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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By Blackcat31
I would skip the letter and just verbally tell...

I would skip the letter and just verbally tell those without ALL the outdoor gear to bring it from today on. Tell them you go outside daily and if they don't have the right gear they won't be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 146
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes! I had the drop in who's mom went to...

Yes!

I had the drop in who's mom went to the casino and "lost track of time" :rolleyes:

I had the mom in an addict recovery program decide to 'indulge a little' then take a nap and not wake up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh, I agree... I just don't think I'd take...

Oh, I agree... I just don't think I'd take pictures of them.
It might just be the "provider" in me that can't stop thinking liability or how things with good intent can be taken out of context.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 146
Posted By Blackcat31
When I first started eons ago, I was open from...

When I first started eons ago, I was open from 5am to 6pm every single day. I rarely every closed other than actual holidays and even then only the big ones like Christmas Day. I stayed open...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd definitely do this! We have a school...

I'd definitely do this! We have a school resource officer in all building for all grades. likethis



I dunno that I'd purposely take pictures of a minor child.
Even one that is misbehaving or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Blackcat31
I gave up trying to give parents free or...

I gave up trying to give parents free or discounted days and/or vacations. It was too troublesome as it seems everyone interprets the policy differently or has some "one time" issue that doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Blackcat31
Because you see those little things as "extra" ...

Because you see those little things as "extra"
Parents simply see everything we do (even "special" things) as just part of the services they pay for.

It's not personal. It's just that...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 21
Posted By Blackcat31
Please post your contact info in case someone...

Please post your contact info in case someone wants to reply to you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Blackcat31
This is how I manage things too. I don't...

This is how I manage things too.

I don't make kids play together ever but I do alot to be proactive and set things up in a way that sharing/playing together isn't necessary but the availability...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By Blackcat31
I love how when parents break the contract they...

I love how when parents break the contract they automatically accuse you of being unfair. :rolleyes:

Will he owe for the two weeks notice (or however long you require) or do you have a deposit on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By Blackcat31
Exactly what others said ^^^ Dad is the...

Exactly what others said ^^^


Dad is the sassy brat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a set of foster kids that get picked up...

I have a set of foster kids that get picked up from care and usually brought right back as the parent rarely shows for the visits. Luckily the pick up time is manageable for me but the kids have 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd have a hard time not immediately saying "If...

I'd have a hard time not immediately saying "If you are sorry, why do you keep doing it?" or "If you are really sorry, you would stop doing it" and then just standing there while he is uncomfortable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 274
Posted By Blackcat31
:eek: that's crazy... I think the last time they...

:eek: that's crazy... I think the last time they called off school here due to weather, it was like 4 governors ago... :lol:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 274
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't usually close for bad weather (I don't...

I don't usually close for bad weather (I don't think there is such a thing here :lol:...) but I would close IF emergency vehicles could not travel here safely AND if the parent could possibly be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know, I'd had a hard time doing something...

I don't know, I'd had a hard time doing something the parent isn't doing or isn't taking the lead with. It's THEIR child and THEIR responsibility to train.

I really dislike that parents think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 281
Posted By Blackcat31
Siblings don't receive discounted care therefore...

Siblings don't receive discounted care therefore do not receive discounted rates.

I used to have a rule of one drop off one pick up per family per day but like Happymom said, I've got a couple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't take kids to the potty. That's just way...

I don't take kids to the potty. That's just way too much work when you have more than one child in care.

Kids must be able to indicate they need to use the bathroom and be able to do 90% of it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,909
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis :lol: good job! Another option is...

likethis :lol: good job!

Another option is to charge her a BIG fee for early arrival
Usually it ends up being a one time occurrence...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Blackcat31
Rates are based on enrollment NOT attendance or...

Rates are based on enrollment NOT attendance or time used.

If child enrolls full time, the tuition due is weekly tuition whether he/she attends both weeks or not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Blackcat31
Practice practice practice....rinse and repeat. ...

Practice practice practice....rinse and repeat.

That's all you can do.

His behavior sounds typical for a child that age.
Some kids pick it up faster than others.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By Blackcat31
I tell parents straight up the only time they are...

I tell parents straight up the only time they are judged in my house/daycare is when they DON'T step up and discipline/redirect their child.


For me the biggest headache in this profession is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Blackcat31
This is how it works for the families I have that...

This is how it works for the families I have that use FSAs too.

One of my parents asks for a monthly receipt and a couple others just get a receipt every time they pay and how often they submit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Blackcat31
OP didn't ask what other people's policies...

OP didn't ask what other people's policies were....
She asked what others would do. If she wanted to know what specific policies everyone has/had...she'd more than likely have asked.

Curious,...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-12-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome! happyface

Welcome! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By Blackcat31
My handbook says ďrates are based on enrollment...

