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Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare Today, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
Please consider registering so that people...

Please consider registering so that people wanting to contact you will have your contact info. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't think it's so much spoiled as it is just...

I don't think it's so much spoiled as it is just learned behavior. The poor babe has learned that life is being carried around and when you aren't doing the same, he cries.

Sounds to me like you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 282
Posted By Blackcat31
Why not get a book or some other small gift and...

Why not get a book or some other small gift and donate it to the library or the children's floor of a local hospital in the child's name? That way you are honoring the family's wish of no gifts but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Blackcat31
I have video cameras (NOT for parental access)...

I have video cameras (NOT for parental access) for supervision when I am not able to be physically in the room but my state requires sight OR sound so we don't need to physically be in the room at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Blackcat31
I treat each space as an individual space. ...

I treat each space as an individual space.
Regardless of relation to another child.

Separate paperwork, deposit and rate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By Blackcat31
This is one thing I find myself at odds with when...

This is one thing I find myself at odds with when providers choose to stay open with their sick child and then give the parents the option of staying home or coming to care still but if they choose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By Blackcat31
Would she still allow your child to attend IF...

Would she still allow your child to attend IF your child ultimately does get sick?

If not, will you still be required to pay?

Those are questions that should be addressed with the provider as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By Blackcat31
Please be aware however, that keeping them...

Please be aware however, that keeping them separated only minimizes the chances of your child getting the Hand Foot and Moth virus and that it is no guarantee that your child won't get it.

In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Blackcat31
I dunno, ...wasn't me. ...

I dunno, ...wasn't me.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/pix.iemoji.com/images/emoji/apple/ios-11/256/woman-shrugging-medium-light-skin-tone.png
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Blackcat31
What the what? :confused: ....and what does...

What the what? :confused:

....and what does being a child care provider have to do with any of that? Unless they're just counting on you having a bigger penchant for empathy than logic.


I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 391
Posted By Blackcat31
Can I ask you why? Does your state require you...

Can I ask you why?
Does your state require you to turn in your sign in/out sheets?
Is it just that an entry using military time just looks different on the sign in/out sheet?

Depending on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Blackcat31
Yep. What he said ^^^

Yep. What he said ^^^
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,745
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,162
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis What is with parents? lol! It's...

likethis What is with parents? lol!

It's snowing up here...

Upon drop off, one of my DCPs said "I didn't bring X's coat today.
I figured it's snowing so you guys probably aren't going...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 10-11-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 56
Posted By Blackcat31
From what I've read it appears any physical...

From what I've read it appears any physical location is acceptable IF it meets the requirements to obtain a certificate of occupancy from the municipality.

I'd call your licensing offices and...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 10-11-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 56
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is a link to the regulations for New Jersey ...

Here is a link to the regulations for New Jersey

https://www.daycare.com/newjersey/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand that many providers feel this way...

I understand that many providers feel this way but you have to like being paid more than you dislike asking for it. ;)

The parent that isn't paying should be the one embarrassed or uncomfortable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum! happyface I have an...

Welcome to the forum! happyface

I have an entire house just for child care (I don't live in it and bought it strictly for child care) and NONE of the kids I have are allowed to just roam the house...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 861
Posted By Blackcat31
My experience is the opposite. Those...

My experience is the opposite.

Those children that have a less than ideal home life or parents that don't understand the benefits of face time with their child and dump that child in care from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By Blackcat31
That's what I was thinking and here is how I...

That's what I was thinking and here is how I would handle it;

"Hmm, DCD/DCM I don't see any of that type of behavior at home. He's doing great here! If I do have any issues though I'll be sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 861
Posted By Blackcat31
Maybe just straight up ask her why she needs 10.5...

Maybe just straight up ask her why she needs 10.5 hours of care if she isn't working....

I dunno, I have always been in the camp of not really caring what parents do when I have their child but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 861
Posted By Blackcat31
Maybe some version of: Dear DCM Katie...

Maybe some version of:

Dear DCM

Katie is welcome to be in care for no more than 5 hours per day unless a parent's work schedule dictates otherwise. Quality time with a parent is ideal for all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 861
Posted By Blackcat31
If I know a parent isn't working I limit their...

If I know a parent isn't working I limit their services to 5 hours max. They can not be the first arrival nor the last pick up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By Blackcat31
I know... but it's a waste of money if you are...

I know... but it's a waste of money if you are just shy of actually having an associate degree.

It's silly for Head Start to pay out that kind of money (it's not cheap) for something you don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,738
Posted By Blackcat31
I am in MN and ANY time a person living in my...

I am in MN and ANY time a person living in my home has interaction with the police on a criminal level (whether convicted or not) we (the license holder) are required to notify licensing. A provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't separate during play, but they all have...

