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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
For me it’s the parents.... :confused: Sent...

For me it’s the parents.... :confused:

Sent a kid home sick right before lunch.
Mom picks up (late) and then texts when she’s gone asking if DCKs school age brother can come in DCKs place...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Today, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 27
Posted By Blackcat31
You’d need to discuss your options with your...

You’d need to discuss your options with your attorney.
The situation may not be comfortable or even positive and I sympathize with you but only your attorney is going to be able to offer advice as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By Blackcat31
Seems like a common preschool snack menu. I...

Seems like a common preschool snack menu.

I don't serve that many crackers (carbs) for snack ever.
I try to choose from the fruit, veggie or meat/protein groups first and add crackers or grains...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 364
Posted By Blackcat31
Question #1: "why are you bringing your kid if...

Question #1: "why are you bringing your kid if you have off?"

Answer: Because you are open and I am paying for it.

Question #2: "Dont you want to spend time with your child?"

Answer: I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By Blackcat31
My evacuation plan includes seeking shelter in a...

My evacuation plan includes seeking shelter in a place that is walk-able and doesn't require a vehicle.

I would keep bags of frozen breast milk ready to be quickly grabbed and stashed in your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 364
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Yes, don't ask. Just take the days you...

likethis Yes, don't ask. Just take the days you need off and require payment. It really does eliminate the feelings of annoyance when parents dump their kids on their off days.

There is so much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4,935
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,249
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh heck no.... I am open and have kids that have...

Oh heck no.... I am open and have kids that have parents that are off but if I had one that was crying because of it, I'd call for pick up.

It's one thing to dump your kid but when the kid knows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 364
Posted By Blackcat31
I take a week in the summer (usually around the...

I take a week in the summer (usually around the 4th of July) and the time between Christmas and New Year's.

I also take:
Thanksgiving and Black Friday
Friday and Monday for Memorial Day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 364
Posted By Blackcat31
I am open as normal. I am sure several of my...

I am open as normal. I am sure several of my kids that are here have parents that are off but I guess I choose not to care. I am paid for the day so they can use it if they want. Especially true...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Blackcat31
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By Blackcat31
The manufacturer says the Rock and Play is meant...

The manufacturer says the Rock and Play is meant to be used for infants unable to roll over or unable to pull up which ever comes first.

A consumer posted on their website asking how it meets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By Blackcat31
I follow the same illness policy I expect my...

I follow the same illness policy I expect my clients to follow.

If you are referring to the flu like Influenza I would absolutely without question close.

Give your child your full attention...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By Blackcat31
I would do one of two things.... Either take...

I would do one of two things....

Either take baby now one day per week before OR after nap time (no attendance during nap)

or

Let mom know you'll have space available toward summer and if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,935
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,249
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I've banned them already. One...

likethis I've banned them already.

One of my little DCG's showed up with a long sleeved top and pants all made from the same sequin stuff. :rolleyes:

The other kids spent the day following...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Blackcat31
This! ^^^ No matter what method a provider...

This! ^^^

No matter what method a provider or parent uses, the above statement is key for effective results.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,178
Posted By Blackcat31
Sent :)

Sent :)
Forum: Daycare Insurance 02-13-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By Blackcat31
I see this post hasn't gotten an answer or reply...

I see this post hasn't gotten an answer or reply as of yet...

Here is the contact info for the poster that handles most insurance questions for the forum board...maybe try to contact them directly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Blackcat31
How does she sleep? I have one right now kind of...

How does she sleep? I have one right now kind of like that. Always seems to be 3 or 4 steps behind everyone else.

Looks surprised alot when spoken to or asked to do something. Over all a pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Blackcat31
I think alot of it is normal behavior for a 3 yr...

I think alot of it is normal behavior for a 3 yr old. Not acceptable in some environments but normal.

The smashing/hitting/throwing etc....is so common now days especially due to the "gaming"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Blackcat31
I rarely use time out. I tend to use a 1, 2 3...

I rarely use time out.
I tend to use a 1, 2 3 method of guidance so that I don't have to use time out.

