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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
I paid an art student from...

I paid an art student from https://shop.deviantart.com/ to design one for me. ;) Granted I knew her as one of my DD's friends before she went off to art school. ;)

There are many talented aspiring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By Cat Herder
You have some of the same sink regs, too. These...

You have some of the same sink regs, too. These can get tricky when you are in the middle of lunch while an inspector is there and an infant suddenly has an unexpected BM mess. Supervision vs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By Cat Herder
The separation for pets is required here because...

The separation for pets is required here because of risk of zoonosis.

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/17/2/pdfs/10-1070.pdf

www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/9/9050/pdf

I am so sorry, but I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By Cat Herder
Awesome free resource for center ideas. likethis ...

Awesome free resource for center ideas. likethis

https://pocketofpreschool.com/category/learning-centers/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By Cat Herder
I received those shelves from a grant and they...

I received those shelves from a grant and they are preferred by QRIS. ;) I have swapped to using them for room dividers set up as individually themed centers (each with a small rug in front to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By Cat Herder
My regs are the same as MarinaVanessa. Dogs...

My regs are the same as MarinaVanessa.

Dogs have to use a separate area on the property (outside of daycare fencing) and I soak toys in my master bath, behind two closed doors and a locked hall...
Forum: Curriculum Yesterday, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By Cat Herder
I think it is because most have nap from 1-3 or...

I think it is because most have nap from 1-3 or 2-4. ;) It is the perfect time for me (headphones in playroom, at desk, during nap). :ouch: Also, once you register, they email you a copy after the...
Forum: Curriculum 01-17-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By Cat Herder
It occurs to me that I left out the movement that...

It occurs to me that I left out the movement that I am referring to. :lol::lol: Course description:

"Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession...
Forum: Curriculum 01-17-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By Cat Herder
I am really looking forward to the one on the...

I am really looking forward to the one on the 24th. I hope it will clarify some of the grey areas. likethis I have some real fear about how this movement effects my home and family clouding my views,...
Forum: Curriculum 01-17-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By Cat Herder
Updated Training Webinars : Free

https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Can't beat free. happyface Social/Emotional is today at 2 Eastern.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 458
Posted By Cat Herder
Or other children. ;)

Or other children. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 458
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not have allowed it because I would not...

I would not have allowed it because I would not want to be responsible for it. I also am not a fan of the showboating side of it. ;);) They can start that in junior high like everyone else. :p
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 169,653
Posted By Cat Herder
DCG4 to UPS guy through playground fence: "Wanna...

DCG4 to UPS guy through playground fence: "Wanna know a secret? Mrs. Cat Herder gave me cat food an' it tastes like oatmeal cookies. That's silly."

UPS guy: "Um, okay. Have a great afternoon!" ...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-16-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By Cat Herder
I am just as frustrated but I agree with...

I am just as frustrated but I agree with AmyKidsCo for accounting continuity. :cool: I am beyond angry that my pay has been held up, yet again, this week because their auto-pay keeps changing the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 637
Posted By Cat Herder
Exactly. It is linked in with meals-on-wheels,...

Exactly. It is linked in with meals-on-wheels, soup kitchen, child advocacy office, DV shelter, rehab and the family court system in my town. likethis (I pm'd you a link)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 637
Posted By Cat Herder
And that is why the home visiting program is...

And that is why the home visiting program is being pushed here. They want us actually teaching parents child development, health/safety, nutrition and discipline techniques in their own homes.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 637
Posted By Cat Herder
Pilots are counselled about the risks of noise...

Pilots are counselled about the risks of noise stress on their decision making processes and mental health. There are stringent regulations for mandatory rest and limiting noise exposure for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 637
Posted By Cat Herder
How quickly they forget. :rolleyes: The...

How quickly they forget. :rolleyes:

The reason we were pushed to terminate children who were not doing well in our program was because of the high numbers of children whom were being abused,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Cat Herder
I require half payment via paypal, half on...

I require half payment via paypal, half on delivery (most just pay all online). I also only deliver with DH, both are concealed carry. :Sunny: No issues so far.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Cat Herder
Facebook marketplace has been amazing for me....

