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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Cat Herder
I added the subsidy tags. There are many, many...

I added the subsidy tags. There are many, many threads on it. Maybe they can help until more providers who take it have their kids down for nap. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 123
Posted By Cat Herder
You will have to check your state's rules....

You will have to check your state's rules. Usually, you have to complete some paperwork and training to be an approved provider, first.

My state also has rules saying I cannot charge them over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Cat Herder
What consequences do they use at home? Will they...

What consequences do they use at home? Will they work in your environment? Are the parents willing to follow up at home for behaviors during your time?

Loss of privileges is generally the answer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,618
Posted By Cat Herder
Naptime is state-regulated.

Naptime is state-regulated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By Cat Herder
Check out Julia Cook books. likethis Lying...

Check out Julia Cook books. likethis

Lying Up a Storm or But It's Not My Fault!.

There are free themes based on her books online as well.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Cat Herder
Meh. The new Bernie Sanders drinking game: For...

Meh. The new Bernie Sanders drinking game: For every time he promises stuff for free, you get to chug someone else's beer. :rolleyes:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a toss-up, IMHO. 12-month-olds don't...

It is a toss-up, IMHO.

12-month-olds don't really play with other children. They practice parallel play. The ratio of care he is getting now (1 to 3) would be the envy of the majority of parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 64,058
Posted By Cat Herder
This is a really old thread (2010) that gets drug...

This is a really old thread (2010) that gets drug up from time to time.

I don't think anyone in 2020 is arguing how lucky those who can still be legally unlicensed are.

There are not many...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-24-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
I agreed, Texas's State website is about useless....

I agreed, Texas's State website is about useless. :eek: I tried repeatedly to find anything of use.

I don't know how parents there research what kind care their children are receiving. If they...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-24-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Cat Herder
KidKare is what I use going on 10 years. I wish I...

KidKare is what I use going on 10 years. I wish I would have found it earlier in my career. I no longer have mounds of paper to store for years and it keeps everything instantly accessible. likethis...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-24-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
They would be required to follow the...

They would be required to follow the manufacturer's directions (below). I can't see any set of these directions that make it's use between kids in rapid succession (as most centers tend to do before...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-24-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
Rockgirl, could you find her the reg link?

Rockgirl, could you find her the reg link?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-23-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
I would ask them to stop using the Lysol spray...

I would ask them to stop using the Lysol spray altogether.

Most states require a mist of 1/10 solution of bleach/water, let it sit 2 minutes, wipe, then a rinse wipe and dry. Lysol is not an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By Cat Herder
Check the prices on EBAY and your local facebook...

Check the prices on EBAY and your local facebook yardsale groups. Some older toys go for more than newer toys because of the quality. ;) Many newer toys are made to be disposable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Cat Herder
I opted out. It started here. When the...

I opted out.

It started here. When the funding dropped they went to a lottery system to fill the fewer slots they had. They, themselves, could not sustain the program with those rates so many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 231,421
Posted By Cat Herder
That awkward moment when your "Not a Chance" list...

That awkward moment when your "Not a Chance" list becomes longer than your Waitlist. I'm there. :lol::lol:

Local Facebook mommy groups have become such a fantastic free interviewing and screening...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By Cat Herder
I wish we got snow. :( It is always crunchy,...

I wish we got snow. :( It is always crunchy, stabby, slickery ice sheets that have to be pounded into shards then swept if you can manage to stay on your feet and not pass out from blood loss. There...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Cat Herder
The above is the part that just rubs me the wrong...

The above is the part that just rubs me the wrong way. ;) I would absolutely do a hip check on that one.

Personally, I wash their clothes and send them home in clean things every day. But I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Cat Herder
"If you don't want it to get dirty, do not bring...

"If you don't want it to get dirty, do not bring it here. Today is the last time I will do this for you."

If she throws a fit: "Ok, so we can call today her last day, then?" If so, just dump her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By Cat Herder
Have they tested her hearing?

