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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
If your program does not work for them, they need...

If your program does not work for them, they need to find one that does. It isn't complicated. :hug: "Sorry Jane, that is not going to work for me." Each and every time.

What parents do at home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
I discuss my expectations face to face. I then...

I discuss my expectations face to face. I then give them two copies of our required state form. I have them read and sign one copy in my presence to be kept in their file. -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Cat Herder
I thought about this some more and remembered my...

I thought about this some more and remembered my last non-stop whining/crying 16 month old. :eek: He was a nightmare in the mornings and wanted to sleep after breakfast, kept laying around, refusing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Because we are expendable. Warm bodies. Expected...

Because we are expendable. Warm bodies. Expected casualties. Acceptable loss. Easily replaced. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By Cat Herder
Lot's of great suggestions. Thanks!! :Sunny:

Lot's of great suggestions. Thanks!! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Yes, now I understand what you meant, taxes....

Yes, now I understand what you meant, taxes. Taxes are going to hurt, but I will just pass them on to my clients like every other business. I have already sent out my tuition increases in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 08:18 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
It is a catch 22. We will end up under the bus no...

It is a catch 22. We will end up under the bus no matter who is in office. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Meanwhile, In Georgia: ‘The kids will be...

Meanwhile, In Georgia: ‘The kids will be alright’: New study shows kids in day care centers don’t spread COVID-19 to adults

No, I am not kidding. It is being pushed by licensing, too. :ouch:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Cat Herder
One is super expensive, one takes a lot of burden...

One is super expensive, one takes a lot of burden off your plate. :lol:

It is a hard call. All my clients celebrate the same holidays I do and I like to throw the little parties. It makes the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Cat Herder
There is your answer, then. Each person has...

There is your answer, then.

Each person has to know their own limits. I used to work at it 30 days, now two weeks is as far as I am willing to go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Cat Herder
I usually put a star on the calendar for two...

I usually put a star on the calendar for two weeks, if no improvement, I term. :hug:

Is this his first daycare experience?

Have you tried graduated extinction, redirection and active ignoring?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you, guys! A few of these I have seen and a...

Thank you, guys! A few of these I have seen and a few I have never heard of. I am looking forward to checking them out. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By Cat Herder
Great ideas, I am making a list. :lol: Keep...

Great ideas, I am making a list. :lol:

Keep 'em coming.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By Cat Herder
I will check those out. :Sunny: Right now I...

I will check those out. :Sunny:

Right now I am hooked on The Good Fight but am close to another showhole. :o I generally have time for two episodes per night and occasionally some on the weekend. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By Cat Herder
Smile What Are You Watching?

With so many offerings on streaming, I fear I may be missing out on some great shows I did not know about. I am loving being cable free, but struggle to find out all that is out there. There is just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By Cat Herder
Because it is easier...... :rolleyes::cool:

Because it is easier...... :rolleyes::cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2020, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
I have never disagreed. The issue is terminology,...

I have never disagreed. The issue is terminology, not our goals.

Vaccination is a form of exposure.

Never have I suggested licking COVID patients. I think that is where the issue came in....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2020, 07:06 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Herd Immunity is the GOAL of an effective vaccine...

Herd Immunity is the GOAL of an effective vaccine program.

Herd Immunity is not a verb.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
I do. It is constant, instant, contact. :Sunny: ...

I do. It is constant, instant, contact. :Sunny:

I just click what we are doing along with our schedule during the day - Centers - Art - Music - Mealtime/Menu - Outside - Movie - Book/Storytime,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
Email. It sends them a link to download the APP...

Email. It sends them a link to download the APP directly to your account, then it emails a summary each day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
They pop up across the top of their page...

They pop up across the top of their page automatically if you choose that option. It gives three options. They can't complete sign in without answering if you click "required".

1. Ask questions...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug: :lol::lol::lol: I have the opposite...

:hug:

:lol::lol::lol: I have the opposite issue, today. The storms brought some crazy, humid, heat with them (82) and my kids are all in thermal, long sleeves, sweats and boots. I have the A/C...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
It always works out when I let it. likethis:lol: ...

It always works out when I let it. likethis:lol:

Thanks :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
I felt the same way but was whizzing away with it...

I felt the same way but was whizzing away with it in less than an hour. The parents love it.



Not mine. It is state law. :ouch: Mine also have to physically sign-in on paper because I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
They also have a free 7 day trial. It is a cell...

They also have a free 7 day trial. It is a cell phone APP but also emails.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
Standby. I am taking a photo of my screen. ;) I...

