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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By Cat Herder
IMHO, that is completely within reason and to be...

IMHO, that is completely within reason and to be expected. We must exclude our sick children the same as we expect of parents.

Sometimes that means closing, having a sub or our spouse taking over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By Cat Herder
Typically: If she is able to separate her sick...

Typically: If she is able to separate her sick child from yours in another room, then she is able to open. If she is open, tuition is due.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Cat Herder
Ok. Thanks, BC. :Sunny: Whoever did edit my...

Ok. Thanks, BC. :Sunny:

Whoever did edit my post, I respectfully request that you either return it to its original title, delete it altogether or remove "mean-spirited".

I never said I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Cat Herder
Why was my title changed?

Why was my title changed?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Cat Herder
I am still reading and trying to absorb it all....

I am still reading and trying to absorb it all. :o

I left this out above: Executive Summary

DHS seeks to better ensure that aliens subject to the public charge inadmissibility ground are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, and also by the lingering question of where...

Oh, and also by the lingering question of where they got the email list for child care providers. ;);) No, I have no doubt where they got it, not really cough QRIS cough.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Cat Herder
*I assume it is because *they assume I accept...

*I assume it is because *they assume I accept subsidy, therefore it would affect my paycheck = I would automatically agree?

I have been wrong before, though.:confused:

I am confused a bit by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Cat Herder
Mean-Spirited Proposed Rule - 83 fr 51114

I received an email asking me to submit a comment in opposition to this because I am a child care provider. "Join us in denouncing this mean-spirited proposed rule" Thoughts? :confused:

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,745
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 457,773
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: Probably for the same reason I was...

:lol::lol: Probably for the same reason I was expected to stay in today since it rained, yesterday. :p

Sure it is dreary grey, and will be windy this afternoon, but it feels glorious out right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By Cat Herder
Anyone prior military, who made it more than a...

Anyone prior military, who made it more than a few weeks, knows how to follow simple directions. ;) I don't buy it can't be done. :rolleyes:

Yes, DCD, we get you served; "Thanks for your service"....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By Cat Herder
"Good morning, DCP. I can't accept Billy into...

"Good morning, DCP. I can't accept Billy into care today until tuition has been paid. I can accept cash or you can log in and approve online payment on your phone or my tablet right now."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By Cat Herder
I just write the time and date in myself before...

I just write the time and date in myself before handing them the clipboard for signatures. Much less room for them to wiggle in as well. Things like them writing in 530 at 539 to avoid the $9 charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Cat Herder
Personally, I would not terminate. :hug: By...

Personally, I would not terminate. :hug:

By enforcing your own policies consistently you have the ability to completely resolve these issues. likethis



Parent arrives late: charge fee.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Cat Herder
I'm confused. It is $8 a month. First 30...

I'm confused.

It is $8 a month. First 30 days free.

https://www.kidkare.com/
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-10-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 200
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: Cook them down for about 20-25 minutes...

:lol::lol: Cook them down for about 20-25 minutes with salt, pepper and butter. Stir with a whisk to keep from clumping. ;) Be careful, they will splatter and stick to cause serious burns if your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By Cat Herder
Occasionally. I have termed two kids for...

Occasionally.

I have termed two kids for behavioral issues in 24 years. ;) Neither had to do with long hours.

The rest of my terminations have been due to adult issues. ;)

IME, not all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with you to a certain point. The...

I agree with you to a certain point.

The counterpoint is *which is worse for a child, being with a child care provider in a safe and loving environment or being forced upon adults who don't want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 972
Posted By Cat Herder
I read parental guilt and projection. :hug:

I read parental guilt and projection. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,508
Posted By Cat Herder
48, now. :( 48 9/28/2018 Sanford, FL 95 Kit...

48, now. :(

48 9/28/2018 Sanford, FL 95 Kit Noelle Pollard 1 yr
47 9/28/2018 Oak Ridge, FL 93 Logan Starling 4 yr


1. "According to an arrest report, Pollard forgot to take her daughter to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By Cat Herder
This or spending a lot of time in confinement...

