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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
:eek: :eek: See this is where I wish I had a...

:eek: :eek: See this is where I wish I had a mean streak and had no issues being unprofessional because I'd take that callers name and info and then I'd post all about their stupidity all over the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By Blackcat31
Found this on Tom's website: ...

Found this on Tom's website:

http://tomcopelandblog.com/september-member-email
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Blackcat31
The statement OP made above IS outright abuse. ...

The statement OP made above IS outright abuse.

Poster also mentioned this same child being in a high chair so to me they are young enough to use a high chair and physically holding a child down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Blackcat31
Ironically for me those kids I've had to...

Ironically for me those kids I've had to terminate ended up getting help and assistance because they were terminated.

Like most "political" ideals and concepts, they sound great on paper and in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Blackcat31
You should be concerned and good for you for...

You should be concerned and good for you for noticing right away that things aren't good. Many of the things you posted are completely unacceptable and against licensing rules/regulations in most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,282
Posted By Blackcat31
That is a hot topic of debate for sure! ...

That is a hot topic of debate for sure!

Taking on the responsibility of calling No shows also includes taking on the liability too.

What happens if you forget to call/text because you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,282
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a DC family that does NOT communicate with...

I have a DC family that does NOT communicate with me about attendance. DCD works a construction job so if it's rainy he doesn't work and usually keeps DCK. This happens regularly. I have discussed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 47,320
Posted By Blackcat31
Wow! That is a great deal!! I wish classes...

Wow! That is a great deal!!

I wish classes and required training courses in my area were that cheap!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By Blackcat31
Can you call the state as a parent? In my...

Can you call the state as a parent?

In my state parents have a right to see a current copy of our license. I must also post my license (with valid dates) in an area that is visible to all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Blackcat31
This is part of my program policy info for...

This is part of my program policy info for parents:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FRUu-IpTm0zy3wRNqF6JKSicznDORgy6/view?usp=sharing

Maybe that is helpful or atleast provides a starting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Blackcat31
Thankfully, it's been nice so far this year.... a...

Thankfully, it's been nice so far this year.... a few raindrops here and there and in that case we just hang under our canopy.

If the weather is REALLy bad and we can't be outside then we play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Blackcat31
We go outside As soon as nap and potty breaks...

We go outside
As soon as nap and potty breaks are completed we go outside
PM snack and pickups are all done outside
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By Blackcat31
napping on the boat? LOL! :lol: I'm sure...

napping on the boat?

LOL! :lol: I'm sure that is the reasoning you'll get... Gotta love how deep parents will dig to justify something. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By Blackcat31
I do not wean children before a parent does. ...

I do not wean children before a parent does.

I allow paci's during nap time only so walking in with one wouldn't be allowed. Like you said, take it away in the car BEFORE bringing child inside. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
It wasn’t about legalities Every state seems...

It wasn’t about legalities
Every state seems vary in regards to ratios

But it’s all good/moving forward :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Blackcat31
Our school district has done this for several...

Our school district has done this for several years now.

Parents panicked at the announcement but honestly it's all worked out just fine. Whatever the kids did before for after school care they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By Blackcat31
I moved your post to the venting thread. ...

I moved your post to the venting thread.

If that isn't where you wanted it, let me know!

Happy Monday! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,082
Posted By Blackcat31
:) I respect your opinion. We all have a...

:)

I respect your opinion. We all have a right to one.

For the record I wasn't insulted personally but it did come across differently than it does now that you re-phrased it.

Also, it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
He is our "cook" and leaves his job to come...

He is our "cook" and leaves his job to come prepare lunch for the kids but other than those 1-1.5 hours in the day I work alone.

He is also the resident "fix-it" guy and does repairs and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
As I posted in response to Heidi; your comment...

As I posted in response to Heidi; your comment didn't come across as having anything to do with the legality of the situation.

I also didn't really think it was geared towards anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
;) I gathered it was illegal in the posters...

