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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Cat Herder
http://www.alphtc.org/sites/alphtc.org/files/image...

http://www.alphtc.org/sites/alphtc.org/files/images/ASQ%20training%20presentation%20to%20be%20uploaded.pdf

http://agesandstages.com/products-services/asq3/

Other ASQ links. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Cat Herder
Ages and stages (milestones) questionnaires...

Ages and stages (milestones) questionnaires typically begin the conference. https://www.zerotothree.org/espanol/ages-and-stages

That is the point where any concerns about developmental issues...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 457
Posted By Cat Herder
Right? :confused: I am also still nervous about...

Right? :confused: I am also still nervous about how it will go next year. I am not buying any new equipment or supplies this year. I plan to float along with what I have already collected.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 457
Posted By Cat Herder
http://www.uft.org/files/attachments/provider-tax-...

http://www.uft.org/files/attachments/provider-tax-guide-english.pdf

This is a good resource, obviously don't follow the meal rates because they change yearly. ;) Pg 25-42
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 457
Posted By Cat Herder
We broke even-ish this year without dependants...

We broke even-ish this year without dependants (owed $80ish State). :cool: I guess that is the goal, but it felt anticlimactic.

Other time spent used to be something I often forgot to add in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,487
Posted By Cat Herder
Got it. ;) Makes sense. My "kids" (young adults)...

Got it. ;) Makes sense. My "kids" (young adults) mentioned it being an instagram thing, now I see why. No one wants evidence for future employers. ;)

I did not know there was actually a physical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,487
Posted By Cat Herder
Nope. An actual training link for Body Substance...

Nope. An actual training link for Body Substance Isolation. ;)

My kids have talked about Cards Against Humanity. Guess I need to check it out?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/72620612713666096/ ...

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/72620612713666096/

Pinterest is full of them. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Cat Herder
I have one kid here today. Kid is arguing...

I have one kid here today.

Kid is arguing with career dolls (https://www.amazon.com/Pretend-Professionals-Career-Figures-Creative/dp/B000F8TB0W). Because April. :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/some-children-hold...

https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/some-children-hold-food-in-their-mouths-why/

I have dealt with it before, turned into a evaluation and diagnosis code. Kid in junior high with IEP doing well, now....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,487
Posted By Cat Herder
Wet, sticky, not mine = BSI. :Sunny: ...

Wet, sticky, not mine = BSI. :Sunny:

https://quizlet.com/25337939/bsi-body-substance-isolation-flash-cards/
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 78
Posted By Cat Herder
Awesome!!! :Sunny: Glad it worked.

Awesome!!! :Sunny: Glad it worked.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 78
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you clicked run and allowed it to compose...

Have you clicked run and allowed it to compose the form?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 78
Posted By Cat Herder
Try right click print from your mouse or toolbar...

Try right click print from your mouse or toolbar print.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 78
Posted By Cat Herder
It should be green directly under the "Previous...

It should be green directly under the "Previous Fiscal Year" drop box (next to blue "run"). Sometimes the page has to be refreshed a couple times for the loading swirly thing to finally stop its evil...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 78
Posted By Cat Herder
Reports (left main page) > Accounting Reports >...

Reports (left main page) > Accounting Reports > Select a Report > Statement of Account (or W-10, I give both ) > Previous Fiscal Year > Run > Print (or print to file)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 88,606
Posted By Cat Herder
http://decal.ga.gov/documents/attachments/Criminal...

http://decal.ga.gov/documents/attachments/CriminalRecordsCheck_InformationalWebinar_6192014.pdf

This should help you.

A criminal record is defined as:

(A) Conviction of a crime;
(B)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 184,021
Posted By Cat Herder
That *one friend made me spew coffee this...

That *one friend made me spew coffee this morning. It is like he knows childcare. :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Cat Herder
Chicken or the egg? Rhet. :cool:

Chicken or the egg? Rhet. :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Cat Herder
Poison Control, National Capitol Poison Center....