This or spending a lot of time in confinement equipment (carseats, shopping carts, high chairs). It is also possible they are not giving enough water. ;)

I'd probably leave it until they asked or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By Cat Herder
You are not wrong in your feelings. :hug: I,...

You are not wrong in your feelings. :hug:

I, however, deal with it all the time, from birth on. As long as they pay tuition and stay within my business hours, what they are doing with their time...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-09-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 200
Posted By Cat Herder
I serve and eat grits all the time. Maple syrup...

I serve and eat grits all the time. Maple syrup on grits would be like BBQ sauce on scrambled eggs. :p https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=b-StpGe-Dn4

Also: Shrimp -N-Grits is one of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By Cat Herder
The every 3-year renewal is very spendy and...

The every 3-year renewal is very spendy and time-consuming. Not to mention the membership fees to professional organizations and periodicals. ;) I prefer the once and done TCC. likethis
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you, but for me it is only giving back what...

Thank you, but for me it is only giving back what I received. I was the ignored/tolerated kid the teachers, neighbors and classmates parents looked out for. ;) Most of them have passed, now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Cat Herder
Agreed. I charge full price since it is...

Agreed.

I charge full price since it is taking up a full slot.

I have one family who has been paying for a slot for over 6 months, now. Every now and then I feel guilty but then I remember...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By Cat Herder
It really isn't about backbone, it is about...

It really isn't about backbone, it is about advocacy. :Sunny: Once you tell DCD there is an issue the ball is in his court to change it. If he refuses then you know it is a reportable neglect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By Cat Herder
Hey, DCD, do you have running water at home? What...

Hey, DCD, do you have running water at home? What does your evening schedule look like? Do you have a washer and dryer? DCB's hygiene issue must be addressed now, how can I help?

If homeless refer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By Cat Herder
Working with family is a bad idea, IMHO. ...

Working with family is a bad idea, IMHO.

The toxic family drama triangle is something I'd shut down quickly. Those don't get better. You must cut the supply.

The informant is suspect, too. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Cat Herder
This brings to mind the whole "never pay money to...

This brings to mind the whole "never pay money to make money". IDK. Maybe the money would be better spent getting your current clients to spread the word? A small discount for anyone whose referral...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Cat Herder
What she said adding in that you need a...

What she said adding in that you need a consistent income to be able to provide consistent services. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Cat Herder
"Female childcare or school workers who expect to...

"Female childcare or school workers who expect to become pregnant should consider being tested for antibodies to CMV. If antibody testing shows that the woman has not had CMV, she should be aware of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't require a notice or enrollment fees....

I don't require a notice or enrollment fees. :Sunny: Less policing.



They pay tuition on Mondays in advance for the week.
If they don't attend the whole week, that is their choice, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Cat Herder
My drop-ins fill out the same information forms,...

My drop-ins fill out the same information forms, follow the same handbook and sign the same contract as every other parent. The only difference is the rate and drop off time. :ouch: My policies stay...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-26-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Cat Herder
Why did you choose to work in the toddler room?

Why did you choose to work in the toddler room?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4,745
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 457,773
Posted By Cat Herder
Why do scheduled early arrivals and pickups...

Why do scheduled early arrivals and pickups always tend to show up later than their usual time?

Hurry up and wait folks. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Cat Herder
The biggest risk is from side effects that occur...

The biggest risk is from side effects that occur in utero. ;) For everyone else it is a mild or unnoticed illness.

"Infected babies may, but not always, be born with a disability.

The highest...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-26-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By Cat Herder
The child endangerment charge would prevent a...

The child endangerment charge would prevent a home daycare, here, because he lives there. It would make insurance very difficult to get, too. It would not affect you at all in a center, though, as he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheet...

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/cmv-and-pregnancy.aspx
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Cat Herder
The best advice I know is: Gloves for BM's, don't...

The best advice I know is: Gloves for BM's, don't touch your face and maintain healthy intact skin.

You are already doing the handwashing. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Cat Herder
For me, then today he plays with blocks, not...

