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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Cat Herder
That is actually really easy. likethis I don't...

That is actually really easy. likethis I don't allow frilly dresses since we play in mud and water every day. This child would have been changed into dark colored cotton play clothes and crocs upon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
Exactly, it is only in the 2-3 year assessment. I...

Exactly, it is only in the 2-3 year assessment. I think I am going to do this, too, from now on. Thank you!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
I know. :Sunny: I grew up in the 70's -...

I know. :Sunny:

I grew up in the 70's - 80's. :Sunny: I think it was the pendulum swing after the 60's. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
Yeah. :o I know, it was not the best idea. It was...

Yeah. :o I know, it was not the best idea. It was just the only one I had that seemed less offensive than the previous one. It's been a couple years since I had two year olds and I forgot the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
You are thinking the same way I am. The kids are...

You are thinking the same way I am. The kids are the easy part. It is the parents questioning/debating I am not prepared for anymore. It used to be easy, "Girls, jump up and down. Boys spin, spin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
My states'.

My states'.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
Me, too. lovethis It is my favorite color to wear...

Me, too. lovethis It is my favorite color to wear along with spring green. It is not too red, too orange or too pink, it is just the right shade of happy. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
He would have been marked "met", too. :Sunny: I...

He would have been marked "met", too. :Sunny: I really don't have a better plan. I am just winging it here.

The expectations of us rarely come with specific guidelines. I think it is so the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
It came when they changed our titles from...

It came when they changed our titles from "providers" to "educators" and "Family Child Care Home" to "Family Child Care Learning Homes".

Injuries, employee turnover, job abandonment and child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
I just checked them all "met". :Sunny: I...

I just checked them all "met". :Sunny:

I went with the simplest thing I could come up with, anatomy.

Specifically, Pull-Ups. I put two stacks in the bathroom, pink and blue. They went in one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
Gender Identity

I am doing required milestone observations & assessments and we still have the sections on gender identity to document. It is under Social and Emotional Development, ages 2-3.

Show awareness of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Cat Herder
I have two kids who only poop their pants here...

I have two kids who only poop their pants here from what I understand from their moms. The stained underwear, pants and shirt tails tell me otherwise. :lol::lol::lol:

Parents are pretty quick to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-04-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Cat Herder
I did it this way for years until I got online...

I did it this way for years until I got online autopay. The program does it for me or I would go right back to this. :Sunny:

It is funny how many of the "single" moms get so mad when the dad who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Cat Herder
GMA seems to be the constant. :ouch: Maybe a...

GMA seems to be the constant. :ouch:

Maybe a little too much attention given to a normal behavior.

"he cried and GMA did not make him stay."

GMA just taught him how to control her.

He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Cat Herder
Copy and pasted from the meal count requirements....

Copy and pasted from the meal count requirements.

Birth through 5 months: 4-6 fluid ounces breastmilk or formula every 2 to 3 hours.


6 through 11 months

6-8 fluid ounces breastmilk or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By Cat Herder
Probably for the same reason I was. What if they...

Probably for the same reason I was. What if they love it and I hate it? Did I just create more work and stress for myself?

The answer here was no. Turns out they never realized just how much I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: I told them I was going to try a new...

:lol::lol: I told them I was going to try a new parent communication app for 30 days and we, together, would decide if we liked it. They all thought it was "cute" that I was nervous and told me their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Cat Herder
Meal times are stress free, here. I offer them...

Meal times are stress free, here. I offer them the legally required serving of all components, they eat or they don't. Easy, peasy.

I am required to offer them meals. I am not allowed to make...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-01-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 214
Posted By Cat Herder
I have also breastfed three kids. At no time was...

I have also breastfed three kids. At no time was I told the caloric content of my milk, only that if it was bluish or clear I needed to supplement. As long as it had good fat content, I was good....
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-01-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 214
Posted By Cat Herder
She sounds, um, *speshull*. :ouch: Sounds like...

