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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Blackcat31
I seem to recall we (MN providers) used to be...

I seem to recall we (MN providers) used to be required to post a sign too but when smoking in public places was banned, I think the reg was remove.

I don't know for sure, it just seems to ring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Blackcat31
https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?p=678...

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?p=678656#post678656
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,252
Posted By Blackcat31
24 minutes between the time the EMT's/police...

24 minutes between the time the EMT's/police arrived and mom exited the store to see what was going on near her car.
24 minutes.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,252
Posted By Blackcat31
A happy ending.... ...

A happy ending....

https://abcnews.go.com/US/avoided-disaster-bystander-saves-baby-boy-car-hot/story?id=56686808
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,252
Posted By Blackcat31
3 yr old boy dies after being forgotten in a...

3 yr old boy dies after being forgotten in a daycare van for hours after field trip....:(
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Blackcat31
Don't imply the bites are anything. Simply...

Don't imply the bites are anything.

Simply text the parent and tell them they need to pick up immediately as you noticed their child has a rash or irritation to his skin and regulations dictate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 423
Posted By Blackcat31
My PITA clothing item right now is rompers on...

My PITA clothing item right now is rompers on girls.

Even for the older ones that use the bathroom independently.... What type of designer makes an item that must be completely removed (from...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-20-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum~ :)

Welcome to the forum~ :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,414
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness! :eek: So glad to hear you...

Oh my goodness! :eek:

So glad to hear you are ok but wow! Crazy how quickly things can happen.... I know you know what you are doing as far as medical attention etc but please please don't try...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Blackcat31
The parents are only using what they pay for. ...

The parents are only using what they pay for.

You provided a rate and hours. They are using them.

I disagree with your DH because many families view having their child in daycare all day as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíd contact Tom Copeland and ask for legal...

Iíd contact Tom Copeland and ask for legal clarification

Here is his contact info https://www.daycare.com/forum/member.php?u=30880
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By Blackcat31
Awesome! It's always nice when they are quick...

Awesome! It's always nice when they are quick learners! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Blackcat31
Does a verbal acknowledgement (especially if the...

Does a verbal acknowledgement (especially if the camera catches it) suffice, or can you just put a ďpremises under surveillanceĒ sticker on the front door window and assume everyone has seen it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By Blackcat31
YES! in regards to declining a client based on...

YES! in regards to declining a client based on parent behavior! I had a potential client contact me a couple weeks back.....

She inquired about care and had a list of questions she wanted me to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By Blackcat31
"A judge pointed to a "perfect storm" of...

"A judge pointed to a "perfect storm" of circumstances Monday when he spared prison for a Minneapolis home day-care operator who attempted to hang a toddler in the basement before fleeing in her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By Blackcat31
Second child? There is a fundamental change...

Second child?

There is a fundamental change that occurs when a family adds a second child.....

I would take amberrose3dg's advice and start advertising to fill the spot because this is where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Blackcat31
I would never sign a family on without 3 days...

I would never sign a family on without 3 days waiting period for both parties. I want parents to think about it too so they know they are making the right choice.

I always end the interview by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Blackcat31
I am not familiar with PA regulations but here is...

I am not familiar with PA regulations but here is the link to the rules for centers

https://www.pacode.com/secure/data/055/chapter3270/chap3270toc.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By Blackcat31
From what I know from social media groups her...

From what I know from social media groups her biggest supporters/advocates were her daycare families. Including the parents of the toddler (victim).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 307
Posted By Blackcat31
Hmm, wonder if it differs by county? I asked a...

Hmm, wonder if it differs by county? I asked a provider friend (Multnomah county) hoping to get some resources for you and she said she's been required to do this since 2010.

She sent me these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 307
Posted By Blackcat31
Sample plans start on page 61

Sample plans start on page 61
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 307
Posted By Blackcat31
https://oregonearlylearning.com/wp-content/uploads...

https://oregonearlylearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Child-Care-Emergency-Preparedness-Participant-Manual.pdf

It says Child Care Providers....reading through it, they address both family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By Blackcat31
I just add it onto their weekly invoice by...

