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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Cat Herder
"Late afternoon hours are the most...

"Late afternoon hours are the most labor-intensive hours. Children are tired, hungry and ready to go home for dinner. Earlier pick-up benefits both the children and the provider."

I don't think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Cat Herder
I considered it a couple of years ago and this...

I considered it a couple of years ago and this was what I came up with. I revisit the idea every couple of years. ;)

"Tuition rates are based upon the total number of hours available per week and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: That was my favorite word as a...

:lol::lol: That was my favorite word as a toddler. :lol::lol: I had/have a deep southern drawl so the word has two syllables, the adults would always laugh, so it was my go-to crowd-pleaser....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Cat Herder
"No thanks to Dad, as usual" was one that caught...

"No thanks to Dad, as usual" was one that caught me by surprise this morning. :ouch: Clearly I am overdue for some Daddy engagement projects. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Cat Herder
It really needed to, though. Actual hands-on care...

It really needed to, though. Actual hands-on care is only a fraction of my cost. The mandatory supply lists, training, education, meal requirements, curriculum requirements, structural requirements,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-16-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By Cat Herder
Is she actually crying or having tantrums?

Is she actually crying or having tantrums?
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-16-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By Cat Herder
I recommend doing Bye-Bye outside. :Sunny: Meet...

I recommend doing Bye-Bye outside. :Sunny: Meet them at the door with their child, ready to go. Driveway alarms and outdoor cameras make this super easy and efficient. There will be no reason for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Cat Herder
What BC said, plus it depends if you have already...

What BC said, plus it depends if you have already met the training and background check requirements as well. Some requirements can take up to a year to complete before submitting the application....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-16-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Cat Herder
Open enrollment on Healthcare.Gov is from Nov....

Open enrollment on Healthcare.Gov is from Nov. 1st - Dec 15th. https://www.healthcare.gov/

Local insurance agencies (like State Farm) offer it, too. likethis...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Cat Herder
Unfortunately, this is one of those "wait it out"...

Unfortunately, this is one of those "wait it out" things. :hug: The more attention you give to it, the longer it will take.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Cat Herder
I give them the choice to pay tuition from the...

I give them the choice to pay tuition from the first Monday the slot is available, to secure it, or I offer it to the next family on the list. They would then have the same choice for the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,825
Posted By Cat Herder
I can't believe she admitted she would rather...

I can't believe she admitted she would rather spend the day with friends than with her daughter. :eek: Bet she will whine and become a victim when her daughter prefers spending time with her friends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,825
Posted By Cat Herder
Ugh. :cool: Yep. I will have to do that next...

Ugh. :cool: Yep. I will have to do that next week. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,218
Posted By Cat Herder
Speechless. :mad:

Speechless. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,218
Posted By Cat Herder
49 10/14/2019 Tampa, FL 88 Girl 18 mo ...

49 10/14/2019 Tampa, FL 88 Girl 18 mo

"According to WFLA, the 1 1/2-year-old girl's parents discovered the unresponsive child in their Jeep about 6:30 p.m. Monday and called police. Doctors at an...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-15-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Cat Herder
They may have simply been asking you to also work...

They may have simply been asking you to also work on sleep training and self-soothing techniques at home to make the adjustment easier for baby. How often do you use confinement or motion equipment?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Cat Herder
Be sure to check your state's site for approved...

Be sure to check your state's site for approved trainers or you could waste a lot of time and effort.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Cat Herder
I would love to have one but we have way too many...

I would love to have one but we have way too many raccoons, squirrels, and possums, who are not afraid of us, to be able to have one. :ouch: They often hang out on our deck, by the door I would have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't allow car seats here. They stay in their...

I don't allow car seats here. They stay in their parents' car.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Cat Herder
And they wonder why we don't accept their return...

And they wonder why we don't accept their return to care notes. ;)

I actually pass over clients who use one particular pediatrician in town. If someone switches after enrollment, I can mark on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,080
Posted By Cat Herder
A lot of my clients shop Super Walmart grocery...