My handbook says ďrates are based on enrollment not on attendance or time usedĒ

Your mortgage company doesnít discount your payment when you go on vacation and they donít sublet
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít save space without regular weekly...

I donít save space without regular weekly payment.
No discounts
If they withdraw I wouldnít take them back
Theyíre going to great lengths to screw you out of income
Thatís really disrespectful...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-11-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum happyface If people...

Welcome to the forum happyface

If people stop automatically attaching stigmas to men in child care maybe there wonít be such a negative view ;) :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By Blackcat31
Iím game again... :)

Iím game again... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Blackcat31
Correct. Please do not advertise your...

Correct.

Please do not advertise your program on this site without permission from the owner.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,266
Posted By Blackcat31
Things are never a problem until they are. ;)

Things are never a problem until they are. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By Blackcat31
Honestly, I don't think parents really know "how"...

Honestly, I don't think parents really know "how" to parent.

Support and encouragement from others, validates the expectation of "me time" so there is no shame or guilt attached. If there is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,266
Posted By Blackcat31
Who can't see it? Licensing? I'd be wary of...

Who can't see it? Licensing?

I'd be wary of doing that as it's a choking hazard for the little ones if they happen to get a hold of them.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-08-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum!

Welcome to the forum!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
I start with 20-30 minutes and then work towards...

I start with 20-30 minutes and then work towards the 60-90 minute mark.

The better the kids get at actually using the centers, the deeper their curiosity or need to explore, learn and absorb the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4,795
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 471,958
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness! I had a DCD do the same thing...

Oh my goodness! I had a DCD do the same thing last year! I finally looked at him and said "Dude, I'm not 2. You can talk to me like a grown up." I think he was stunned.
I felt kind of bad for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Blackcat31
I've had the same experience. Seems the norm is...

I've had the same experience. Seems the norm is later than I have been previously used to seeing. I have two kids under 2, (boy 20 months/girl 18 months) and neither really say anything unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Blackcat31
Unless you have an issue with clothing or some...

Unless you have an issue with clothing or some other irritant like Indoorvoice said above, poor hygiene is the most common cause of belly button smell, crusty's etc.

Most belly buttons are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
I usually limit the amount of kids to 3 sometimes...

I usually limit the amount of kids to 3 sometimes 4 kids in a center (2 is ideal but I have 10-12 kids daily so...) and I try hard to never put those kids that gravitate towards each other together. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
How old are these older kids? As for...

How old are these older kids?

As for centers I usually try to give them a goal. For example, in the writing area today one of the goals is writing some sight words in lower case letters. So I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is helpful some info just from Googling.... ...

Here is helpful some info just from Googling....

http://childcarelaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Know-the-Law-About-Family-Child-Care-in-California-Rental-Property.pdf
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,795
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 471,958
Posted By Blackcat31
The only thing teething causes is teeth. ...

The only thing teething causes is teeth.

Fevers for ANY reason are an excludable symptom. period.

Even those pesky fevers from thick coats, eating too much candy, staying up too late and/or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Blackcat31
I have kids that struggle with this too. ...

I have kids that struggle with this too.

Too many parents worried about the academic stuff and not the stuff that actually sets the foundation for the academic stuff.

"My kid can do algebra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Blackcat31
Pinterest is awesome for this type of thing. ...

Pinterest is awesome for this type of thing.

You can search any topic or theme you can think of and it's amazing the amount of ideas that are shared!

I'd definitely check there!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't give vacation days any longer either but...

I don't give vacation days any longer either but I would say something like "Parent vacation days can not be used during provider holidays or days in which the child care is closed."

That way you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By Blackcat31
May I ask what was her "perfectly good reason"...

May I ask what was her "perfectly good reason" for showing up early?

...and what was her perfectly good reason for not texting/calling and seeing if it was okay?

She is using you.
She is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 806
Posted By Blackcat31
If you log in you can search all my posts and...

If you log in you can search all my posts and make rude comments. ;)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-03-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Blackcat31
Not at all... you handled it very nicely! ...

Not at all... you handled it very nicely!
Youíre a good daycare parent :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By Blackcat31
Feel better now? :hug:

Feel better now? :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 490
Posted By Blackcat31
Right?! Every year we can apply for a...

Right?!

Every year we can apply for a service grant and last year I wanted to get a toddler play ground set for outside.

Menards, Home Depot and Lowes want a ridiculous amount of money for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge based on pick up time. The later you...

I charge based on pick up time. The later you pick up the higher your weekly rate is. I am only open for 9.5 hours but weekly rates begin rising at the 8 hour mark and go up from there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By Blackcat31
What is your problem? Why does it bother...

What is your problem?

Why does it bother you so much that someone does something differently than you do?