I just add it onto their weekly invoice by hand..... regardless of circumstances and without feeling bad about it. :ouch:

I have no program or software or anything other than the ability to tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By Blackcat31
My late fee is also automated so fees for late...

My late fee is also automated so fees for late payment is outside my control. Set up this way, it eliminates any discussion about it or even a parent thinking they can ask.

I mean they can ask,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis If DCD is leaving DCM's side to go to...

likethis If DCD is leaving DCM's side to go to work then he can leave her side to come pay you.

I would feel differently if this was more of an "emergency"....kwim?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By Blackcat31
Depends. I don't base my overall decision on one...

Depends. I don't base my overall decision on one meeting though. Instead I have a trial period where I get an opportunity to learn more about the child and the family.

I have long time kids in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 307
Posted By Blackcat31
We are required to have an Emergency Preparedness...

We are required to have an Emergency Preparedness Plan in place as well but we aren't required to have such an extensive one. Just reading through the manual for EP for your state was exhausting.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I do not stress about food. If they...

likethis I do not stress about food. If they don't want to eat, don't eat. I don't care.

I don't serve heavy carbs, sugary foods and/or foods that aren't healthy and I do not require a "thank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 495
Posted By Blackcat31
Ewww! Stuffed animals are just gross.

Ewww! Stuffed animals are just gross.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis My late payment fees are...

likethis

My late payment fees are structured like that.
First late payment is $10 per calendar day
Second late payment is $20 per calendar day
Third late payment is immediate termination.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Blackcat31
Will she have a late fee attached? If not,...

Will she have a late fee attached?

If not, do so...that removes you having to remind them.
If the late fee is high enough you won't have to remind them ever again.

MUCH of my business is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Blackcat31
When Tuesday/Thursday person arrived on Thursday,...

When Tuesday/Thursday person arrived on Thursday, did you ask for the payment that was due? Did you/she/he mention it?

If not, why?

I understand that providers don't like confrontation but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By Blackcat31
Grapes.... Cut in half or not...:confused: ...

Grapes....
Cut in half or not...:confused:

um.... nope... just can’t go there again... :ouch:

(long time members will understand :p :ouch: :lol:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Blackcat31
A SURE FIRE way to get her to lay still at rest...

A SURE FIRE way to get her to lay still at rest time is make sure she runs/moves/jumps and literally expends all her energy prior to resting. I've been taking all my kiddos outside for just 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd be super leary of allowing her to have an...

I'd be super leary of allowing her to have an iPad at daycare and even more apprehensive about allowing it at rest time. Especially since it would seem like a reward for NOT behaving during rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Blackcat31
My state requires a fitted sheet for cribs and...

My state requires a fitted sheet for cribs and PNP's that can be lifted no more than 1" off the mattress when 'pinched' in the center. Yes, our licensor checks every time he/she visits.

We are...
Forum: Curriculum 07-11-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Blackcat31
If the contract does not specifically state that...

If the contract does not specifically state that you have to pay for curriculum if enrolled on July 1st (for the upcoming school year ~ Sept 2018) then I would think you are safe to feel you do not...
Forum: Curriculum 07-11-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Blackcat31
It more than likely all depends on the wording in...

It more than likely all depends on the wording in the contract.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-10-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Blackcat31
My contract/policies state “Rates are different...

My contract/policies state “Rates are different for each family as each contract and agreement for services is tailored to fit each individual family’s needs.”

My budget has different needs at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Blackcat31
WWYD? WWYS? (What would you say?) I would close...

WWYD? WWYS? (What would you say?)
I would close and would say "I understand this may be an inconvenience however, per program policies there are 3 weeks built into the yearly calendar. Refunds are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I grew up watching Mr Rogers. It was a...

likethis I grew up watching Mr Rogers. It was a good show!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,414
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: That age is tough..... I am forever...