;)

I gathered it was illegal in the posters state but her comment wasn't in regards to the legality of it all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Blackcat31
:confused: I have 12 kids every day. Alone. By...

:confused: I have 12 kids every day. Alone. By myself. Sometimes in the summer months I've had 14 with only myself and a 13 yr helper.

None of my parents have issues with that many kids and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By Blackcat31
We have an entire section of the forum devoted to...

We have an entire section of the forum devoted to meal and snack ideas! It's an awesome part of this board so definitely check it out!

Here is the link...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm in MN ~ the mosquito capital of the US. I...

I'm in MN ~ the mosquito capital of the US.
I require parents to supply sun screen and bug spray if they want their kids to wear it. (Sun screen is a MUST).

We are outside most of the day in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,615
Posted By Blackcat31
Is this a fact or another assumption? Don't...

Is this a fact or another assumption?

Don't be judgemental.

....and for the record, I wasn't being snarky to you in my response so please save the sarcasm, it's not appreciated when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,615
Posted By Blackcat31
Being a single parent is not a disability. ...

Being a single parent is not a disability.
Single parenting is not "special" nor does it equate to deserving special treatment. :confused:



So hypothetically if your husband were to leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By Blackcat31
Email (or text) and offer either GMA or DCB's...

Email (or text) and offer either GMA or DCB's mother the option of being placed on a wait list.

Explain that they chose to unenroll and their space was filled.

Tell them IF things change you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Blackcat31
Whew! Sounds exhausting for sure! I don't have...

Whew! Sounds exhausting for sure!
I don't have any advice as I've never had twins in care that old but I wanted to atleast acknowledge how hard it must be! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Blackcat31
For me, if a space is open and available I charge...

For me, if a space is open and available I charge full rate for it. No matter if the space is used or not. Not MY issue (in regards to actually using or saving the space).

If a family wants a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By Blackcat31
Yay for vacations! Hope it was a good one...

Yay for vacations! Hope it was a good one happyface

As far as payment goes if you don’t take a ton of time off and are considered a reliable provider I’d charge.

IMHO, it’s more or less the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,406
Posted By Blackcat31
Thanks ladies... I don't have anyone under age 2...

Thanks ladies... I don't have anyone under age 2 right now.
My previous post/question was from 2013....this thread was revived by an unregistered but I still appreciate the suggestions. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Blackcat31
I usually e-mail prospective clients and say...

I usually e-mail prospective clients and say something along the lines of:


"Thank you for your interest in my program. After conducting several interviews I have decided to offer my infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By Blackcat31
Thanks for worrying Josie! and every one else...

Thanks for worrying Josie! and every one else :hug:

I am good and I am here.... I took a MUCH needed mental break and then took 10 days off of daycare.

A whole lot of stuff just seemed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,406
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you in MN or rather is your provider in MN? ...

Are you in MN or rather is your provider in MN?

Any time a child care provider tells you that something is a licensing regulation, you can look at the rule and see what it actually says yourself....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Blackcat31
Nothing has changed because MOM hasn't made the...

Nothing has changed because MOM hasn't made the necessary changes her child needs.

Honestly, I would refuse to be part of this scenario since daycare is always liable.
When a parent creates...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By Blackcat31
I think 90% of these types of stories are told...

I think 90% of these types of stories are told simply for attention. (on the mother's behalf).

I am sure there is another side to the story but we rarely get to hear it since one side tells their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Blackcat31
It's always nice to revisit this post too :) ...

It's always nice to revisit this post too :)

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=66513
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: :hug: :hug: We've all been there!! ...

:hug: :hug: :hug:

We've all been there!!

:hug: :hug: :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,082
Posted By Blackcat31
Parent: "He won't leave the house without...

Parent: "He won't leave the house without something in his hands."

Provider: "Well what are you going to do? Because he can't come in with something in his hands"

Then just stand there........
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness....this is THE BEST reply ever~...

Oh my goodness....this is THE BEST reply ever~ lovethis
I'm so using that answer next time someone asks. :lol: :lol:

It will be more than worth it just to see the reaction.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness she is really cute! I never...