Have they tested her hearing?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not recommend that. :hug: That is why the...

I would not recommend that. :hug: That is why the provider did not notice when my son stopped breathing.

Maybe create a play space in the bedroom for the screecher, instead? Move her there when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Cat Herder
Congrats!! happyface I know that is a load...

Congrats!! happyface

I know that is a load off your shoulders.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By Cat Herder
It just started here, too. And with all this...

It just started here, too. And with all this standing water about to freeze overnight, it should make for an interesting morning. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Cat Herder
If you called me to ask I would not find it rude...

If you called me to ask I would not find it rude at all. If I had someone I would ask them if they were interested in picking up another client. I can't see why anyone would find that rude. likethis...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Cat Herder
IME, Subs view the "2-4 hours here and there" the...

IME, Subs view the "2-4 hours here and there" the same way we view drop-ins and part-timers. ;) They are either not worth the drama for the low pay or are very expensive to make it worth their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Cat Herder
I have a handbook that includes my goals,...

I have a handbook that includes my goals, expectations, policies and curriculum. I then have a contract with bullet-point summaries of each section with an initial section, then a rate statement with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Cat Herder
I would feel the same, and I would also want an...

I would feel the same, and I would also want an explanation from her. Stress, drugs, depression, mental illness? Does she plan to get the help she needs?

If she did not seek help, I'd end that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree. Overly emotional, people pleaser,...

I agree. Overly emotional, people pleaser, touchy/feely, I would have been squirming in my seat the whole time.

Maybe it's just menopause (big feelings:lol:) or social anxiety, but I'd be afraid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Cat Herder
"He had a good day. Here is his free art. Have a...

"He had a good day. Here is his free art. Have a great night." Unless asked a question specifically, minimal information makes for a peaceful departure. :hug:

I save the rest for conferences....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By Cat Herder
I did not notice the betime, but it seems kind of...

I did not notice the betime, but it seems kind of early to me, too.

We did 8 pm on school nights until about 9 years (3rd grade), then 9 pm. During summer 10 pm was the general rule, mostly for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By Cat Herder
I added tags to other threads on this topic...

I added tags to other threads on this topic below. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Cat Herder
You could go to your local schools' website and...

You could go to your local schools' website and print off their kindergarten readiness checklist. You could also send her home with an ASQ to fill out, 60 months is as high as mine go, but it would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Cat Herder
ECR4KIDS brand is also sold at many online...

ECR4KIDS brand is also sold at many online retailers. They are usually really good quality at an affordable price. likethis
Forum: Forms - Uploads 02-19-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,042
Posted By Cat Herder
Here is a free set with directions that are used...

Here is a free set with directions that are used in Pre-k's. :Sunny:

http://www.greenhillsheadstart.org/black%20book%20files/Appendix%20Medical/DAILY%20HEALTH%20CHECK.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Cat Herder
I love bizchair for daycare furniture. likethis ...

I love bizchair for daycare furniture. likethis

https://www.bizchair.com/school-learn-and-play/

https://www.bizchair.com/school/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By Cat Herder
When my kids still lived at home we sat down to...

When my kids still lived at home we sat down to eat at 5:30. My clients are required to be off the property by then. "Departure by 5:30, not at 5:30". Mine also never were part of the daycare, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By Cat Herder
First, I would not be able to stay full offering...

First, I would not be able to stay full offering only 830-430. :hug: Most here are 6-6, so I am already pushing it with 730-530. ;)

Second, I get up at 4 am, do my housework/laundry and prep meals...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Cat Herder
It depends on if she was charged with any crimes...

It depends on if she was charged with any crimes against children and if she can still pass the background check.

I'd run it again, myself. Actually, I would be legally required to.

Many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd send him to hang out in the directors' office...

I'd send him to hang out in the directors' office until nap was over. :ouch: That might impress upon him/her just how disruptive this one child is. If it continued, it would be either he goes or I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Cat Herder
Varies by State. It would be a no for me unless I...

