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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:30 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By Blackcat31
No. You are NOT a jerk. I've been a...

No. You are NOT a jerk.

I've been a provider for over 20+ years and life happens.
Sometimes those situations cause us to feel badly and/or super emotional but truth be told, EVERYONE,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Blackcat31
I guess I am not understanding what you mean...

I guess I am not understanding what you mean really...

Like instead of having a family child care program inside your home, you are wondering about having an indoor playground instead?

I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By Blackcat31
This is a hard line for me. If a parent...

This is a hard line for me.

If a parent came at drop off with their kid diaperless and said to me the child doesn't have a diaper on because he/she wouldn't let me put one on, I would reply with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By Blackcat31
Here are other threads with tons of useful info...

Here are other threads with tons of useful info in regards to what forms are included in enrollment packets.

There are several threads with links to sites that have printable forms.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree that there are parents that do want that...

I agree that there are parents that do want that type of environment but if the alternate option is free, most parents will take it.

It's a rare parent willing to pay for something better, higher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Blackcat31
SPOT ON!! In his State of the State address...

SPOT ON!!

In his State of the State address on January 11, 2005, former South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds said, "My final question is this: Could it be that the education establishment/child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Blackcat31
Yeah....it's the same info they've been spreading...

Yeah....it's the same info they've been spreading around for a while now.

Sadly the state can't "fix" the issue until they start acknowledging what the issue is.

I know many providers that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Blackcat31
Curious if there were any updates to this.... ...

Curious if there were any updates to this....

Did your husband speak with your FIL?
How did it go?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 437
Posted By Blackcat31
Are these parents putting milk in the bottles...

Are these parents putting milk in the bottles these kids have? When weaning from bottle to cup it used to be recommended all over to just water down the milk or formula and baby would simply give up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By Blackcat31
That's kind of how ours reads as well... MN...

That's kind of how ours reads as well...

MN Statue 245A (Rule 2) outlines the state statutes and says something descriptive but you have to actually click each statute number to read the full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 240,585
Posted By Blackcat31
Started 2 new kids today. One 4 yrs old...

Started 2 new kids today.

One 4 yrs old the other 2 yrs old.

BOTH ate fantastic and BOTH are sound asleep.

I know it can to other way just as quickly but I've always believed (or told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: :lol: That's funny and truthful at the...

:lol: :lol:

That's funny and truthful at the same time. :lol: :D

My licensor has said she's had providers swear at her, ask her to leave and one that literally had a tantrum (tears and all)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh whew! likethis I was like oh my goodness......

Oh whew! likethis I was like oh my goodness... :ouch: :lol:

Our state just recently passed some sort of requirement that all licensors have to have training on interpreting our regulations. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 799
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand and I am not saying you did anything...

I understand and I am not saying you did anything wrong at all... I am simply sharing a different viewpoint or perspective.

I'm saying as a parent if my provider said:

"Hey I ran into Miss...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my, your state has your licensing specialist...

Oh my, your state has your licensing specialist do the assessments? :eek:

In my state the assessors are from MnAEYC (MN chapter of NAEYC) or from our QRIS program. Depending on who you are being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 799
Posted By Blackcat31
Personally, if my child care provider mentioned...

Personally, if my child care provider mentioned she discussed my child with someone else, I'd be ticked.

If OP is the type that needs to know, then I'd make sure to bring the subject up without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 799
Posted By Blackcat31
I wouldn't do anything. The family hasn't told...

I wouldn't do anything. The family hasn't told you anything either so as far as you know there is no issue.

If DCG is going to a 3 hour program, they may have a family friend, neighbor or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,502
Posted By Blackcat31
I understand that medical costs are outrageous at...

I understand that medical costs are outrageous at times and that many people struggle to pay for medical care but I have serious issues with parents that don't or won't bring their child to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By Blackcat31
I'd move the PNP before I sacrificed my bedroom...

I'd move the PNP before I sacrificed my bedroom furniture.

If that's not an option I understand but honestly providers already have to give up so much privacy as it is that it seems so unfair to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: you did what needed to be done! The...

:hug: you did what needed to be done!