Standby. I am taking a photo of my screen. ;) I will have to resize to upload, here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By Cat Herder
Been there. :hug: I bypassed the awkwardness...

Been there. :hug:

I bypassed the awkwardness by naming my preschool class. ;) Ex:

Notices:

* All Parents: We will be having a Birthday party on Friday for....

* Grasshopper Parents: We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By Cat Herder
Anytime. :hug:

Anytime. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 09:48 AM
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Views: 138
Posted By Cat Herder
I went back to the class and it now has a huge...

I went back to the class and it now has a huge list of things to add to your contract, but no template. :o I have since just started adding them to the Daily Connect questions.

I did a quick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. Give me a few minutes. I use the free...

Yes. Give me a few minutes. I use the free template given out by ProSolutions Training when I took the course "Getting Families Engaged!" I will have to pull it all up and it is almost changing/ art...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Ok, re-reading on my Adderall. :p To...

Ok, re-reading on my Adderall. :p

To clarify:

My "crazyfog" comment was not about Victory, it was about my current playground and state approval situation. I can see how a new member would not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By Cat Herder
Every time you think your contract is complete,...

Every time you think your contract is complete, someone will do something that completely blows your mind. :lol::lol:

I recently had to send out a notice that it is not ok to let children relieve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
I wanted to update. I just got my new...

I wanted to update.

I just got my new invoice and it went up to $1.40 per child.

Still a great price when you only keep 6. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
This is straight from their site. It is only...

This is straight from their site. It is only $1.25 per child, per month. It does everything to include portfolios and assessments. likethis


"Reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Cat Herder
I am so sorry, that sounds awful. It is hard for...

I am so sorry, that sounds awful. It is hard for me to hear it all day and I have the ability to change conditions in the playroom to settle them down at any time. I don't know how I'd handle it if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
She is saying that as your very first post you...

She is saying that as your very first post you chose to come in poorly and have set a tone that most likely will continue going forward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By Cat Herder
Our ratings system wants us to do it a minimum of...

Our ratings system wants us to do it a minimum of twice per year. It gives us points towards our stars. :ouch:

I only asked about things I was willing to incorporate like "What other types of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Cat Herder
I sign them in and out because I charge $1 per...

I sign them in and out because I charge $1 per minute early arrival or late pickup and want accurate times (in the driveway, on the porch). It allows you to enter what time you want, so I want full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By Cat Herder
It originated with me. ;) It has served me well...

It originated with me. ;) It has served me well for many years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By Cat Herder
IMHO, It would be easier and much more effective...

IMHO, It would be easier and much more effective to simply not allow them in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 08:20 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
I have my eye on January. :ouch: Maybe the crazy...

I have my eye on January. :ouch: Maybe the crazy fog will lift, then. I have reached the point where it is all just so ridiculously funny.... :lol::lol::lol:

Dear Grandkids,

And there we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
I use Daily Connect, too. I love it. I...

I use Daily Connect, too. I love it.

I don't know why I waited so long other than fear of tech. It was really easy to figure out and takes so much record keeping off of me and allows so many ways...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Vaccines are but one way to develop immunity. ...

Vaccines are but one way to develop immunity.

I suspect you don't fully comprehend what Herd Immunity is.

I am out of time. Here is a link that may help:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
We all do every single day. What are you...

We all do every single day.

What are you talking about? If we ignore the fact that viruses are always present and mutating, we won't get them?

I suspect we are not having the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Me or Victory? I was responding to ...

Me or Victory? I was responding to

"Originally Posted by VictoryCare View Post
Exactly, show me proof. No one is immune from covid 19, not even Donald Trump. 100's of thousands of people have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 01:23 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Donald Trump has nothing to do with the study of...

Donald Trump has nothing to do with the study of infectious disease or virology. Neither does extreme emotion. Both are irrelevant to this topic. Logic will tell us the human race has lived through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Is it now? :lol:

Is it now? :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Proof?

Proof?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Truth: It will end when everyone has been exposed...

Truth: It will end when everyone has been exposed and develops immunity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Cat Herder
Didn't you originally post this in 2015 here?

Didn't you originally post this in 2015 here?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Cat Herder
I would have let her go at this point. :hug: "Ok....

I would have let her go at this point. :hug: "Ok. Thanks for letting me know. When will your last day be, today or Friday?"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By Cat Herder
Several of my clients waited until their kids...

Several of my clients waited until their kids were all 2-3 years old (all been here since birth) to start giving pouch food and pacifiers. I give up. I am tapping out.

