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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By Blackcat31
I haven't had a preschooler in my home for many...

I haven't had a preschooler in my home for many years but I am curious isn't 6:30/7:00 really early for a bedtime?

It just seems super early I dunno.

I drive to and from my daycare home.
I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Blackcat31
Doubtful but who knows. As a parent Iíd say no.

Doubtful but who knows.
As a parent Iíd say no.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,604
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,191
Posted By Blackcat31
Right?! I looked at the loooooong weeks...

Right?!

I looked at the loooooong weeks ahead before Good Friday and promptly scheduled a day off in mid-March. :ouch: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By Blackcat31
https://www.assurechildcare.com/child-care-insuran...

https://www.assurechildcare.com/child-care-insurance-quote.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Blackcat31
This is one of those situations where you really...

This is one of those situations where you really have no other option but to choose friendship or income.

I'd bow out and refuse to care for the child.
Not your circus not your monkeys. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Blackcat31
A strong backbone If you do things just...

A strong backbone


If you do things just to be nice, you might as well do this job for free because nice on your end simply means "take advantage of you" on the receiving end(client side).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 112,879
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you a center or home based? Are you in a...

Are you a center or home based?
Are you in a big city, near any landmarks or anything significant?

Are there other centers in your community with funky or stand out names?

Are you a religious...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 112,879
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh good...I am glad I am not the only person that...

Oh good...I am glad I am not the only person that made that connection.... I was thinking it might just be me. :lol:

But when reading, it was the first thing that popped into my head. :ouch: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 112,879
Posted By Blackcat31
Honest? ...... the first one sounds like you...

Honest? ...... the first one sounds like you might have adult dancers verses preschool going on... :o :ouch:


I'd go with the second option. It sounds more kid friendly and better at stating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,445
Posted By Blackcat31
I have one that is teething but he's also not...

I have one that is teething but he's also not feeling very well. Not napping, very cranky and wants to be held all day.

Hasn't met the exclusionary rules so we've just had a cranky babe most the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By Blackcat31
I would do exactly what Cat Herder would. ...

I would do exactly what Cat Herder would.

In my experience those kids that attend preschool AND daycare are the worst behaved. I do everything in my power to avoid that type of enrollment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By Blackcat31
I have parents bring two new in the box bottles...

I have parents bring two new in the box bottles to leave here at daycare upon enrollment. I manage all washing here. The bottles don't go home.

If they bring fresh milk in a bottle, I'd just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By Blackcat31
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!! When you...

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!

When you do/say things for fear of how others react or how it effects them, you are giving them to the power to control you and your business.

Take the power...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By Blackcat31
MN here as well. Winter has been a snowy but...

MN here as well. Winter has been a snowy but very mild one in my area. We have much more snow than usual but thank goodness we haven't had the sub-zero arctic temps we normally have. With the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Blackcat31
I've taken several trainings through Penn State...

I've taken several trainings through Penn State Extension.

You can click on your state and see if they have any courses that are acceptable by your state

Most the trainings I've taken are $5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't understand what you mean by wearing...

I don't understand what you mean by wearing something you approve of?


Would the parent pay for them? what happens as they age/grow? Does the parent have to buy another one?
Do the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Blackcat31
Would you be able to fence off access from the...

Would you be able to fence off access from the stream instead?

My daycare house is on a corner of two busy streets.
It worked well and everyone was perfectly happy with having a fence only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By Blackcat31
It seems like it's working okay now unless there...

It seems like it's working okay now unless there is more to the story than what you've said.

What sorts of issues are you seeing or experiencing that you are asking about?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't entertain any child that wasn't able...

I wouldn't entertain any child that wasn't able to sleep without being held to sleep.

Like a previous poster said, offer half day care that doesn't require nap participation that way, their bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By Blackcat31
Whoever makes the rules and policies for the...

Whoever makes the rules and policies for the center would be able to answer that for you.

In my state the only restrictions we have as far as laws or rules is that if a family receives child care...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-11-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Blackcat31
Hello!! Glad to hear you are doing well!...

Hello!! Glad to hear you are doing well! happyface

I imagine not seeing the kids all the time is a huge adjustment but I can't say I am not envious of the quiet you probably have all day!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By Blackcat31
Trauma issues aside, for ME its about liability. ...

Trauma issues aside, for ME its about liability.

Carrying a 4.5 yr old or even a 12 year old is the parent's prerogative but it won't be allowed on my property.

Holding his hand and walking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,711
Posted By Blackcat31
This is when a family uses a babysitter or family...

This is when a family uses a babysitter or family member:friend not a daycare. :rolleyes:

Not has nothing to do with a provider being empathetic and everything to do with a parent being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,445
Posted By Blackcat31
True. In my DCPs case though it's more about...

True.