The baby nor you or the other DCKs have to endure all day crying and stress.... you feel bad because itís human nature to feel bad when things donít work out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 265
Posted By Blackcat31
Can you prepare anything that needs to be boiled...

Can you prepare anything that needs to be boiled ahead of time. Can you boil the pasta the night before or the morning of and then just reheat them?

You can boil pasta using your microwave too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,502
Posted By Blackcat31
It's not hard to understand at all. They just...

It's not hard to understand at all.
They just think it applies to everyone else and not them.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Blackcat31
We have two raised garden beds. We plant...

We have two raised garden beds.
We plant tomatoes and peppers.

Tending the garden is done as a group.
Kids are not allowed to touch the gardens alone or outside of the group time.

WHO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis A contract just outlines and makes the...

likethis A contract just outlines and makes the agreement clear. The check for a full weeks care shows intent.

I've seen ALOT of court cases get decided based on intent verses what actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree.... some assessors seem to be on a power...

I agree.... some assessors seem to be on a power trip and rather than being an advisor or peer who's role is to support and assist the provider in reaching and maintaining the highest level of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 196
Posted By Blackcat31
http://www.liifund.org/products/grants/grants-for-...

http://www.liifund.org/products/grants/grants-for-child-care/
https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5162
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Blackcat31
Good for her! Way too many providers will...

Good for her!

Way too many providers will take a doctor's or parents word for things and when it comes to safe sleep the ONLY person that matters is the person in charge of the infant.

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Blackcat31
Everyone cleans up...even the youngest 14 months....

Everyone cleans up...even the youngest 14 months.

I will divide and conquer if necessary... those that do pick up move onto next activity and those that don't clean up stay put (until they clean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Blackcat31
These are the only threads I found while...

These are the only threads I found while searching reduced work week or partial work weeks. The first is a specific thread and the second is all the threads that came up when I searched.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is some great info about car seats (some...

Here is some great info about car seats (some have printable resources)

https://www.parenting.com/gallery/car-seat-laws-requirements-installation?page=0

http://thecarseatlady.com/

According...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is Tom Copeland's advice about that: ...

Here is Tom Copeland's advice about that:

Q: ďI cannot see cars when parents/caregivers pick-up, so unless they state they donít have a car seat, how am I supposed to be responsible if there is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 196
Posted By Blackcat31
Well howdy neighbor! :lol: You can get...

Well howdy neighbor! :lol:

You can get grants for assistance in regards to inclusion.
Here is the info for that. http://ndchildcare.org/projects/inclusion-grants.html

You can also get grants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 196
Posted By Blackcat31
Usually via the Child Care Aware agency/offices...

Usually via the Child Care Aware agency/offices for your state.

What state are you in?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm not arguing the details...I'm making a point...

I'm not arguing the details...I'm making a point about liability and sharing what I know and the sometimes silly things it applies to.

If you (general you) want to risk certain liabilities that's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Blackcat31
When parents are charged with their own child's...

When parents are charged with their own child's death... I think providers will be next... NOT something I am willing to risk.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't concern myself with that.... if I do then...

I don't concern myself with that.... if I do then it becomes something I AM liable for and I don't want that responsibility.

As for can you be held liable if it's not installed correctly? I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By Blackcat31
Not everything has to be written in your policies...

Not everything has to be written in your policies for it to be a rule/requirement.

Especially since how many other 5.5 yr olds have you provided services for that peed all over your house like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By Blackcat31
If you don't think the parents will follow...

If you don't think the parents will follow through with seeing a doctor or finding a solution to this issue, tell them you simply can't manage the urine all over any longer and unless she wears pull...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By Blackcat31
Have her parents consulted a pediatrician at all?...

Have her parents consulted a pediatrician at all?

At 5.5 she shouldn't be having accidents like that. Holding it a bit too long and leaking is more common but full blown accidents like that are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 342
Posted By Blackcat31
Giraffe's Can't Dance...

Giraffe's Can't Dance (https://www.amazon.com/Giraffes-Cant-Dance-Giles-Andreae/dp/1841215651/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) and Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Blackcat31
I have some pretty text book families at this...

