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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
"He had a good day. Here is his free art. Have a...

"He had a good day. Here is his free art. Have a great night." Unless asked a question specifically, minimal information makes for a peaceful departure. :hug:

I save the rest for conferences....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 138
Posted By Cat Herder
I did not notice the betime, but it seems kind of...

I did not notice the betime, but it seems kind of early to me, too.

We did 8 pm on school nights until about 9 years (3rd grade), then 9 pm. During summer 10 pm was the general rule, mostly for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 67
Posted By Cat Herder
I added tags to other threads on this topic...

I added tags to other threads on this topic below. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Cat Herder
You could go to your local schools' website and...

You could go to your local schools' website and print off their kindergarten readiness checklist. You could also send her home with an ASQ to fill out, 60 months is as high as mine go, but it would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
Posted By Cat Herder
ECR4KIDS brand is also sold at many online...

ECR4KIDS brand is also sold at many online retailers. They are usually really good quality at an affordable price. likethis
Forum: Forms - Uploads Today, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,985
Posted By Cat Herder
Here is a free set with directions that are used...

Here is a free set with directions that are used in Pre-k's. :Sunny:

http://www.greenhillsheadstart.org/black%20book%20files/Appendix%20Medical/DAILY%20HEALTH%20CHECK.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
Posted By Cat Herder
I love bizchair for daycare furniture. likethis ...

I love bizchair for daycare furniture. likethis

https://www.bizchair.com/school-learn-and-play/

https://www.bizchair.com/school/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 138
Posted By Cat Herder
When my kids still lived at home we sat down to...

When my kids still lived at home we sat down to eat at 5:30. My clients are required to be off the property by then. "Departure by 5:30, not at 5:30". Mine also never were part of the daycare, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 138
Posted By Cat Herder
First, I would not be able to stay full offering...

First, I would not be able to stay full offering only 830-430. :hug: Most here are 6-6, so I am already pushing it with 730-530. ;)

Second, I get up at 4 am, do my housework/laundry and prep meals...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Cat Herder
It depends on if she was charged with any crimes...

It depends on if she was charged with any crimes against children and if she can still pass the background check.

I'd run it again, myself. Actually, I would be legally required to.

Many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd send him to hang out in the directors' office...

I'd send him to hang out in the directors' office until nap was over. :ouch: That might impress upon him/her just how disruptive this one child is. If it continued, it would be either he goes or I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Cat Herder
Varies by State. It would be a no for me unless I...

Varies by State. It would be a no for me unless I only cared for two kids. If only two kids, no licensing would be required for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By Cat Herder
I am not a fan of cots. I prefer 3-inch...

I am not a fan of cots.

I prefer 3-inch crib mattresses with pillowcase sheets. likethis Easier to clean, store, use and much more comfortable. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Cat Herder
Time. :hug: I don't even use a nap schedule...

Time. :hug:

I don't even use a nap schedule until 12 months.

They nap at will, then back to the floor.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By Cat Herder
I used USAA, but they did have some dog breed...

I used USAA, but they did have some dog breed restrictions for me and my State only allows 6. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 216
Posted By Cat Herder
I still only use CD's. :lol: I just found the...

I still only use CD's. :lol: I just found the favorite songs online to link here. I keep the player up high on a mounted shelf the kids can't reach to keep them from banging the shelf and scratching...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Cat Herder
Is she paying full-time rates? If not, I'd put...

Is she paying full-time rates? If not, I'd put her on that immediately. That way it won't matter what day she wants to bring him, all 5 are hers. likethis Problem solved.

If she refuses, I'd just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Cat Herder
The first purchases I made were nice nap mats &...

The first purchases I made were nice nap mats & sheets, blackout curtains with grommets that can be put up at nap then taken down (small hooks), a small sound machine, sturdy toddler/preschool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with Arianna. I would make one change,...

I agree with Arianna. I would make one change, though. ;)

Instead of citing my own family as the source of the need for their compliance, I would cite the need for my full attention to be on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 216
Posted By Cat Herder
King of Bongos -...