I don't separate during play, but they all have to follow the same rules such as using manners, being polite and not physical in any way but I also don't make anyone play with someone they don't want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't remind adults to remember information...

I don't remind adults to remember information they've already been provided.

I provide care services to their children not reminder services for parents.

I don't live in my daycare house so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By Blackcat31
It would probably be more cost effective and...

It would probably be more cost effective and better in the long run for you to finish your associates degree verses doing the CDA. The CDA will be a repeated "light version" of what you've probably...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-08-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 210
Posted By Blackcat31
The only time I had ever heard of grits was in...

The only time I had ever heard of grits was in reference to southern cooking/foods. I've seen instant grits available at hotels at breakfast but I'd never tried them...my kids did but said they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't think it makes you a bad person, I'm sure...

I don't think it makes you a bad person, I'm sure every provider at one time or another has felt that way for sure.

Glad you are almost done providing services to a family that stresses you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Blackcat31
I think this type of behavior (especially since...

I think this type of behavior (especially since it's become an issue) warrants a sit down conference with the parents or termination.

As for not responding to your text and not knowing how you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Blackcat31
Depends on your neighbors. The fire truck...

Depends on your neighbors.
The fire truck visits our daycare every year.
I don't usually inform the neighbors but none of them really care or are even home during the day so it's never been an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Blackcat31
I require parents to fill one out. I've never...

I require parents to fill one out. I've never had any issues with a parent not wanting to...

I'll PM you the one I use. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Blackcat31
I do away with 2 naps by age 1. If they don't...

I do away with 2 naps by age 1. If they don't adjust well I will put them down to a short nap IMMEDIATELY upon arrival verses letting them get grumpy between 9-10 because that never works out well. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By Blackcat31
We'd probably be trouble if we lived near each...

We'd probably be trouble if we lived near each other....that was running through my mind too while I was reading. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis An older ex-DCK I had shared with me ...

likethis An older ex-DCK I had shared with me upon a recent visit that he secretly loved when one or two others were misbehaving because that meant he would get a treat or reward... :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Blackcat31
Okay re-reading your original post...what do you...

Okay re-reading your original post...what do you mean by push back? Are they (prospective parents) specifically saying negative things about being asked these questions? Or just not replying at all?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,692
Posted By Blackcat31
Old thread but usually still relevant info ;) ...

Old thread but usually still relevant info ;)

I try to point out the dates on threads only so that anyone responding isn't waiting for a poster from 2010 to reply...kwim? but there is nothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Blackcat31
Nature vs nurture. I definitely believe it...

Nature vs nurture. I definitely believe it impacts and influences behavior but for some one is stronger than the other. Even in the same families.

My sister has a huge sweet tooth and can not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Blackcat31
Interesting Article About Feeding Styles

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/of-the-four-parental-feeding-styles-only-one-is-good-for-kids-health-experts-say/ar-BBNUMyc?ocid=spartandhp
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-04-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,503
Posted By Blackcat31
Doesn't the food program prohibit fried foods...

Doesn't the food program prohibit fried foods now?

I don't know, I don't fry anyways but just mentioning it in case you are part of the food program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By Blackcat31
I would ask; "Why would you continue to work...

I would ask;

"Why would you continue to work for a company that doesn't meet your needs?"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By Blackcat31
Most clients think you take too many days off ...

Most clients think you take too many days off
Most clients think you charge too much
Most clients think you should be open later or earlier
Most clients think you should do x, y and z
Most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Blackcat31
I take most federal holidays off as well as 1...

I take most federal holidays off as well as 1 week in the summer and 1 week during Christmas.

All my days open and closed days are paid.

I also take random days whenever I need to but not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Blackcat31
I have had parents that have commented at one...

I have had parents that have commented at one time or another about their child not going outside.

My normal reply is simply "Well it's a good thing you have outdoors at your house too!"
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Blackcat31
Any time they are disrupting others Iíd just ask...

Any time they are disrupting others Iíd just ask them to leave the area. Provide them with a place to go and be as obnoxious as they want without you or others as an audience.

Solves your issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Blackcat31
Honestly when I have a couple kids that rough...

Honestly when I have a couple kids that rough house no matter how many times they have been told not to or they just can't keep their hands to themselves, I just keep them separated. I start off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By Blackcat31
I would day DCChild #1 or DCChild #2 and would...

I would day DCChild #1 or DCChild #2 and would not use the wording ďa friendĒ as no friend of mine has ever bitten me :ouch: :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Blackcat31
Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in...

Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-03-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Blackcat31
Random thought.... do parents even pay attention...

Random thought.... do parents even pay attention to slogans?