Oh my goodness she is really cute!
I never thought I'd say that about a chicken but she IS cute!!
Glad she's doing so well! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By Blackcat31
Same here. ....and I don't always give that...

Same here.

....and I don't always give that last parting gift either.
Depends on the family and the circumstances.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Blackcat31
I ask that my parents notify me of any illnesses...

I ask that my parents notify me of any illnesses within their home that occur, whether it is the attending child, sibling and/or parent. Just be respectful enough to let me know.

I feel most are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By Blackcat31
Contracted hours helps manage the "getting your...

Contracted hours helps manage the "getting your money's worth" type of situations.

I also grab a Post-it note every time a parent says they are picking up early. I have them write down the time...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-09-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 158,696
Posted By Blackcat31
Right?! Every time I see this thread pop up I...

Right?!
Every time I see this thread pop up I start singing “second verse... same as the first” in my head :ouch::lol:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-08-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 158,696
Posted By Blackcat31
What one person considers reasonable is debatable...

What one person considers reasonable is debatable so like it’s been said 100X’s already the answer to this dilemma is to find a provider or child care solution that works for YOU.

There are so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Blackcat31
....and that is EXACTLY why so many grand parents...

....and that is EXACTLY why so many grand parents are raising their grandkids..... because they didn't teach their children how to be responsible and how to make their own decisions. :rolleyes:

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By Blackcat31
After a TON of books and 2.5 years in the...

After a TON of books and 2.5 years in the business as well as being good at what you do, one would think that you'd be beyond needing to ask this question.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By Blackcat31
I have video cameras both inside and out ...

I have video cameras both inside and out
Licensing told me to get a signed statement from each parent acknowledging that they know I am recording at all times. I think waiver is the wrong word. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Blackcat31
I've had surgery on both my knees in my early...

I've had surgery on both my knees in my early 20ies.

I haven't had any issues since then and I am up/down from the floor all the time.

I do take joint supplements and I work out weekly. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is an article about how to measure your...

Here is an article about how to measure your home's space by Tom Copeland

http://tomcopelandblog.com/how-to-measure-your-home
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By Blackcat31
We caved since this thread was first started and...

We caved since this thread was first started and ditched the Shark.
My DD loves it but it just wasn't doing the job at my house. (2 cats and a lab :rolleyes:)

My DH and I save up the Target...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By Blackcat31
I use the accounting portion for keeping track of...

I use the accounting portion for keeping track of payments but I don't use the auto invoicing part.

I'm leary of using it as I've not really heard many good things about it. :ouch: So far for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Blackcat31
Unless the parents are willing to come clean the...

Unless the parents are willing to come clean the carpets and make sure my floors are safe from "ick" ALL children that are not 100% trained wear protective covering in the form of plastic pants over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Blackcat31
We're only allowed 2 under 2 here so that many...

We're only allowed 2 under 2 here so that many seats is completely unnecessary for me.

If they can walk, they walk.

That's the whole point of taking a walk for me. I want the kids to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By Blackcat31
Info I came across: Tom Copeland says as...

Info I came across:

Tom Copeland says as long as they’re on your property you are liable:
https://tomcopelandblog.com/am-i-liable-if-a-child-is-injured-after-the-parent-signs-out-for-the-day
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Blackcat31
It blew right past me. I’m in northern MN (Approx...

It blew right past me. I’m in northern MN (Approx 100 miles south of the Canadian border) and we’ve had no concerns about air quality here.

Hoping it clears up for you soon!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Blackcat31
One of the perks of this business is I get to...

One of the perks of this business is I get to decide what stresses I deal with and which ones I don't.

That is one I wouldnt deal with.
Not for any amount of money.

I've realized as I age...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Blackcat31
I get flyers for books (like we used to in...

I get flyers for books (like we used to in elementary school) to send home with the kids. The books are super cheap and they offer alot of other class room items as well.

Plus for every dollar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Blackcat31
I've been getting flyers for books for years now...