Poison Control, National Capitol Poison Center. "Essential Oils: Poisonous when Misused" - https://www.poison.org/articles/2014-jun/essential-oils

"Children, with their thin skin and immature...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Cat Herder
Convenience is expensive. :Sunny: The provider...

Convenience is expensive. :Sunny: The provider does not sit on a shelf, they still need to pay bills to be able to be convenient and reliable.

"According to Care.com's 2017 Cost of Care Survey,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Cat Herder
"Essential oils, such as camphorated and...

"Essential oils, such as camphorated and eucalyptus oils, are volatile oils that can be absorbed by mouth and through the skin; if ingested orally by children, they can be harmful, even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Cat Herder
My drop ins fill out and maintain all required...

My drop ins fill out and maintain all required paperwork and call on the occasion that they need care (typically former full-time clients or family/friends of). If I have a scheduled absence that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Cat Herder
Providers may not be able to refuse to release a...

Providers may not be able to refuse to release a child to a parent who is driving a vehicle
without a car seat.
BUT providers should contact other parent/authorized person to see if they can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Cat Herder
When they do, cheap dollar store zip ties are a...

When they do, cheap dollar store zip ties are a great solution, clip with nail clippers as needed. 100 for a couple bucks. ;) I also use them to secure toy bins to the gates to make them even more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Cat Herder
I bought several of these. likethis I can set up...

I bought several of these. likethis I can set up individual spaces or change my playroom configuration daily if needed. happyface I can grab a stack and set up an area outdoors in minutes....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,487
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.macys.com/shop/product/charter-club-mi...

https://www.macys.com/shop/product/charter-club-mid-rise-twill-shorts-created-for-macys?ID=5244114&RVI=Bag_1&CategoryID=5344&tdp=cm_choiceId~z5244114~xcm_pos~zPos1

The Mid-Rise Twill Shorts I love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
No. It was a slippery slope and a learned...

No.

It was a slippery slope and a learned mistake from the past. ;)

There needs to be a business and personal boundary while enrolled. Once they move on, sure, they are a lot of fun later....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,487
Posted By Cat Herder
Jeans, khakis, full-length shorts, soft tops with...

Jeans, khakis, full-length shorts, soft tops with modest necklines (for 2 reasons :p) and A-line summer dresses with bike shorts. ;)

I don't do leggings or yoga pants because I feel undressed in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Cat Herder
They will need to get more fiber and water into...

They will need to get more fiber and water into her diet.

Unfortunately many parents bump up acidic fruit intake, instead, leading to awful diaper rashes. Hopefully they don't go that route. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 24,605
Posted By Cat Herder
Many daycares offer exactly what you are...

Many daycares offer exactly what you are describing. Find one that suits your child's needs instead of asking your current one to change their more affordable policies. likethis Know that a no-nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: Thanks :Sunny: One kid today. And all...

:lol::lol: Thanks :Sunny: One kid today. And all that entails. :cool: :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
I answered on your other post. Of course. :lol: ...

I answered on your other post. Of course. :lol:

Repeat: "I am sorry but I can no longer afford to keep your family part time."

They would not judge another congregation member on seeking a job...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
"I am sorry but I can no longer afford to keep...

"I am sorry but I can no longer afford to keep your family part time." :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,498
Posted By Cat Herder
They go up to size 7. I use them regularly on...

They go up to size 7. I use them regularly on DCK's here, along with cotton tights sometimes. ...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 04-03-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Cat Herder
I would simply print the W-10 and account summary...

I would simply print the W-10 and account summary as is. It clearly says the child's name so the appropriate parent can simply deduct as usual. They work out who claims each year between them, you...
Forum: Curriculum 04-03-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Cat Herder
Check out funshine curriculum kits. It is my go...

Check out funshine curriculum kits. It is my go to. Easy, one stop, everything needed. The website is choppy and difficult to navigate, but stick with it, it is worth the effort....
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-03-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome! It was fun. :Sunny:

You are very welcome! It was fun. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine does the same as BC's mostly. They also...