The holidays are coming, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By Cat Herder
I use cups with lids and sports bottles. I...

I use cups with lids and sports bottles.

I gave back the table manner battle to parents. I am over it. Meals are stress free for everyone here. Even the local elementary school has them bring in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Cat Herder
Good luck! I wanted to mention I would...

Good luck!

I wanted to mention I would generally ask if they were having a hard time getting a backpack the correct size and would offer to get one for them. Sometimes I charge other times I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Cat Herder
"Good Morning, DCM/DCD. We seem to have gotten...

"Good Morning, DCM/DCD. We seem to have gotten off to a bad start this week. Please re-read your contract, today, and let's clarify what seems to be causing your family such difficulty.

If our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Cat Herder
Did you discuss it face to face at drop-off and...

Did you discuss it face to face at drop-off and make it clear that today was their last chance? Verbally?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Cat Herder
There are a lot of them available free online...

There are a lot of them available free online since most have to come up with one for QRIS ratings. :ouch:

"We aim to provide an inclusive environment for all children, families and Educators,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. ;) That and you can tell she genuinely does...

Same. ;) That and you can tell she genuinely does not remember. She is always apologetic and quick to step back in line. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Cat Herder
I have one long term client that is like living...

I have one long term client that is like living 50 First Dates.

Been here three years yet every No is met with "I did not know that.", "This is new." or "but last time." :rolleyes: In messages...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-04-2020, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Welcome. :Sunny: Are you a daycare provider...

Welcome. :Sunny:

Are you a daycare provider or parent? Tell us a little about yourself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Cat Herder
I would charge the $10 early drop-off fee and...

I would charge the $10 early drop-off fee and tell them they have one more day to get it together. They needed to go home and read their contract. If they felt it would not work for them, they needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Cat Herder
Hmm. Very good point. Thanks. Could, maybe,...

Hmm. Very good point. Thanks.

Could, maybe, making the first day of early voting the day following the last debate work, too? Mandatory. :confused:

I just can't imagine some of our larger...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Cat Herder
Once I learned that you could check the status of...

Once I learned that you could check the status of your absentee vote online I was cool with it. likethis I am still curious if you can see who you voted for to check it was recorded correctly. If it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Cat Herder
Humor me, please. :Sunny: Why does anyone...

Humor me, please. :Sunny:

Why does anyone wait until election day?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,818
Posted By Cat Herder
The 1/2 inch rule is for 3 and under. :rolleyes:

The 1/2 inch rule is for 3 and under. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Cat Herder
I would do the same thing right now. Also,...

I would do the same thing right now.

Also, almost everyone on this forum has caught "teething" or had it run through their entire class at one time or another. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Cat Herder
You really can't bead KidKare. $8 a month. It...

You really can't bead KidKare. $8 a month. It simplifies everything.

There were a lot of glitches when they made the transition from Minute Menu Pro (that I loved) over to KidKare, but those have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,818
Posted By Cat Herder
Apparently, I am not. :ouch: If tested, I...

Apparently, I am not. :ouch:

If tested, I would just move everyone's plates to the center of the table, scoot back their chairs then grab baby. :confused:

Generally, I would have had little one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 07:41 PM
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Posted By Cat Herder
:eek: Sounds like someone has been spoon fed life...

:eek: Sounds like someone has been spoon fed life up until quite recently. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
I get it. :lol::lol: I keep hearing these other...

I get it. :lol::lol: I keep hearing these other people loving their programs and I have to do all the same things anyway, but I still can't see a way that it will be worth it, here. :confused:

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks guys! :Sunny: I wanted to check...

Thanks guys! :Sunny:

I wanted to check before I start making more calls for documents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine (2 dogs) stay behind a fence in the family...

Mine (2 dogs) stay behind a fence in the family room. When they hear me loading the dishwasher after each meal/snack they both stand there waiting for their "leftover" treats. Little goes to waste....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks! It is really confusing. I need my...

Thanks! It is really confusing. I need my information in print. I don't trust verbal anything from these folks out here. They don't like to put anything in print. I email, they call. I email "That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you, BC. likethis The new regs make me post...

Thank you, BC. likethis The new regs make me post a menu and times, keep on file for 6 months, eat the same food within arms length, have seconds of everything on the table and require the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Cat Herder
Not necessarily. I refer to other providers often...

Not necessarily. I refer to other providers often because my waitlist runs over two years.

I do have to say that the kids I referred that were already enrolled here were ones who "outgrew my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
Do you know how we can hold them accountable if...