For me, then today he plays with blocks, not Legos :ouch: Also Julia Cook books help introduce the topic at circle time with with humor....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Cat Herder
Zip arounds: ...

Zip arounds:
https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/billy-footwear-zip-around-high-top-sneaker-toddler-little-kid-big-kid/4705709...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Cat Herder
Send them home with glitter art, tootsie pops and...

Send them home with glitter art, tootsie pops and whistles every day they wear them. :ouch:

No, not really. :Sunny:

I'd just tell them that although they are *super fun* :rolleyes: they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Cat Herder
"Sit on the rug." :hug:

"Sit on the rug."

:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Cat Herder
It was his fault. ;) Gas stations have phones,...

It was his fault. ;) Gas stations have phones, wreckers have phones, pharmacies have phones, law enforcement officers have phones......

Adults with children have an expectation, responsibility, of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Cat Herder
What are the risk factors for iron deficiency in...

What are the risk factors for iron deficiency in children?
Infants and children at highest risk of iron deficiency include:


Babies who are born prematurely — more than three weeks before their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
The only legal discipline I am allowed is 1.)...

The only legal discipline I am allowed is 1.) planning transition activities and a mix of active and quiet play periods, 2.)watching for escalation patterns to disrupt, 3.) modeling wanted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 194,008
Posted By Cat Herder
Gpa picked up. ;) DCM had a doctors appointment. ...

Gpa picked up. ;) DCM had a doctors appointment.

Got a text during naptime, from a longtime client, asking if I am still closed next week. :confused: Same week, every year. likethis

Will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree. The time a child is in the care of a...

I agree. The time a child is in the care of a parent, on your property, is the highest risk faced.

The only injuries and escapes I have ever had were during pick-up and drop-off while in parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 194,008
Posted By Cat Herder
I got Danielle because my oldest DCB is having a...

I got Danielle because my oldest DCB is having a bit of a hoarding issue yelling at others when they pick up something he puts down. ;) My neighbors have a donkey that "shouts" at them when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By Cat Herder
Check your regs. A gate is required here. ;)

Check your regs. A gate is required here. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 194,008
Posted By Cat Herder
Received a 3 paragraph email stating how upset a...

Received a 3 paragraph email stating how upset a parent was to learn that I have a new assistant without discussing it with them first. That they are uncomfortable with my decision, asking about her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
NKN's (never know nuthin parents) by Gerry...

NKN's (never know nuthin parents) by Gerry Brooks. :lol::lol:

https://www.facebook.com/gerrybrooksprin/videos/841549856054610/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Cat Herder
Personally, I'd keep it simple. :Sunny: ...

Personally, I'd keep it simple. :Sunny:

"Sorry, I must offer formula until 12 months. I can, however, give it in a sippy cup at both AM and PM snacks. I don't require it be given in a bottle. At...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
I hear you. :Sunny: We worked hard, planned...

I hear you. :Sunny:

We worked hard, planned and struggled but were proud we did it on our own. Without subsidy of any kind. It was a surprise pregnancy but we did have 9 months to plan to do the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
Not with my first. I went back to work on day 3....

Not with my first. I went back to work on day 3. I worked 3rd shift, ExH worked 1st we swapped out in the parking lot. We were 18-year-old high school graduates, homeowners and factory workers barely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
I am still poking around online to see if other...

I am still poking around online to see if other cultures have a version of this. (I only have one newborn this week. 9.5 hours of supervised sleep with a few cuddles, bottles and changes in between...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
"A mother of one of the baby girls stabbed tells...

"A mother of one of the baby girls stabbed tells News 4 she is from Brooklyn but decided to bring her daughter to the facility for her 30-day rest; it costs $4,600 for a monthlong stay, she said. Her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
Every little bit helps. :lol::lol: My local news...

Every little bit helps. :lol::lol: My local news station is still screaming it is a home daycare. They live for stirring that pot. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
"I wonder if it was a neighbor tired of the...

"I wonder if it was a neighbor tired of the crying."