King of Bongos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJMLJVha5sw
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 216
Posted By Cat Herder
Right now mine are into "King of the Bongos" and...

Right now mine are into "King of the Bongos" and "Mardi Gras Mambo" from Putumayo kids. :Sunny: https://putumayokids.bandcamp.com/track/buckwheat-zydeco-mardi-gras-mambo-usa
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Cat Herder
I have been considering the Stories from Around...

I have been considering the Stories from Around the World - 4 Tales of Problem Solving & Wit - Paperbacks. :Sunny: $25.99
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 112,875
Posted By Cat Herder
I visited texas for the first time last year and...

I visited texas for the first time last year and will be there again in a few months. The one thing I noticed and loved everywhere was the vivid bottlebrush shrubs. lovethis

So, with that, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By Cat Herder
I do the same. likethis Have them bring new...

I do the same. likethis Have them bring new bottles that stay here and breast milk frozen in bags. I do the rest.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,443
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: I love it. Feels good when...

:lol::lol::lol: I love it.

Feels good when you can finally drive home a point in a manner they can completely understand.

So many believe it does not matter to the kid because "they won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Cat Herder
I always make it about the kids' needs vs the...

I always make it about the kids' needs vs the kids' behaviors. ;) The simple truth is that their behavior is a form of communication about their unmet needs. Sometimes we can help meet them,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Cat Herder
I would simply tell them the child has outgrown...

I would simply tell them the child has outgrown my services and needs an environment better suited to his current needs. You don't have to tell them what those are unless they ask. You have already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Cat Herder
It does not sound like you can afford not to...

It does not sound like you can afford not to term. What did the parents of the toddlers say when they were told of their children's injuries? Head trauma in toddlers is very dangerous. Coup-countre...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,443
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug: I am on day 13 of "allergies". :cool:...

:hug:

I am on day 13 of "allergies". :cool:

So frustrating.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 47,234
Posted By Cat Herder
Replace her. :Sunny:

Replace her. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,231
Posted By Cat Herder
How is the privacy of the free option?

How is the privacy of the free option?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By Cat Herder
Free Food Program Webinar; Proposed Changes

Webinar link: https://frac.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=152261

Join USDA and FRAC for a webinar on two proposed Child Nutrition rules impacting the Child and Adult Care Food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By Cat Herder
What you are describing is why most providers...

What you are describing is why most providers close/leave the field within the first two years. :hug:

I stay sane by taking charge and planning in advance. My program flows smoothly, now. In the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-13-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By Cat Herder
That is pretty common. :hug: That is why many of...

That is pretty common. :hug: That is why many of us end up just opening our own. ;) We already have all the certs, training and experience.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By Cat Herder
We were hit pretty hard last week with flu, sinus...

We were hit pretty hard last week with flu, sinus infections and bronchitis, but are doing pretty well this week. The flooding has been harsh.

We need to get outside, but all the creeks and rivers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Cat Herder
I tend to go with my gut. ;) Does your website or...

I tend to go with my gut. ;) Does your website or parent area have community resources info available for parents? If not, it may be a good time to randomly send a printout of them home to everyone. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Cat Herder
This is the one I use. I linked the New York ECE...

This is the one I use. I linked the New York ECE classes. :ouch: https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/menu/index.cfm?HomeState_id=33

I do the $99 per year unlimited each year because most classes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Cat Herder
4-year-olds. :ouch: They are what makes me...

4-year-olds. :ouch:

They are what makes me grateful for Pre-k. :lol::lol::lol:

Faked regression, drama, tattling, more drama, baby talk, attention-seeking, bossing, tantrums and faking sick....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Cat Herder
You could do the "My Mouth is A Volcano" theme....

You could do the "My Mouth is A Volcano" theme. ;)

http://www.myeverydayclassroom.com/2015/06/my-mouth-is-a-volcano-activities/
https://bookpagez.com/resource/my-mouth-is-a-volcano-lesson-plans/...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Cat Herder
They did the same to me and I had to put up the...

