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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,356
Posted By Cat Herder
Me too. Like erasing our history makes it go...

Me too. Like erasing our history makes it go away. Seems to me it makes it more likely to happen again. ;)
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 27
Posted By Cat Herder
This the business hub CCRR for mentoring:...

This the business hub CCRR for mentoring: https://www.qualitycareforchildren.org/prh
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare Yesterday, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 27
Posted By Cat Herder
There is no better place to start than here:...

There is no better place to start than here: http://www.decal.ga.gov/CCS/StartingACenter.aspx
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,503
Posted By Cat Herder
Felicity is far from the first and will not be...

Felicity is far from the first and will not be the last. The rich have had different rules for as long as wealth was a thing. Meh.

Funny how the school admin that demanded and took bribes walked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Cat Herder
My understanding is that, in centers, once the...

My understanding is that, in centers, once the kids are down one provider can supervise the room since there are floaters and admin available onsite at all times. All but the infant room, if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,503
Posted By Cat Herder
The RIE I discussed was from back in 1979 and it...

The RIE I discussed was from back in 1979 and it was for educators. Used, by parents for education, the philosophy can have great outcomes. likethis

The new spin-off's can barely be compared to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Cat Herder
We do have to provide them once they ask. ...

We do have to provide them once they ask.

Many people file their taxes now to avoid all the delays that are coming.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-21-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By Cat Herder
They mark it in minutes. I do mine by the...

They mark it in minutes.

I do mine by the week. So for breakfast food prep this week would be 1/19 to 1/22, 4 hours, 0 minutes, meal prep. (closed Monday)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-21-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By Cat Herder
No. But it is grey. Do they physically have...

No. But it is grey.

Do they physically have the child? If so, who could prove them wrong or stop them? No one I know requires a birth certificate, just a shot record. ;)

It would require the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,356
Posted By Cat Herder
You would be hard-pressed to find a kid under 13...

You would be hard-pressed to find a kid under 13 willing to read Macbeth, Julius Caesar, or any Shakespeare, really. :lol::lol::lol:

My favorite is still Taming of the Shrew. We were assigned it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,707
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. :Sunny: One drop-off and one pick-up,...

Yes. :Sunny:

One drop-off and one pick-up, per day. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Cat Herder
My understanding is that we can gift cash to...

My understanding is that we can gift cash to anyone we want and they do not have to report it unless it is over $15,000.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By Cat Herder
The road should work both ways. If I lose pay for...

The road should work both ways. If I lose pay for the same situation, so do they.

I would charge per usual.

Now, If my leave in the same situation was paid, then I would not charge....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Cat Herder
Is he eating table foods at meals and snacks with...

Is he eating table foods at meals and snacks with the rest of the group, in addition to the bottles?

Or does she want him on the bottle only? :(

I have to follow the food program rules so here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,707
Posted By Cat Herder
Sad. :hug: There is a huge risk in accepting...

Sad. :hug:

There is a huge risk in accepting kids on laxatives into care. Hope they have excellent insurance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,707
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds like you get to send three kids home...

Sounds like you get to send three kids home today. likethis

I would let them go for that. Instant termination for dope and drop.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Cat Herder
Does he have 3 hours between bottles? Do you have...

Does he have 3 hours between bottles? Do you have a posted infant schedule that begins the first bottle 3 hours after the last feeding? (at 9 months, 2 if younger)

Is this a breastfed baby? She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 499
Posted By Cat Herder
Me, too, but from what I am seeing from "friends...

Me, too, but from what I am seeing from "friends of friends" is that most just had the sore arm.

The female with the reaction was able to go back to work after a couple days home pushing fluids,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 499
Posted By Cat Herder
I just checked the name on their cards, it was...

I just checked the name on their cards, it was the Pfizer one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 499
Posted By Cat Herder
I have not. It has been offered. I am going to...

I have not. It has been offered. I am going to wait until I have a couple days off later in the spring, maybe summer.

So far seven of my friends/co-workers have. Five had nothing but a sore arm,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd give two weeks along with photos and a...

