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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: :hug: I am in the same boat. Not...

:hug: :hug:

I am in the same boat.

Not sure if I should be relieved or sad.

I expect it from some parents but yeah... totally understand where you are coming from.

:hug: Enjoy your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 313,704
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh that sounds heavenly!! I have 7 days...

Oh that sounds heavenly!!

I have 7 days left and I am on vacation as well.

No mountains or special trip planned though...just off work and not working. :lol: Right now, that is all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 313,704
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you everyone!! It does feel amazing! ...

Thank you everyone!! It does feel amazing!

Funny though how you can be on top of the world one day and then feeling like it almost slipped away the next.
* :ouch: (*see private venting thread)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 206
Posted By Blackcat31
It is definitely a gray area. As a parent...

It is definitely a gray area.

As a parent my kids learned the provider's child was akin "teacher's pet". They vented non-stop about the "special" treatment the providers child received daily. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By Blackcat31
...off topic here... but Hi! Nice to see you...

...off topic here... but Hi! Nice to see you back on the board! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 206
Posted By Blackcat31
I think like any other 2 year old he is simply...

I think like any other 2 year old he is simply learning about his world. There are playmates in his world. He is testing to see what he can/can't do. Cause and effect. That's a pivotal learning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 32,461
Posted By Blackcat31
The poster you quoted is from 2011. As...

The poster you quoted is from 2011.


As for judgment....why is there an automatic assumption that being a single mother, a widow or a parent working 2 jobs that it should somehow impact the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,509
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,458
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: It used to be a certain "type" of...

:hug:

It used to be a certain "type" of parent.
Now it seems it's all parents.

Whatever, I am so over it..... I just charge now and don't stress one bit about it. The parents certainly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By Blackcat31
I honestly don't know any providers anymore that...

I honestly don't know any providers anymore that discount for anything.

I think both providers and parents have realized there really isn't any valid reason to discount anything as those things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 57,686
Posted By Blackcat31
Im sure alot has changed this is a thread from...

Im sure alot has changed this is a thread from 2013
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Blackcat31
~Opening door: "Oh my goodness DCM, why would YOU...

~Opening door: "Oh my goodness DCM, why would YOU allow Johnny to pound on my door like that?"

DCM: "Oh he just loves knocking on doors"

You: "I'm sure he does but it would be alot more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By Blackcat31
How little or how much a provider is involved...

How little or how much a provider is involved with a family is strictly up to the provider and their comfort level.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't understand the need to "nicely" address a...

I don't understand the need to "nicely" address a rude parent.

Clearly they have zero respect for you or your family so I'm with Cat Herder on this one.

Tell them firmly and clearly:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Blackcat31
I've been in a similar situation before and it...

I've been in a similar situation before and it sucks to find out you've been taken advantage of.

What I do is set my hours and observe them.
If I don't clients wont.
If I allow time outside my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 108,915
Posted By Blackcat31
Alot has changed since 2011. I'm sure at the...

Alot has changed since 2011.
I'm sure at the time the poster you quoted wrote her post, it was that way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 313,704
Posted By Blackcat31
I had a great Thanksgiving!! SO much to be...

I had a great Thanksgiving!!
SO much to be thankful for!

I walked into the bank on Wednesday with a swagger to my step and a smile so big EVERYONE was staring at me.

But I didn't care.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 313,704
Posted By Blackcat31
I adore watching the deer in my back yard as...

I adore watching the deer in my back yard as well!

I did laugh out loud a bit when you said "Deer simply exude gentleness" as I definitely agree but you should see how MEAN they are to each other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Blackcat31
I use a Braun ear thermometer. "gifted" to...

I use a Braun ear thermometer.

"gifted" to me by a DCP that is a nurse.

I like it and it's been easy to use and reliable too
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you licensed? If so they need only have a...

Are you licensed? If so they need only have a copy of your license or your license number.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5,509
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Well cleaners have a job to do and need to earn...

Well cleaners have a job to do and need to earn an income like every other worker where as daycare providers are sitting in their homes babysitting because they just love kids. Duh! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Blackcat31
During this cold/flu season I don't allow the...

During this cold/flu season I don't allow the kids to return unless they've seen a doctor anytime they are out due to a fever over 101.F

Just had strep go through my daycare and every one of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you for the update! Iíve thought of you...

Thank you for the update! Iíve thought of you often recently and am keeping you and your family in my prayers :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Blackcat31
I sent you mine :)

I sent you mine :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-20-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Blackcat31
Congratulations on the adoption. happyface ...

Congratulations on the adoption. happyface



Since you are able to be home with him vs putting him in child care so you can work, I'd look at it like a savings of $900 per month forever. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By Blackcat31
I know things (as owner) that I pretend I know...