It's fine if you don't do things like I do. It's fine if you don't want to do things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By Blackcat31
Okay, now I am confused. :confused: My...

Okay, now I am confused. :confused:

My comment was basically saying that some one feels the need to come to this forum and post a sarcastic comment in reference to something a provider posted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank you ladies!! lovethis lovethis ...

Thank you ladies!! lovethis lovethis



YES!! My grandma was 96 (6 months from 97) when she died. We have longevity in our family too so yep! 100 yrs old and Annalee and I will still be here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis likethis lovethis I totally...

likethis likethis lovethis

I totally understand how some people may view things as rigid or strict but honestly, if all parents taught their child(ren) basic respect for others (this includes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Blackcat31
The kids bring their plates and cups to the...

The kids bring their plates and cups to the counter when they are finished eating. Each one is supplied with a disposable wet wipe/cloth. I help those that need assistance.

Then they use the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know the rules in your state but I was...

I don't know the rules in your state but I was told the point of late fees for non-payment is for the time/effort and inconvenience for being paid late so if you attach late fees to the late payment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By Blackcat31
It's similar here too. Separate space makes a...

It's similar here too. Separate space makes a HUGE difference! I have no adult furniture so it doesn't get worn or used. I also spend an enormous amount of time teaching the kids not to stand on...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-01-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum! :) Congratulations on...

Welcome to the forum! :)

Congratulations on passing inspection too! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Blackcat31
Give her small amounts for each drink. If she...

Give her small amounts for each drink.
If she spits it down her chin, firmly say no and take it away.

She clearly doesn't want it.

Rinse and repeat.
She'll figure out pretty quickly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, drop off was rough for most of them here...

Yes, drop off was rough for most of them here too.
Thankfully most of mine pulled it together fairly quickly.
Hoping your day stays decent. :)

There's always "parent pay back" Friday.
That's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By Blackcat31
I am VERY clear with parents that I will send a...

I am VERY clear with parents that I will send a child home the day after a holiday if the child is out of sorts.

All but one of my parents took me seriously this year.

I've sent one child home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: I hope the rest of the week is super easy...

:hug: I hope the rest of the week is super easy and laid back for you! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By Blackcat31
That is so awesome!! This job can be...

That is so awesome!!

This job can be enjoyable if we aren't having to stress so much about the business end of things....

So happy to hear you've got your groove on!!! happyface happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, correct. You can take a parent to...

Yes, correct.

You can take a parent to court for not following your contract but you can't take a parent to court for not following your policies/handbook.

This link helps explain all of it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Blackcat31
This is so true! I used to be open from 6-6 but...

This is so true! I used to be open from 6-6 but no longer am. I feel I've "paid my dues" too and there are other providers out there that offer those hours so I know parents have choices.

I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By Blackcat31
I prefer mittens. But I only take kids 5 and...

I prefer mittens. But I only take kids 5 and under so mittens work best. Most kids can't get gloves on themselves and here the winters are super cold so mittens are the warmest too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 806
Posted By Blackcat31
I am not saying your love is or isn't anything. ...

I am not saying your love is or isn't anything.

I am explaining how I view "love"

Sharing MY personal views of love has no bearing on how you view love.
My thoughts shouldn't give or take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 806
Posted By Blackcat31
This is true but it also lends to negating or...

This is true but it also lends to negating or watering down the meaning of the words.
Just like when we (general we, as providers) say "Good job!" for everything a kid does.

It loses it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 806
Posted By Blackcat31
No. Does that make me a bad provider? :p...

No.

Does that make me a bad provider? :p :lol:

I don't do this because I love kids.
I started this because I love MY child.
I stay because I make good money but not because I love kids. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 806
Posted By Blackcat31
I disagree. I don't love my daycare kids...

I disagree.

I don't love my daycare kids and I don't feel obligated to have to tell them I care about them either.

My DH gets told "I love you" alot by some of the little girls I have but he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Blackcat31
I would flat out tell the mother that you are not...

I would flat out tell the mother that you are not okay with a child hitting an adult and if the child's behavior does not improve within a certain amount of time, you will terminate services.

Mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By Blackcat31
http://tomcopelandblog.com/whats-the-difference-be...

http://tomcopelandblog.com/whats-the-difference-between-a-contract-and-policies
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,795
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 471,958
Posted By Blackcat31
I would require her to pick up before nap time...

I would require her to pick up before nap time then.

My kids rest between 12:30 and 2:30.
She would need to pick the kids up before 12:30.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Blackcat31
My DH and I have funny nick-names we call all our...

My DH and I have funny nick-names we call all our daycare kids...they love it! I've never looked at any of it as name calling and I doubt any of the kiddos feel as if we are being mean. None of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Blackcat31
I change diapers every 2 hours. Shortly before...