I'd give two weeks along with photos and a description of how excited I was about how it was going to benefit our program. :ouch:

I am jealous, btw. I love to move. Fresh start and all that. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Poll: Bio Color
Views: 193
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Ok. Point taken. I do put a...

:lol::lol::lol: Ok. Point taken.

I do put a sheet of plastic under the cap to further the seal and life on our poster paints. likethis

So, a more clear question: Does it separate and change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Poll: Bio Color
Views: 193
Posted By Cat Herder
That is cool to know. Thanks! Does it dry...

That is cool to know. Thanks!

Does it dry up if in the cabinet over a year? Can't decide whether to order by gallon or 16 ounce bottles. Usually I order in bulk but l can't image using 12 gallons...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Cat Herder
FTR, I was sent home from public school in a...

FTR, I was sent home from public school in a paper shirt once (3rd grade) because they did not like what it said, so....

It had something to do with pirates and their booty, but I did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Cat Herder
I do say something. In this case I'd...

I do say something.

In this case I'd probably send DCM a quick text saying the pants are causing a TMI issue and butt crack discussion is all the rage, today (with a laugh emoji). Then I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Cat Herder
It would depend on the interviewer and his/her...

It would depend on the interviewer and his/her experiences. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Poll: Bio Color
Views: 193
Posted By Cat Herder
Bio Color

Once again I am looking at what may make my program a little more fun and easy to keep clean.

Tell me your opinion of and experiences with Bio Color Paints. Pretty please. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, is that true. If you live close to a city...

Oh, is that true. If you live close to a city there are open house sales everywhere. I have been drooling over those posts but all require pick-up in person. :( I am hours from a major city, most of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Cat Herder
Since COVID the inspections have been virtual. I...

Since COVID the inspections have been virtual. I am not sure how much longer they can continue to do that since the number of over ratio, abuse and neglect reports are skyrocketing. :(

They are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Cat Herder
I had a drop-in table once and the chairs are...

I had a drop-in table once and the chairs are just too close to each other. I ended up having to only use every other chair to keep them from taking food off each other plates or just poking and hair...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Cat Herder
Nah, that's the work house... :lol::lol: Big kids...

Nah, that's the work house... :lol::lol: Big kids gotta earn their keep 'round here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Cat Herder
I stay with the kids, too, but my DH also works...

I stay with the kids, too, but my DH also works from home on the far side of the house. He opens doors for her and answers any questions. His personal office and tool shed included.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Cat Herder
There is no privacy during daycare hours. It is...

There is no privacy during daycare hours. It is part of the deal.

Mine even looks in my bedroom/bathroom. They don't open drawers in the bedrooms not used for daycare, though. They do look in all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,119
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. It breaks my heart seeing all those...

Same.

It breaks my heart seeing all those plastic totes of awesome wooden toys just waiting to be freed. :p
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-11-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Cat Herder
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D

Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 576
Posted By Cat Herder
No. It's not. The damage is real and this anger...

No. It's not. The damage is real and this anger will be a part of this new generation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 576
Posted By Cat Herder
I think that has become the norm out of sheer...

I think that has become the norm out of sheer desperation to keep food on the table for many.

We are seeing several cases where kids are locked in sheds, barns and basements so they can be left...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 576
Posted By Cat Herder
I tell them I am working on bills, on my...

I tell them I am working on bills, on my computer. Worked for many years.

Not with this group. :ouch: These are screen and stroller babies.

These are also the kids who have not been out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Cat Herder
It never hurts to ask.

It never hurts to ask.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
My understanding is that most employers want the...

My understanding is that most employers want the last 10 years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By Cat Herder
Yours sounds similar to ours. Not all foods, but...

Yours sounds similar to ours. Not all foods, but everything considered "nutritious".

"Compliance with USDA Nutritional Guidelines. Meals and snacks with serving sizes dependent upon the age of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By Cat Herder
I considered that, but the instructions say: ...