:hug: That age is tough.....

I am forever repeating "Don't TELL me; SHOW me" when the kids adapt a method of justifying bad behavior with a simple "Sorry". Sorry doesn't fix it. It's just the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd let dad know I am a mandated reporter. ...

I'd let dad know I am a mandated reporter.

Whether he stops or not, it up to him.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By Blackcat31
Coffee contains nothing worse than soda and/or...

Coffee contains nothing worse than soda and/or energy drinks and those both seem fairly common in a childís diet now days.

My sister hits the Starbucks drive through every single morning. Sheís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,252
Posted By Blackcat31
On this same train of thought..... Itís hot...

On this same train of thought.....

Itís hot here in the summer time.
Summer is sweltering. Often 80-90F (with high humidity) from about mid-May until mid-September and still the numbers arenít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Blackcat31
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/outdoo...

https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/outdoorplay/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 248,350
Posted By Blackcat31
Have a great vacation!!! happyface :Sunny:...

Have a great vacation!!! happyface :Sunny: happyface

My clock just struck 5:00 P.M. and I am turning out the lights and locking the door behind me and not looking back until July 9.

I told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By Blackcat31
Charging a fee is a good alternative to turning...

Charging a fee is a good alternative to turning them away at the door.

If milk is say $5 then if they forget tell them you are charging them $15 verses just the cost. $5 for an inconvenience...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By Blackcat31
I used to remind parents/children etc all the...

I used to remind parents/children etc all the time but it got old being everyone's secretary when I know full well that they are all perfectly capable of remembering things when it suits them.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Blackcat31
Info on exemptions...

Info on exemptions http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Community-Care/Caregiver-Background-Check/Exemptions


Is the state aware that you are currently working or are you not working due to this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By Blackcat31
Quality means different things to different people

Quality means different things to different people
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 320
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíve had a few parents use alternate options...

Iíve had a few parents use alternate options instead of a heavy winter coat but a majority of my parents keep coats on their kids.

Iím aware of the coat/no coat topic but I guess I always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Blackcat31
This is kind of along lines of what I was...

This is kind of along lines of what I was thinking too...
My DH and I raised two of my younger siblings.
We collected foster care payments temporarily while guardianship was being established.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Blackcat31
Yep... same with all new kids here too Also...

Yep... same with all new kids here too
Also agree itís MUCH easier to start them young..

Random but a toddler here (MN) are up to age 2yrs/24months
Age 2 and theyíre preschololers
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By Blackcat31
As we all were when we first opened. But...

As we all were when we first opened.
But youíll get used to it. ;) :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you providing care on a day to day basis or...

Are you providing care on a day to day basis or is he LIVING with you on a temporary basis? (3 months)

What additional costs other than food does this include for you and your wife?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are the specific rules regarding trainings...

Here are the specific rules regarding trainings in MN
As stated above, annual means specific dates of completion for certain trainings.

https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-7672-ENG
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By Blackcat31
MN allows a limited number of training hours per...

MN allows a limited number of training hours per day to be creditable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By Blackcat31
She might already be in trouble even if she...

She might already be in trouble even if she completes her training in full today. All trainings (required) are available on-line but the state requires them to be done in a certain way.

For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By Blackcat31
Maybe, maybe not ..... Oregon seems to have a...

Maybe, maybe not ..... Oregon seems to have a specific issue (?)



True but it sure covers DHS’s butt :cool:



I’m required to give parents a summary of my state’s Family Child Care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,414
Posted By Blackcat31
Exclusion beyond a fever does NOT prevent or...

Exclusion beyond a fever does NOT prevent or reduce spread for HFM. The following statement is copied/pasted from state health dept. for exclusion rule

“Childcare and School: Until fever is gone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By Blackcat31
Isnít most required paperwork in fcc a waste of...