I know things (as owner) that I pretend I know nothing about when others ask.
Iím bound by certain confidentiality rules
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By Blackcat31
I am guessing your director or someone in that...

I am guessing your director or someone in that position more than likely knows what's happening. Or has an idea but isn't sharing with the staff.

Confidentiality rules may not allow you as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally, I'd give notice the first of...

Personally, I'd give notice the first of December.
That leave them all 3 weeks to make alternate arrangements.

It also leaves less time for them to try to convince you to remain open or to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis likethis

likethis likethis
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 11-18-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By Blackcat31
Please do not advertise products or services on...

Please do not advertise products or services on the forum unless you have contacted the site owner and received permission before posting.

You can contact the site owner here:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Blackcat31
Wait until the last second. As she's walking out...

Wait until the last second. As she's walking out the door, follow her so you are standing in the doorway. Then hand her the envelope and just say "I'm sorry but this is not working out. Here are...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-14-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,949
Posted By Blackcat31
What state are you in?

What state are you in?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By Blackcat31
I doubt I'd make it another two weeks.... that's...

I doubt I'd make it another two weeks.... that's going to be somewhere near 40 MORE phone calls (4 per day x 10 days). :eek:

I would give two weeks WITH the stipulation that she NOT call you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Blackcat31
I guess I am not understanding what the issue is....

I guess I am not understanding what the issue is.
Why purchase an expensive software program meant for educators and childcare programs to make profiles for children, track their development, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5,509
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,458
Posted By Blackcat31
How much sleep and exercise does he get? In...

How much sleep and exercise does he get?

In my experience those kids that aren't provided the opportunity to exercise and/or sleep well are the ones that talk non-stop and cannot stop moving. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Blackcat31
Why can't you use whatever attendance software...

Why can't you use whatever attendance software you want?

I use an electronic check in software but it has nothing to do with my food program. I need only record the meals I am serving and to who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Blackcat31
What she said ^^ The situation with the DCG...

What she said ^^

The situation with the DCG will not be the last of this type of situation. It's only going to get worse.

Cut ties and run now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Blackcat31
I found this... it might be helpful. I don't...

I found this... it might be helpful. I don't know..

https://hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs/provider-portals/protective-services-providers/child-care-licensing/licensing-exemptions
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Blackcat31
I would assume they are closed today due to...

I would assume they are closed today due to Veteran's Day
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-11-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Blackcat31
Her doctor knows only what you told him/her. ...

Her doctor knows only what you told him/her.
What makes the doctor so sure it was the yogurt?
Was there any testing done?

Could she possibly just have a stomach bug?
Was anyone else at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Blackcat31
Im sorry you had to deal with that type of...

Im sorry you had to deal with that type of parent.

If he has to quit his job, that's on him.

It's too bad he doesn't realize how his actions impact his situation.

I'm glad he's gone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By Blackcat31
Where did the OP say there are no other children...

Where did the OP say there are no other children his age?
Where in her post does it say she provides no activities or toys that are developmentally appropriate?
What part of her post said he has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,509
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Monday is Veterans Day. Looking forward to...

Monday is Veterans Day.

Looking forward to a mellow day as I have several parents off.
Including the mother of my absolute most difficult child.
Older sibling (Kindergarten) will be home as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Blackcat31
Glad you are feeling better about it. happyface ...

Glad you are feeling better about it. happyface

I'm at the point in my career (and life) where I would simply have said no.
They burned their bridge so there would be no bridge to cross to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By Blackcat31
What makes you think he already has alot on his...

What makes you think he already has alot on his plate?

The OP said this child says he doesn't like it at that daycare.
There was no other information given about what is/isn't on his plate.
...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 11-06-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 226,414
Posted By Blackcat31
The person you are replying to made that post in...

The person you are replying to made that post in 2008
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Blackcat31
That is the BIGGEST issue I see...as in who's...

That is the BIGGEST issue I see...as in who's issue this is.

If parents are on board and working together with me to solve an issue, these things are easy.
If parents aren't on board, sometimes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is a chart letting you know if you do/don't...

Here is a chart letting you know if you do/don't need a special diet statement form:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Blackcat31
If you are on the food program AND the child has...

If you are on the food program AND the child has a special diet statement due to allergies then you would need to supply the nutritional equivalent to cows milk.

If it's a parent choice... parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Blackcat31
I would start by listing the biggest issues you...

I would start by listing the biggest issues you are having at daycare first. Once you've established what those issues are, I would type out your expectations on how they are managed/dealt with. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Blackcat31
You mentioned the parents making a joke about the...

You mentioned the parents making a joke about the issue when you relay the day to them at pick up. Can you elaborate more on that? What do they say to blow you off or not take you seriously? What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5,509
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Mine are "weird".... they rarely if ever, use the...

Mine are "weird".... they rarely if ever, use the paid for it = gotta use it excuse.