I considered that, but the instructions say:

"Click each participant name to mark them as present for the meal. If you provide two servings of a meal, click the participant's name again to mark...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, I am sure most programs are under duress...

Oh, I am sure most programs are under duress right now. I was curious about upcoming previously planned changes (pre-Covid).

Typically, when we start getting new options, forms or "optional" free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't have a sponsor. Tier 2 isn't worth the...

I don't have a sponsor. Tier 2 isn't worth the effort for me.

I use KidKare and meal counts will record up to two servings. My state paper form (if I used it) look similar. My food program also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By Cat Herder
I had not even considered that. Excellent point. ...

I had not even considered that. Excellent point.

The whole thing really needs a common sense overhaul.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By Cat Herder
Meal Count Question

On the meal count forms it has the option to record two servings per meal.

We are required to offer seconds.

I don't remember having the option to record extra servings before. To add that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Cat Herder
Issues in order of discussion. Paying...

Issues in order of discussion.


Paying unemployment & insurance is too much.
Lack of employee's willing to work.
Lowered Ratios.
Maintaining large buildings are no longer profitable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. Many of ours are shutting down right now....

Yes. Many of ours are shutting down right now. Public schools are closing again until the 25th, they were supposed to go back today. Pre-K also closes when the schools do.

Many are also closing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 576
Posted By Cat Herder
I always had a suspicion they were about staff...

I always had a suspicion they were about staff turnover. :ouch: In effect training your replacement. I was taught it was so we could go back and look at long trends and evaluate any regressions, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd term. :hug: The kid I might be able to...

I'd term. :hug:

The kid I might be able to change with effort and time, but not his mom.

IMPE, mom's who say things like that about their own kid like the fact that their kid is "difficult"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 576
Posted By Cat Herder
I was told early on at the family reunion that if...

I was told early on at the family reunion that if I did not have a chronic health issue by 45 not to worry, one would be assigned shortly thereafter. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 576
Posted By Cat Herder
Awesome. happyface I started my health journal...

Awesome. happyface I started my health journal yesterday. Ugh. I dreaded it, but it is not so bad, yet. My Doc asked me to. Buzzkill, that one. :p



Resting Blood Pressure
Resting Heart Rate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 576
Posted By Cat Herder
I have been. Often. No one has the time or...

I have been. Often. No one has the time or desire, it seems. :p I also reclaim things from each envelope I can use like colored construction paper (rare), wiggly eyes, ribbon, etc.

Things like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 576
Posted By Cat Herder
I was looking at those "Intentional Year"...

I was looking at those "Intentional Year" notebooks. They list the 1st priority of the day along with a few smaller goals that can be moved to the next day for all eternity. :ouch:

They seemed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 576
Posted By Cat Herder
Right? Mine (2.8 - 3.6) have started freezing in...

Right? Mine (2.8 - 3.6) have started freezing in place then just staring at me whenever they see me watching anything or anyone specific. They won't play freely or creatively unless I am "busy" with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Cat Herder
These links should get you started. ...

These links should get you started.

https://www.cdacouncil.org/yourcda/186-how-to-apply-online

https://www.cceionline.com/fccpc/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 402
Posted By Cat Herder
I plan to check it out, too. Probably next week,...

I plan to check it out, too. Probably next week, though, since this week is task saturated.

* I do love the idea of being able to upload more than one photo at a time. That takes up so much of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 576
Posted By Cat Herder
I am getting rid of all the useless, boring,...

I am getting rid of all the useless, boring, pre-fab curriculum I purchased over the years. I am tired of storing it, sorting it, planning it, prepping it then doing something else because it is just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Cat Herder
Then I would just tell them the truth. You are...

Then I would just tell them the truth. You are overtasked and feel you cannot meet all of your responsibilities to the best of your ability this way. That you have to make some drastic changes to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Cat Herder
Even better likethis The snap-aways break...

Even better likethis

The snap-aways break pretty easily. Although the shark tooth and twisty knot ones are super cute. :ouch:

They really work great for kids with sensory issues, those who who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Cat Herder
Have they been paying to secure their slots the...