#1 is Remind. I remind the child of the rule.

#2 Warning. Child is warned he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Blackcat31
I've heard good things about the Neato automatic...

I've heard good things about the Neato automatic vacuum....anyone have that brand?

https://www.neatorobotics.com/lasersmart-mapping-navigation/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Blackcat31
I would love a Roomba because I have cats but I...

I would love a Roomba because I have cats but I also don't think it would be ideal for us because we have cats.

They leave so much fur around the house it's crazy but I don' think a Roomba would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By Blackcat31
Are they new to your daycare or new to your...

Are they new to your daycare or new to your area/state? ;)

I live in the same place/area/zip code as my all my clients.
Our weather isn’t new to any of us. (here)
Rules we agreed upon are the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: I hope you feel better soon! :hug: I...

:hug: I hope you feel better soon! :hug:

I am feeling cruddy myself today.

Hoping it's just a bad case of teething but who knows...

All week I've heard "Hmmm, they weren't like that at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 373
Posted By Blackcat31
....and for the record I do understand that just...

....and for the record I do understand that just because a parent works in a certain field that it doesn't automatically equate to knowledge in parenting but the questions they've both asked would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 373
Posted By Blackcat31
these words ring awfully true in my program as of...

these words ring awfully true in my program as of late.....

I've been asked a boat load of developmental questions lately by two DCM's.
One is a a nurse practitioner and the other a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 373
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis Yep, I read it the same way... My...

likethis Yep, I read it the same way...

My immediate thought was something along the lines of "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should." type thought....

For some 4, 6, 8 is easy....I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 373
Posted By Blackcat31
Its definitely not the hardest thing I've had to...

Its definitely not the hardest thing I've had to do but it can be the most time consuming but for me that might just be because I have 12 kids in care and I have to do this for everyone of them.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 373
Posted By Blackcat31
The QRIS program in my state requires written...

The QRIS program in my state requires written lesson plans and individual goals in all developmental domains/areas of development to be completed.

This is above and beyond tracking developmental...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4,935
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,249
Posted By Blackcat31
yup! :hug: :hug: Don't let her sour...

yup! :hug: :hug:

Don't let her sour attitude ruin your day!

I am so over people who think everything about them is more important than everything else.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 528
Posted By Blackcat31
I participate with a food program ALL enrolled...

I participate with a food program
ALL enrolled kids kids are served same meals/snacks every day.
No exceptions other than medically documented allergies or restrictions
At 12 months the menu is...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-11-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By Blackcat31
hey, me either.... I just happen to read it like...

hey, me either.... I just happen to read it like 10 minutes prior to you posting and thought, "hey! here is the answer she's looking for!" I think. :ouch:

Bottom line is I think the amount they...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-11-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By Blackcat31
I have 0 clue about taxes as I too have someone...

I have 0 clue about taxes as I too have someone more skilled in the field complete mine as well but I do know this popped up in e-mail not too long ago....

"How Much Is the Child and Dependent...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 02-11-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome! happyface I moved your thread to...

Welcome! happyface

I moved your thread to the forum area where people post in regards to looking for space and/or looking for someone to buy, rent or lease their space.

You should generate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh, gottcha! I just wasn't sure what you meant...

Oh, gottcha! I just wasn't sure what you meant and I was thinking if it's not medication why do you need to lock it up? LOL!

That makes sense now though.....

I store sunscreen in each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis That's kind of what I figured (that you...

likethis That's kind of what I figured (that you have one of those families that bring their kids no matter what) but good! I am glad you told her you were closing.

I get tired of parents that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Blackcat31
Why do you need to word something if all your...

Why do you need to word something if all your parents are off?

I know that none of them have to work (did they tell you that or you just know their places of employment are closed) or are you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By Blackcat31
Nope. I charge weekly Daily is too much work to...

Nope. I charge weekly
Daily is too much work to track and it is only a benefit to parents... not the provider

If you do decide to charge daily you need some guidelines such as not being able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
This is such a common issue in child care ...

This is such a common issue in child care
Especially bigger centers.