Mine does the same as BC's mostly. They also recommend milestone, behavior management tips or health and safety themed parent cafe's for family engagement points. ;)

You can also make up points...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Cat Herder
I had an old GI Joe from the 60's that I rescued...

I had an old GI Joe from the 60's that I rescued from my Gma's basement (second from left) ...swoon. lovethis Poor 80's Malibu Ken never quite measured up for me. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Cat Herder
Yep. The fashionista's line. ;)

Yep. The fashionista's line. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Cat Herder
$100/6hrs = $16.67 $16.67/4 kids = $4.17 Hr Per...

$100/6hrs = $16.67
$16.67/4 kids = $4.17 Hr Per kid
- Big kids food servings, supplies, damage to property, no breaks and invading family time.

I'd have to recommend taking a hard pass. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Cat Herder
Not typically but my desire to would really...

Not typically but my desire to would really depend on which child. :p It seems the "one child" attending on all school breaks is always "that" child, doesn't it? :cool:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-02-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By Cat Herder
Taco salads in tortilla bowl, turkey sloppy joes,...

Taco salads in tortilla bowl, turkey sloppy joes, pizza/ham-n-cheese/chilli cupcakes (press dough in cupcake pan, fill with toppings), chicken/cheese/salsa quesadillas (cut in triangles), ham/chicken...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Cat Herder
Poor Gma's. Hope they were consulted first before...

Poor Gma's. Hope they were consulted first before they were pressured or guilted into this. :dislike:

Definitely take some time off where you can. Enjoy it.

I'm regretting not closing for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Cat Herder
To you it will feel like an exception, extra,...

To you it will feel like an exception, extra, special. To her it will simply be expected, her moneys worth. Resentment will grow. The relationship will sour.

Stick to your desired hours and avoid...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-30-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd tell her good luck with that and stop...

I'd tell her good luck with that and stop responding to her completely. likethis It would cost more money to file than she could claim.

If she had followed her contract and provided her schedule,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Cat Herder
:o Well, that shows how fast news travels south....

:o Well, that shows how fast news travels south. :lol::lol: Off to look for it. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Cat Herder
It is such a weird story. :confused: I am...

It is such a weird story. :confused: I am thrilled to see people who abuse the system busted, and made to pay back, freeing up resources for people who really need them. My own community is full of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Cat Herder
NJ Welfare Busts

http://nj1015.com/159-people-owing-2-2m-get-amnesty-after-lakewood-welfare-busts/

"Out of the 43,571 children in Lakewood, 21,600 of them receive government benefits, according to a 2015 U.S....
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-28-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf W-9 ...

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf

W-9

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw10.pdf

W-10
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd give them a call and ask. Getting approved as...

I'd give them a call and ask. Getting approved as a state trainer is hard work. They will know if they are coded as distance or in person. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Cat Herder
"urged the inclusion of language on self-care for...

"urged the inclusion of language on self-care for early childhood educators, including issues of stress management, burnout, proper ergonomic procedures (e.g., appropriate furniture, lifting,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Cat Herder
I have not seen anyone do those for this field,...

I have not seen anyone do those for this field, yet. Check your states approved trainers list before you pay for anything, though. I have been bitten by that before. ;) I believe part of their goal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
Understood. :p:lol: It is such a minefield to...

Understood. :p:lol: It is such a minefield to discuss anymore, people are saturated with angry news. Personally, I feel it is hard to find an unbiased source of information so it's hard to have faith...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Cat Herder
And, yet, my QRIS portfolio requires them for...

And, yet, my QRIS portfolio requires them for "show evidence". ;) They want to see art, centers, activities, etc. to have proof I am actually doing it all. ;) I love being put on the defensive by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By Cat Herder
Georgia. It is 70 degrees and sunny today, we...

Georgia. It is 70 degrees and sunny today, we just came in. :Sunny: Yesterday was 36 with extreme wind/trees down warnings. Rain for the next 3 days, but that could change any minute. It was supposed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By Cat Herder
I hope you guys have fun happyface I have...