I have some pretty text book families at this point in my career....two parents, 2.5 kids, a dog, a cat and a mortgage. :lol:

They all work regular everyday jobs that don't require shift work or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, parents remove the child from the seat while...

Yes, parents remove the child from the seat while AT the car.

Seats are never brought into my facility and remain in the car.

I've never had a single parent have issues with this. ...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 04-12-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't have a form for my waitlist but I have a...

I don't have a form for my waitlist but I have a spot on my website where parents can contact me in regards to their care needs and their contact info and then I put them on my waitlist, which is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 615
Posted By Blackcat31
Waivers won't protect you. I have a no car...

Waivers won't protect you.

I have a no car seats on property rule because should the parent install the seat incorrectly from my house and have an accident, I do not want to be held liable in ANY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 196
Posted By Blackcat31
I just spent my grant money this week....I got a...

I just spent my grant money this week....I got a light table and a new kitchen center for my toddler room and a new kitchen center for the preschool room.

I have a million things on my wish list...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: :lol: I must not be fully awake yet as I...

:lol: :lol: I must not be fully awake yet as I clicked into the link and actually whistled along for a bit... and now this tune will be stuck in my head all day long :cool:
.....or until someone so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't remind kids either but there are probably...

I don't remind kids either but there are probably about 10+ transition times during the day that provide opportunity to use the restroom.

There are a couple times where the break is specifically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Blackcat31
Smile I just looked through the smaller teacher "book"...

I just looked through the smaller teacher "book" they included and in that book were all the color/activity sheets I used to get but apparently need to print them off ourselves now.

So not as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Blackcat31
The examples you provided are the exact reasons I...

The examples you provided are the exact reasons I started getting more peculiar about which families I would accept into care and which ones I would pass on.

NO MATTER how much I did/didn't need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 437
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree! I think the BM issues are always an...

I agree! I think the BM issues are always an underlying issue for lack of something. Routine, balanced diet, exercise etc.... ALL culprits for sure!


I guess I just don't understand why adding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,502
Posted By Blackcat31
:eek: What?! Don't you love their child?? ...

:eek: What?!

Don't you love their child??

Shame on you for making this about money. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 437
Posted By Blackcat31
"Sorry mom but I don't believe in adding things...

"Sorry mom but I don't believe in adding things to something already healthy so instead I will make a point of simply offering more water in general during the day."

I am not a fan of parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By Blackcat31
....this is all said with a kind heart and not...

....this is all said with a kind heart and not meant to make you feel bad at all but....





I 1000% disagree. :dislike:

She has every right to be upset and if I were her, I'd be super...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree with this. Write a letter like the...

I agree with this.

Write a letter like the above and simply continue to repeat that you aren't able to meet her needs while caring for other kids.

She may just be one of those kids that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Blackcat31
I got my box in early Feb. This is the first...

I got my box in early Feb.
This is the first year in all my years of doing daycare that I didn't receive coloring sheets/books etc for the kids. Personally, I think the stuff they include (other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Blackcat31
Is this from the Colgate Bright Smiles campaign?

Is this from the Colgate Bright Smiles campaign?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By Blackcat31
I am lucky as I am in that spot in this...

I am lucky as I am in that spot in this profession where most my families are long term families so the working relationship is non-stop and continuous.

If someone (DCK or their parent) is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By Blackcat31
Totally understand that....these kids now days...

Totally understand that....these kids now days are hard. :ouch:

It just bothers me that parents usually reply with some type of bottled or generic excuse for the behavior but rarely do any of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By Blackcat31
This is the 3rd time though.....I'm surprised the...

This is the 3rd time though.....I'm surprised the parents aren't all over it and making sure her nails are trimmed super short. Sending her to time out isn't a solution for her. It's a punishment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: ...and every one of those eyes were...

:hug:

...and every one of those eyes were saying "Good for her! That little boy is tough and she is making safety a priority despite his protests! Good for her!!"

Judgement isn't always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By Blackcat31
Did you talk to the DCG's parents? Were her...

Did you talk to the DCG's parents?
Were her nails too long? Did the parents clip them?

I'm curious about what the aggressors parents said/did/reacted to this?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Blackcat31
Just off the top of my head, I got the following...