She sounds, um, *speshull*. :ouch: Sounds like she is accustomed to advertising her breastmilk this way. :cool:

I have had many mom's try to withhold milk for various reasons.



Some so the...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-01-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 214
Posted By Cat Herder
These are the feeding requirements we are to...

These are the feeding requirements we are to follow per Child and Adult Care Food program. Most states require all childcare providers to follow them. https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/meals-and-snacks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,993
Posted By Cat Herder
It depends on the state. Go to your states office...

It depends on the state. Go to your states office if childcare services website and read the rules and regulations.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome. :Sunny: I also have a...

You are very welcome. :Sunny:

I also have a binder for my adult kids. They call it the book of the dead and joke that they are going to play rock, paper, scissors, spock to see who has to open it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,540
Posted By Cat Herder
That makes sense. Clotting is an issue with...

That makes sense. Clotting is an issue with COVID-19 due to excessive coagulation. *As opposed to other ones like Ebola that cause excessive bleeding due to poor coagulation.

Pushing fluids will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Cat Herder
I did it for about 11 years and liked it. Ages...

I did it for about 11 years and liked it. Ages 6-12. I did it for about 7 years before I had my kids and continued while they were infants/toddlers. I did not, however, mix the age groups and my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, The enrollment binder is 1 inch. Each child...

Oh, The enrollment binder is 1 inch. Each child has a section with their photo, DOB, medical information, emergency contacts and all enrollment forms. I take it in and out with us, just in case there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
They sound like huge binders! How often do you...

They sound like huge binders! How often do you purge them?

2 inch binders. ;) I purge every year. The current binder has 2021/2020. 2019 (and all other years) went into a manilla folder on January...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
* To make it easy to keep up with, I use the same...

* To make it easy to keep up with, I use the same binder for medication forms, field trip forms, attendance sign in/out sheets, menus, curriculum forms and injury forms. Separated with colored...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
Where do you file your incident/injury reports? ...

Where do you file your incident/injury reports?

In a binder on my desk. I am required to keep them on file for two years and available for my inspector at each inspection. I also log them into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 708,395
Posted By Cat Herder
I am noticing a trend, here. 3 years going. ...

I am noticing a trend, here. 3 years going.

My *boy moms turn in paperwork & requested supplies, read notices and notify me of changes promptly and without need of reminders.

My *girl moms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,860
Posted By Cat Herder
Who will be picked up first on any given day. ...

Who will be picked up first on any given day.

As if they have any control over that.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-25-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Cat Herder
Each individual has an online payment account, so...

Each individual has an online payment account, so each individual gets their own W-10 with what they, personally, paid.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-24-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By Cat Herder
All the tax sites say at least 3, but they...

All the tax sites say at least 3, but they recommend 7. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/how-long-should-i-keep-records

I am like you and have over 20. It does not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you. lovethis It is the fourth house I have...

Thank you. lovethis It is the fourth house I have offered daycare in. I looked for several years and had to jump through so many hoops to qualify for it on my own. It is, literally, my biggest life...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By Cat Herder
Each one has books, wooden blocks, animals,...

Each one has books, wooden blocks, animals, magnifiers, bristle blocks, food/dishes, doll with bottles/clothing, lauri pegs, doll house/accessories, magna-tiles, cars, puzzles, stackers, sorters,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By Cat Herder
Infants and young toddlers have their own...

Infants and young toddlers have their own individual toy center (book shelf, toy box, rug, table, selection of toys/books) that is cleaned up at the end of the day for disinfection. This has always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Cat Herder
You may want to research shade gardens for your...

You may want to research shade gardens for your zone.

We do vegetable gardens every year, but they require full sun most of the day.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-23-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Cat Herder
By the time you do your time/space for all...

By the time you do your time/space for all utilities, cleaning supplies, household items, paper goods, art supplies, toys, mileage, etc. then add all of your meal deductions, I think you will be...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-23-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Cat Herder
If you use the KidKare program it is super easy....