Center play is so inappropriate for 2 yr olds
They have no idea how to play together let alone follow structured play ideas....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By Blackcat31
In that case, I'd just say "no." If he...

In that case, I'd just say "no."

If he needs a tissue (for real) he can ask or do it himself.
If he really doesn't have a runny nose or need for a tissue, tell him no. Stop.

I have kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd spend my efforts teaching him how to wipe...

I'd spend my efforts teaching him how to wipe properly, as well as how to keep a tissue in his pocket verses tossing it on the floor. If he's old enough to ask you to wipe his nose for him, he's big...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-08-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 30,529
Posted By Blackcat31
Meyou hasn't checked in since 2015 :(

Meyou hasn't checked in since 2015 :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Blackcat31
:eek: Oh heck no!! I would not allow them to...

:eek: Oh heck no!! I would not allow them to drop the baby off without being fed. You care for a group of children. It's not asking to much for the parents to actually feed their own child.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,935
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,249
Posted By Blackcat31
Group text to ALL parents sent this afternoon for...

Group text to ALL parents sent this afternoon for the same reasons you mention.....

"Group Text: Reminder.... ALL parents are expected to adhere to their contracted pick up time regardless of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Blackcat31
She knows exactly what she's doing. She's doing...

She knows exactly what she's doing. She's doing what SHE needs to do in order to get things done. The easy way.

She also knows that her habits at home are creating issues for you. She just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By Blackcat31
https://i1.wp.com/www.thriveafterabuse.com/wp-cont...

https://i1.wp.com/www.thriveafterabuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/RedFlags.jpg?fit=426%2C282&ssl=1https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTs9n5fqrasoSeE97tC_GtMOqXiaf7kI9dyOl8qJc23Vo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, you can stop them. Paying a weekly...

Yes, you can stop them.

Paying a weekly rate simply means they have the option of using the entire week.

Weekly tuition does not mean you are just sitting there available to them on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By Blackcat31
How about something like this: Dear Parents...

How about something like this:

Dear Parents

While I love my profession, being a child care provider has it's downfalls too. The biggest one is managing my family's needs while juggling the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By Blackcat31
When a parent says at drop off they are picking...

When a parent says at drop off they are picking up early, I hand them a Post-it note. I have them write it down, date and sign it. I let them know that is now their written schedule for that day. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Blackcat31
This. Prep her ahead of time. Big sis IS...

This. Prep her ahead of time.

Big sis IS leaving. Little sis can NOT go.

That is life. It's not going to change so she needs to learn to deal with it. I understand its difficult to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By Blackcat31
I would add a cut off time for drop off then. ...

I would add a cut off time for drop off then.

If they aren't there by 9:00 consider them absent and leave the house.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is how I handle schedules. "ALL...

Here is how I handle schedules.

"ALL families MUST submit a written weekly schedule on the last day of care the week prior. (they will all give me schedules for next week at pick up this Friday)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By Blackcat31
What are "non-medications"?

What are "non-medications"?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Blackcat31
She creates the conflict. She SHOULD have to...

She creates the conflict. She SHOULD have to play by herself. That's a natural consequence for her behavior.

IMHO, that is the best teacher. I agree with PP though about teaching them the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,702
Posted By Blackcat31
Considering the website you are affiliated with,...

Considering the website you are affiliated with, you should be more knowledgeable about this subject than anyone. ;)

Many states do not approve of trampoline use for daycare children. The APA...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Blackcat31
It also depends on where in the US you live..... ...

It also depends on where in the US you live.....

Bad weather in one part of the country is normal in another.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile Is he just a natural screamer or is it due to...

Is he just a natural screamer or is it due to sleep routines at home and sleep routines at daycare not meshing?

If it's due to the way parents choose to put their child to bed, then I happily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Blackcat31
Some close for bad weather some close whenever...

Some close for bad weather some close whenever school closes (planned and unplanned closures) so it's a mix of both yes and no. And a few "it depends" :)

Here are other threads about closing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By Blackcat31
I had a similar option when my own kiddos were...