Facebook marketplace has been amazing for me. likethis

I would never have a garage sale for safety, but market place allows me to vet buyers and decide how and where to deliver items.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 331
Posted By Cat Herder
I would gladly pay for both if they would allow...

I would gladly pay for both if they would allow that to continue. likethis I am not on the food program, now, but may consider trying it again next year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Cat Herder
Get out of my head. :lol: I was...

Get out of my head. :lol:

I was (figuratively) biting my tongue to not post that, deleted part of it. Trying to stay positive this morning. :lol::lol: It is raining, foggy, dark and muggy. And my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 637
Posted By Cat Herder
I've posted about this before. It has been coming...

I've posted about this before. It has been coming for a while. We will soon have to adopt HR rules to enforce "accountability" of providers. It is no longer "professional" to not be able to manage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Cat Herder
One of my favorites lovethis You hand each...

One of my favorites lovethis

You hand each child a twig, tell them to break it in half and lay it on the rug in front of them. You then hand each child another twig, then have them bundle them up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Cat Herder
I had to think for a minute. :lol: I have not...

I had to think for a minute. :lol: I have not taught this group bundle of sticks, yet. :o I usually do that in September. I may have forgotten stone soup, too. I have to look back in my book. :o This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 331
Posted By Cat Herder
That is what I was expecting. Thank you :Sunny: ...

That is what I was expecting. Thank you :Sunny:

I saw a post on KK fb page that said to check spam folders for email receipts. My internet is too slow to open emails at home right now, so I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 331
Posted By Cat Herder
I thought we were kicked off. :eek::eek: ...

I thought we were kicked off. :eek::eek:

Well now I need to check the old account. I was afraid to log into it expecting it to do something to the KidKare account.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Cat Herder
Only with a court order. ;) Not highly likely. ...

Only with a court order. ;) Not highly likely.

I would stop them both from discussing the divorce or other parent with you. I hope none of those discussions were in front of their kids. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 331
Posted By Cat Herder
I printed the statement of itemized payments for...

I printed the statement of itemized payments for that. It was 12 pages. :cool:

Even the tab "epay settlements" is parent receipts. Nothing for what I pay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 331
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine did too until November when I made the...

Mine did too until November when I made the switch to KidKare. All receipts end in November after skyhill was changed to payforit.com, then to i3verticals. Are you still able to use your Minute Menu...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Cat Herder
I have had a couple like that, at about the same...

I have had a couple like that, at about the same age, in the last three years (also with a rash resembling heat rash, often).

The ped I consulted believed it had to do with immune system...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Cat Herder
I added the tags, I did not have time to reply so...

I added the tags, I did not have time to reply so thought they might help.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Cat Herder
Before 12 months I put them back down on the...

Before 12 months I put them back down on the floor, in an individual confined play space, if awake after 20 minutes.

Infants don't have a set nap time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By Cat Herder
Don't want to hijack, but would love to hear that...

Don't want to hijack, but would love to hear that story some time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,109
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 395,065
Posted By Cat Herder
I am going to have to make a dang checklist, I...

I am going to have to make a dang checklist, I can see it now. :lol::lol::lol:

Eh, I will just tell myself it is in case of emergency needing a substitute. Yes, that's it, an employee checklist....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 226,475
Posted By Cat Herder
I did not earn the butter cream filled pizzelles...

I did not earn the butter cream filled pizzelles this afternoon, but I ate them anyway.

And they were awesome :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,109
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 395,065
Posted By Cat Herder
Got everyone down to nap, finished round of...

Got everyone down to nap, finished round of submersible toys, mopping and snack prep. Rush to dryer to fold linens quickly hoping to have enough time to sit down for a quick snack/treat in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By Cat Herder
Got it. likethis

Got it. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Cat Herder
Dear PITA, Your childs last day of...

Dear PITA,

Your childs last day of attendance will be ##/##/####.

Bye.

Sincerely,
DCP

Why wait a month?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Cat Herder
I keep a hard copy and a digital one through...

I keep a hard copy and a digital one through KidKare. Simple form, keep for two years. I edited to remove name/month up top and use same sheet for everyone. I use about 1 page per two weeks. Be sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 331
Posted By Cat Herder
That is the statement of accounts for the...