They did the same to me and I had to put up the fence. I was told a 4-foot fence would be my requirement (not the lady two streets over, though. Her creek must have that non-drowning water. ;))...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Cat Herder
My concern would be not knowing when their nose...

My concern would be not knowing when their nose needs wiping. My group is 2 and under.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Cat Herder
Will you be changing them into and out of them...

Will you be changing them into and out of them daily? Will they be kept at your home?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5,604
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,164
Posted By Cat Herder
Be careful what you ask for. :lol::lol::lol: ...

Be careful what you ask for. :lol::lol::lol:

If it was a diagnosed ear infection motrin would have been the better choice and the ped would have told her so. Tylenol is an antiplatelet for fever....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Cat Herder
IME, kids won't keep them on. ;) I'd use the...

IME, kids won't keep them on. ;)

I'd use the "able to participate in all activities" card if it got too bad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
IMO, It is fine as long as those without children...

IMO, It is fine as long as those without children are paid more. If the pay is across the board no matter how many children they have, I'd be applying elsewhere.

Daycare center jobs are a dime a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Cat Herder
This is the questionnaire I use to prepare for...

This is the questionnaire I use to prepare for the conference. Again, feel free to copy/paste.

Parent-Teacher Conference Questionnaire

Form completed by:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Cat Herder
This is mine, feel free to copy/paste. ...

This is mine, feel free to copy/paste.




Date: ___________

Dear Parents,

Parent-Teacher conferences are currently being scheduled for our preschool class. Together, we can look at what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
IMO, As long as the children count in the room...

IMO, As long as the children count in the room ratios, they should pay for their slots. If your state says employee kids don't count toward ratio, there is no need other than food cost. The issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Cat Herder
Anytime. :Sunny:

Anytime. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Cat Herder
It could very well be a congenital heart defect...

It could very well be a congenital heart defect and having them voice their concerns to the ped certainly can't hurt. Ruling it out would be a good thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Cat Herder
Any family history of diabetes? Is she wheezing?...

Any family history of diabetes? Is she wheezing? Any other respiratory symptoms?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds like runs of SVT but I am not familiar...

Sounds like runs of SVT but I am not familiar with an Owlet.

Edit: A quick internet search shows those things giving a lot of false highs and unnecessary trips to the ER. :confused:

If the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 320,992
Posted By Cat Herder
Congratulations and good luck going forward....

Congratulations and good luck going forward. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By Cat Herder
If the child had gone through trauma, it would be...

If the child had gone through trauma, it would be the parent's responsibility to both notify the daycare and make plans to meet their childs needs. Nowhere in the OP did it say the living situation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Cat Herder
Has he napped with you, yet? Is he disruptive? ...

Has he napped with you, yet? Is he disruptive?

IME, "Gma care" part-time/short time kids become full-time/all day by 18-24 months. ;) I'd start planning for how I intend to go forward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Cat Herder
Does Gma have custody? What is her goal for...

Does Gma have custody? What is her goal for putting him in care?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Cat Herder
I also keep my infants separately until 12...

I also keep my infants separately until 12 months. Always. From one another and the toddlers/pre-schoolers.

Each infant has their own toys, playspace, rug, toybox, shelves, crib and high chair. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Cat Herder
I offer mild/common childhood illness care, but I...

I offer mild/common childhood illness care, but I use an extra bedroom on the opposite side of the house for this purpose. It uses a different bathroom and entrance, the other kids will literally...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-10-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Cat Herder
Welcome to the forum. :Sunny:

Welcome to the forum. :Sunny:
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 02-10-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Cat Herder
The cheapest I found recently was in Cobb at...

The cheapest I found recently was in Cobb at $3800.00

https://www.cimls.com/data_lease/documents/flyer_409286.pdf

Even if this one is gone, this group may be able to help you search.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Cat Herder
I do not have a daily rate. :ouch: I only...