She stabbed her co-worker 8 times in the abdomen, then the father of one of the kids in the thigh, before stabbing babies. The kids parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
These mothers give their life savings and risk...

These mothers give their life savings and risk their health and safety to give birth in places like that in hopes of giving their child the benefit of being an American citizen.

It seems horribly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
The title should be changed. Pretty please. ...

The title should be changed. Pretty please.

This was not a home daycare. This was a maternity home. This has nothing to do with daycare. Foreign politics. :Sunny:

It is bad enough the media...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
"An official briefed on the investigation tells...

"An official briefed on the investigation tells News 4 it was a maternity center. Mothers would go there with their newborns and workers would help take care of the babies. Its also a place where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
It is actually pretty common in rural areas. Few...

It is actually pretty common in rural areas. Few have vacation days or maternity leave. At will employment states. I did not close for more than 3 days after my own kids were born.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Cat Herder
If he is negatively affecting the majority of the...

If he is negatively affecting the majority of the other childrens day, the majority of the time, it is time for him to go. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.kaplanco.com/product/39314/transparent...

https://www.kaplanco.com/product/39314/transparent-sand-and-water-table?c=24%7CIT1040

sorry the link broke
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
Kaplan sells it, just for $315 vs the $139 your...

Kaplan sells it, just for $315 vs the $139 your site charges. -https://www.kaplanco.com/product/39314/transparent-sand-and-water-table?c=24%7CIT1040

I really don't get why that is who we have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
Kaplan sells it, too, just for almost twice as...

Kaplan sells it, too, just for almost twice as much (and constant stocking issues, out of stock temporarily)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, you can save yourself a couple hundred...

Also, you can save yourself a couple hundred bucks and skip the mats that go under them. ;) Washing machine trays work better, anyway. https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/644907/Lambro-Washer-Tray/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
I prefer the ones with 4-6 separate bins. Less...

I prefer the ones with 4-6 separate bins. Less contamination, mess and fighting. They also allow more variation. https://www.worthingtondirect.com/early-childhood-furniture/sand-water-play-center.htm
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Cat Herder
I have a few sets. IME, they were nicer to one...

I have a few sets. IME, they were nicer to one another than other sibling sets. :p To me, they are easier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Cat Herder
I could have written this myself. ;) I also just...

I could have written this myself. ;) I also just left for the same reasons.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 91,983
Posted By Cat Herder
"Are there criminal convictions or pending...

"Are there criminal convictions or pending deferred prosecution of a felony or misdemeanor would exclude me from eligibility to work with children?

Please refer to Chapter 3, Section 1 and Chapter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Cat Herder
My contract says (right after my hours and early...

My contract says (right after my hours and early drop off/late pick-up spiel) "Pickup's between 1pm - 3pm without prior arrangements are discouraged. If this becomes a disruption to our program...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine did the same thing with college tuition....

Mine did the same thing with college tuition. Then they did not reimburse me after completion based on funding availability for my region. (it all went to tier 1 communities first, rarely ever goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Cat Herder
It sounds like she thinks she did give notice....

It sounds like she thinks she did give notice. Just in a non-confrontational, beating around the bush, not wanting to hurt feelings/burn bridges, non-concise sort of way. ;)

I would just ask her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Cat Herder
If you get the kidkare program for $8 a month it...

If you get the kidkare program for $8 a month it will keep all your attendance, meal counts, time space, expenses, invoices and allow you to print it all out easily at the end of the year. Even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Cat Herder
1. Do you keep meal counts and write it off at...

1. Do you keep meal counts and write it off at the end of the year? If you do, great. I only ask because it was year 3 before someone clued me in that I was losing $8000 a year in tax write-offs....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
Fully understood. ;) My DH generally took the...

Fully understood. ;) My DH generally took the kids to their appointments since he never had to take days off for school closures, summer or sick days. likethis Paperwork, cooking and cleaning I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
Even just giving yourself paid federal holidays...

Even just giving yourself paid federal holidays gives you plenty of three day weekends. ;) The majority are Mondays.