In my DCPs case though it's more about her realizing I am not her friend. She's really insecure and spends alot of time worrying that others are judging her.
She needs constant validation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,445
Posted By Blackcat31
Isn't that bizarre? I have a DCM right now...

Isn't that bizarre?

I have a DCM right now that isn't speaking to me either.

We had an issue with communication via texting and it got blown out of proportion in a big way. Considering it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By Blackcat31
I termed a family for this. We were unable to...

I termed a family for this. We were unable to resolve the issue and I refused to be a player in the game.

I would straight up tell mom you are NOT holding a 4.5 yr old. Is she going to pay for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,445
Posted By Blackcat31
Work.

Work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Blackcat31
Private messaged you :)

Private messaged you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,604
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,191
Posted By Blackcat31
Every time I have a DC parent blame daycare for...

Every time I have a DC parent blame daycare for their child's illness I have been responding with;

"Yes, daycare seems to be where all the kids pick up their illnesses but usually that's because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Blackcat31
I just state upfront my program does not accept...

I just state upfront my program does not accept non-vaccinated children.
Donít care why they donít immunize.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Blackcat31
As I stated above..... you don't need to ask them...

As I stated above..... you don't need to ask them anything.
I am not suggesting anyone ask.
Nor am I stating a family must declare anything.

The religions that do not support vaccinations have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't think you are expecting too much of him...

I don't think you are expecting too much of him but I do think you need to rethink how you help him understand these expectations.

If he isn't learning with the signs, cues and words you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
You have a new family starting in March and...

You have a new family starting in March and they've paid to hold this space? When are you wanting to close?

I think if you close any time during the first 6-12 months of enrolling, they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Blackcat31
"Venmo is designed for payments between friends...

"Venmo is designed for payments between friends and people who know and trust one another.

Venmo may NOT otherwise be used to receive business, commercial or merchant transactions, meaning you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Blackcat31
These are the business facts: I've got a...

These are the business facts:


I've got a family out

payment is due today

but I also want paid
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Blackcat31
I didn't say to ask. I just said there are very...

I didn't say to ask. I just said there are very few religions that don't allow vaccinations.

Of the two religions I am aware of there are other factors in which you wouldn't have to ask but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Blackcat31
There are very few religions that actually do not...

There are very few religions that actually do not allow vaccinations. Like VERY few.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 32,467
Posted By Blackcat31
.....And this is why so many providers are...

.....And this is why so many providers are scrambling to leave the childcare profession... parents are absolutely ridiculous! :rolleyes:

There are some good ones but most like this one are more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By Blackcat31
Thereís a whole site similar to this :rolleyes: ...

Thereís a whole site similar to this :rolleyes:

http://www.daycaresdontcare.org/

Iíve seen others but this one is the most popular
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 230,830
Posted By Blackcat31
So my DH and I were talking with the daycare kids...

So my DH and I were talking with the daycare kids at lunch today about all the different kinds of foods there are and which ones theyíve eaten before etc...
DCB (4yrs) says ďyeah we went to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Blackcat31
Yeah but how does being in contact with the child...

Yeah but how does being in contact with the child allow employees to know the administration portion of this is?
The child surely didn't tell the caregivers about the 30 day suspension and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, I wondered as well. I also wondered...

Yes, I wondered as well.

I also wondered why the staff knew so much about this.
I haven't ever worked in a center setting but the few ladies I know that do never know anything about this kind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Blackcat31
The owner, the administrator as well as the...

The owner, the administrator as well as the director should have met with this parent all together to discuss this suspension.

I think the mother was right to assume she still had care.

ALL...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By Blackcat31
DCP This is notice of immediate termination...

DCP

This is notice of immediate termination of our child care agreement.
Effective today. 1/21/2020 No further services will be provided.

Failure to abide by program policies as well as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíd term immediate today at pick for disregarding...

Iíd term immediate today at pick for disregarding the 48 hr policy.

No way would I provide an additional two weeks for this family to be even crappier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Blackcat31
Those that bank at the same bank as me just do...

Those that bank at the same bank as me just do account to account transfers so I don't need to use Zelle for those clients.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Blackcat31
My credit union doesn't have that option either...

My credit union doesn't have that option either BUT I am still able to accept payments from parents that do have banks that participate so check into that.

ONLY one party needs to have a bank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Blackcat31
My state gives parents a set amount of hours/days...

My state gives parents a set amount of hours/days they can use per two weeks. They set this amount by the number of hours/days the parent is working or in school. This info is verified every six...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Blackcat31
I mark all hours as is and let the caseworkers...

I mark all hours as is and let the caseworkers figure out whether parent was or wasnít working or in school. The state does not compensate me to police parents.

If the child is scheduled but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Blackcat31
In my state the assistance program pays only...

In my state the assistance program pays only their max rate and the parent pays the difference regardless of attendance

My state allows 25 absent days per year
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By Blackcat31
Who says this parent is purposely being...