I do not have a daily rate. :ouch:

I only have a full-time tuition rate, per child, per week. Paid in advance for the week. Enrolled or not enrolled are the only options. :Sunny:

No sibling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,443
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. :hug: And when you turn it around on...

Same. :hug:

And when you turn it around on them you better Katy bar the door, sleep with one eye open and have a good lawyer. :ouch: :lol::lol: DARVO ranger is coming to war.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Cat Herder
We went with USAA. ...

We went with USAA.

https://www.usaa.com/inet/wc/advice-real-estate-everything-about-va-loans?SearchRanking=2&SearchLinkPhrase=va%20loans
https://www.usaa.com/inet/wc/bank-real-estate-va-loan
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By Cat Herder
Sending out a funny newsletter on learned...

Sending out a funny newsletter on learned helplessness and its relation to living in mom's basement at 30 seems an option. Depending on your client's sense of humor, of course. Mine loved this one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,443
Posted By Cat Herder
Bronchitis. I. Must. Sleep.

Bronchitis.

I. Must. Sleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you figured out why the calls are not...

Have you figured out why the calls are not coming? That would be my first project.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5,604
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,164
Posted By Cat Herder
Today I had three friends/acquaintances all...

Today I had three friends/acquaintances all posting those infant month prop photos that are so popular. "I am two months old, today!!" YKWIM

All three with a loaded diaper. :cool: Do other people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Cat Herder
Our pre-k only goes half-day which creates...

Our pre-k only goes half-day which creates transportation issues if they have more than one child. They also charge as much for aftercare as I do for full-time care and close over twice as many days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Cat Herder
You are not required to take them over other...

You are not required to take them over other families. You can interview and choose the best fit for your program. A person's religion is not a free pass, it simply is not a valid or ethical reason...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Cat Herder
Licensing will still have the record, so the next...

Licensing will still have the record, so the next time someone comes forward, it will probably be better investigated. The employees were put on blast and will be watched closely for some time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
Be sure to report to childcare licensing, not...

Be sure to report to childcare licensing, not CPS. They are two different agencies, for two different things.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-02-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Cat Herder
No, It isn't wrong but it sounds like they view...

No, It isn't wrong but it sounds like they view working on the federal holiday as crediting your account already. :confused:

Instead of asking for a discount, I'd probably ask for clarification...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Cat Herder
We are not required to enroll anyone. Vaccine...

We are not required to enroll anyone. Vaccine status is not protected under ADA. Private business owners can make their own decision.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-02-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Cat Herder
Have they not sent out info on how they intend to...

Have they not sent out info on how they intend to handle it? They just left it hanging unspoken and said nothing?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. ...

Yes.

https://dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/child-care-requirements.aspx
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By Cat Herder
That is a luxury that very few states have. That...

That is a luxury that very few states have. That is why our culture views it differently. Right to work states do not allow for this unless the employee has saved vacation time (PTO). It isn't about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By Cat Herder
I was raised and feel the same way. :Sunny: I...

I was raised and feel the same way. :Sunny: I think this mindset may be cultural. :confused: Resilience requires a pre-plan, adults have them.

I would have found a compromise in there somewhere....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By Cat Herder
Having a job, that provides an income, to support...

Having a job, that provides an income, to support one's self, is an adult responsibility. How is she any different? :confused: I take it this is not her child? Either way, admin is well within their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By Cat Herder
If they have no vacation built up and this loved...

If they have no vacation built up and this loved one is not their own minor child, they need to get their shift covered or go before and after work as mentioned before. The hospital is providing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Cat Herder
Is your closing more about not having to pay...

Is your closing more about not having to pay employees? I also don't grasp closing short notice to work on advertising because logic would suggest doing so as concrete advertising that you may not be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Cat Herder
Not likely, it is a virus that can't live out of...

