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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
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 Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
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! Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 39
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 Today, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
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 Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By Blackcat31
Clearly we agree ;)

Clearly we agree ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
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 Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
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 Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
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 Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
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 Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
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 Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
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 Yesterday, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
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, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
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, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
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, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
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, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
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, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
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, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
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, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
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, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,084
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, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-16-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By Blackcat31
First, welcome to the forum! Stick around, join...

First, welcome to the forum! Stick around, join the conversation and read older threads (tags on the bottom help with searching topics) We area friendly and helpful bunch!

Second, the first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,276
Posted By Blackcat31
contact paper need I say more?:ouch: :mad:...

contact paper

need I say more?:ouch: :mad: :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,269
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is the follow up for this case and what...

Here is the follow up for this case and what happened to the father

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/crime-and-courts/4718285-Dad-sentenced-in-death-of-boy-left-in-car-at-St.-Paul-ballpark
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Blackcat31
Haha! We have a cat door and a male and female...

Haha! We have a cat door and a male and female cat.
The female does the same thing. Make cat runs in/out while female will sit by the door and wait for someone to open the door for her. She can...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-14-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,371
Posted By Blackcat31
A spammer brought it back to life and before I...

A spammer brought it back to life and before I could deal with them, it had already been on the top of the new post list. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Blackcat31
As a parent, she has every right to be upset. ...

As a parent, she has every right to be upset. It's her child.
I'm a provider and a parent but and when it comes to my child, I am fiercely protective and probably not very logical or understanding...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-13-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,084
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh thatís good news!! Iím so glad you got it all...

Oh thatís good news!! Iím so glad you got it all figured out! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Blackcat31
My kiddos bus their own plates, cups and...

My kiddos bus their own plates, cups and silverware when they are finished eating. Before they take their stuff to the counter, they know to check their area where they ate and pick up and spilled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Blackcat31
I have two clients with infants right now. ...

I have two clients with infants right now.

One openly discusses how well their baby sleeps in the swing every morning and afternoon for nap time and the other says the only time their household...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,102
Posted By Blackcat31
I wonder how area specific these pouches are.... ...

I wonder how area specific these pouches are....
I've yet to have a kid in care that uses them.

I've got a couple parents that take the easy way out of everything and even they don't use them. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,276
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: :hug: Like all "fun" vacations, this...

:hug: :hug:

Like all "fun" vacations, this will make a good story once time has passed.

Hoping you and your DH feel better soon!
This is such an awful time to be sick.
Plus who wants to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,084
Posted By Blackcat31
Yikes... I agree with Cat Herder. That is...

Yikes... I agree with Cat Herder.

That is pretty risky considering the fine for operating illegally in CA is up to $200 PER day PER child and could be a felony charge. :eek: :ouch:

If a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,276
Posted By Blackcat31
I swear I am going to kill my husband. :ouch: ...

I swear I am going to kill my husband. :ouch:

He thought it would be a great idea to buy this rubber ducky blow up bath tub and let the toddlers have at it.

It is cute. It looks kind of like...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-10-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't understand what you mean by making sure...

I don't understand what you mean by making sure your family is protected. Protected from what?

Also what do you mean by not wanting to be retaliatory?

I agree with Rosie... I would simply...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-09-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,084
Posted By Blackcat31
This depends on what state you are in and how...

This depends on what state you are in and how many children you are illegally caring for.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-09-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is Tom Copeland's blog entry about this...

Here is Tom Copeland's blog entry about this topic

https://tomcopelandblog.com/can-parents-claim-child-care-tax-credit-im-not-licensed
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By Blackcat31
Me too! She's 3! It's also my daughter's...

Me too! She's 3!

It's also my daughter's birthday (she's 31) and my younger brother's birthday (he's 44)

Happy birthday to all the birthday peeps today! happyface :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By Blackcat31
I own and operate out of a separate house...

I own and operate out of a separate house purchased just for daycare use. I am licensed as a large family child care and not a center for various reasons but have been operating this way for many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By Blackcat31
Good morning everybody!!! :Sunny: I've got 7...

Good morning everybody!!! :Sunny:

I've got 7 (out of 12) kids in the door happily/willingly and with smiles on their faces ....

So far so good here.... :)


Hoping everyone has a much better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By Blackcat31
Monday? I feel like I am trapped in some sort of...

Monday? I feel like I am trapped in some sort of Groundhog Day (movie) scene..... :ouch:

Family with baby continues dailyvto try and pass off starving baby with the excuse that they are running...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Blackcat31
Contact the DOL for your state ...

Contact the DOL for your state

https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/wages/lastpaycheck
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,276
Posted By Blackcat31
...also "completely trained" means something 100%...

...also "completely trained" means something 100% different to a parent than it does to the provider and most times that difference is the difference.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,276
Posted By Blackcat31
Because if mom can have him completely trained at...

Because if mom can have him completely trained at home and you can't, then there must be something YOU are doing wrong.