Just off the top of my head, I got the following phrases. Maybe one of them works:....

For those students unable to attend school as normal please be aware that child care services are also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't have a written rule or policy but I...

I don't have a written rule or policy but I absolutely expect the parents to have some common courtesy.

If it's a cold or common stomach bug that is pretty unavoidable there isn't much anyone can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,502
Posted By Blackcat31
I try to turn it around on the parent.... and try...

I try to turn it around on the parent.... and try to reply with something like"

"No! Thank you for keeping Johnny home today! I certainly don't want him to get anyone here sick."

or

"No, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Blackcat31
Just say you understand her issue but you canít...

Just say you understand her issue but you canít let one childís situation affect everyone else.

Sometimes decisions are for the greater good of all but that does mean it will seem unfair to a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Blackcat31
Sorry but work doesnít come before your kid. ...

Sorry but work doesnít come before your kid.

This is a parent issue not a daycare issue.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-09-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Blackcat31
Provide the form to who paid you The rest is up...

Provide the form to who paid you
The rest is up to them to sort out

Also in MN

Tell dad to talk to mom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 262
Posted By Blackcat31
If you are licensed I would join the food...

If you are licensed I would join the food program.

The food program will reimburse you for the meals and snacks you serve to the children in care.

Some providers have parents supply food...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-09-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Blackcat31
All my meals and snacks are on a rotating...

All my meals and snacks are on a rotating schedule.
Sometimes it's the same every two weeks and sometimes the rotation is longer...depends on the group of kids I have.

Last year, my rotation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 262
Posted By Blackcat31
Right?! But I do know that like I said...

Right?!
But I do know that like I said above.... handbooks are so unique and individual and they really should be a reflection of the provider and the program not just a big list of rules and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 262
Posted By Blackcat31
She does...but it looks like she's re-written it...

She does...but it looks like she's re-written it and instead of plagiarizing me she's just using Nan's stuff instead! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 262
Posted By Blackcat31
I think you can find my handbook on Etsy. I...

I think you can find my handbook on Etsy.
I think the gal is asking $80 for it. :cool:


Most states require you to include specific information in your handbook. I would definitely check those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,502
Posted By Blackcat31
Aw, thatís sad. Your poor brother. It...

Aw, thatís sad. Your poor brother.

It sounds like a huge gap between maturity level and intelligence level.

That is the gap that needs balance in most cases.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,502
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes!! School is about so much more than...

Yes!! School is about so much more than academics!
The social emotional aspect is a huge part of whether a child will succeed or fail in many areas of life!

If we can give them (the kids) the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,502
Posted By Blackcat31
I was a year older than most my peers. My kids...

I was a year older than most my peers.
My kids were the same (late Fall birthdays)

I wasn't bored in school at all!
I personally think it's a HUGE boost for self-esteem!

I see starting...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 04-09-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Blackcat31
Messaged you!:)

Messaged you!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,502
Posted By Blackcat31
My policy says: Car Seats Car seats may...

My policy says:

Car Seats

Car seats may NOT be left on the child care property, either inside or out.

If another adult needs to pick-up or drop-off your child, you will need to make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Blackcat31
https://www.redleafpress.org/Redleaf-Complete-Form...

https://www.redleafpress.org/Redleaf-Complete-Forms-Kit-for-Family-Child-Care-Providers-CD-ROM-P201.aspx

Redleaf complete form kit for child care providers
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 04-09-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Blackcat31
I would contact your local Child Care Aware...

I would contact your local Child Care Aware agency and see if you can network with them. They offer resources for providers in regards to choosing/finding a place for your child care business.
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Forum: Forms - Uploads 04-09-2018, 06:06 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
That is great!! Glad it was helpful! happyface ...

That is great!! Glad it was helpful! happyface

I too, like so many others struggled with getting a new child under age 1 to become part of our daily routine. I tried to identify the issues so...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, that is what we've been told too. ...

Yes, that is what we've been told too.
Breaking even is the goal...