Have they been paying to secure their slots the whole time you were closed?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Cat Herder
I think that is the normal aging process of many...

I think that is the normal aging process of many women. In my late teens and early twenties my biological clock was so loud I could barely think on anything else. KIDS. Now. Where are the kids???...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you tried chew necklaces?

Have you tried chew necklaces?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Cat Herder
I am now keeping the children of the children I...

I am now keeping the children of the children I once kept. Also, my peers grandkids. No worries. Life goes on. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Cat Herder
Happy New Year! :Sunny:

Happy New Year! :Sunny:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-01-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Cat Herder
Personally, unless I witnessed it, I would await...

Personally, unless I witnessed it, I would await the results of the investigation.

I was once accused of leaving the kids outside unattended. They said one of the older kids was picking up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Cat Herder
Try the user group for daycare setups....

Try the user group for daycare setups. https://www.daycare.com/forum/group.php?groupid=1

They are not used as much as one would expect, but they are still there and available. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By Cat Herder
I mounted a set of wall hooks on the wall behind...

I mounted a set of wall hooks on the wall behind the door, one hook for each kid, then have everyone leave one coat for the winter. The parents use a car blanket and take it back and forth with them....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Cat Herder
Developmental factors which may cause biting...

Developmental factors which may cause biting include:
Frustration that they canít talk or communicate in any other way is one factor that can lead to biting. Encouraging language and non-verbal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Cat Herder
Hang in there. Most are closed this week for...

Hang in there. Most are closed this week for Christmas vacation and are spending time with family. ;) Schools tend to close for two weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Cat Herder
You are rationalizing the fact that is is easier...

You are rationalizing the fact that is is easier for you if he uses it to sleep when he should be learning to self soothe. Most are weened by 12 months, entirely. What they are doing is following...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 352,633
Posted By Cat Herder
I can't take the dust. It makes it so hard to...

I can't take the dust. It makes it so hard to clean and dust to where I need it with the decorations up. We have indoor dogs, so I get that stuff cleaned, packed and out of here as soon as I can....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 352,633
Posted By Cat Herder
The tree is down. :Sunny:

The tree is down. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,309
Posted By Cat Herder
Not this dead horse, again. Bully, then...

Not this dead horse, again.

Bully, then accuse others of bullying when served a dose.

It is exhausting, that is what it is.

In my opinion, of course.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 5,309
Posted By Cat Herder
Nope. Not at all. Seems to follow history. ...

Nope. Not at all.

Seems to follow history.

Like all the other times..... The US seems to be unoriginal in every way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Cat Herder
I put central heat/AC on separate wiring, a...

I put central heat/AC on separate wiring, a portable handwashing sink, 2 inch padded vinyl flooring, and a new insulated garage door. I was able to skip the toilet due to the short distance to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Cat Herder
This is what I found. :...

This is what I found. : https://dss.mo.gov/cd/child-care/files/health-safety-checklist-in-home-providers.pdf

PHYSICAL SPACE
 It must be clean, free of insects and vermin.
 It must have working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,858
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: No. That is why it is in quotes...

:lol::lol: No.

That is why it is in quotes with the OP's link. I'm not on my A game today. :ouch: Too many balls in the air this week. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,858
Posted By Cat Herder
"We are the single mothers that pump our children...

"We are the single mothers that pump our children with Ibuprofen or Tylenol in the mornings to send them off and pray the medicine last until the end of the school day."

That.

That is why we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Cat Herder
I am loving this thread! I am just really behind...

I am loving this thread! I am just really behind today. I am peeking in. Thank you, guys!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Cat Herder
"I've used the "payment in based on enrollment,...

"I've used the "payment in based on enrollment, not attendance" explanation but still the questions continue."

"If dcc doesn't come to daycare, is tuition still due?"

Answer "Yes", then use the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Cat Herder
I just saw I wrote DVD'S in my OP. :lol::lol: I...