I also add in two weeks "paid" vacation by basing my tuition on 50 weeks,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
Even after 24 years in my community, with word of...

Even after 24 years in my community, with word of mouth references, I could not stay full only offering 4 days per week.

That requires parents who don't work 5 days a week. Those typically have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Cat Herder
It is not about being nice. We as a field have...

It is not about being nice. We as a field have been shamed for wanting to get paid like every other career. "Women's work", "A mothers job". We have been sold on "daycare is expensive". It isn't the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Cat Herder
My bet is the mom is the issue. She wants you to...

My bet is the mom is the issue. She wants you to term. ;)

That is a lot of "My child".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Cat Herder
I would ask her since she, herself, also told...

I would ask her since she, herself, also told you. ;) I would also start interviewing.

I doubt it will last long because Ms. K will not be making enough money to stay at it longterm if she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd still charge. Tuition is not based on...

I'd still charge. Tuition is not based on attendance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Cat Herder
I commented on the other thread about this today....

I commented on the other thread about this today.

This is why I am firmly against carseats at daycare. Too easy for the adult to abuse.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,745
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 457,773
Posted By Cat Herder
If it were not for the fact it makes tax...

If it were not for the fact it makes tax preparation so crazy easy for me I would have already flown the coop. I wish they'd give us the choice to stay with MMK-Pro. I am not even on the food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,707
Posted By Cat Herder
Here they have us label the child's individual...

Here they have us label the child's individual crib the same way we have to do for allergies, with "special consideration to confidentiality" :rolleyes::lol:. (IE, cow sticker for milk, peanut...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Cat Herder
At least it is done. likethis No pushback on...

At least it is done. likethis

No pushback on rate, I hope?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,745
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 457,773
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug: Oh, no. Sorry. Not a great start to the...

:hug: Oh, no. Sorry. Not a great start to the holiday season. At all. Fingers crossed all with be resolved before Halloween.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4,745
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 457,773
Posted By Cat Herder
How did you guess. :lol::lol::lol: Thank you...

How did you guess. :lol::lol::lol:

Thank you for your patience. :lol: I hate customer service calls. Spent the entire naptime yesterday arguing with my insurance company that yes, they did need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Cat Herder
Did she bring it this morning?

Did she bring it this morning?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Cat Herder
I once had a group of all 3-4-year-old girls. I...

I once had a group of all 3-4-year-old girls. I barely survived. :eek::eek::eek:

I put pop tents in each corner so they could get away from one another when the fighting began. Their own personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Cat Herder
The more attention he gets from this behavior,...

The more attention he gets from this behavior, the longer he will continue it. I would not let him sit on the couch, away from the group, though. If it is center or free play time, he can go pout in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Cat Herder
What do you do for any other tantrum?

What do you do for any other tantrum?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4,745
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 457,773
Posted By Cat Herder
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 771
Posted By Cat Herder
Typically breach of contract means you are...

Typically breach of contract means you are entitled to your deposit back. It should be outlined in your contract. I would have refunded your deposit and any tuition overpayment to date.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,508
Posted By Cat Herder
46, now. :( 46 9/11/2018 Moraga, CA 81 Lily...

46, now. :(

46 9/11/2018 Moraga, CA 81 Lily Aracic 19 mo

"KRON4 News has confirmed that a 19-month-old child has been found dead inside of a vehicle in Moraga.

The child has been identified...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 771
Posted By Cat Herder
"didn't allow us a smooth transition elsewhere" ...

"didn't allow us a smooth transition elsewhere"

Also, daycares and preschools are not legally required to provide a smooth transition. It is a parents responsibility to have backup childcare at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 771
Posted By Cat Herder
Liable for what exactly? They already...

Liable for what exactly?

They already apologized for not following their expulsion policy exactly but feel expulsion was the correct choice. Even you agreed that the school was not a good fit....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 254,351
Posted By Cat Herder
My husband is back home, from across the country,...

My husband is back home, from across the country, before the storm hits this time. likethis I spent the whole week prepping so we will be able to just spend the weekend together relaxing. Power...
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