Varies by State. It would be a no for me unless I only cared for two kids. If only two kids, no licensing would be required for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Cat Herder
I am not a fan of cots. I prefer 3-inch...

I am not a fan of cots.

I prefer 3-inch crib mattresses with pillowcase sheets. likethis Easier to clean, store, use and much more comfortable. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Cat Herder
Time. :hug: I don't even use a nap schedule...

Time. :hug:

I don't even use a nap schedule until 12 months.

They nap at will, then back to the floor.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Cat Herder
I used USAA, but they did have some dog breed...

I used USAA, but they did have some dog breed restrictions for me and my State only allows 6. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By Cat Herder
I still only use CD's. :lol: I just found the...

I still only use CD's. :lol: I just found the favorite songs online to link here. I keep the player up high on a mounted shelf the kids can't reach to keep them from banging the shelf and scratching...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Cat Herder
Is she paying full-time rates? If not, I'd put...

Is she paying full-time rates? If not, I'd put her on that immediately. That way it won't matter what day she wants to bring him, all 5 are hers. likethis Problem solved.

If she refuses, I'd just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Cat Herder
The first purchases I made were nice nap mats &...

The first purchases I made were nice nap mats & sheets, blackout curtains with grommets that can be put up at nap then taken down (small hooks), a small sound machine, sturdy toddler/preschool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with Arianna. I would make one change,...

I agree with Arianna. I would make one change, though. ;)

Instead of citing my own family as the source of the need for their compliance, I would cite the need for my full attention to be on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By Cat Herder
King of Bongos -...

King of Bongos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJMLJVha5sw
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By Cat Herder
Right now mine are into "King of the Bongos" and...

Right now mine are into "King of the Bongos" and "Mardi Gras Mambo" from Putumayo kids. :Sunny: https://putumayokids.bandcamp.com/track/buckwheat-zydeco-mardi-gras-mambo-usa
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Cat Herder
I have been considering the Stories from Around...

I have been considering the Stories from Around the World - 4 Tales of Problem Solving & Wit - Paperbacks. :Sunny: $25.99
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 113,156
Posted By Cat Herder
I visited texas for the first time last year and...

I visited texas for the first time last year and will be there again in a few months. The one thing I noticed and loved everywhere was the vivid bottlebrush shrubs. lovethis

So, with that, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
I do the same. likethis Have them bring new...

I do the same. likethis Have them bring new bottles that stay here and breast milk frozen in bags. I do the rest.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,565
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: I love it. Feels good when...

:lol::lol::lol: I love it.

Feels good when you can finally drive home a point in a manner they can completely understand.

So many believe it does not matter to the kid because "they won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Cat Herder
I always make it about the kids' needs vs the...

I always make it about the kids' needs vs the kids' behaviors. ;) The simple truth is that their behavior is a form of communication about their unmet needs. Sometimes we can help meet them,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Cat Herder
I would simply tell them the child has outgrown...

I would simply tell them the child has outgrown my services and needs an environment better suited to his current needs. You don't have to tell them what those are unless they ask. You have already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Cat Herder
It does not sound like you can afford not to...

It does not sound like you can afford not to term. What did the parents of the toddlers say when they were told of their children's injuries? Head trauma in toddlers is very dangerous. Coup-countre...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,565
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug: I am on day 13 of "allergies". :cool:...

:hug:

I am on day 13 of "allergies". :cool:

So frustrating.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 47,313
Posted By Cat Herder
Replace her. :Sunny:

Replace her. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,254
Posted By Cat Herder
How is the privacy of the free option?

How is the privacy of the free option?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By Cat Herder
Free Food Program Webinar; Proposed Changes

Webinar link: https://frac.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=152261

Join USDA and FRAC for a webinar on two proposed Child Nutrition rules impacting the Child and Adult Care Food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By Cat Herder
What you are describing is why most providers...