Do you know how we can hold them accountable if they are wrong? Where do we go for concrete information?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
That is the thing, all 3 of my local schools are...

That is the thing, all 3 of my local schools are well over 80% free lunch but they say my street is tier 2. I have never had anything concrete provided to me to support that claim. It seems shady.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
Question Food Program

Is there a website map that shows each region, county and states tier levels or do we just have to take the consultant of the week's word for it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Cat Herder
I added the tags "subsidy" and "subsidy issues"...

I added the tags "subsidy" and "subsidy issues" below. ;) That should give you plenty of research info. likethis

Personally, I was left empty handed after providing over three months of service to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Cat Herder
It sounds like a middle man, micro-management...

It sounds like a middle man, micro-management company to me. No thanks, I get enough of that from my state regulators. :ouch: https://www.gokids.org/family-child-care-homes

"Each family child care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,424
Posted By Cat Herder
Unhappy 24

22.) 9/11/2020 Pine Hills, FL 91 Degrees, Boy 1 year old

"The Orange County Sheriff’s Office stated that Jace Leslie was discovered unresponsive in a rear-facing car seat on Friday at 3:42 p.m. on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Cat Herder
I have been taking their temp at their lower...

I have been taking their temp at their lower back. It has been far more accurate. I take it upon arrival, 45 minutes later and 45 minutes after nap for a better data set.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Cat Herder
Maybe? IME, it does not go well to bring it up in...

Maybe? IME, it does not go well to bring it up in conference. I only dealt with the risk management side. I was not really into family counseling. There simply was not time for it. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2020, 07:38 AM
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Views: 421
Posted By Cat Herder
Before I had my kids I investigated complaints...

Before I had my kids I investigated complaints and patterns for a large chain of mega-centers. ;) I was super busy. It gave me experience to sniff them out relatively quickly. Some moms resent having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Cat Herder
I use the foldable pop-up paper towels for hand...

I use the foldable pop-up paper towels for hand drying https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NN2CFDZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and cleaning cloths for wiping down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks. likethis So far, so good, but still good...

Thanks. likethis So far, so good, but still good to know. It is all so confusing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Cat Herder
4. I would be creeped out, irritated and...

4. I would be creeped out, irritated and suspicious.

Sorry, not meant to hurt anyones feelings. :hug:

My husband and I are a team in all things. I would find it condescending and suspicious...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Cat Herder
My understanding was that was only available if...

My understanding was that was only available if your State made you close. It had to be proven. :confused: Mine has never shut us down. I have never met requirements to close. Not even one day. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Cat Herder
I had an honest discussion with my clients, in...

I had an honest discussion with my clients, in group chat and we all came to the decision to split the difference if I have to close for COVID.

I am unaware of a way I can apply for unemployment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome. There is a big difference...

You are very welcome. There is a big difference in an overprotective mom and one with a personal motive. The first kind most of us sort of like and pet because they are also the ones most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Cat Herder
Don't feel guilty. :hug: Your first priority is...

Don't feel guilty. :hug: Your first priority is to the kids already enrolled.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Cat Herder
"Mom tried to convince me it was an "unreported...

"Mom tried to convince me it was an "unreported bump"."


"Sally, this is becoming a recurring theme, it is now accusatory. If you think your son is not receiving the level of attention you feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Cat Herder
Personally, I would pass. :hug: My RUN!...

Personally, I would pass. :hug:

My RUN! meter went off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Cat Herder
For me it was because the subsidized parents were...

For me it was because the subsidized parents were the most demanding, least responsible and rudest clients I have had. :ouch:

Add in the low reimbursement rates and the fact that I was shorted for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,025
Posted By Cat Herder
I closed once because of the damage on my home,...

I closed once because of the damage on my home, friction in my marriage because he had no quiet place on his days off (24/48 hr schedule), and unappreciative, demanding clients.

I went back to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6,098
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 688,617
Posted By Cat Herder
Good for you!!! They sound ridiculous.

Good for you!!! They sound ridiculous.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,025
Posted By Cat Herder
Centers or in-home?

Centers or in-home?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Cat Herder
Are you not allowed to refuse attendance until...

Are you not allowed to refuse attendance until paid?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Cat Herder
I send them home at the door. No attendance until...

I send them home at the door. No attendance until paid in full in advance of drop-off.

I can print a photocopy of their signed contract in about 4 minutes. likethis I can email the scanned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By Cat Herder
I am unaware of a program that does that.

I am unaware of a program that does that.
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