Who says this parent is purposely being inconsiderate and/or rude? Her perspective is much different than a provider's perspective so I never assume someone is being purposely rude or inconsiderate....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By Blackcat31
EXACTLY!!! Take the time YOU need and never feel...

EXACTLY!!! Take the time YOU need and never feel bad about it because parent's won't give you the time.

It's important to know when you need a break and when I do, I just close and I don't feel...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-19-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,534
Posted By Blackcat31
Not paying your child care provider when you...

Not paying your child care provider when you agreed to is threatening their livelihood so please save the argument... :rolleyes:




This thread is over 7 years old
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By Blackcat31
((((Hugs))) to you Sunchimes My...

((((Hugs))) to you Sunchimes


My condolences as well as prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By Blackcat31
Some of my parents are off and some aren’t. ...

Some of my parents are off and some aren’t.

I am open because I choose to be. The parents that pay cash can bring their child(ren) if they want even if they’re off because they pay for it so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Blackcat31
I am licensed as a large group family child care...

I am licensed as a large group family child care in MN
I operate out of a house we purchased strictly for operating a child care. I live several miles away.

Every state has different rules...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Blackcat31
Why are blending the two? Let her know she...

Why are blending the two?

Let her know she is a daycare parent when it comes to her child and your program policies. Schedules due on Friday. period.

Her substitution role has nothing to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By Blackcat31
This is what I would do. I would just let...

This is what I would do.

I would just let her talk but not reply.
If she wants to give instructions on how to care for her child in your care, I would make it clear that you know what you are...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-17-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Blackcat31
I am similar to what RosieTeddy said. I separate...

I am similar to what RosieTeddy said. I separate and remove from group.

Hurting others is something I take very seriously and my stern voice and body language says this. If there is no change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5,604
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,191
Posted By Blackcat31
You didn't allow it did you? Oye~ These...

You didn't allow it did you?

Oye~ These parents......:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Blackcat31
Not worth it in my area and NOT something I...

Not worth it in my area and NOT something I personally would get involved in (for my own personal reasons) but I am sure it is a viable option for others depending on your program goals and area...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Blackcat31
Odo-ban. It really works great for removing...

Odo-ban.

It really works great for removing the smell.

https://odoban.com/products/

You can buy it at Walmart, Home Depot, Amazon etc...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Blackcat31
Please consider registering with the forum. The...

Please consider registering with the forum. The forum is a wealth of knowledge for providers in all areas of the profession.

However, please do not solicit information from our members without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Blackcat31
Payment is immediate into my checking account. ...

Payment is immediate into my checking account.

I get a notification from Zelle when someone pays and I get a text message as well so two notices.

In the Zelle app on my phone it has an option...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't even go into any type of detail as to...

I wouldn't even go into any type of detail as to why you can or can't accommodate and simply adopt the attitude of "just because I did, doesn't mean I always can" ;)

Tell the parent;

Dear DCP
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Blackcat31
In my state in order to teach trainings or speak...

In my state in order to teach trainings or speak as an expert in a specific subject you must meet certain qualifications.

I'd look into what the people in your state that conduct trainings have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Blackcat31
Have you considered opening your own child care? ...

Have you considered opening your own child care?

If that isn't something that is possible, there are other ways to be involved in early childhood than just working in a child care center.
...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-13-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Blackcat31
Honestly I think it's easiest to not have any...

Honestly I think it's easiest to not have any type of advertising or social media that allows parents to leave reviews.

If you need references, ask former clients that left on good terms to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-13-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 65,452
Posted By Blackcat31
This is something you should discuss with the...

This is something you should discuss with the facility that you attend.
Is it written into their contract that you pay regardless of absences and you signed the agreement then it's fair.

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Blackcat31
Just email her and say something like ďHi DCM, I...

Just email her and say something like ďHi DCM, I just wanted to reach out and let you know that the availability we were discussing for next month is unfortunately no longer available. However I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Blackcat31
YOU arenít putting mom in a tough spot :rolleyes:...

YOU arenít putting mom in a tough spot :rolleyes:

If mom had reliable back like she is suppose to have then she wouldnít be in a tough spot.

:hug: Parents are tough to manage sometimes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally given the danger involved with infants...

Personally given the danger involved with infants and RSV, I'd exclude until she was 100% better. Not 75% or even 90% but 100% better.

Too risky and not something I would want to monitor in an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Blackcat31
One of my kids told their parent I said we...

One of my kids told their parent I said we weren't having a Christmas party because they were all jerks. :eek: :ouch:

I did say that but I wasn't talking about daycare or the daycare kids. :lol:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Blackcat31
I was also told Zelle or Venmo as a great way to...

I was also told Zelle or Venmo as a great way to get timely payments electronically.

I downloaded both apps. I went with Zelle as they had the easiest sign up option. lol!