A lot of my clients shop Super Walmart grocery section. They keep them in the refrigerated fresh vegetable section. I guess it gives the illusion that they belong there. :rolleyes: They type big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,825
Posted By Cat Herder
I just zipped my hair into my hoodie. :cool:...

I just zipped my hair into my hoodie. :cool: Please, just bring on the weekend, already.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,080
Posted By Cat Herder
Because it is easier.

Because it is easier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you considered smaller serving sizes?...

Have you considered smaller serving sizes? Instead of one serving, give two or three smaller servings over time. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with Josie. Time to shadow,...

I agree with Josie.

Time to shadow, separate, document and decide on a behavior plan.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Cat Herder
It is frustrating, isn't it? The whole "but it's...

It is frustrating, isn't it? The whole "but it's easier" thing just infuriates me. It will continue to happen, though.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,059
Posted By Cat Herder
I am not, but my state is also a Race to the Top...

I am not, but my state is also a Race to the Top state so our regs tend to flow the same, Federal incentives. ;) My website flows better than yours does, though. ;)
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,059
Posted By Cat Herder
I would contact the Resource & Referral...

I would contact the Resource & Referral Specialist or Resource Coordinator for your county (scroll through the pdf). Mostly personal preference. ;) I avoid the ones with "excutive" "manager" or...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,059
Posted By Cat Herder
I would only be quoting what I found online. I...

I would only be quoting what I found online. I really recommend calling your CCR&R for your county. It is rule change month so they could have changed last week and have not updated online (mine did...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,059
Posted By Cat Herder
After school programs have a lot more leeway,...

After school programs have a lot more leeway, anyway. likethis What you now describe is so very different from what you originally posted, to us. When you said illegal provider/14 kids we picture...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,059
Posted By Cat Herder
Here is the direct contact info. Sorry, it took...

Here is the direct contact info. Sorry, it took me a minute to find it for you. Don't be scared. They will help. likethis
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,059
Posted By Cat Herder
If you call your local CCR&R now and ask for...

If you call your local CCR&R now and ask for technical assistance, they will walk you through it. Probably even give you grant money and supplies. You won't be in any trouble. It will only be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 518
Posted By Cat Herder
Wow, so many October birthdays :Sunny: I have one...

Wow, so many October birthdays :Sunny: I have one party to throw in a couple weeks, too.

Happy Birthday, Annalee!! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,825
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you!! :hug: I love the rubber...

Thank you!! :hug:

I love the rubber duckie!! I'd be so tempted to fill it with little rubber duckies. lovethis It would be the coolest ball pit, ever. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Cat Herder
It is pretty easy to accommodate with infants. It...

It is pretty easy to accommodate with infants. It becomes more difficult with age and how long the child was exposed to adverse experiences.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,825
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you <3 I am feeling better, DH is starting...

Thank you <3 I am feeling better, DH is starting to come down with it, now. :(

We knew we were in trouble when the lady seated on the aisle of our row, for an 11-hour flight, was wearing a face...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,059
Posted By Cat Herder
I would make the front page of my local newspaper...

I would make the front page of my local newspaper with that. :ouch: And not in a good way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,825
Posted By Cat Herder
I have not seen the sun for 11 days now. I...

I have not seen the sun for 11 days now.

I don't want to be back from vacation, it went too fast.

A hurricane interrupted my vacation.

I got sick on vacation, lost one day to bedrest and...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-09-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Cat Herder
I only offer full-time. likethis ...

I only offer full-time. likethis


Tuition is not based on attendance, they may attend as many or as few days as they like per week.

Payment is due by Monday, via auto-pay online, in...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-08-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd ask here, email: cclwebmaster@dss.ca.gov ...