In the end, you (the provider) generally tries hard then to make up for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By Blackcat31
How did drop off go with this family?

How did drop off go with this family?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis or "rainbow poo day... :ouch:

likethis

or "rainbow poo day... :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Blackcat31
Whenever children are under our supervision, we...

Whenever children are under our supervision, we are ALWAYS responsible.

What state are you in and what are your ratios for adults to 1 yr olds? Were you working alone?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, I have terminated a biter for almost the...

Yes, I have terminated a biter for almost the same exact reasons. My entire day consisted of nothing more than blocking the child from biting. It got old fast.

I terminated and simply explained...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Blackcat31
I use one as a means of "closure" for each...

I use one as a means of "closure" for each client.

The first page has a place for parents to sign off that they have given proper notice, are paid in full and owe no additional fees and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Blackcat31
ANY time you suspect you need to report. It's...

ANY time you suspect you need to report. It's not our job to decipher or to assess. Only to report if we suspect.

I would document what you see/hear and I would report.

It may just be the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-03-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with Rosie! Kids need kid time and...

I agree with Rosie!

Kids need kid time and the over scheduling of kids in all these extra curricular activities is mind boggling now days. I can totally understand why so many kids have anxiety...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Blackcat31
My own son skipped crawling and walked very...

My own son skipped crawling and walked very early.
He has always been an avid reader with exceptional reading skills.

I wonder if those kids that skip certain milestones that we consider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Blackcat31
I'll message you my withdrawal form as well. :)

I'll message you my withdrawal form as well. :)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-30-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,936
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Oh well that makes more sense then.......

likethis Oh well that makes more sense then.... lol! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By Blackcat31
During those years in which I am open the day...

During those years in which I am open the day after Halloween, I have sent home notice with parents letting them know under NO circumstances should they allow their child to stay up too late and/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By Blackcat31
I am closed on Halloween and the day after this...

I am closed on Halloween and the day after this year.

I take either both or one or the other depending on how they fall in the week. This year it made sense to take both days off.

NOT a fan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Blackcat31
That is super cute!

That is super cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally, I would just tell the family with the...

Personally, I would just tell the family with the preschooler that they need to find alternate care arrangements for after school that day.

Take the kiddos that are with you all day to the pumpkin...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-30-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,936
Posted By Blackcat31
This thread is from 2016 originally but the child...

This thread is from 2016 originally but the child was denied care BEFORE they started. The family paid to reserve the space but the child didn't start care

I also think the parent (poster) was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge 52 weeks a year with no credit for...

I charge 52 weeks a year with no credit for anything but when I used to charge daily/half day rates I always said half days DO NOT include lunch or nap.

If you're still serving lunch and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Blackcat31
I am required by licensing to feed an infant on...

I am required by licensing to feed an infant on demand.
a strict sleeping and eating schedule would not work here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a question...why do YOU allow them to...

I have a question...why do YOU allow them to stay?
Once a parent arrives to pick up, they must take their child and go. If she tries to let her child play longer say "Sorry but mommy is here to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,276
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a policy that if only one child is in...

I have a policy that if only one child is in attendance I may opt to close. If she's not working I would absolutely close.

Just let her know since she is already at home, you are closing and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Blackcat31
Late pick ups PLANNED AND APPROVED IN ADVANCE (24...

Late pick ups PLANNED AND APPROVED IN ADVANCE (24 hr min) are billed at $x per 15 minutes. Late pick ups the same day with or without a heads up are subject to $1 per minute the first time, $2 per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,276
Posted By Blackcat31
Let me guess....she also uses the most daycare...

Let me guess....she also uses the most daycare hours/days than the other families?

I'd do Ac114 said and don't ask. Change your policy to state you charge on your off days and let the cards fall...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Blackcat31
Also here's an article Tom Copeland wrote awhile...

Also here's an article Tom Copeland wrote awhile back about rates over the phone. Not the same as listing them on a website but it still offers valuable insight to the question
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't out right list mine on my website because...

I don't out right list mine on my website because it's honestly very specific for each family. Depending on several factors their rate differs from a standard one set daily or weekly rate so it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Blackcat31
Isnít your daughter in school during the day? ...

Isnít your daughter in school during the day?

People do what they need to do but your post seems to imply you are changing your entire life and reducing your income solely because of your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5,402
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 571,276
Posted By Blackcat31
I feel ya.... I've been on the grant review...

I feel ya.... I've been on the grant review committee and most in my area knew this. The minute the app is available for download I was bombarded with requests to help or aide in some way....
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 222,946
Posted By Blackcat31
Haha!!

Haha!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 309,118
Posted By Blackcat31
Raising a glass to Jon Schwartz ...

Raising a glass to Jon Schwartz


https://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/aBY6NWA_700b.jpg
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,964
Posted By Blackcat31
��������Nice that you’re able to relax during...

��������Nice that you’re able to relax during rest time

My stress level gets turned to MAX. :ouch:
When the kids are awake, playing and interacting I know exactly what every one is doing. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By Blackcat31
That probably drives me more insane than...