That is the statement of accounts for the parents. What they paid me. ;)

I can't find what I paid KidKare and whom they contract with for ePay. I also noticed that (the epay company name) has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By Cat Herder
$150 and she is amazing. She is a CPA and...

$150 and she is amazing. She is a CPA and participates in the IRS's voluntary tax preparer program. likethis She gives us a list of what she needs, we comply and have never been disappointed. ;) We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 331
Posted By Cat Herder
Kidkare ePay Fees

In MMK Pro the ePay fees withheld were automatically added to the schedule C expense report. I did not have to search to find it, it was user friendly and transparent.

I am not seeing that in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Cat Herder
I like traditional seasonal wreaths, they...

I like traditional seasonal wreaths, they brighten up the dreary looking storm door. ;) (reginas garden, etsy)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Cat Herder
Maybe it is because the state will view that each...

Maybe it is because the state will view that each parent has a duty to support their child? She may be required to pay something. Why should only mom get a break if dad is paying his half?

I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 417
Posted By Cat Herder
I feel like I am being baited here. :p ...

I feel like I am being baited here. :p

Nope, not taking it. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 417
Posted By Cat Herder
I wanted to clarify that I live in the deep south...

I wanted to clarify that I live in the deep south so any weather coming our way is headline *Breaking* news for days preceding it. ;):p

I have no experience in unpredictable climates.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 417
Posted By Cat Herder
I definitely charge for that (known weather...

I definitely charge for that (known weather conditions) and would consider replacing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Cat Herder
"Does anyone/has anyone converted their garage to...

"Does anyone/has anyone converted their garage to allow for a “group” daycare to make for more children?"

I, also, operate in a converted three car garage but it does not change the adult to child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, let families cook their own brats and...

Also, let families cook their own brats and marshmallows on sticks so kids can see, hear, smell, taste and feel the effects of fire firsthand.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Cat Herder
A fire safety and emergency preparedness open...

A fire safety and emergency preparedness open house is highly recommended here. You can get several points for hosting it. ;);):p It might even have the side effect of saving a life or two. lovethis...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-07-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Cat Herder
I like Betty Mills...

I like Betty Mills https://www.bettymills.com/shop/ and Amazon Smile.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Cat Herder
"I am one of three sitters he has during the...

"I am one of three sitters he has during the week. He goes to one sitter M/W and another T/H. I have yet to learn why the family has opted for such an unusual arrangement."


Because they found it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Cat Herder
1. Reviewed parent conference notes to pinpoint...

1. Reviewed parent conference notes to pinpoint the biggest points of contention, then eliminated them.

Two week unpaid vacation, gone.
Choice of paid support/home engagement curriculum, gone. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
They would if they were aware of the things you...

They would if they were aware of the things you have been posting happen there.

I would not take the risk of keeping anyone that allowed that to continue either. It isn't personal, it is business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/04/16/17...

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/04/16/177467764/stunting-from-malnutrition-affects-1-in-4-kids-worldwide

This is why I serve it to age 2. Kids can be very well fed and severely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Cat Herder
That is what all my clients do. ;) I recommend...

That is what all my clients do. ;) I recommend they keep blankets in case of an accident and delayed emergency response due to road conditions. I also require they keep a coat here for outside time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Cat Herder
I serve it until age 2, in a cup, before snacks....

I serve it until age 2, in a cup, before snacks. :Sunny: I provide.

I like the personal reassurance that they are getting what they need. I serve it as an extra component.

I used to give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Cat Herder
https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files...

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/cacfp/CACFP_childmealpattern.pdf

I'd refuse to serve that. :hug: Period.

Ask them to provide soy or almond milk for a bit. It is possible it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Cat Herder
I prefer to send home all artwork weekly but QRIS...

I prefer to send home all artwork weekly but QRIS requires we have a certain number (per child, per medium, per technique) up at all times. :rolleyes: I hate the cluttered look of my playroom, now....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Cat Herder
I have never walked in snow deep enough to use a...