I'd ask here, email: cclwebmaster@dss.ca.gov

The direct source is always better when it comes to specifics of an application. Good luck!! :Sunny:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,218
Posted By Cat Herder
Unhappy 48

48 10/5/2019 Athens, AL 95 Boy 13 mo
47 10/1/2019 Phoenix, AZ 91 Samora Cousin 4 mo
46 9/29/2019 Hinesville, GA 93 Raelynn Keyes 3 yr
45 9/29/2019 Hinesville, GA 93 Payton Keyes 3 yr...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Cat Herder
likethis Such important info....

likethis Such important info. :Sunny:likethis:Sunny:likethis 24/4 = 6

I am on a 5x med right now
(Q= 4.8 hours :cool:). It is a nightmare. :p I will be so glad when it is over.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By Cat Herder
It shows the date it was run and the expiration...

It shows the date it was run and the expiration date. You should be fine. They expire anywhere from 1 to 5 years depending on the state. Having a new one only means it won't expire for a while and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds like you are in, to me. likethis Not...

Sounds like you are in, to me. likethis Not likely they would have introduced you to everyone (room leads) unless they were evaluating which room you clicked with the best. The tour was the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Cat Herder
I think it is a personal choice. Right now my...

I think it is a personal choice. Right now my calendar has 25 paid days off per year, including Federal Holidays. ;)

I may start taking substitution days for the Federal Holidays that fall during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Cat Herder
Same :Sunny: Starbucks gift cards also...

Same :Sunny:

Starbucks gift cards also accepted.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 309,039
Posted By Cat Herder
Have fun!! Enjoy your weekend! :Sunny:

Have fun!! Enjoy your weekend! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not discount unless I closed for the...

I would not discount unless I closed for the whole day. With 30 days notice, you should be fine.

The reason I'd discount is that I already include all my paid days off in my weekly tuition...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,825
Posted By Cat Herder
It is the same way, here. I would stay open...

It is the same way, here. I would stay open because it speaks to my professionalism and reliability. I give my calendar out for the year in advance in January. It is a rare year that I close on a day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Cat Herder
I turn on the lights at 3:00, if they are still...

I turn on the lights at 3:00, if they are still asleep after 3:30, I let them sleep but take note of their temperature and respiration patterns (coughing, sniffling, wheezing, snoring, etc.). We are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Cat Herder
Read threads, follow tags. You will notice the...

Read threads, follow tags. You will notice the patterns on the most common issues and pitfalls.

Welcome! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Cat Herder
With new callers/clients, you can simply quote...

With new callers/clients, you can simply quote the new rate. ;) It is only existing clients that I move slower with. Also, that was $2 per week, per child. Most of my clients are sibling groups.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,247
Posted By Cat Herder
A refund of unused pre-paid tuition weeks or...

A refund of unused pre-paid tuition weeks or deposits?

I don't charge deposits or accept early tuition for this reason. Once termination is discussed, no further money switches hands.

IME,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Cat Herder
I would get a lot of push back and lose clients...

I would get a lot of push back and lose clients with a $25 per week increase. :hug:

My last increase was $10 per week. ;) Everyone stayed. likethis They all budget bills by a set amount per month,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Cat Herder
Right?? Infants have no schedule, other...

Right??

Infants have no schedule, other than their own, until 12 months, here. I can't imagine. Their growth, nutrition, and sleep needs are not the same day by day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Cat Herder
"Tina, I love you to bits but you are killing me....

"Tina, I love you to bits but you are killing me. Your kid is 5 years old. 5. She will be in public school in just a few months. I can't keep taking your calls all day, I am at work. What is going on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Cat Herder
Her issues are her own. I'd cut the rope. :Sunny:...

Her issues are her own. I'd cut the rope. :Sunny:

If she were truly a friend you could tell her she is being an obnoxious pest and you need it to stop immediately.

Unless, of course, her child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. :Sunny: If you want it to stop say No....

Same. :Sunny:

If you want it to stop say No.

If you want to make money charge heavily for it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By Cat Herder
Very interesting. Thanks. :Sunny: I also was...

Very interesting. Thanks. :Sunny:

I also was shorted 3 months of pay, almost lost my home to subsidy program mismanagement once upon a time. Never again will I depend on them or the food program....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,247
Posted By Cat Herder
Sometimes the best way to deal with this is in a...