I've been getting flyers for books for years now and I don't know how long it takes to verify but I do know they don't send out catalogs during the summer.

If you visit their site you can call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,082
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm sorry that is how this job is working out for...

I'm sorry that is how this job is working out for you. :(

Is there any other family members that can transport for you? Any parents of your children's friends willing to help?

In my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By Blackcat31
Anything the provider would be required to...

Anything the provider would be required to provide to a non-client in regards to the children would have to be included in the custody order.

That is usually what dictates what we must/must not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,781
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank goodness! I am glad it worked out well for...

Thank goodness! I am glad it worked out well for you!
It's so hard when families try to put their provider in the middle.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By Blackcat31
I would disregard the email all together. ...

I would disregard the email all together.

You have no obligation to him whatsoever.

I wouldn't mention it to mom nor would I reply.

I would delete and move on with my day.

There is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By Blackcat31
I was reading the list and thought the same...

I was reading the list and thought the same thing.

I do know what hominy is though but being from the north it is not something served here.

As for the kernel free pop corn....is that even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Blackcat31
Start with the physical aggression towards you. ...

Start with the physical aggression towards you.

Talk to mom about that type of behavior NEVER being tolerated and how it must stop NOW. (or you will be forced to term)

I have a similar child....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Blackcat31
Mine says “per child” however if you charge...

Mine says “per child” however if you charge individual rates for individual children then I think you should charge individual late fees. Only makes sense. 😊
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By Blackcat31
Currently we spend about an hour to 90 minutes...

Currently we spend about an hour to 90 minutes outside in the morning.

Then another 30-45 minutes while lunch is being prepared (thank you DH! lovethis) and then in the afternoon we head out...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-28-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile How so? Have you seen this before? Many...

How so? Have you seen this before?

Many users start out as unregistered posters before registering. They haven't included a link in their post or anything that normally alerts us to scammers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,056
Posted By Blackcat31
Doesn't matter who is watching the child. ...

Doesn't matter who is watching the child.

Unsafe sleep is dangerous. period.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Blackcat31
Depends on what you need most. I'd...

Depends on what you need most.

I'd personally let the kids go that caused me the most stress.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 554
Posted By Blackcat31
I go by anything over 100.0F but rarely does a...

I go by anything over 100.0F but rarely does a child have a fever without any other symptoms so I guess I've never been in the position that I had to make a call about going home based solely on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Blackcat31
At 3 he should be playing a majority of the day. ...

At 3 he should be playing a majority of the day.
He has all the time in the word for academics.

I'd focus on foundational skills such a social skills, self-help and independence building.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Blackcat31
Hmm, teacher parent... so close to school being...

Hmm, teacher parent... so close to school being out for the summer....

Are you sure it's because of you/your chronic illness or was that just a convenient excuse for her so she can have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know BUT any time a child isn't acting...

I don't know BUT any time a child isn't acting normal, they go/stay home. I am not a doctor and don't like being put in the position of wondering if something is okay or not.

What type of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes these are really cool devices and I totally...

Yes these are really cool devices and I totally understand that technology drives our lives now days but I am sure that there will be stories where someone has a child die and they will say they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,056
Posted By Blackcat31
Thank goodness~ but it says: "When Kim...

Thank goodness~ but it says:

"When Kim Kardashian West posted a picture of her fourth child, Psalm West, she probably didn’t realize she gave fans a glimpse of more than her new son: The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,082
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: sadly I totally understand Thank...

:hug: sadly I totally understand
Thank goodness the liquor store is open after my business hours. :ouch: :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Blackcat31
I take Friday and Monday for both Memorial Day...

I take Friday and Monday for both Memorial Day and Labor Day as well as a full week over the 4th of July.

I also take the 3rd Monday in August off as my DH and I always attend the NHRA race in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,064
Posted By Blackcat31
YES!!!! First thing we learned in ECE 101 was...

YES!!!! First thing we learned in ECE 101 was that having boundaries and rules helps a child feel secure and safe because they are able to predict what happens next.