I don't think my clients even really realize I have a business name and let alone a slogan (on my website/business cards etc) so not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Blackcat31
Singing something purposely to annoy someone is...

Singing something purposely to annoy someone is rude but not enough to earn a punishment or consequence in my honest opinion but the choice to purposely get a toy, waive it in her face and then have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Blackcat31
It’s like they’re void of the ability to pick up...

It’s like they’re void of the ability to pick up on social cues and/or sometimes direct instructions... it’s frustrating for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Blackcat31
I have always used a questionnaire of sorts and...

I have always used a questionnaire of sorts and never had any issues with parents not wanting to fill it out or answer but my questions are more about routine and home life etc verses anything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Blackcat31
Well I can say infant equipment today is NOTHING...

Well I can say infant equipment today is NOTHING like the infant equipment around when my kiddos were young.

Everything has become cheap and disposable now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4,745
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,162
Posted By Blackcat31
It makes no difference if it's from teething or...

It makes no difference if it's from teething or because it's Tuesday. I exclude anyone with a fever over 100.1F so the child would be required to stay home regardless. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a friend that let her child sleep in a...

I have a friend that let her child sleep in a swing beyond age 2. He was way too big for the swing but since it was the only way he would/could sleep they stuffed him in it.... :rolleyes:

Your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Blackcat31
My kiddos nap in a fairly light/sunny room. I...

My kiddos nap in a fairly light/sunny room. I don't make any special arrangements or adjustments due to rest time.

I play audio books on the CD player but that isn't always restricted to only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Blackcat31
What is your user name? I can send you a...

What is your user name?
I can send you a password re-set email
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By Blackcat31
I can understand wanting to know if someone is...

I can understand wanting to know if someone is badmouthing you/your business but they aren't doing that. :confused: They're venting about how they are having trouble following your policies. That's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By Blackcat31
This goes both ways.... ;) if you have issues...

This goes both ways.... ;) if you have issues with your family then you should be discussing it with them.
NOT the DCM. This includes listening to her.

When you listen to the info she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with this ^ I'm more concerned about...

I agree with this ^

I'm more concerned about your willingness to listen to the other DCM. This really isn't her place to get involved and come back to you with all the things supposedly said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Blackcat31
My contract has different options so it works for...

My contract has different options so it works for part time, full time and drop ins. I'll PM you a copy just so you can see what I mean. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By Blackcat31
Just in case you didnít notice.... :) This...

Just in case you didnít notice.... :)

This is an old thread revived by an unregistered poster
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis .....sometimes the tags are more...

likethis .....sometimes the tags are more entertaining than anything else! :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Blackcat31
What kind of info are you needing to have...

What kind of info are you needing to have included on a drop in contract?

For me, drop in's simply need to pay in advance (AT drop off) and I need some basic child info (state required for any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Blackcat31
Unfortunately, Early Childhood is not a high...

Unfortunately, Early Childhood is not a high paying field to be in. That's one of the first things they tell you when you enroll in Education 101.

There's a better possibility when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes that is late. The "normal" age range is...

Yes that is late.

The "normal" age range is 8 months to 17 months so those would both be considered "late" in the game.

NOT out of normal range, just late.

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Blackcat31
Move the couch (or the toddlers) out of the same...

Move the couch (or the toddlers) out of the same area.

If you are keeping the age groups separate and have a gate, don't keep the couch on the same side as the toddler.

Out of reach is THE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By Blackcat31
It may not be addressed in licensing regulations...

It may not be addressed in licensing regulations but I would not be comfortable being part of this without a doctor's written statement and/or documentation from the social worker.

I wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Blackcat31
Those are all things the classroom should have in...

Those are all things the classroom should have in writing.
All centers in my area have written guidance plans that covers "thinking spots/cool off zones" and/or "time out"

I would refer to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Blackcat31
YOU feel bad?

YOU feel bad?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally, I'd just send him home every time the...

Personally, I'd just send him home every time the sneezing gets to be too much and starts affecting his day.

Doesn't matter what excuse or what medical reason mom gives you if it isn't helping. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Blackcat31
You could always tell the DCKs that when he gets...

You could always tell the DCKs that when he gets home, he's going to make Playdoh or slime with them. :ouch::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Blackcat31
Page 35 says: "Dried fruit credits on a volume...

Page 35 says: "Dried fruit credits on a volume basis only. A minimum portion of 1/8 cup is required. See page 63 for
additional information"

On Page 63 it says:
"Raisins
We recommend that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By Blackcat31
Do you already have this info? ...

Do you already have this info?

https://www.daycare.com/wyoming/wyoming-daycare-licensing-requirements10.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By Blackcat31
What state are you in?

What state are you in?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Blackcat31
I've noticed this weird trend lately with new...