I just saw I wrote DVD'S in my OP. :lol::lol: I do use those too, but have updated my tv/movie skills these days. ;)

How do you use Pandora, Alexa, Audible or Firesticks for music? I don't have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 09:51 AM
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Views: 393
Posted By Cat Herder
Classroom Music

How do you provide music in your classroom/playroom?

I am still using an old school portable radio and DVD'S. I need an upgrade.

That said, I will also need a bit of education and links on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By Cat Herder
Welcome! :Sunny:

Welcome! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By Cat Herder
That is how I currently have it recorded....

That is how I currently have it recorded. likethis "Other income" then what I bought recorded under "expenses" and "100% daycare use".

I hit print at close on December 31st. Taxes done. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Cat Herder
I had a set like this and loved it for many...

I had a set like this and loved it for many years. It was perfect. likethis https://www.schooloutfitters.com/catalog/product_family_info/pfam_id/PFAM67957
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,884
Posted By Cat Herder
As a daycare owner I think parents should follow...

As a daycare owner I think parents should follow the policies of the contract they sign. If they cannot, they should find another daycare with policies that meet their needs. I will gladly get my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Cat Herder
Do you work in a center? Is this their first...

Do you work in a center?

Is this their first time in child care?

Have you notified the parents in a conference and asked for their input?

Has discipline and the nap routine been consistent?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Cat Herder
I also have in my contract that doping and...

I also have in my contract that doping and droping will result in immediate termination of contract.

I will 100% tell other parents that is why they are out if asked. Exposing other families,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Cat Herder
Upon arrival (730), before lunch (1100), after...

Upon arrival (730), before lunch (1100), after nap (300).

4 hours and 8 hours, respectively. Acetaminophen is 4 hours, ibuprofen in 8 hours. :ouch:

I did this pre-covid, but now most people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By Cat Herder
I have a grant question. I saw no need to start...

I have a grant question. I saw no need to start yet another grant thread.

I received a grant for the purchase of COVID supplies from licensing.

I have received conflicting information from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By Cat Herder
Sorry I saw this so late. Here is a great...

Sorry I saw this so late.

Here is a great resource for grants: https://www.nav.com/resource/small-business-grants/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Cat Herder
Interesting. Varying states do things so...

Interesting.

Varying states do things so differently. It is impossible to keep up anymore.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Cat Herder
likethis With COVID, many providers are being...

likethis With COVID, many providers are being asked to take in extra kids, temporarily. My state even has a scholarship to pay for it to support virtual learners. They are waving some requirements...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By Cat Herder
Favorite Christmas movies: Miracle on 34th Street...

Favorite Christmas movies: Miracle on 34th Street (Original), Elf, Scrooged (Bill Murray), How the Grinch stole Christmas and A Christmas Carol (both Jim Carrey versions).

Favorite Christmas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,707
Posted By Cat Herder
They fixed it. happyfacehappyface I have...

They fixed it. happyfacehappyface

I have just gotten so used to broken things staying that way, lately that I expected it to take longer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 699,707
Posted By Cat Herder
Today. Friday. Just when I get...

Today.

Friday.

Just when I get everyone down to sleep and begin to wrap up the week. That is when Daily Connect decides to get all glitchy.

I can't get to anyone's individual accounts to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 651
Posted By Cat Herder
This Summer was the worst for me. :dislike: Not...

This Summer was the worst for me. :dislike: Not one day off in June, July or August. The 4th fell on a Saturday. Only 1 day off in September (Labor Day). I am so glad to be through that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 651
Posted By Cat Herder
I have two three-day weekends in both January...

I have two three-day weekends in both January (New Years/Paid, MLK Day/Paid) and February (Personal/Unpaid, Presidents Day/Paid), then a four-day weekend in March (Personal/Unpaid). Instead of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Cat Herder
It is about the China Burma India Theater (CBI)...

It is about the China Burma India Theater (CBI) in WW2 and providing services for wounded/disabled Indian servicemen who gave so much in their combined effort with us. Almost all of my families have...
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