If you use the KidKare program it is super easy. It is only $8 a month and tells you how to do everything. You just hit print once per year. https://app.kidkare.com/ The parents can even pay you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 325
Posted By Cat Herder
"There are several school age daycares, camps and...

"There are several school age daycares, camps and summer program's locally. Would you like me to get together some links for you?" (YMCA, Youth Camps, Etc.)

Also many public school offer homework...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Cat Herder
I give the standard preschool graduation for...

I give the standard preschool graduation for everyone who leaves here after age 3. Cap, gown, certificate, party, class photo and back pack filled with Kindergarten or Pre-K supplies from the public...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 325
Posted By Cat Herder
For a long time, here, they did not count after...

For a long time, here, they did not count after age 13. Apparently so many people did keep extra tweens they raised it to age 18. :eek: It stinks for those with their own kids at home. My own did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By Cat Herder
Well, NOW, I want one. :lol::lol::lol: I...

Well, NOW, I want one. :lol::lol::lol:

I still don't think it will drown out the donkey, ducks, turkeys, chickens and pigs, though. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 325
Posted By Cat Herder
"They have outgrown my equipment and...

"They have outgrown my equipment and space."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 325
Posted By Cat Herder
No. I have not. There are many options that are...

No. I have not. There are many options that are half my price for school aged care with longer hours and better outdoor play equipment for their body size. ;) It is literally better for the kids and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 325
Posted By Cat Herder
I only serve birth to age 6. Once they are...

I only serve birth to age 6.

Once they are in elementary school (5 or 6), they have graduated my program. I do not offer school aged care nor before/after school services.

I used to only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Cat Herder
You may have better luck with Scholastic books...

You may have better luck with Scholastic books club than going to a store, in person. ;) It helped me a lot with our boys at that age. :lol:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Cat Herder
Sorry, I don't. :Sunny: I just do listening...

Sorry, I don't. :Sunny:

I just do listening activities at the table (with a focal object to direct attention), in group. Headphones are a pain to keep in good repair, IMHO.

I did use old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 638
Posted By Cat Herder
I think Thomas Sowell nailed it in 2011 - "The...

I think Thomas Sowell nailed it in 2011 - "The reason so many people misunderstand so many issues is not that these issues are so complex, but that people do not want a factual or analytical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 638
Posted By Cat Herder
I think it is simpler than that. Experienced...

I think it is simpler than that. Experienced providers think and act their way through issues. New providers feel their way through them. The forum reads the same way.

It takes years to be able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Cat Herder
I can email a set if anyone wants them. Just send...

I can email a set if anyone wants them. Just send a pm. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Cat Herder
I have the family complete and return ASQ forms...

I have the family complete and return ASQ forms every 3 months. It makes them aware of what they are looking for and who to contact if they are concerned. I keep them on file for 10 years so parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 708,395
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Pfffttt... Pfffttt. Claws...

:lol::lol::lol:

Pfffttt... Pfffttt. Claws out.

That is a war cry down here. Hold my earrings. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 708,395
Posted By Cat Herder
I would have responded back "Thank you for your...

I would have responded back "Thank you for your response. I wish you luck in your daycare search. Have a great weekend." - Radio Silence

She just told you who she is. Believe her and move on to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 708,395
Posted By Cat Herder
Backbone is easier when you tell yourself the...

Backbone is easier when you tell yourself the truth.

When you are flexible with a family you are choosing to meet their needs over your own family's to be liked. It is more selfish than simply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 638
Posted By Cat Herder
That is amazing. :Sunny:

That is amazing. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-19-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By Cat Herder
I put it under Household Items, Schedule C,...

I put it under Household Items, Schedule C, Business Use - time/space.

"Schedule C Expense. Examples: Baby swing, bath mat, bed covers, booster seat, bug killer, child locks, clocks, cubbies,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-19-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. I log it under time/space. If the kids were...