Isnít most required paperwork in fcc a waste of paper? :lol:

I know lots of other professions that require a license, my question was why would a consumer NEED a copy (as their business is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By Blackcat31
Sorry, I donít think I was clear...

:confused: I know other professions need a license.

(bolder) how would that even be useful or necessary?

You also said earlier that you donít ask other professions for a copy so I am curious...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By Blackcat31
In what type of situation would you need one? ...

In what type of situation would you need one?

No other profession is even comparable to child care so just curious what type of profession you feel this is also applicable?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 746
Posted By Blackcat31
I see this as a logical way to address situations...

I see this as a logical way to address situations where parents do not know the differences in licensing classes.... certified or registered or licensed exempt or operating illegally all together.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Blackcat31
I have 2 daycare kids that attend every other...

I have 2 daycare kids that attend every other week due to custody/visitation statuses with their parents.

I still get paid every week though as rates are based on enrollment not attendance or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Blackcat31
https://reolink.com/standalone-battery-powered-sec...

https://reolink.com/standalone-battery-powered-security-camera-buying-guide/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Blackcat31
I have a Night Owl multiple camera security...

I have a Night Owl multiple camera security system both at home and at daycare.

At daycare I have 16 cameras. Some inside, some outside. All record and all are viewable via my smart phone when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,414
Posted By Blackcat31
Agree to it.... I charge $50 per day per...

Agree to it....

I charge $50 per day per child for no-nap or shortened nap requests. Payable in cash upon drop off on each day the parent needs/wants or requests alterations to my regular rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is Nan's blog entry regarding Changing of...

Here is Nan's blog entry regarding Changing of the Guard

https://www.daycare.com/nannyde/the-dynamic-of-bad-behavior-in-daycare.htm

For added privacy, you can PM her if necessary. You'll need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Blackcat31
Every day at lunch time, I curse parents that do...

Every day at lunch time, I curse parents that do this at home. :ouch: :p

It's so easy to tell which kids have this happening at home. They are by far THE messiest kids and are constantly...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 06-21-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Blackcat31
Hi! I've noticed this is a "repeated" post.... ...

Hi! I've noticed this is a "repeated" post....

Im sorry you aren't finding the responses here you are looking for i regards to opening/operating a business but the majority of members here are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Blackcat31
Rashes are like people.....there are so many...

Rashes are like people.....there are so many different kinds, types, causes, appearances and most are annoying but not terribly harmful however, ANY rash on a child means exclusion until the rash is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By Blackcat31
I keep my business (and my overall tone with...

I keep my business (and my overall tone with parents in general) very business like. The kids get my "soft" side so when it comes time to part ways, I guess I don't ever expect parents to say Thank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,816
Posted By Blackcat31
That was my reply 5 years ago... ;) Now...

That was my reply 5 years ago... ;)

Now days, I don't really have anyone that picks up that isnt a parent.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By Blackcat31
I would straight up say "Why do you ask?" ...

I would straight up say "Why do you ask?"

Depending on her reply I might just gloss over the question in general and just say something like "Again, thank you for your interest in my program. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,252
Posted By Blackcat31
Tragic. I don't care how/why it happens....it...

Tragic. I don't care how/why it happens....it doesn't change the fact that these little lives were lost and that in and of itself is tragic. :( :( No other word but tragic.


I wonder how many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads about cleaning...

Other threads about cleaning https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=cleaning

I also have 12 kids daily but don't have an assistant let alone two.... what do your assistants do during the day?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Blackcat31
If you think mom/dad will listen AND change...

If you think mom/dad will listen AND change because of your input, do tell.

If not, leave your friendship intact.

If this child is 6 yrs old I highly doubt the parents aren't "aware" of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is how I manage teachers.... ALL rates...

Here is how I manage teachers....

ALL rates are based on enrollment not attendance or time used.