I had a similar option when my own kiddos were younger but I chose a way of earning income that included quality time with my kids verses a fat wallet. You can always earn more money but you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 724
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes! Exactly! I have often times left items I've...

Yes! Exactly! I have often times left items I've sold to someone online and had them leave the $ in X spot.

There are just as many open garage doors on my block as closed ones. ;)



This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4,935
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,249
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: lovethis :hug:

:hug: lovethis :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 724
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile Feeling the need to clarify here, I never said we...

Feeling the need to clarify here, I never said we have regulations stating our doors need to be locked/unlocked during the day.

I just had my off year license renewal visit.
She discussed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 724
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand your viewpoint but I don't share...

I understand your viewpoint but I don't share your thoughts. I don't feel keeping the door locked keeps anyone safer necessarily. I also don't live in a community that generates paranoia in regards...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-06-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Blackcat31
It's super good and really simple to make. You...

It's super good and really simple to make. You can use any root veggie you want. Carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, turnips, radishes, regular potatoes etc...

Dice them all up and toss them in a...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-06-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Blackcat31
We do a spinach salad with mandarin oranges. ...

We do a spinach salad with mandarin oranges. It's sweet enough that it pairs well with pancake/waffle syrup.

We've also done avocados; slices and mashed.
I used to serve a root vegetable hash...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 724
Posted By Blackcat31
That is exactly why we shouldn't lock doors in my...

That is exactly why we shouldn't lock doors in my state.

Unless like mentioned in previous post, the door knob is the type that can be opened without messing around with a lock.....which in your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 724
Posted By Blackcat31
We aren't mandated to keep our doors locked or...

We aren't mandated to keep our doors locked or unlocked but if we choose to lock them, the door knobs MUST be the type that can be opened from the inside without having to mess with the lock. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By Blackcat31
She doesn’t HAVE to keep taking time off. But...

She doesn’t HAVE to keep taking time off.
But she needs to find back up care.

Neither has anything to do with you. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I'm sure it feels like bullying...

likethis

I'm sure it feels like bullying but I agree with you, I wouldn't deal with continuous discharge like that and if parents don't seek a second opinion, their choice warrants exclusion.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 724
Posted By Blackcat31
They get a code that works only during their...

They get a code that works only during their scheduled daycare hours. They don't get access any time they want.

You can assign different codes to different people and assign times/days to each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Blackcat31
It sounds like they'll automatically migrate you...

It sounds like they'll automatically migrate you over to KK for however remaining months you have left on your paid subscription. If you don't want to use KK at all, I wouldn't bother with MMK at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
If I operated a child care in my own home I would...

If I operated a child care in my own home I would have done this too. I can absolutely see the benefit.

My kids had the option of going home (their dad worked from home) or knowing if they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Blackcat31
Super cute ideas!! Would love to see how they...

Super cute ideas!! Would love to see how they turn out!
I love the birdseed hearts!! I have some store bought seed feeders that are similar and the birds at our house go crazy for them!

As for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 204,124
Posted By Blackcat31
Two DCK's (age 5 not in Kindy yet) are working in...

Two DCK's (age 5 not in Kindy yet) are working in the arts/crafts area.

One DCK to the other: "Do you know why we should write your name on our projects?"

#2 DCK "So we know it's ours"
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 724
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd invest in one of those locks that come with...

I'd invest in one of those locks that come with security codes you can give parents. I think you can make it so the code only works during certain hours/days.

I'd also think about some type of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Blackcat31
Thought I would update the info I have in regards...

Thought I would update the info I have in regards to MMK and KidKare and those not using either program via a food program and paying for a subscription....

This is the reply from MMK/KidKare when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: this made me laugh out loud.... :lol:

:lol: this made me laugh out loud.... :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh, don't be freaked out.... I wasn't aware when...

Oh, don't be freaked out.... I wasn't aware when you initially posted that you already transport. I thought you were asking about doing it temporarily for one family and that it wasn't something you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: :hug: So hoping this is a better week for...

:hug: :hug: So hoping this is a better week for you!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Blackcat31
From my understanding not all children born with...

