivisions driving up housing costs. I am still county...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By Cat Herder
It is crazy how different pricing in other areas...

It is crazy how different pricing in other areas can be. Your rates are my rates for two kids, and I do pretty well. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.sample-resignation-letters.com/writing...

https://www.sample-resignation-letters.com/writing-a-demand-letter-for-money-owed-with-sample.html - Writing a Demand Letter for Money Owed (with Sample)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By Cat Herder
I based my tuition on my personal financial...

I based my tuition on my personal financial needs. Will those rates allow you to pay your monthly bills, insurance, retirement and build an emergency fund?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Cat Herder
We understand. :hug: When they cut my...

We understand. :hug:

When they cut my ratios in half, required me to go back to college and forced QRIS on me it was all I do to stay open after 25 years of successful service. My rates doubled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,230
Posted By Cat Herder
I was thinking the same unless of course, I...

I was thinking the same unless of course, I offered some other service. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By Cat Herder
This is really common in childcare, I doubt they...

This is really common in childcare, I doubt they will have any issue with it at all. It is the 22 bites to the face that gets them riled. ;) I don't know if you remember that case?

I did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Cat Herder
I would. It may be really difficult to find...

I would.

It may be really difficult to find care during the holidays since even the drop-in slots are being filled with school closures.

I know some families may pull early, so if you need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Cat Herder
If I were closing in the middle of the school...

If I were closing in the middle of the school year I would try to give as much notice as possible. It is pretty difficult to find care mid-year, here. I think the general guideline is 30 days,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By Cat Herder
IMO, The discipline policy is irrelevant here...

IMO, The discipline policy is irrelevant here since it was your child's recurring behavioral issue, not hers. Giving the tax form W-10 and statement of account at termination is pretty standard. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By Cat Herder
I would refund and end the contract immediately.

I would refund and end the contract immediately.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By Cat Herder
My local new stations facebook page had hundreds...

My local new stations facebook page had hundreds of parents saying they did not see a problem with it because it meant those parents had an "affordable provider" since daycare is "so expensive". They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By Cat Herder
I just read a parent statement and it seems the...

I just read a parent statement and it seems the kids were dropped off upstairs in a pristine room and were taken below so no parent actually knew how many kids were there or that the basement was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By Cat Herder
"As word spread that police had raided a day care...

"As word spread that police had raided a day care center near downtown Colorado Springs the previous day, dozens of parents raced to pick up their children Thursday at a second center licensed to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By Cat Herder
"The closures of two Colorado Springs day cares...

"The closures of two Colorado Springs day cares run by Carla Marie Faith, who apparently was caring for more children at Play Mountain Place than the six that her state license allowed, is not the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By Cat Herder
How did the parents not know this was illegal? If...

How did the parents not know this was illegal? If they did and still left their children there, they should be charged, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,833
Posted By Cat Herder
Vape spam. :cool:

Vape spam. :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Cat Herder
Self-Employment Tax Rate The self-employment tax...

Self-Employment Tax Rate The self-employment tax rate is 15.3%. The rate consists of two parts: 12.4% for social security (old-age, survivors, and disability insurance) and 2.9% for Medicare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Cat Herder
I understand you get to claim meal count...

I understand you get to claim meal count deductions even if you are reimbursed by the food program. The reimbursement is then added to income to be taxed in the "other income" category. It just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Cat Herder
Preschool is free in public schools, churches and...

Preschool is free in public schools, churches and franchise centers here so it is not a viable option.

The market that is exploding here is adult education hours, 5-10 pm, two to three days per...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-12-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By Cat Herder
Mobile infants often take other infants'...

Mobile infants often take other infants' pacifiers when they drop them, sometimes even snatch them out of their mouths. If a different teacher was in the room when you came in, it is possible she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Cat Herder
It will depend on your families enrolled, not so...

It will depend on your families enrolled, not so much the school district. My local school district qualifies for the higher reimbursement rate but I do not. ;) If your son's qualify for free/reduced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Cat Herder
I did not keep children my own kids' age. My...

I did not keep children my own kids' age. My previous daycare experience (before my kids were born) taught me it rarely if ever, works out. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Cat Herder
I stopped years ago. I just claim meal counts at...

I stopped years ago. I just claim meal counts at the end of the year on my taxes. It was more of a hassle than helpful for me because of where I live. ;) That said I am required to keep hard copy...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-12-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By Cat Herder
What does your contract say about accidents in...

What does your contract say about accidents in potty trainers and screaming during naptime in the infant room? How does it say those issues will be handled?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Cat Herder
I already own "Parent - It's a Verb" from Jerry...

I already own "Parent - It's a Verb" from Jerry Brooks. :Sunny: I also own "Think - While it's still legal" from Neil deGrass Tyson. likethis

I would like one that says "Me Time was before kids"....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By Cat Herder
With most free K-4 programs struggling...

With most free K-4 programs struggling financially since states can't continue to afford it without increased Federal funding, all of those kids will be in this position soon. Most programs are going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By Cat Herder
I do. Teaching empathy, self-soothing, and coping...

I do. Teaching empathy, self-soothing, and coping skills are part of my job. They are all literally on the Early Learning Standards, Social-Emotional Milestones, that I must follow and support.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,361
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't understand these men. I would lose all...

I don't understand these men. I would lose all physical attraction for my husband if he turned out to be such a dependopotamus (barring paralysis/TBI). What do they get out of it? Why are they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By Cat Herder
"It hurts my feelings when you say that. If you...

"It hurts my feelings when you say that. If you don't want to play with blocks then you can go play in housekeeping or science. If you don't want to play in housekeeping or science you can go to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Cat Herder
The parents really cannot control behaviors that...