I hope you guys have fun happyface

I have never done a girls weekend. Not even sure what that would look like. :confused:

I am looking forward to a "bring on spring" weekend. :ouch: Time for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Cat Herder
It is the same here, must be attached to your...

It is the same here, must be attached to your home. That is also part of the reason they search my barn and shed during inspections. Too many people were caught warehousing kids. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 31,494
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you BC :hug: I felt she was just as...

Thank you BC :hug:

I felt she was just as angry as I am about illegal providers in my town getting away with it while I struggle to meet absurd "Quality Improvements" and deal with non-stop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
Experience. :Sunny: I smelled it too. Chum in the...

Experience. :Sunny: I smelled it too. Chum in the water.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Cat Herder
*Knocks on wood. Bangs head on desk. Don't...

*Knocks on wood. Bangs head on desk. Don't challenge them. :p:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
Still sick of partisan propaganda. And you?

Still sick of partisan propaganda. And you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Cat Herder
What she said. likethis Still loathe Kidkare....

What she said. likethis Still loathe Kidkare. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 31,494
Posted By Cat Herder
You are ranting at a 9 year old post. Seashell...

You are ranting at a 9 year old post. Seashell has not been here for a couple years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By Cat Herder
My pediatrician, long retired, told me to pull...

My pediatrician, long retired, told me to pull the pacifier tip out as far as I could from the base and poke a tiny hole in it, with a sewing needle, as close to the base as humanly possible.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd respond ":lol: There's always one. The...

I'd respond ":lol: There's always one. The toothbrushes come individually wrapped. Deep breaths, Mom. I got this. "
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By Cat Herder
Hallmark Holiday stress. :ouch:

Hallmark Holiday stress. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By Cat Herder
I used to close unpaid as a travel day when I...

I used to close unpaid as a travel day when I took my kids out of town to celebrate. Now that they are adults I stay open, it is not a federal holiday.


2018 New Year's Day Monday, January 1st...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Cat Herder
I searched around a bit out of curiosity and...

I searched around a bit out of curiosity and stumbled on this: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/child_care_provider.pdf

CHILD CARE PROVIDER
Audit Technique Guide

This Audit Techniques Guide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. Use good judgement and do your best with...

Yes. Use good judgement and do your best with what you have. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Cat Herder
Are you her second provider? How long have...

Are you her second provider?

How long have you had her?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't close for weather but often tell parents...

I don't close for weather but often tell parents (and post on our FB page) I expect them to use good judgement, $1 per minute late fee will apply, no excuses; "Not even being held hostage by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Cat Herder
Are you in-home or do you need travel time? I...

Are you in-home or do you need travel time? I can't remember :o.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By Cat Herder
I ran out of time to edit. My thinking is...

I ran out of time to edit.

My thinking is that it may not be this young child you help the most, it may be who this young child overhears saying this. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd definitely report to parents, immediately. It...

I'd definitely report to parents, immediately. It is a mandatory reporter qualifier in my state (highest risk age 10-18), but not all.

"Suicidal Threats. There are no federal laws that mandate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 184,021
Posted By Cat Herder
I asked them to clean up three times. Their...

I asked them to clean up three times. Their motivation is severely lacking and I am not up to a battle of wills, today.

I placed a pan of HM cinnamon/sugar croissants to cool on top of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By Cat Herder
I have given these adventure kits as birthday...

I have given these adventure kits as birthday gifts and collected similar supplies for the playground for the group from learning resources:

Birthday (or individual child ;)) Kit $19.99:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 653
Posted By Cat Herder
I see it is legal at 2 providers to 10 infants...

I see it is legal at 2 providers to 10 infants (under 18 months) with a minimum of 30 square feet of indoor useable activity space (minus furnishings) and 80 square feet of outdoor activity space...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By Cat Herder
If your neighborhood is evacuated you will have...

If your neighborhood is evacuated you will have no choice but to leave. ;) They will "assist" you in leaving. :Sunny:

Having a meetup place makes it quicker to get the kids where they need to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By Cat Herder
"In case of evacuation and cell phone blackout...