From my understanding not all children born with a blocked duct just outgrow it. Apparently most do but not all.

This child could be one of those that simply never outgrew it. Especially if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know...you would have to check with your...

I don't know...you would have to check with your insurance company as it seems all state's are different.

If you are already insured to transport kids then you are just asking what you should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Blackcat31
You'll more than likely need a commercial...

You'll more than likely need a commercial insurance policy so I'd check and see how much that will cost you and then decide what you'll charge.

I would never transport as the costs of insurance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Blackcat31
Excellent article! One I wish I had access to...

Excellent article! One I wish I had access to when my child was being bullied through out his middle school years.

This stuck out to me immediately:

"nobody’s story should ever get to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Blackcat31
I use something really similar to this handout...

I use something really similar to this handout when kids get sick.
https://www.handyhandouts.com/pdf/53_Terminate_Germs.pdf

I say something along the lines of "Hey DCM/DCD, here's a really good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Blackcat31
I got this for a Christmas gift from a family...

I got this for a Christmas gift from a family member.
One of my DCM's made a comment that led me to believe she was insulted by it so I wear it under my sweatshirts etc now... :rolleyes:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Blackcat31
My first thought was something along the lines of...

My first thought was something along the lines of "you da boom!" type phrases.... but I can absolutely see how that would be somewhat "iffy" too in this day and age.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Blackcat31
Constant drainage does not seem normal. Atleast...

Constant drainage does not seem normal. Atleast I've never seen a child like that so who knows but I would definitely recommend to the parents that they consult an optometrist or their pediatrician....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 792
Posted By Blackcat31
I think this thread has reached it's end. ...

I think this thread has reached it's end.

OP~ You've asked your question, insulted those trying to help and seem to still be searching for something.

Clearly, you aren't going to get the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4,935
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,249
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: You need to change your mindset and...

:hug:

You need to change your mindset and how you view things. I am telling you, it's a major stress reliever.

(bolded above) She did not "watch" your child yesterday. She invited her to a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Blackcat31
Whenever you see a post that is spam, click the...

Whenever you see a post that is spam, click the red/white triangle in the upper right hand corner of the post. (see photo below)

It will notify moderators and admin of a reported post.

We can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By Blackcat31
My parents all pay regardless of time used so I...

My parents all pay regardless of time used so I usually address the idea that they are paying for the day with something like "You are paying tuition per month/week etc and sometimes things happen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By Blackcat31
"Sorry, DCM since everyone cancelled due to the...

"Sorry, DCM since everyone cancelled due to the hazardous weather, I am using this day as a catch-up day for paperwork and other job related necessities. The kids will have to be bored at home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Blackcat31
Those look really cool! likethis Too bad the...

Those look really cool! likethis

Too bad the kids can't go outside and play with them!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Blackcat31
The information from my state health handbook...

The information from my state health handbook says contagious period is unknown but seems to be during the fever and before rash appears.

If the child is eating, sleeping and acting normal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 792
Posted By Blackcat31
Excuse me? :confused: I am not the one...

Excuse me? :confused:
I am not the one looking for "help" here.

I simply asked why a teacher asking your child if they have any bruises in front of you seems to be so odd that it warrants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 792
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile Lots of questions asked and great explanations...

Lots of questions asked and great explanations given but can I ask; why did/does this seem odd to you? Why is it bothering or upsetting you?

Apologies in advance if I used the wrong wording in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By Blackcat31
Our school district website is clear to say the...

Our school district website is clear to say the choice to keep your child home ultimately falls on the parent whether school is closed or not and no matter what decision a parent make the school is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Blackcat31
Children grow and their sleeping and eating...

Children grow and their sleeping and eating trends fluctuate accordingly so it shouldn’t matter what mom wants (dd to sleep longer) and should be about meeting the child’s needs at each stage of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By Blackcat31
It’s a positive in many ways as well! ...

It’s a positive in many ways as well!

Myself and both my children fall in the same age category as your daughter.

I think it helps with self confidence and leadership skills... as a kid being...
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