Yes. I log it under time/space. If the kids were not here, there is no way I'd have bunny rabbits and glitter on my door wreath. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. Late 1990's - 2000's. It seemed worse in...

Yes. Late 1990's - 2000's. It seemed worse in 2010-2015 (extreme confinement babies).

My theory is these parents were the latchkey/daycare kids who felt unwanted doing a pendulum swing in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 374
Posted By Cat Herder
Hopefully it will help with the 17 year plague we...

Hopefully it will help with the 17 year plague we are supposed to have down here this year. ;);) Locusts. :ouch:

If the bad weather hits them hard and the rivers dump good silt in the lowlands,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Cat Herder
Young children don't comprehend how things have...

Young children don't comprehend how things have changed, it is simply their normal. I have found that they tend to follow my lead. If I am nervous, they are nervous. If I am anxious, they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 374
Posted By Cat Herder
Here has been just non-stop rain, fog and general...

Here has been just non-stop rain, fog and general dreariness. Rarely has it dipped below freezing, it just feels like it with the wind, darkness and wetness. Lot's of downed trees/power lines,...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-16-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Cat Herder
I rarely leave the house these days other than...

I rarely leave the house these days other than for work or errands. I sold my vehicle since the payments, insurance and upkeep just did not make sense in my long term budget plan. It always landed in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 574
Posted By Cat Herder
I am so sorry. :( That is a lot to think about...

I am so sorry. :( That is a lot to think about and really hits home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not have an issue as mine are now in...

I would not have an issue as mine are now in adobe so can easily be emailed.

If I had to dig through my old filing cabinet and make a copy I'd charge $25.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 708,395
Posted By Cat Herder
My DH saved the day and brought us some...

My DH saved the day and brought us some mini-cupcakes with white icing and heart sprinkles. likethis I then found some small bakery boxes for the kids to decorate in my craft hoard. The red cupcakes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,211
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 708,395
Posted By Cat Herder
I hear you. I got them here, too. :hug: They...

I hear you. I got them here, too. :hug:

They are in, gasp, red frosting. :eek::eek::eek: Shoot me. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,540
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't blame you. It is worth a shot if you have...

I don't blame you. It is worth a shot if you have not already had it. likethis

I am on the fence on the documentation thing. If it only lasts 4-8 months, and new strains keep being found, what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Cat Herder
Even if the child was positive, it is still 10...

Even if the child was positive, it is still 10 days. Is the child showing symptoms? There is no requirement for parent to stay away from child as long as child is excluded for the 10 day period from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Cat Herder
10 days since symptoms first appeared and 24...

10 days since symptoms first appeared and
24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving* (taste, smell)


That is what ours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,540
Posted By Cat Herder
Both sets of our parents (DH and mine) had them...

Both sets of our parents (DH and mine) had them within the last week. So far, no issues other than sore arm and a bit of lethargy.

All said the shingles shot was much worse. likethis They have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 108,464
Posted By Cat Herder
"The Florida CDAE has a 5 year renewal process. ...

"The Florida CDAE has a 5 year renewal process. National CDA is a nationally recognized Child Development Associate Certification. The Council for Professional Recognition offers both the original...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 355,632
Posted By Cat Herder
Nice. :Sunny: I am so glad to hear it is...

Nice. :Sunny: I am so glad to hear it is improving.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,542
Posted By Cat Herder
This thread is from 2011.

This thread is from 2011.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-04-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug: Believe me, I understand. That is why the...

:hug: Believe me, I understand. That is why the $8 a month I pay for kidkare is worth it. There are kinks and quirks, but it keeps my business simple to run without clutter. Simple and easy to keep...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-04-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd make sure to log everything business related...

I'd make sure to log everything business related you did each day, even if closed. Cleaning, planning, organizing, researching, yardwork, shopping for new equipment, applying for loans/grants,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Cat Herder
Why are you doing this when you could be working...