There have been years (when the kids were still at home) that we got just enough back from state to pay federal or vs.
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 01:20 PM
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Views: 457
Posted By Blackcat31
http://tomcopelandblog.com/how-to-calculate-your-t...

http://tomcopelandblog.com/how-to-calculate-your-time-space-percentage-before-the-year-is-over

I don't calculate anything as my daycare is 100% separate from my home. Like 7 miles down the road...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
My DH and I are both self-employed as well and my...

My DH and I are both self-employed as well and my T/S is always 100% so I literally claim everything relating to daycare and we still pay in between $2500-3500 every single year.

....and my kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 07:06 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
Some kids simply aren't cut out for daycare. ...

Some kids simply aren't cut out for daycare.
My own son was not a daycare kid.
That is why I am a daycare provider.

I am guessing that if this weren't your niece you more than likely wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 07:00 AM
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Views: 368
Posted By Blackcat31
My 2 favorites are "you can't come to my...

My 2 favorites are

"you can't come to my birthday"

or

"you're not my best friend!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Blackcat31
I would google your city building codes. It...

I would google your city building codes.
It should list some guidelines about that type of thing
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 05:05 PM
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Views: 184,021
Posted By Blackcat31
Itís snowing here... My 4 yr old DCG says...

Itís snowing here...

My 4 yr old DCG says ďI wish snowflakes were glitter. So when itís a snowstorm it will be pretty and sparkly!Ē :lol: lovethis

I think itís a brilliant idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,487
Posted By Blackcat31
Clearly you do ;) Fact! likethis I...

Clearly you do ;)



Fact! likethis
I am not a nuclear physicist... but I know someone who really is! Does that count?



Another fact! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 11:07 AM
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Views: 1,487
Posted By Blackcat31
Right?! I'm beginning to think I'm some sort of...

Right?! I'm beginning to think I'm some sort of "special" :p



Thank you but accolades are not necessary. My self-worth comes from within so no need for such kindness.
Also, I've already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 10:14 AM
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Views: 1,487
Posted By Blackcat31
To each their own. :) I am not the one that...

To each their own. :)

I am not the one that keeps quoting everything I've said.

For some reason what I post seems to be offending you as you are the one accusing me of running a military boot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 09:10 AM
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Views: 1,487
Posted By Blackcat31
Hmm, military boot camp? You came to that...

Hmm, military boot camp? You came to that conclusion just because I don't get "kid stuff" on me? :confused: :rolleyes: :lol:

I do not think I know everything.... I learn new things every single...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,449
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't...I'm too blunt and bossy that I don't...

I don't...I'm too blunt and bossy that I don't use this method for bad behavior at pickup.... Most my daycare parents are my own kids' age or younger so it's second nature for me to state my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,487
Posted By Blackcat31
When I said "no snot" I meant ON me. :lol: I...

When I said "no snot" I meant ON me. :lol:

I do exclude kids that have excessive runny noses AND aren't capable of managing it on their own. Those kids that have runny noses and can use a tissue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 08:15 AM
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Views: 22,449
Posted By Blackcat31
It's only common for providers that aren't aware...

It's only common for providers that aren't aware of the Bye-Bye Outside technique ;)
https://www.daycare.com/nannyde/?s=Changing+of+the+guard
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,487
Posted By Blackcat31
Doesn't seem all that odd to me.... Especially...

Doesn't seem all that odd to me....
Especially since another poster just said the same thing. ;)

As for my strict illness policy... you must have just glanced at what I said... I didn't say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Blackcat31
I accept drop in kids but ONLY if I have the...

I accept drop in kids but ONLY if I have the space and there aren't any regularly enrolled kids that need the space.

Regular enrollment trumps part time all the time.

Drop in is just extra to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Blackcat31
If you operate based on feedback from parents in...

If you operate based on feedback from parents in regards to rates, fees and costs you will never make a dime.

Never allow parents to dictate price. Parent feedback is super useful when you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,487
Posted By Blackcat31
Other than drool, what kind of "kid stuff" are...

Other than drool, what kind of "kid stuff" are you referring to?

Snot? I have a really strict illness policy.
If a child isn't capable of caring for their runny nose, they are excluded from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Blackcat31
I am not a fan of essential oils either. ...

I am not a fan of essential oils either.
Especially not within small groups if children.
Maybe used personally for yourself or your own kids but not so much within a center or home daycare.
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