I have never walked in snow deep enough to use a sled, nor have I seen a sled in person. :lol:

I do know white water, though. What you described sounds like a kayak. :p

I just checked out the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
The seller may have felt the risk in disclosure...

The seller may have felt the risk in disclosure may have hampered the sale. He/she may have been under contract not to disclose until transfer.

The seller would have no control over how the new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Cat Herder
Coming soon to your area. :Sunny: "Childcare...

Coming soon to your area. :Sunny:

"Childcare providers are child advocates. As a child advocate, educating families on childrens safety and health issues is a childcare providers responsibility."...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4,109
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 395,065
Posted By Cat Herder
18 days out of care. Only one K-4 DCK would...

18 days out of care. Only one K-4 DCK would identify more than three sight letters correctly, without photo prompt. :cool:

We just finished upper case lettering, verbal prompt, before the break....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Cat Herder
I recommend joining the forum so you can see and...

I recommend joining the forum so you can see and click the tags at the bottom of threads. They lead to other threads similar to yours. :Sunny: Welcome
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Cat Herder
"I find that the 20 minutes it takes me to get...

"I find that the 20 minutes it takes me to get everyone's coats, hats, gloves, shoes, etc on & everyone to the car is so stressful."

Are you putting coats on, to simply take them off again at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Cat Herder
It is pretty common. :hug: I send home notices,...

It is pretty common. :hug: I send home notices, put a banner on the sign in/out page and post it on our FB page a year in advance. I even verbally confirm as they walk out the door on the last day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Cat Herder
Here you go. I am procrastinating writing a three...

Here you go. I am procrastinating writing a three paragraph response to why kids should ride in carseats. :cool: Redundant training, grr
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Cat Herder
Looks nice. likethis Here: 1. the rug would...

Looks nice. likethis

Here: 1. the rug would need to be taped down all around to prevent rolling of edges. 2. the changing table would need to be secured to the surface with raised sides of 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Cat Herder
Almost forgot, it is big. Please note the...

Almost forgot, it is big. Please note the dimensions. 98 x 98 x 19 inches. 8 feet in each direction. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Cat Herder
Turn down the lights, add a set of river stones...

Turn down the lights, add a set of river stones ($30), flashlights ($7) and a blue (ocean) or red (lava) or yellow (quicksand) plastic table cover ($1) (or flea market bed sheets) and you have made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Cat Herder
I have a four way tunnel. I also have a bag of...

I have a four way tunnel. I also have a bag of pit balls. I don't use them together. ;) Bought the tunnel in 2013, used 3X a week, indoors and out, still in perfect condition. Better than the old...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-23-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Cat Herder
I am not familiar with Louisiana but added some...

I am not familiar with Louisiana but added some tags that will take you to old threads on this topic. Hope that helps :Sunny:

Welcome to the forum!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Cat Herder
I am sure they know how unhappy you are there....

I am sure they know how unhappy you are there. Maybe they are trying to get you to move on?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 929
Posted By Cat Herder
Emergency shelter in place grab bag. ;) Safety...

Emergency shelter in place grab bag. ;) Safety suckers for the littles, starburst, blow pops and laffy taffy for the olders. Don't forget water bottles, sippy cups. likethis

I do my fire drills...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 169,653
Posted By Cat Herder
I see the start to a wonderful childrens book....

I see the start to a wonderful childrens book. likethis
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-19-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 672
Posted By Cat Herder
Joint filers 12 percent: $19,050 to $77,400 ...

Joint filers

12 percent: $19,050 to $77,400
22 percent: $77,400 to $165,000

:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-19-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 672
Posted By Cat Herder
I was referring to the working poor, like I was...

I was referring to the working poor, like I was as a young parent, who make just enough to not be eligible for subsidy. Due to our own life choices. ;) I have no experience of receiving subsidies or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 226,475
Posted By Cat Herder
I just got an unexpected delivery from the...

I just got an unexpected delivery from the Clinique fairy. :Sunny:

Order was canceled/refunded due to availability but a couple nice gift sets came (with full sized eyeliners!), anyway. happyface...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 226,475
Posted By Cat Herder
That is awesome! :Sunny:

That is awesome! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Cat Herder
Yep. :cool: I purposely got a smaller home on a...