Not likely, it is a virus that can't live out of body tissue. It isn't a bacteria/fungus that thrives in warm, moist environments. likethis Your backup provider is protected by her own healthy,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Cat Herder
Do you have a job backup? I would recommend...

Do you have a job backup? I would recommend working on that, now. I don't mean that in an ugly way, just that however the report is received (substantiated or not), continuing to work there most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Cat Herder
I opened my own in '94, the changes have been...

I opened my own in '94, the changes have been overwhelming at times for those of us who stayed in it the entire time. I can't imagine starting over now. I can't even figure out how anyone is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Cat Herder
No. We are supposed to assume they all have it...

No. We are supposed to assume they all have it and use universal precautions. It is not a reportable illness and requires no extra sanitary steps at all. Unless the child has an open wound that can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Cat Herder
How about your local CCR&R? They are paid to...

How about your local CCR&R? They are paid to guide you through the process.

https://childcareawarewa.org/providers/

https://childcareawarewa.org/contact/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Cat Herder
Herpes Myths vs Facts Herpes Myth: Only...

Herpes Myths vs Facts

Herpes Myth: Only certain sorts of people get herpes.

Fact about herpes: No, it is very common and anyone who has ever had sex can get genital herpes. It's not about being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you completed modules one and two online,...

Have you completed modules one and two online, yet?

https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/early-learning-providers/licensed-provider/licensing-process

And the application? -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Cat Herder
Always do what is best for you and your family,...

Always do what is best for you and your family, they will always do the same. Anything else will lead to resentment, stress and burnout. :Sunny:

We are business owners, not social services.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Cat Herder
Did you pay the deposit by check or autodraft? ...

Did you pay the deposit by check or autodraft?

What does the contract say about deposits?

How long did the provider hold the slot for you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 32,465
Posted By Cat Herder
These parents have had the benefit of the...

These parents have had the benefit of the internet for their entire lives. How can they not simply google "Developmental Milestones" or "Child Development"? Most of us literally hand them the info on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5,604
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,164
Posted By Cat Herder
But if anyone who was once licensed gets caught...

But if anyone who was once licensed gets caught they will go to the ends of the earth to get them. :ouch: Playing by the rules is awesome. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5,604
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,164
Posted By Cat Herder
Same here. Licensing has known for over a year....

Same here. Licensing has known for over a year. Does not care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Cat Herder
I have never noticed a difference. Then again, I...

I have never noticed a difference. Then again, I have three freezers. ;) The back says 120 V, 60 HZ, 0.75 A.T.P.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Cat Herder
Do you have an area they can go to so the other...

Do you have an area they can go to so the other kids are not accessible? I am not sure of your rights in your state. Heck, I am not really sure of my rights anymore, the state seems to be willing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Cat Herder
A quick spritz with Lysol or Clorox disinfecting...

A quick spritz with Lysol or Clorox disinfecting spray and adding some odoban disinfectant to the laundry should do the trick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: I still can't tolerate the smell...

:lol::lol::lol: I still can't tolerate the smell of peach cobbler to this day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By Cat Herder
I had one of those, too back in the day. :hug:...

I had one of those, too back in the day. :hug: She drove a new Eddie Bauer Bronco (aging myself, here) and loved to ride everyone's...... while she painted her nails, doused herself in her bath and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Cat Herder
I have three because I have indoor dogs. ;) Two...

I have three because I have indoor dogs. ;) Two are Honeywell https://www.honeywellstore.com/store/products/honeywell-17000-s-quietcare-permanent-true-hepa-air-purifier-germ-reduction.htm and one is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Cat Herder
I did want to add that if there were an emergency...

I did want to add that if there were an emergency and the parent contacted me BEFORE showing up late, I work with them. Sometimes that may even mean getting the parent a ride home (car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Cat Herder
I tell parents to be sure to give their kids...

I tell parents to be sure to give their kids plenty of physical exercise after dinner to burn off the calories consumed and to follow a bedtime routine. :Sunny:

Naptime is not negotiable.
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