What you are describing is why most providers close/leave the field within the first two years. :hug:

I stay sane by taking charge and planning in advance. My program flows smoothly, now. In the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-13-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By Cat Herder
That is pretty common. :hug: That is why many of...

That is pretty common. :hug: That is why many of us end up just opening our own. ;) We already have all the certs, training and experience.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Cat Herder
We were hit pretty hard last week with flu, sinus...

We were hit pretty hard last week with flu, sinus infections and bronchitis, but are doing pretty well this week. The flooding has been harsh.

We need to get outside, but all the creeks and rivers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Cat Herder
I tend to go with my gut. ;) Does your website or...

I tend to go with my gut. ;) Does your website or parent area have community resources info available for parents? If not, it may be a good time to randomly send a printout of them home to everyone. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Cat Herder
This is the one I use. I linked the New York ECE...

This is the one I use. I linked the New York ECE classes. :ouch: https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/menu/index.cfm?HomeState_id=33

I do the $99 per year unlimited each year because most classes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
4-year-olds. :ouch: They are what makes me...

4-year-olds. :ouch:

They are what makes me grateful for Pre-k. :lol::lol::lol:

Faked regression, drama, tattling, more drama, baby talk, attention-seeking, bossing, tantrums and faking sick....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Cat Herder
You could do the "My Mouth is A Volcano" theme....

You could do the "My Mouth is A Volcano" theme. ;)

http://www.myeverydayclassroom.com/2015/06/my-mouth-is-a-volcano-activities/
https://bookpagez.com/resource/my-mouth-is-a-volcano-lesson-plans/...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Cat Herder
They did the same to me and I had to put up the...

They did the same to me and I had to put up the fence. I was told a 4-foot fence would be my requirement (not the lady two streets over, though. Her creek must have that non-drowning water. ;))...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Cat Herder
My concern would be not knowing when their nose...

My concern would be not knowing when their nose needs wiping. My group is 2 and under.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Cat Herder
Will you be changing them into and out of them...

Will you be changing them into and out of them daily? Will they be kept at your home?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 08:31 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Cat Herder
Be careful what you ask for. :lol::lol::lol: ...

Be careful what you ask for. :lol::lol::lol:

If it was a diagnosed ear infection motrin would have been the better choice and the ped would have told her so. Tylenol is an antiplatelet for fever....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Cat Herder
IME, kids won't keep them on. ;) I'd use the...

IME, kids won't keep them on. ;)

I'd use the "able to participate in all activities" card if it got too bad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Cat Herder
IMO, It is fine as long as those without children...

IMO, It is fine as long as those without children are paid more. If the pay is across the board no matter how many children they have, I'd be applying elsewhere.

Daycare center jobs are a dime a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Cat Herder
This is the questionnaire I use to prepare for...

This is the questionnaire I use to prepare for the conference. Again, feel free to copy/paste.

Parent-Teacher Conference Questionnaire

Form completed by:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Cat Herder
This is mine, feel free to copy/paste. ...

This is mine, feel free to copy/paste.




Date: ___________

Dear Parents,

Parent-Teacher conferences are currently being scheduled for our preschool class. Together, we can look at what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Cat Herder
IMO, As long as the children count in the room...

IMO, As long as the children count in the room ratios, they should pay for their slots. If your state says employee kids don't count toward ratio, there is no need other than food cost. The issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Cat Herder
Anytime. :Sunny:

Anytime. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Cat Herder
It could very well be a congenital heart defect...

It could very well be a congenital heart defect and having them voice their concerns to the ped certainly can't hurt. Ruling it out would be a good thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Cat Herder
Any family history of diabetes? Is she wheezing?...

Any family history of diabetes? Is she wheezing? Any other respiratory symptoms?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds like runs of SVT but I am not familiar...

Sounds like runs of SVT but I am not familiar with an Owlet.