Every time a parent says to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By Blackcat31
Great update!! Go Ace!!! happyface

Great update!!

Go Ace!!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,064
Posted By Blackcat31
I am astounded at how many parents are outright...

I am astounded at how many parents are outright terrified of their child. These little people clearly run the show when with parents.

It's definitely not all parents but a good portion of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,056
Posted By Blackcat31
Head Start is a perfect example of this concept. ...

Head Start is a perfect example of this concept.

When I was employed with Head Start, I was straight up told "Treat all families as if they have only an 8th grade education" :eek:

It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 07:58 AM
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Views: 212,898
Posted By Blackcat31
Hmmm.... :lol::lol:

Hmmm.... :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 07:49 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,082
Posted By Blackcat31
Never do or don't do something because of daycare...

Never do or don't do something because of daycare parents. If you do, they will always expect it.

Just say, "Payment is due unless I am closed for vacation and this year I will not be closed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By Blackcat31
I would NOT be okay with that. Outside of...

I would NOT be okay with that.
Outside of normal hours, ANYTHING special is available ONLY when it's respected. Not showing up on time without notice would eliminate their option of using care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,056
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol::lol: I would have too as I avoid anything...

:lol::lol:
I would have too as I avoid anything to do with them (bleh) but it was front and center on my homepage and when I involuntarily gasped in regards to all the licensing violations I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,056
Posted By Blackcat31
Thumbs down Safe Sleep FAIL

I am NOT a fan but considering how "influential" stars can be to regular folks one would think they would practice a bit of safety KNOWING they influence others.

I don't even need to point out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Blackcat31
......but in my head I am saying exactly that...

......but in my head I am saying exactly that (your gif)! :lol:

You can't sit with us! :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Blackcat31
I would never allow that. Simply because it's...

I would never allow that.
Simply because it's way too hard for the child to endure multiple drop offs/pick ups per day and I wouldn't like the disruption overall.

I have one DCK that attends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Blackcat31
That's what I would do. I have the same crib...

That's what I would do.

I have the same crib in white.
It's a nice sturdy crib.

I'd say $30-40 is a good price but like CH said, I just buy new....
I'm too paranoid about the whole safe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Blackcat31
I started out with only the toys my own kids had...

I started out with only the toys my own kids had outgrown and added as my business grew.

Then somewhere along the way I realized I had collected/bought/saved way too many toys.
Both inside and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By Blackcat31
My opinion will be the unpopular one but I think...

My opinion will be the unpopular one but I think it's unprofessional overall.

You are a business and if you want clients to treat you as such, you should simply follow your hours. (unless you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads about parent observations ...

Other threads about parent observations
https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=parent+observation

My reply is usually:

"While I understand that you would want to "see me in action" before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Blackcat31
I am only open 9 1/2 hours I have 12 children...

I am only open 9 1/2 hours
I have 12 children and only one of them is here for all of those 9 1/2 hours the rest of my kiddos are here 8 hours or less.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Blackcat31
Some kids are sicker than others. Lack of proper...

Some kids are sicker than others. Lack of proper sleep, exercise and/or diet is usually the culprit. Fortunately most kids develop a fairly strong immune system by the time they enter school.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By Blackcat31
I would consider this a "non-contained" BM and...

I would consider this a "non-contained" BM and thus would call for pick up.

I do not and would not bathe a child regardless of the circumstances. However, that said I would clean them up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Blackcat31
It may be a reward for the child but without a...

It may be a reward for the child but without a consequence for the PARENT the child will never learn boundaries.

Teach the parent (by giving issue back to them) so that they are inconvenienced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,136
Posted By Blackcat31
OP posted in 2013. :p Thread was revived by...

OP posted in 2013. :p

Thread was revived by Unregistered poster today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,136
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are the links for info in MD...

Here are the links for info in MD https://www.daycare.com/maryland/

You'll have to read through the links to find out what things are considered disqualifying or you can contact the licensing...
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