"In case of evacuation and cell phone blackout our primary meetup place will be _______. Secondary location is ______."

Mine is a local volunteer fire dept (with permission) then a library in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By Cat Herder
Everything you need to know can be found...

Everything you need to know can be found here:https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/7877
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 08:12 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
I'd recommend buying a house that you could both...

I'd recommend buying a house that you could both afford independently of one another (one income at lowest income level), then go down the wish list item by item of importance to you. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Cat Herder
I turn off the lights, toss a dark sheet over the...

I turn off the lights, toss a dark sheet over the dome climber, unfurl the 4 way tunnel, pass out flashlights and get out of the way. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Cat Herder
I add people to the list in the order they call....

I add people to the list in the order they call. When an opening comes up I choose the first, most appropriate, family from the list. Sometimes even when I'd prefer another family for various...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 240,585
Posted By Cat Herder
I stumbled across this: Strawberry Short...

I stumbled across this:

Strawberry Short Cake Recipe:
(Serves 2)
To make, melt 2 oz white chocolate chunks into a small mixing bowl and allow to cool. Cut up fresh strawberries. Whisk 3 oz...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Cat Herder
Has he been evaluated?

Has he been evaluated?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.amazon.com/Kleenex-Hand-Towels-60-Pack...

https://www.amazon.com/Kleenex-Hand-Towels-60-Pack/dp/B00BFUSDO4/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1519916796&sr=8-4&keywords=hand+towel+kleenex&dpID=51QY4-vI7CL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Kleenex...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a known business negotiation technique. ;)...

It is a known business negotiation technique. ;) She is "handling" you. Don't let her.

https://www.communicaid.com/communication-skills/blog/communication-skills/power-silence/ - #2 "Using...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By Cat Herder
You will have to enforce your policy or this will...

You will have to enforce your policy or this will never stop. Don't ask. There is no question here. Tell. "Take the bag with you when you leave. Do not bring it back." Blank stare to be met with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds like this kid needs some time in Woz U...

Sounds like this kid needs some time in Woz U instead of on games. :lol: Maybe get his mom to check out https://www.livescience.com/53957-best-coding-apps-and-toys.html. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Cat Herder
My favorites. :Sunny: ...

My favorites. :Sunny:

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

https://www.bettymills.com/shop/Janitorial_Supplies.html - Cleaning supplies/ Utilities
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By Cat Herder
For the young crowd you can tape some contact...

For the young crowd you can tape some contact paper to the table sticky side up. Let the littles sprinkle it with green and gold glitter. Then place small foam shamrocks over that. Then some shredded...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By Cat Herder
Lakeshore sells kids foam sensory paint (five 6oz...

Lakeshore sells kids foam sensory paint (five 6oz bottles for $25 :rolleyes:). All the DIY recipes I know include shaving cream, school glue and food color. We can't even substitute whipped cream in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By Cat Herder
"In addition to mandating new health and safety...

"In addition to mandating new health and safety requirements, the Federal Government recommends child care subsidy rates be established at 50% of the most current market rate survey." The average...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, great, something to look forward to. ;) :hug:...

Oh, great, something to look forward to. ;) :hug: I have not been hit with that one, yet.

It is always something isn't it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Cat Herder
Make sure to specify no tie neck swimsuits and...

Make sure to specify no tie neck swimsuits and have medication forms filled out for the sunscreens. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Cat Herder
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/...

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/6/1046.short - Released 2012

http://www.aappublications.org/news/2017/11/01/IDSnapshot110117 - Released this month

All I want on a doctors note...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
There was a post here once about someone who did...

There was a post here once about someone who did that and the highlighter ink made the receipt ink break down to the point it was illegible very quickly.

Edited: Found it :...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By Cat Herder
Part of that, IMO, was that parents spent time...

Part of that, IMO, was that parents spent time teaching, playing and bonding with the kids so that the kid actually wanted the adults approval and company. The kid liked and trusted the adults. It...
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