It's usually a million other things though....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5,509
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,458
Posted By Blackcat31
This annoys me so so so much. Parents look...

This annoys me so so so much.

Parents look at me like I have two heads when I say something but I don't maybe it's a provider thing but it just annoys me. It's always the hardest/youngest child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5,509
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,458
Posted By Blackcat31
DCM says on her way out the door this morning "Oh...

DCM says on her way out the door this morning "Oh hey I forgot to tell you our offices are closed on Monday (Veteran's Day) so the kids won't be here"

I say "Ok, thank you"

She says "If that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge a weekly rate. I start with a base...

I charge a weekly rate.
I start with a base rate and adjust according to each family's needs.
No discounts or credits for absences or closed days.
One rate upon enrollment paid 52 weeks a year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By Blackcat31
If you feel as a provider you want to take on the...

If you feel as a provider you want to take on the responsibility of this task thatís fine... thereís a right and wrong fit for everyone.
But those providers that donít/wonít arenít wrong.
I wish...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By Blackcat31
Why? Supporting and assisting is my role as a...

Why? Supporting and assisting is my role as a provider.
This happens AFTER a parent does 75% of the work.
Most parents feel itís a providerís responsibility.
Most parents are incorrect in that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't mind it. I don't like going to work...

I don't mind it.

I don't like going to work AND getting off work in the dark in the winter months but over all I don't really mind it at all as it has just always been
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5,509
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, why is it that you feel the loss of that...

Yes, why is it that you feel the loss of that hour when we spring forward but we never feel like we actually gained an hour when we fall back?

So not fair... :rolleyes:

I was awake at regular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you!!

Thank you!!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By Blackcat31
Nope. I am not passive aggressive much....Just a...

Nope. I am not passive aggressive much....Just a little and only when responding to self-absorbed, narcissistic posters who have trouble seeing the forest for the trees.

My spidey senses tell me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you for the birthday wishes! Your...

Thank you for the birthday wishes!
Your activities sound like a lot of fun!



Thank you for the birthday wishes!

3am? Yikes you are a dedicated mom! likethis likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By Blackcat31
Im in rural MN. I drive less than 8 miles to my...

Im in rural MN. I drive less than 8 miles to my daycare.
Both morning and evening commute is heavy traffic and more than slightly annoying as I am not one that enjoys being in the middle of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By Blackcat31
???....no idea what you're talking about.... :p

???....no idea what you're talking about.... :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By Blackcat31
They do. But I also have a bit of extra cash to...

They do. But I also have a bit of extra cash to spend over the weekend too so.... :ouch: :lol:

It really wasn't DCMs fault. She works later and is responsible for all drop offs. DCD is pick up...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By Blackcat31
I was going to post some helpful info but...

I was going to post some helpful info but considering your horrible attitude...towards the people you are looking for assistance from :rolleyes: is more irony than I can handle. :cool:

No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By Blackcat31
I am off tomorrow so YAY! happyface I plan...

I am off tomorrow so YAY! happyface

I plan to fill them full of party fun and candy goodness and send them all home happy and ready to go Trick or Treating with their families.

Several of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd like to say I am shocked but I posted almost...

I'd like to say I am shocked but I posted almost this very same thread a few years back only mine was wooden knife but a knife none the less.

Mom just couldn't get it away from child. :rolleyes:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Blackcat31
Child Care Licensing Agency Department of...

Child Care Licensing Agency
Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
P.O. Box 149030
M.C. E-550
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Phone: Day Care Hotline: (800) 862-5252
or (512) 438-3269
Fax:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5,509
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,458
Posted By Blackcat31
Some where along the way parents began equating...

Some where along the way parents began equating crying to bad parenting.
If their kid cries, it means the kid doesn't like them and they are a bad parent. :rolleyes:

I always tell my daycare...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Blackcat31
Cat Herder is correct and gave excellent advice. ...

Cat Herder is correct and gave excellent advice.
I do however, want to mention that since this happened once to your child, he is more susceptible for a repeat occurrence.

My own child had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Blackcat31
Yep. Any child that is comfortable hitting...

Yep.

Any child that is comfortable hitting an adult says alot.

Also indicates that it's more than I am willing to deal with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By Blackcat31
This easily addressed by having parent send...

This easily addressed by having parent send picture (screen shot) proof of activity.

Even if payment doesnít go through their activity log still records when they ďsentĒ it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By Blackcat31
ALL of them.

ALL of them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By Blackcat31
It's great that YOU have YOUR business set up to...

It's great that YOU have YOUR business set up to work for YOU. happyface

Personally, I don't "have their backs" in regards to my clients. They aren't my friends and aren't part of my posse.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By Blackcat31
I am also in MN. I would think she would return...

I am also in MN. I would think she would return the deposit without issue. I know I would.