Sometimes the best way to deal with this is in a conference with the goal of the parent pulling the child. :o The real truth sometimes will set you free. Other times explaining to them how a change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't change our program schedule for clients....

I don't change our program schedule for clients. If they chose group care on purpose why would they have the audacity to ask for anything else? Next.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By Cat Herder
I would have excluded for 48 hours, minimum....

I would have excluded for 48 hours, minimum. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,320
Posted By Cat Herder
Unless parents plan ahead, save sick days and put...

Unless parents plan ahead, save sick days and put money aside this is the outcome when you don't have paid maternity leave. Jobs with benefits are becoming harder to find. Many are going to 38 hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By Cat Herder
I do post my rates. :ouch: Makes a great filter...

I do post my rates. :ouch: Makes a great filter so I don't have to deal with bargaining. likethis One rate for all.

Some don't for the opposite reason. They feel the client out before quoting a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By Cat Herder
Ok, wow. Sorry. That is not going to work. Time...

Ok, wow. Sorry. That is not going to work. Time out is not even allowed in my State. I feel you may have been set up for failure. :(

What kind of training does your center offer?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,247
Posted By Cat Herder
Document. Document. Document. :cool: ...

Document. Document. Document. :cool:

Conferences, assessments, evaluations, behavioral plans, observations, interventions, etc.

or we terminate based on adult issues.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By Cat Herder
Consequences. Consistent consequences. Do...

Consequences. Consistent consequences.

Do you have a written discipline policy?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By Cat Herder
Even to care for subsidy kids? My understanding...

Even to care for subsidy kids? My understanding was that a fire and health dept. inspection was required.

Interesting. Thanks.likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By Cat Herder
DHS is not her employer. Those would be subsidy...

DHS is not her employer. Those would be subsidy payments for kids who qualify or reimbursement checks for meals served to kids who qualify (low income). She is self-employed and will be taxed as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By Cat Herder
Can he follow simple one-step directions? How is...

Can he follow simple one-step directions? How is he doing on his other milestones?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By Cat Herder
How is he verbally during play? Does he answer...

How is he verbally during play? Does he answer Storytime questions or give alternate endings when asked to continue the story?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Cat Herder
I completed puberty at 8. Menstrual cycle, full...

I completed puberty at 8. Menstrual cycle, full B-cups and was way taller than all the boys in my class. The works. ;) It isn't that uncommon with certain DNA. ;) "Puberty starts on average in girls...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,825
Posted By Cat Herder
Leyland Cyprus trees...

Leyland Cyprus trees https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/products/leylandcypress and Privet bushes https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/products/privet offer a nice noise buffer. It also cuts the view...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-23-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 162,249
Posted By Cat Herder
Closed days are included in annual tuition cost...

Closed days are included in annual tuition cost that is spread out over 52 weeks for your convenience.

Leaving your child at a business past closing time is abandonment.

Like comparing apples...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By Cat Herder
Is her child in her class?

Is her child in her class?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Cat Herder
Graduated extinction. :Sunny: This is an...

Graduated extinction. :Sunny:

This is an adult problem, not a child problem. Parent seems to have guilt issues and most likely is experiencing "long hours" daycare child behaviors at home. ;)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Cat Herder
Has she been evaluated for SPD? Does she have any...

Has she been evaluated for SPD? Does she have any other indicators?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,320
Posted By Cat Herder
I take children birth to six. Few jobs here...

I take children birth to six.

Few jobs here offer maternity leave. 3-7 days old is very common in care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Cat Herder
Georgia is very thorough with Comprehensive...

Georgia is very thorough with Comprehensive National Background checks. Everyone who visits or lives in your home over the age of 17 must have them done at least every 5 years (it automatically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Cat Herder
Temp agencies are great. likethis ...

Temp agencies are great. likethis

Registering with the unemployment office works, too.