Edit: A quick internet search shows those things giving a lot of false highs and unnecessary trips to the ER. :confused:

If the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 321,703
Posted By Cat Herder
Congratulations and good luck going forward....

Congratulations and good luck going forward. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By Cat Herder
If the child had gone through trauma, it would be...

If the child had gone through trauma, it would be the parent's responsibility to both notify the daycare and make plans to meet their childs needs. Nowhere in the OP did it say the living situation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Cat Herder
Has he napped with you, yet? Is he disruptive? ...

Has he napped with you, yet? Is he disruptive?

IME, "Gma care" part-time/short time kids become full-time/all day by 18-24 months. ;) I'd start planning for how I intend to go forward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Cat Herder
Does Gma have custody? What is her goal for...

Does Gma have custody? What is her goal for putting him in care?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Cat Herder
I also keep my infants separately until 12...

I also keep my infants separately until 12 months. Always. From one another and the toddlers/pre-schoolers.

Each infant has their own toys, playspace, rug, toybox, shelves, crib and high chair. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Cat Herder
I offer mild/common childhood illness care, but I...

I offer mild/common childhood illness care, but I use an extra bedroom on the opposite side of the house for this purpose. It uses a different bathroom and entrance, the other kids will literally...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-10-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Cat Herder
Welcome to the forum. :Sunny:

Welcome to the forum. :Sunny:
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 02-10-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Cat Herder
The cheapest I found recently was in Cobb at...

The cheapest I found recently was in Cobb at $3800.00

https://www.cimls.com/data_lease/documents/flyer_409286.pdf

Even if this one is gone, this group may be able to help you search.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Cat Herder
I do not have a daily rate. :ouch: I only...

I do not have a daily rate. :ouch:

I only have a full-time tuition rate, per child, per week. Paid in advance for the week. Enrolled or not enrolled are the only options. :Sunny:

No sibling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,565
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. :hug: And when you turn it around on...

Same. :hug:

And when you turn it around on them you better Katy bar the door, sleep with one eye open and have a good lawyer. :ouch: :lol::lol: DARVO ranger is coming to war.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Cat Herder
We went with USAA. ...

We went with USAA.

https://www.usaa.com/inet/wc/advice-real-estate-everything-about-va-loans?SearchRanking=2&SearchLinkPhrase=va%20loans
https://www.usaa.com/inet/wc/bank-real-estate-va-loan
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By Cat Herder
Sending out a funny newsletter on learned...

Sending out a funny newsletter on learned helplessness and its relation to living in mom's basement at 30 seems an option. Depending on your client's sense of humor, of course. Mine loved this one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,565
Posted By Cat Herder
Bronchitis. I. Must. Sleep.

Bronchitis.

I. Must. Sleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you figured out why the calls are not...

Have you figured out why the calls are not coming? That would be my first project.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5,611
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,363
Posted By Cat Herder
Today I had three friends/acquaintances all...

Today I had three friends/acquaintances all posting those infant month prop photos that are so popular. "I am two months old, today!!" YKWIM

All three with a loaded diaper. :cool: Do other people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By Cat Herder
Our pre-k only goes half-day which creates...

Our pre-k only goes half-day which creates transportation issues if they have more than one child. They also charge as much for aftercare as I do for full-time care and close over twice as many days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By Cat Herder
You are not required to take them over other...

You are not required to take them over other families. You can interview and choose the best fit for your program. A person's religion is not a free pass, it simply is not a valid or ethical reason...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
Licensing will still have the record, so the next...

Licensing will still have the record, so the next time someone comes forward, it will probably be better investigated. The employees were put on blast and will be watched closely for some time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Cat Herder
Be sure to report to childcare licensing, not...

Be sure to report to childcare licensing, not CPS. They are two different agencies, for two different things.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-02-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Cat Herder
No, It isn't wrong but it sounds like they view...

No, It isn't wrong but it sounds like they view working on the federal holiday as crediting your account already. :confused:

Instead of asking for a discount, I'd probably ask for clarification...
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