If she won't return it, ask why not.
Unless it's written into the contract you signed that she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Blackcat31
They already understand. They just don't care. ...

They already understand. They just don't care.
There is no reason to if there is no consequence for it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Blackcat31
The minute the topic of giving up naps comes up,...

The minute the topic of giving up naps comes up, I let parents know they have 2 options;

Option #1: Pick up child before my scheduled rest time so their child can skip the nap on their time.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Blackcat31
DCD: ABC child care will be closed the afternoon...

DCD: ABC child care will be closed the afternoon of xxxx, 2019.

School aged children may not get off the bus at the child care during hours or on days in which the child care is closed. Parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By Blackcat31
She knows all of those things (bolded above) but...

She knows all of those things (bolded above) but they are YOUR problem not hers... kwim?

You can resort to using the $300 deposit policy if necessary. It really really really works.

It goes...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-22-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Blackcat31
Please do not advertise on our forum without...

Please do not advertise on our forum without permission from the site owner. You may contact him here:
https://www.daycare.com/forum/member.php?u=1

Thank you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By Blackcat31
One. Why should he be allowed to pee at your...

One. Why should he be allowed to pee at your house without it being contained?

ONE accident and back in Pull-ups until two full weeks dry.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By Blackcat31
Clearly we agree ;)

Clearly we agree ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By Blackcat31
This is where we differ then For me it’s not...

This is where we differ then
For me it’s not about me and making my life easier.
It’s about the kids and teaching them independence.
A gift that gives all through adulthood.
It’s why I prefer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By Blackcat31
Dear parents, is it really a big deal to just be...

Dear parents, is it really a big deal to just be honest with the person that spends more awake time with your child than you? GROUP care isn't the same thing as parenting ONE child.

Reminding a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By Blackcat31
Me too happyface.... ....what usually...

Me too happyface....

....what usually happens here most times is the parent that needs later pick up only one or two nights per week doesn't want to pay that higher weekly fee so they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally, I'd just terminate care and say...

Personally, I'd just terminate care and say something like "my program is not a good fit for them at this point"

2 hours to pick up?? :eek: That would have been an immediate term right then and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By Blackcat31
Many of the boys I've had in care sit the same...

Many of the boys I've had in care sit the same way.
WHEN they switch to forward sitting and/or standing is individual for each one of them.

Some ready before others so I guess that's not much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By Blackcat31
Any time you waive, disregard or bend your...

Any time you waive, disregard or bend your policies you are telling parents your policies are negotiable.

If you don't want to continue having to defend your policies you need to stand behind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By Blackcat31
Once a parent has issues with ANY form of payment...

Once a parent has issues with ANY form of payment two times in a 6 month period the ONLY method of payment I will accept is cash.

Once they've established paying on time (with cash) for the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge weekly so if that happens here, they get...

I charge weekly so if that happens here, they get charged the weekly rate for the latest pick up time.

If they only need me until 4 on 2 of the 5 days then they can either pick up their kid at 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By Blackcat31
The morning arrival time does not bother me at...

The morning arrival time does not bother me at all.
I do circle time with whomever is present.
We serve morning snack to kids that are here.
All activities move along at normal pace.
1 kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By Blackcat31
I would tell them Iím only concerned with pick up...

I would tell them Iím only concerned with pick up time
If they ask about hours I just tell them itís not how I bill
If the push they arenít a good fit, Iíd just say ok.. bye. 😊

Thatís what works...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't count hours in care at all. I bill...

I don't count hours in care at all.
I bill only according to pick up time.

Makes it easier. for me.

Family A can drop off at 10:00 and pick up at 5:00 (7 hrs a day) and pay $200 per week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: I just don't have it in me anymore...

:hug:

I just don't have it in me anymore to deal with that.
If kids can't adjust, I'm out. I just can't keep fixing other people's parenting fails.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Blackcat31
My daughter and a few of her friends will be...

My daughter and a few of her friends will be going!
I'll make sure to tell her....

How exciting for your daughter! happyface
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-16-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Blackcat31
I use the insurance excuse. Non-enrolled...

I use the insurance excuse.

Non-enrolled children may NOT use or play with any of the child care toys and/or equipment.

If this happens, I will usually discuss with the parent alternate ways...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-16-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Blackcat31
Also wondering if the caregivers can elaborate on...

Also wondering if the caregivers can elaborate on her crying.... is she still eating, willing to participate in small or large group activities? Is it literally all day or just on and off all day?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Blackcat31
Each state is different. Some don't require...

Each state is different. Some don't require licensing and some do. Some require a license prior to providing care for even one child.

What state are you in?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-16-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,949
Posted By Blackcat31
Please do not advertise on the forum without...

Please do not advertise on the forum without first getting permission from the site owner.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here.

Same here.
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