I've noticed this weird trend lately with new enrollees too.

I'm so over the "Oh, I didn't know..." mentality :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Blackcat31
Private messages don't show as sent unless you...

Private messages don't show as sent unless you click the box under "Additional Options" under the submit button that says "Save a copy of this message in your Sent Items folder." See picture below
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Blackcat31
You could always call her mid-day while holding...

You could always call her mid-day while holding screaming baby :ouch:


Honestly, I would simply just tell her.

Sometimes the truth hurts but is absolutely vital and in this case, mom needs...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 09-23-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Blackcat31
Iím not super emotional but I can never watch...

Iím not super emotional but I can never watch movies or read books about pets
They always die or get lost.
I tear up watching trailers for Hachi; a dogs tale...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By Blackcat31
Ask to speak with the social worker. He/she...

Ask to speak with the social worker.
He/she can verify the childís diet restrictions and/or requirements with babyís doctor. You can get it on paper.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By Blackcat31
Why is a social worker and doctorS (more than...

Why is a social worker and doctorS (more than one?) involved?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Blackcat31
5 Multicultural activities for preschoolers ...

5 Multicultural activities for preschoolers

1. School around the world
Children are interested in learning more about kids their own age, including what school looks like in other countries. Set...
Forum: Curriculum 09-21-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Blackcat31
4 months to 2 years encompasses a lot of vast...

4 months to 2 years encompasses a lot of vast developmental differences...

In my state, infants are only up to 12 months
Toddlers 12 months to 24 months
Preschool 2yrs and up....

We are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By Blackcat31
I had to turn in written lesson plans for each...

I had to turn in written lesson plans for each age group in care (infant, toddler, preschool) and show how each activity met the learning goals for that domain.

Most of what we are required to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 12:34 PM
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Views: 453
Posted By Blackcat31
Twice in my career I have taken a very young...

Twice in my career I have taken a very young newborn.

Once my nephew...(3 weeks old) and the other a 3 day old who's mom had NO choice but to get back to work.

Both times I had to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 453
Posted By Blackcat31
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title changed
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 06:41 AM
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Views: 411
Posted By Blackcat31
I had the same kid.:hug: I tried to find the...

I had the same kid.:hug:

I tried to find the positives every day.
I role modeled, I partnered him up with others.
I rewarded good behavior, had consequences for the unwanted.
I used sticker...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 09-20-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Blackcat31
PM'ing you..... My wheels are turning :D

PM'ing you.....

My wheels are turning :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By Blackcat31
Baby Beluga... PM me your address.... I'll...

Baby Beluga...

PM me your address.... I'll send you a bunch of leaves in an array of colors.

EVERYTHING is changing here....

Here is a picture from this mornings news/weather report:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Blackcat31
You can use carriers or wraps and hold a sleeping...

You can use carriers or wraps and hold a sleeping baby :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 07:14 AM
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Views: 92,012
Posted By Blackcat31
OP said "recent misdemeanor" so that tells me it...

OP said "recent misdemeanor" so that tells me it isn't legal in her state. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Blackcat31
You could take this time to "build" a deposit. ...

You could take this time to "build" a deposit.

Tell her, you are implementing a policy for all families to have a deposit on file equating to their required notice period.

If she can't afford...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By Blackcat31
States can hardly afford to monitor licensed...

States can hardly afford to monitor licensed programs as it is. They simply don't have the resources (funds or staff) to monitor those that are illegally operating.

As for the star programs,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Blackcat31
I get around that new licensing rule by stating I...

I get around that new licensing rule by stating I do not enroll children that require a pick up between 12:00 and 3:00

I also include in my handbook that I will allow already enrolled children to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know what state she is in, but I'll send...

I don't know what state she is in, but I'll send you some too if you want some variation in types/colors.

We have maple trees, oak trees, poplar/aspen, birch etc...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Blackcat31
https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/meals-and-snacks ...

https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/meals-and-snacks


Scroll down to where it says Meal Patterns.
Each age group has it's own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Blackcat31
Do you have a deposit on file with them IF they...

Do you have a deposit on file with them IF they just up and leave you without notice? If not, I'd work on getting one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By Blackcat31
What type and color do you want? EVERYTHING...

What type and color do you want?
EVERYTHING here is changing colors.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm odd duck here as usual when it comes to this...

I'm odd duck here as usual when it comes to this type of situation.... I keep what I "know" and hear from others to myself.

I understand the parent kind of already mentioned it but I still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Blackcat31
If your clients are "friends" they should want...

If your clients are "friends" they should want you to be paid well. You can't buy that kind of security with strangers. ;)

Also, feeling bad is okay but it doesn't mean it should alter your...
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