Why are you doing this when you could be working the same hours saving for your retirement?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Cat Herder
You are a volunteer, say NO. That should be...

You are a volunteer, say NO.

That should be a reality check for them.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-03-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Cat Herder
I use the kidkare program because it does a great...

I use the kidkare program because it does a great job with taxes.

It says "Office Expenses: Schedule C Expense. Examples: Association membership dues, birthday cards, books, calendar,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. The reason and age is irrelevant....

Same.

The reason and age is irrelevant. :Sunny:

Back in diapers until accident free two weeks in child care.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-02-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=322...

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32262

He answered a similar question in the above thread.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Cat Herder
Sorry. Did not see the update. Hope DCM...

Sorry. Did not see the update.

Hope DCM goes with the new program. Stay firm. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Cat Herder
So, if public school is closed and school aged...

So, if public school is closed and school aged kids can come then that is a "snow day"?

Is it still a "snow day" for kids already enrolled full time? So just a normal day.


Can you set it up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't understand what it is you are asking of...

I don't understand what it is you are asking of her. :confused:

Are you open or are you closed?

What is a "snow day" there?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Cat Herder
Mom chose to put her kid in daycare. Mom needs...

Mom chose to put her kid in daycare.
Mom needs to understand that daycare is group care.
If mom wants SAHM care, Mom needs to stay home.


Silliness.

I'd terminate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Cat Herder
I was reading where you can be exempt if you only...

I was reading where you can be exempt if you only do school age care for a set amount of time: https://www.publichealthlawcenter.org/resources/child-care-definitions-and-exemptions-pennsylvania
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Cat Herder
Start here for the grants:...

Start here for the grants: https://pennsylvania.grantwatch.com/cat/26/preschool-grants.html

I have to mop, now. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Cat Herder
Give me 30 minutes to wrap up lunch and I will...

Give me 30 minutes to wrap up lunch and I will look for it for you. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Cat Herder
After school and summer programs that serve...

After school and summer programs that serve school aged kids tend to have different licensing rules. Check those out. likethis

Right now there are all kinds of grants for those willing to offer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Cat Herder
"Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party...

"Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions, is an IRS information return used to report certain payment transactions to improve voluntary tax compliance. You should receive Form...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Cat Herder
Kidkare Sending 1099-K form

When did this start and why do they feel they have the authority?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-29-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Cat Herder
It would depend on the notice you are supposed to...

It would depend on the notice you are supposed to give per the contract. There is no current breach because you were given notice, accepted it, and continued to attend. COVID is still here.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Cat Herder
If it is their first, they really have no clue...

If it is their first, they really have no clue how it is going to go. She may even change her mind about going back to work, at all. Maybe several times before now and then. :lol:

Have you...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-28-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Cat Herder
Is your center wheelchair accessible?

Is your center wheelchair accessible?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, yeah, I missed that. Welcome!! Stick around....

Oh, yeah, I missed that. Welcome!! Stick around. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Cat Herder
No. Mom needs to send her in diapers that you can...

No. Mom needs to send her in diapers that you can send home. She can do the digging.

Or, you know, keep her home.

Parent is a verb. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By Cat Herder
Be sure to charge her for the after hours...

Be sure to charge her for the after hours consult. :hug: You don't want this to become the norm.

I would have already moved on. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By Cat Herder
That is exactly why I left the food program, back...

That is exactly why I left the food program, back in the day. That is what happened to us.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,540
Posted By Cat Herder
"Studies have shown that the antibodies after...

"Studies have shown that the antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination will last for three months:"

"projected at this point to serve as a seasonal vaccine as we don't know how individuals will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By Cat Herder
Exactly. likethis I am happy with my lower income...

Exactly. likethis I am happy with my lower income level. I gave up "stuff" for time and I don't regret it one bit. I am happy in my peaceful small world. :lol: I don't think any amount of money could...
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