I change diapers every 2 hours.
Shortly before 9AM being the first change of the day.

I change out of routine for anyone that does their business before the next scheduled change.

Bathroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Blackcat31
I always send a reminder letter home with the...

I always send a reminder letter home with the kids, anyone showing up with a Halloween Hangover WILL be sent home.

I don't care what excuse the parent tries to use....

In previous years,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 290
Posted By Blackcat31
My DCK's had red/orange bell pepper strips,...

My DCK's had red/orange bell pepper strips, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, creamed corn and HM pepperoni pizza, peaches and milk.

My DH and I are sitting down now to 3 cheese tortellini with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 386
Posted By Blackcat31
From CACFP website ...

From CACFP website

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/cacfp/CACFP02-2018os.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a DCG that just aged out of care. I've...

I have a DCG that just aged out of care. I've had her sine she was a tiny babe. Here M-F full time.

I work hard to teach the DCK's manners and responsible behaviors. I agreed to keep the DCG...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 386
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh, gottcha... I thought mom was asking that you...

Oh, gottcha... I thought mom was asking that you with hold feeding him only a specific amount. Now I understand what you mean.

As for cereal, it's becoming the norm now to skip infant cereal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Blackcat31
Life is so much less stressful when you allow...

Life is so much less stressful when you allow others to own their own circus.

It's amazing how something so simple is so helpful. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 386
Posted By Blackcat31
Most states don't allow providers to with hold...

Most states don't allow providers to with hold food from an infant. I'd ask mom to bring a feeding plan that a doctor has had some input on.

I'd be really uncomfortable not allowing baby to eat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 315
Posted By Blackcat31
We go outside whenever we can. Weather...

We go outside whenever we can. Weather permitting.
It depends on the weather but any time we can be outside, we are.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 537
Posted By Blackcat31
This.... I had a family bring someone with...

This....

I had a family bring someone with almost daily and atleast 3 out of 5 pick ups, a request to use the bathroom occurred.

I didn't and don't mind occasional use when necessary but in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Blackcat31
For me as a parent, my child attended child care...

For me as a parent, my child attended child care on site while I was in college. The thought that I was right there and could pop in at any time gave me a sense of security. I also liked that there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol: :lol: :lol: For clarification...

:lol::lol: :lol: :lol:

For clarification purposes.... NOT laughing at you... but I am laughing with you. I'm pretty sure everything you just posted floated through my mind while reading the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By Blackcat31
Providers have options... they don't have to...

Providers have options... they don't have to accept a hungry child into care.

That's where most providers err IMHO.

They think just because a parent failed to send their child with a full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Blackcat31
One post is from the east coast the other is from...

One post is from the east coast the other is from the west coast.

Who knows... but I posted the info for a licensed adoption agency so original poster can seek advice and assistance through them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Blackcat31
I removed your email address. You need to...

I removed your email address.

You need to use a licensed adoption agency: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Adoptions/Adoption-Service-Providers
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 749
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand it's your home but to parents, it's...

I understand it's your home but to parents, it's just where their kids are and in most states any area or room you use for child care is required to be accessible to parents.

Also like Cat Herder...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here...

Same here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,266
Posted By Blackcat31
Yikes! For the price of 3 sheets, I can buy a...

Yikes! For the price of 3 sheets, I can buy a mini-crib and easily find sheets that fit properly.

Plus they don't seem custom fit....just says "fits most brands" ~ which is what most the others...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-23-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Blackcat31
Hi and welcome to the forum! happyface I...

Hi and welcome to the forum! happyface

I upgraded your profile, try to open the attachment again and see if it works now....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Blackcat31
Do you live in a large community? Maybe there...

Do you live in a large community?
Maybe there are other care programs you can network with?

You could create a questionnaire for the parents to ask them about the things they do observe or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By Blackcat31
I know this is beating a dead horse but the only...

I know this is beating a dead horse but the only answer I've got is switch things up.

I've had years where curriculum is the main focus.
Hours spent on Pinterest and teacher sites collecting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,127
Posted By Blackcat31
You made your point in your first post. ...

You made your point in your first post.

Pretty sure OP was unsure of how to handle this; hence her posting in the first place asking for input from others.

OP is a long time member here that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, that is an odd request for a parent if they...

Yes, that is an odd request for a parent if they didn't supply it.

In my state, we can't give meds for allergies unless we have a documented allergy plan on file. This plan is filled out by the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Blackcat31
Can I ask what specific circumstances? I do...

Can I ask what specific circumstances?

I do not dispense medications and there is no way I would simply give a kid some based on mom saying that... :eek: I can see that being a major liability...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't. My schedule is something all parents...

I don't. My schedule is something all parents are aware of.
If they arrive late and will miss a meal or snack, the parent is responsible for feeding their child if the child can't wait until the...
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