You are more likely to get people who actually want to work and are grateful for the opportunity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,218
Posted By Cat Herder
Unhappy 42

9/21/2019 San Antonio, TX 93 Liam Ordonez 3 yr

"SAN ANTONIO - A 3-year-old boy died Saturday after being left in a hot car in Texas, police said. A family came home from a T-ball game in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Cat Herder
Turn them away at the door. Tell them to come...

Turn them away at the door. Tell them to come back with what they forgot. Simple, and works every time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,218
Posted By Cat Herder
It is sad. It is also sad that she is...

It is sad.

It is also sad that she is immediately charged with abandonment or abuse of a child resulting in death and the majority of the parents above that did the exact same thing were not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,825
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd like to know how you find out who is on the...

I'd like to know how you find out who is on the grant committee? I keep getting grants (stuff, not cash or reimbursement) I never applied for. I know, first world problem to have, but I am running...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with the letter and signature suggestion,...

I agree with the letter and signature suggestion, it is a contract change and requires documentation. Personally, I'd wait until December to notify with a complete, updated, contract and have it go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,218
Posted By Cat Herder
Unhappy 41

41 9/17/2019 Hobbs, NM 90 Zariah Hasheme 2 yr

HOBBS, N.M. - A 2-year-old girl died in a hot car after a babysitter left the child in a hot car for several hours, police said. Hobbs Police said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Cat Herder
Both. :Sunny: You are billing tuition...

Both. :Sunny:

You are billing tuition accounts, not cars.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Cat Herder
I added tags to other threads on this topic as I...

I added tags to other threads on this topic as I am pushed for time. You may need to register to see and use them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Cat Herder
Got it. There is a certain set of known behaviors...

Got it. There is a certain set of known behaviors associated with employee children. ;) It is unusual for owners to allow employees to work in the same room with their own child for this reason. Time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Cat Herder
I have resorted to putting vicks on top of my...

I have resorted to putting vicks on top of my right hand, today. :cool: I keep catching myself. :rolleyes: Just like the photo.

They pick up on everything. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd probably evaluate my behavior to see if, in...

I'd probably evaluate my behavior to see if, in fact, I am giving the other child (A) more attention for his negative behavior than I am giving to this child (B) for his positive behavior.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 309,039
Posted By Cat Herder
*Looking over medical articles as a refresher....

*Looking over medical articles as a refresher. Casually looked down at the comments on an article about life as a resident then I find this comment from someone named Jon Schwartz and my day has been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Cat Herder
I put a drop-off cut-off time in my policies, I...

I put a drop-off cut-off time in my policies, I set it to coincide with morning snack time. ;) It fixed it. likethis I don't just lock the door and ignore because this always ended up with them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By Cat Herder
I think the city name, street name or subdivision...

I think the city name, street name or subdivision name will work great. likethis Unless, of course, your city name is something like Murder Creek (drove through there last weekend, Alabama :ouch:) or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,957
Posted By Cat Herder
Nobody can make a child sleep. It isn't possible...

Nobody can make a child sleep. It isn't possible without medical intervention. If they are still asleep, they will be allowed to finish out naptime. I would be wary of any program that woke sleeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By Cat Herder
I timed out. :o My internet is slow. ...

I timed out. :o My internet is slow.

Hillcrest Cottage Childcare and Preschool

Same feel as gingerbread, but with an instant advertising edge for people in your area.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. likethis Lesson learned. I am too long...

Same. likethis Lesson learned. I am too long locked in to change mine, now.

Hillcrest Cottage
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,669
Posted By Cat Herder
"Baby trend" seems to be the one most of my...

"Baby trend" seems to be the one most of my clients choose. Has great ratings, too. Several of them meet up after closing time weekly to run together.

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 736
Posted By Cat Herder
If it was a State article, I will bet you money...

If it was a State article, I will bet you money when it comes out they will say the conclusion was that it will improve when the states are paid more federal (tax payor) dollars for subsidy programs....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Cat Herder
I would definitely go over the big day to day...

I would definitely go over the big day to day stuff.


Payment
Dress Code
Items from Home
Early arrival/Late Pick-up
Supplies required
Illness policy
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