The parents really cannot control behaviors that occur on your time and in your environment, only you can do that. (barring infant self-soothing/sleep/bottle feeding routines)

You can include them...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-06-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Cat Herder
That is not unusual, they can sometimes take 30...

That is not unusual, they can sometimes take 30 days or more.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-06-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Cat Herder
Has the investigation been completed?

Has the investigation been completed?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Cat Herder
"Safe Handling Instructions: WARNINGS. • Burn...

"Safe Handling Instructions: WARNINGS. • Burn hazard. Immediately remove warmer if it is too hot or uncomfortable. Check skin periodically. Maximum temperature may reach 158F (70C). • DO NOT USE:....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,361
Posted By Cat Herder
Nailed it. :Sunny: Arrives at opening within the...

Nailed it. :Sunny: Arrives at opening within the first two minutes. Picked up straight from work until the child began to walk/talk, now almost an hour later. Skips conferences but wants to talk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Cat Herder
I liked it because I don't like the sun out until...

I liked it because I don't like the sun out until 9 pm or working dark to dark BUT now that my husband has to travel and attend conference calls nationally I see why it needs to go. :ouch:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,361
Posted By Cat Herder
Yep. "If they annoy me this weekend or I find...

Yep. "If they annoy me this weekend or I find something that sounds more fun, I will bring them early Monday."

My 1st drop-off has been becoming my last pick-up lately so Mom can go walking after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Cat Herder
Annually, but I base it on 50 weeks instead of 52...

Annually, but I base it on 50 weeks instead of 52 to cover my vacation without having to bill those two weeks.

It prevents a lot of drama. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Cat Herder
Is your husband a partner in your business?

Is your husband a partner in your business?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By Cat Herder
This is a great site with free downloadable...

This is a great site with free downloadable templates. https://welcometothezoo.ca/home-daycare-printable-templates-and-resources/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Cat Herder
There are hundreds online. Type "Sample daycare...

There are hundreds online. Type "Sample daycare handbook" into your browser. Look over many to find the policies that work best for you. Most every daycare publishes theirs online, now. ;)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-01-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Cat Herder
How is your little one doing? Was he able to...

How is your little one doing? Was he able to enjoy trick or treating? Did you guys have a nice Halloween?

I know you will be glad to have it all behind you. :hug:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By Cat Herder
Religious?? She was referring to in-home daycare...

Religious?? She was referring to in-home daycare providers. This is a forum full of daycare providers. The majority in-home.

Wow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By Cat Herder
Happy Birthday, BC :Sunny: Bet you'd be...

Happy Birthday, BC :Sunny:

Bet you'd be shocked to know my daycare kids that were supposed to be picked up by now are still here. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Cat Herder
I had one who only repeated the last word of...

I had one who only repeated the last word of every sentence I said or if I paused for a couple of seconds. ;) I think there is a range of behaviors involved. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Cat Herder
Could be echolalia, could be he is accustomed to...

Could be echolalia, could be he is accustomed to doing it at home with a younger sibling?

I'd redirect each and every time. "___, Go play toys."

I have DCM's who do the "Tell Mrs. Cat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By Cat Herder
So far, so good. likethis The party scene is set...

So far, so good. likethis The party scene is set up. The treats are ready for going home. The crafts are almost dry. Only two kids are late showing up and missed breakfast. :rolleyes:

Everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,982
Posted By Cat Herder
I have two on Earth's Best Organic Dairy with...

I have two on Earth's Best Organic Dairy with Iron right now. Both had previous reaction histories and are doing great on it. likethis
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By Cat Herder
The majority of providers here are in-home. ;)...

The majority of providers here are in-home. ;) Why exactly was in-home not a good option? :ouch:

The information you need should be in your signed contract. What does it say? Did you sign it? If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Cat Herder
Ridiculous. Remind her of the public...

Ridiculous.

Remind her of the public schools' zero-tolerance policy. She could have gotten him expelled.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 28,236
Posted By Cat Herder
Didn't they just shame and judge you for...

Didn't they just shame and judge you for disagreeing? :ouch:

Who needs them. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Cat Herder
Ours is doing the same, it is due to the number...

Ours is doing the same, it is due to the number of kids who depend on school meals as their only meals. They are also emergency shelters so getting the kids there gets them one step ahead of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Cat Herder
My usable space requirement indoors is 35 square...

My usable space requirement indoors is 35 square feet per child. Any area with furniture is subtracted from the total space. It must be free space.

Playground space is double, must be fenced and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Cat Herder
The tags may help. This link helped me...

The tags may help.

This link helped me check up on rates and updates: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/daycare-insurance-cost-coverage/
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Cat Herder
For other providers, I saw this posted online and...

For other providers, I saw this posted online and wanted to share:

Nursemaids Elbow injuries on the Rise Locally

Our regional CCL Investigator has seen an increasing number of reports of...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Cat Herder
I am pretty sure they should have to reimburse...

I am pretty sure they should have to reimburse your entire medical bill. I would request a formal written statement of the incident. You need something in writing.

I probably would have filed a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Cat Herder
My concerns would be cold/fever-reducing...

My concerns would be cold/fever-reducing medications, an unrecognized head bleed or ingestion of narcotics. Sure, he could have simply snuck out of bed and played Legos until 4 am. ;) I am glad you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Cat Herder
I did not terminate the child, it was the parent...

I did not terminate the child, it was the parent that had to go. Their reaction to the conference to discuss the effects on the other children of violent behavior in group childcare and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome!! Short, sweet and backs up...

You are very welcome!! Short, sweet and backs up the blanket expectation of closure whenever there is a power outage. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Cat Herder
Reminder: In case of power outage during our...

Reminder: In case of power outage during our upcoming severe weather ______ Childcare will be closed. Parents will be notified by both email and text. Please be sure to check your phones or email...
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