In other words, tuition is due 52 weeks a year regardless of what profession you work in.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Blackcat31
My first kid arrives at 7:30. All my other kiddos...

My first kid arrives at 7:30. All my other kiddos are here by 8:30. We go outside at 9:00 for the first time. Most parents apply it at drop off. I reapply later in the afternoon when we go outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Blackcat31
While I fully support and recommend play as THE...

While I fully support and recommend play as THE best curriculum ever, I disagree with the above bolded statement.

If she can be taught that she is not capable, she can be taught the opposite as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are several other threads about child care...

Here are several other threads about child care software/apps https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=software+for+daycares

Before soliciting information or assistance from our forum members...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
This is not entirely true. Goat's milk is not an...

This is not entirely true. Goat's milk is not an equivalent substitute for cows milk as far as I've ever read or been told. Even with a disability the doctor is required to list an acceptable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 09:44 AM
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Views: 557
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is the CACFP Crediting Handbook. Milk info...

Here is the CACFP Crediting Handbook. Milk info starts on page 14. https://www.cacfp.org/files/9914/4240/2457/CACFP_creditinghandbook.pdf


The following as well as the links at the bottom are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By Blackcat31
If the child has a disability then yes, you are...

If the child has a disability then yes, you are required to provide the substitute the doctor says to use.

If the parent simply chooses to serve their child something different not based on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you on the food program?

Are you on the food program?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 01:21 PM
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Views: 1,035
Posted By Blackcat31
Good article about the changing parent...

Good article about the changing parent environment

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/health/consequence-contract-parenting-strauss/index.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 01:17 PM
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Views: 1,035
Posted By Blackcat31
Im seeing this as well. LOTS of stressed out...

Im seeing this as well. LOTS of stressed out grandparents that have zero control yet their own children (young parents now) are great! The two youngest mom's I have now (One is 23 and the other is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By Blackcat31
I didn't get the info off of a sponsor site, I...

I didn't get the info off of a sponsor site, I got it directly from the CACFP site so if your sponsor isn't following that rule, they are not in compliance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 11:57 AM
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Views: 199
Posted By Blackcat31
Have you checked your local school district...

Have you checked your local school district website?

My area district lists everything the Kinders should know/master before entrance to school.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By Blackcat31
My young adult son once told me that the best...

My young adult son once told me that the best thing my DH and I taught him was "it is easier to avoid trouble than it is to get out of trouble" so I agree with others... listen to your instincts. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By Blackcat31
Yep! They are correct, you CAN still claim the...

Yep! They are correct, you CAN still claim the meal/snack if parent provides one component IF that substitute is nutritionally equivalent to cow's milk. EVEN if it is the parents choice to not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By Blackcat31
New food program rules for kids over 12 months...

New food program rules for kids over 12 months (Oct 2017) say you CAN claim meals/snacks where parents supply one component of the meal IF the parent supplied portion is a credible substitute.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I think special diet statements will...

likethis I think special diet statements will make non-dairy milk credible or claimable but without a special diet statement almond milk, goats milk and/or coconut milk aren't nutritionally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By Blackcat31
I buy 1% as I have ages 2+ only. I don't...

I buy 1% as I have ages 2+ only.

I don't have any kids that require substitute milk and honestly if I did, I think soy is the only one I would provide.

Any other type would need to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with more notice for income changes... ...

I agree with more notice for income changes...

Wondering if OP allows parents to just switch back and forth like that when ever it suits them... I mean I understand job changes (once,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By Blackcat31
Can I ask why? Is it work related or personal? ...

Can I ask why? Is it work related or personal?

Will it mean picking up earlier too or will the pick up time remain the same?

How many kids? Has this family been with you for a while or are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,456
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I like these conversations for that...

likethis

I like these conversations for that reason too!

I also like reading/learning about the different perspectives! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 02:09 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
That is really sad on many levels :(

That is really sad on many levels :(
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