Yep. :cool: I purposely got a smaller home on a bigger property, too. 1500 sq feet, 10 year old home. It is high, was higher. I have replaced all appliances, lights and heat/ac system for energy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: Me, too. likethis

:lol::lol: Me, too. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Me: "I will print monthly meal count when I am...

Me: "I will print monthly meal count when I am done logging."

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Me: "I will check November attendance hours for errors"

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Me: "I need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 06:05 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
I raise rates every two years, $2 - $5 week,...

I raise rates every two years, $2 - $5 week, typically. ;) Unfortunately, COL has gone up much faster the last 5 years. Just my power bill is over $400, now. :eek:

Next year will be a big increase...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Is it possible there is a family crisis going on...

Is it possible there is a family crisis going on over there leading to chain smoking? Or high pressure weather keeping the smoke there? Sounds rough either way. Sorry you are dealing with that.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 05:30 AM
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Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
I would have had DCG give it to her parent to...

I would have had DCG give it to her parent to throw away or take back home. If DCG started to tantrum, I'd have had the parent take her back to their vehicle until she was calm enough to come back...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-18-2017, 01:18 PM
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Views: 135,163
Posted By Cat Herder
I know it seems that way but the simple truth is...

I know it seems that way but the simple truth is that bit of "extra" income is already figured into the years budget that decided tuition and pay scale. Payroll is one of the smaller costs associated...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-18-2017, 06:23 AM
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Views: 672
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks likethis That makes more sense.

Thanks likethis That makes more sense.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2017, 07:59 AM
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Views: 418
Posted By Cat Herder
I use one occasionally to ease pain,...

I use one occasionally to ease pain, fasciculations and spasticity associated with neuro issues. It does help, maybe just placebo effect, but I will take that gladly. ;). It can also cause...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-17-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 672
Posted By Cat Herder
Where will this tax break be funded from, though?...

Where will this tax break be funded from, though? :confused:

IME, giving young parents a break that equates to more available income does not change their priorities. How many of us have given...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Cat Herder
No food program, here. As long as I meet that...

No food program, here. As long as I meet that nutritional component, they don't care which source it comes from. Meal plans are backed up by a signed infant/toddler feeding form. I do this so parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Cat Herder
If he is drinking more than 3 cups per day (24...

If he is drinking more than 3 cups per day (24 ounces, 24 hours) then he may be anemic. I'd not serve him any milk. Instead, I'd replace with servings of cheese or yogurt, add a protein to all...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-15-2017, 05:59 AM
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Views: 196
Posted By Cat Herder
I use the chicken tenderloins, roll them in olive...

I use the chicken tenderloins, roll them in olive oil, then flour, then egg bath, then bread crumbs (I use 4 dinner plates for prep). Bake at 425 on cookie sheet. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 05:50 AM
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Views: 654
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't believe I have heard of home daycare...

I don't believe I have heard of home daycare providers (with low ratios) giving a bonus to their assistants. Typically attendance is low in December, so being able to keep an assistant on payroll is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Cat Herder
How much milk is he drinking with you?

How much milk is he drinking with you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd just grab a washcloth and some baby oil and...

I'd just grab a washcloth and some baby oil and put an end to the misery. ;) Parents may only have used soap like SBE said. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Cat Herder
I find this to be true every day of my life. My...

I find this to be true every day of my life. My own included. :lol: I have three of them right now having a balled sock snowball fight. It is all about diversion. :ouch:

I do buh-bye outside so no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Cat Herder
Exactly this. likethis That policy ended with the...

Exactly this. likethis That policy ended with the sibling discount.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Cat Herder
That is a lot of pressure to put on yourself. ;)...

That is a lot of pressure to put on yourself. ;) You know it is not true. :hug:

Dad is a grown man completely capable of having his own daughter evaluated if needed or finding a center where his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,229
Posted By Cat Herder
This is something your childcare resource and...

This is something your childcare resource and referral person can help you with. ;) Call them. It will be worth it. They will do a surprise inspection, interview everyone, offer training and monitor...
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