That probably drives me more insane than anything.
I understand prompt and all and I appreciate it but for me since I don't live in my daycare it's one of THE most annoying things ever.

It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By Blackcat31
I sent you a password reminder email :) Let us...

I sent you a password reminder email :)
Let us know if you get back in
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Blackcat31
I just PM'ed you my rates outlining the...

I just PM'ed you my rates outlining the structure.
It was easier than searching for a thread at the moment.. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile I understand what you are saying but she didn't...

I understand what you are saying but she didn't say anything close to you being a bad provider or that you leave your DCK's or children alone or in time out all day.

She said:



I would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By Blackcat31
This right here ^^ is what bothers me most about...

This right here ^^ is what bothers me most about this job and this discussion board.

You (the OP) asked for advice.
A poster gave advice...advice I agree with and the only thing that is taken...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally I would never allow my pets to be...

Personally I would never allow my pets to be around daycare kids. Not only for the safety of the daycare kids but for my pet's safety.

IF however, you do choose to allow your daycare kids and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Blackcat31
School employees aren't special. I treat them...

School employees aren't special. I treat them like every other parent client.

My families contract with me the exact time they are picking up. The later they are scheduled to stay the more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge based on contracted hours so there is no...

I charge based on contracted hours so there is no such thing in my program as all day hours. I do not have standard open to close hours and open when the first child is scheduled to arrive and close...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Blackcat31
I allow seconds IF they've eaten all of their...

I allow seconds IF they've eaten all of their firsts. ALL.

If they have seconds they must have seconds on veggies first and then can move onto seconds of the main dish.

My kids are all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Thatís how Iíd handle it!

likethis

Thatís how Iíd handle it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't even address it. How awesome to...

I wouldn't even address it.
How awesome to not have to even discuss this issue.

IF you have a child within your age group that is potty training, I'd address it then but otherwise, I'd leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Blackcat31
Being license exempt however doesn't excuse your...

Being license exempt however doesn't excuse your director from having to follow state laws or be subject to liability should a child be lost or accidentally let out of the facility when the door is...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-09-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Blackcat31
First off, do NOT send him in with a hidden...

First off, do NOT send him in with a hidden camera.
You could be arrested for violation of privacy.
Here (https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/28/us/virginia-mother-bullying-arrest/index.html) is a story...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By Blackcat31
I am so blunt and "unforgiving" that I would...

I am so blunt and "unforgiving" that I would literally walk to the front door, unlock it, open it and say "You were notified of the change in entrances. This is the last time I am going to address...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By Blackcat31
Is this just a rule your center has? Does your...

Is this just a rule your center has?
Does your center participate with the food program?

I read through the regulations posted for Alabama and it doesn't say that you have to have prepared...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Blackcat31
She doesn't have to leave work every time but she...

She doesn't have to leave work every time but she definitely needs to find someone who can when she can't.

As for the Dr treating the child for the last 12 months...yes, why didn't DCM mention...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Blackcat31
If any body signed up for this on their own and...

If any body signed up for this on their own and are basically living unassisted then I think they are free to do as they choose. If someone lives in an assisted living home or with family still and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Blackcat31
I too would request a visit to the doctor. ...

I too would request a visit to the doctor. Doesn't seem normal to me once they move to solids but I don't know for sure as I haven't had a lot of experience with kids spitting up.

Is it alot or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Blackcat31
I have one. It's been the only way I generate...

I have one. It's been the only way I generate interest outside of word of mouth. (I can PM you the address if you want to see mine)

I purchased my domain name but I originally started out with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By Blackcat31
I would look at your state's labor department...

I would look at your state's labor department website and find out what the rules/laws are in regards to receiving your last paycheck.

In some states, depending on the nature of why employment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Blackcat31
This was my first thought too but I am unsure...

This was my first thought too but I am unsure what state OP is in.... (funny how this is the info we glean from posts sometimes.. lol!)

Anyways @OP~ I would request that your director come and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,783
Posted By Blackcat31
Just in case you didn’t notice but the post you...

Just in case you didn’t notice but the post you quoted is from almost 7 yrs ago :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít allow prepared bottles because I donít...

I donít allow prepared bottles because I donít know what is/isnít in the bottle and I am responsible on my watch. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Blackcat31
If the administrator allows them to have the...

If the administrator allows them to have the phones, there isn't much you can do but as far as the 11 yr old texting, why does he need to text her?

If he is young enough to require child care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By Blackcat31
Parents supply; Extra clothing, diapers, sun...

Parents supply;

Extra clothing, diapers, sun screen, wet wipes, diaper cream, tissues and a nap blanket.

I require infants to have 2 bottles (new in the package) and a pacifier (if used) to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By Blackcat31
My late fee is seriously big enough that I don't...

My late fee is seriously big enough that I don't ask or remind anyone. :D

These are adults we are talking about.

They know they owe you and they know when they owe you.

I used to think...
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