Venmo could...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-10-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By Blackcat31
Add this link to your book marked sites. :) It...

Add this link to your book marked sites. :)
It is a huge resource for anything child care business related.

http://tomcopelandblog.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Blackcat31
Every state has different requirements for these...

Every state has different requirements for these things.

Here is the licensing info for Maryland. (link below)

I am sure they list requirements for assistants and substitutes under the family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Blackcat31
I use Zelle Love it!

I use Zelle
Love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Blackcat31
I thought these things were recalled and no...

I thought these things were recalled and no longer sold and consumers that still own one were encouraged to toss it out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,604
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,191
Posted By Blackcat31
Just practice saying that... "Hey...

Just practice saying that...


"Hey mom/dad, since you aren't going to enforce my rules, please take Johnny and go to the car. I'll see you in the morning."

I've found that calling them out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By Blackcat31
Unfortunately, they weren't looking to provide...

Unfortunately, they weren't looking to provide positivity.
They wanted to sell us desk organizers. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-09-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Blackcat31
My handbook says "Rates are based on...

My handbook says

"Rates are based on enrollment. Credits are not provided based on attendance, time used or closures."

So all my families pay the same weekly rate 52 weeks a year.
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-09-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a form for withdrawal from care but it's...

I have a form for withdrawal from care but it's usually used for amicable situations.

When it's an immediate termination I just write

DCP

This is written notice of immediate termination of...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-08-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 26,373
Posted By Blackcat31
Legally whether you claim it or not, she is still...

Legally whether you claim it or not, she is still suppose to claim all income.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 09:39 AM
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Views: 179
Posted By Blackcat31
Same with the parent tax receipts..... their...

Same with the parent tax receipts..... their yearly total should include ONLY what they paid in that year.

If the Jones family received care December 30 and 31, 2019 but did not pay for those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Blackcat31
You claim it the same year you physically receive...

You claim it the same year you physically receive it.
Doesn't matter what time frame it was for.

If you get the check in Dec 2019...claim it on 2019 taxes
If you get the check in Jan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Blackcat31
I get a 1099 from the state for what the state...

I get a 1099 from the state for what the state paid to me but I only provide a statement to the parent for what THEY themselves paid me out of pocket.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-06-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,820
Posted By Blackcat31
Who did they give info to? What state are you...

Who did they give info to?
What state are you in?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Blackcat31
In my opinion, when you agree to take children...

In my opinion, when you agree to take children that are in the foster care system there are certain things you have to deal with.

I have a one pick up/drop off rule as well but never applied it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Blackcat31
What are YOU doing to remedy the situation? ...

What are YOU doing to remedy the situation?

Have you filed a complaint with the state?
Have you tried to talk to someone higher up than the other ladies you work with?

I guess I am not...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 01-03-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,574
Posted By Blackcat31
You are posting as an unregistered guest. ...

You are posting as an unregistered guest.
There is no contact info to send you anything
Please consider registering for the forum
You will have access to off topic section and PM abilities :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is Tom Copeland's reply to this question and...

Here is Tom Copeland's reply to this question and a link to his article about this
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Blackcat31
It does not matter what dates the services are...

It does not matter what dates the services are for only what date your received payment.

If you received it in 2019 you claim if on your 2019 taxes.
If you received it during 2020 you claim it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Blackcat31
I allow 30 minutes. Every single parent in my...

I allow 30 minutes.
Every single parent in my area has the ability to be here within that time frame.

If child is still present after 30 minutes, a late fee may be applied depending on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 112,879
Posted By Blackcat31
lol! :lol:

lol! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Blackcat31
Wow! that's a whole lot of drama just because you...

Wow! that's a whole lot of drama just because you were closed *gasp* over a holiday! :rolleyes:

I'm glad she showed you her true colors and you can start the new year off with less stress/drama. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 112,879
Posted By Blackcat31
Ok obviously I don't mean this rudely but the...

Ok obviously I don't mean this rudely but the very first thing I read is A Little Incontinent.

Sorry but that's how my mind immediately interpreted it. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Blackcat31
How do you deal with having given many years of...

How do you deal with having given many years of your life to people of an age where they will forget you - and maybe, parents who will forget you too or who dont think you're that important because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Blackcat31
Merry Christmas everyone! Hoping everyone had...

Merry Christmas everyone!
Hoping everyone had a great holiday with family, friends and good food!

Sitting down with hubby now to enjoy a classic Christmas movie (Diehard... lol!) after a long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,011
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít care what time they drop off although...

I donít care what time they drop off although they all tell me a time. I only care what time they pick up. If they are contracted to 4:00 and pick up at 4:15 they are late and owe late fees even if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, it's best to have a personal page for...

Yes, it's best to have a personal page for "friends and family" and a business page for clients.

I have always told my clients (even the one's I've become friendly with over the years) that they...
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