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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 63
Posted By Cat Herder
Dry erase crayons and reusable dry erase pockets...

Dry erase crayons and reusable dry erase pockets after they use their daily allotment?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
This is pretty interesting. I don't know if it...

This is pretty interesting. I don't know if it has spread to other states, yet. Says 19. Found it just a minute ago. ;)

"April 2, 2018, Kansas City, KS. On Tuesday, the Kansas Senate unanimously...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
That is the fear but there is no current case...

That is the fear but there is no current case history to support it to my knowledge.

IMHO, That would change if it became law like the safe sleep, fencing and playground safety recommendations...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
You go on with your life knowing you did your...

You go on with your life knowing you did your small part.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
I never intended this to be controversial. :( I...

I never intended this to be controversial. :( I don't want to see providers feel criticised for their concerns.

Providers who are afraid of the liability of the official *recommendations are not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,787
Posted By Cat Herder
"I want to start a Web site called Why Day Care...

"I want to start a Web site called Why Day Care Centers Suck!"

It already exists and it is glorious. :lol: http://www.daycaresdontcare.org/WorkersSay/DaycareWorkersSay_page_22.htm

:hug: for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
There will be more, summer is just starting. :(...

There will be more, summer is just starting. :( This happens many times, every year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
I never said "required". That was a projection....

I never said "required". That was a projection. My statement was simple. "If they are late showing up, just send a text."

I will further clarify.

If you are expecting a kid and they don't show...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 459
Posted By Cat Herder
2018 Hot Car Deaths

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2018/05/18/funeral-scheduled-6-month-old-left-hot-car-shreveport/623133002/ - 6 month old - "Forgot to take her to daycare."
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By Cat Herder
Did you give them a specific deadline for payment...

Did you give them a specific deadline for payment and they missed it? If so, carry on without guilt. They made a choice.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Yesterday, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By Cat Herder
Behave with empathy as a human being? Realize...

Behave with empathy as a human being? Realize this woman just lost her health, stability and full income.

Are you not capable of looking up childcare providers in your town? Are you helpless?

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Cat Herder
I have had something similar in a toddler. ...

I have had something similar in a toddler.

It had to do with the texture of the grass on his legs. I had to go to "playground pants". This same child was terrified to step from the linoleum to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd go with a Guitar to iPhone Adapter and a fun...

I'd go with a Guitar to iPhone Adapter and a fun card signed by the entire class. likethis
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-18-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Cat Herder
This is a neat template site. ...

This is a neat template site.

https://www.bellinstitute.com/en/k-12
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By Cat Herder
"Estimating at $50-60/month with 10...

"Estimating at $50-60/month with 10 pieces/order."

10 complete projects, for 10 kids, per month?

Could there be other quantity options? My ratio is 1/6 but I rarely have more than 3 kids for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Cat Herder
I like these. :Sunny: ...

I like these. :Sunny:
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-17-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Cat Herder
Would this be a center or in-home? Who owns the...

Would this be a center or in-home? Who owns the building?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 185,840
Posted By Cat Herder
DCG3: "Whatcha making Mrs. Cat Herder?" Me:...

DCG3: "Whatcha making Mrs. Cat Herder?"

Me: "Turkey Spaghetti."

DCG3: "(Dramatic gasp) For us??? :eek:" Covers mouth with both hands as if surprised.

Me: "Yes, of course...:)"

DCG3:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By Cat Herder
Two things worked best for me. 1. Make sure...

Two things worked best for me.

1. Make sure your schedule works with the school system hours.

2. Offer a curriculum that is well researched, proven, respected and that they can follow along...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Cat Herder
I was wrong, it was the 1600's & 1700's. :lol: ...

I was wrong, it was the 1600's & 1700's. :lol:

https://www.early-education.org.uk/about-froebel

https://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php?id=37670
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Cat Herder
Discipline is to teach, not to punish. The lesson...

Discipline is to teach, not to punish. The lesson plan and curriculum should be purposeful. The goal is being conscious of what discipline is being taught. Same ole, same ole since the early 30's, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 434
Posted By Cat Herder
Forgot to add they have an amazing Library of...

Forgot to add they have an amazing Library of Resources, FREE. :Sunny::Sunny::Sunny: https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/resource_Library/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 434
Posted By Cat Herder
Sure! :Sunny:...

Sure! :Sunny: https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/

The $99 individual program. https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/store/product/?tProductVersion_id=279
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By Cat Herder
I have had one before. :cool: They moved. :ouch: ...

I have had one before. :cool: They moved. :ouch:

:hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 434
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes, we do now. It is awesome. We have many free...

Yes, we do now. It is awesome. We have many free onsite trainings available although most are between 2-6 hours away and mid-work week. I rarely participate in those for pretty obvious reasons....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By Cat Herder
1) What subscription plans are you using? ...

1) What subscription plans are you using?

Funshine Fireflies, Prime Pantry Autoship and Betty Mills easy reorder.


2) If you are using one of these curriculum subscriptions, is that because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 434
Posted By Cat Herder
No, I did too. It is really chaotic, here. ...

No, I did too. It is really chaotic, here.

It isn't the oversight, I like taking training classes and having occasional visitors. Especially ones who bring treats like a couple of them did. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 434
Posted By Cat Herder
In some places it is great, in others a...

In some places it is great, in others a nightmare. Guess where I live. :p:lol:

I would recommend asking this in a local providers group. If you have a good program, it may be worth it for you....
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-14-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Cat Herder
The main forum likethis...

The main forum likethis https://www.daycare.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=2
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 437
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine too, unless you write them into a curriculum...

Mine too, unless you write them into a curriculum plan. :lol: They are then natural manipulatives. It differentiates "yard waste" from "natural materials for exploration". :cool:

It is ludicrous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,129
Posted By Cat Herder
Situations like this are why we don't recommend...

Situations like this are why we don't recommend working with friends or family. Both sides expect special treatment. It leads to resentment.

"Soo... what would someone do in this type of...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-11-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Cat Herder
I added a few tags to other posts about monthly...

I added a few tags to other posts about monthly subscription programs that many here currently use. It should get you started on your market research. :Sunny: Maybe others will add tags to the ones...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 437
Posted By Cat Herder
This is the newest intiative. It gives a...

This is the newest intiative. It gives a marketing advantage and brings back some fun. likethis I am giving it a whirl in stages as the kids prove competent. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 437
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: More like to augment food costs. :p It...

:lol::lol: More like to augment food costs. :p It should be stated that they eat what they pick excitedly. :Sunny: My State had a huge "Farm to Table" initiative a few years back to help teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 437
Posted By Cat Herder
Do you let your children play with sticks they...

Do you let your children play with sticks they find in the yard?

Depends on intent. If they are building, pretending, drawing or are otherwise engaged in constructive play, absolutely. If they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Cat Herder
Being reported here is like winning a small...

Being reported here is like winning a small lottery if you truly want to start your own home daycare. It isn't punitive. ;) They come out, hand you all the resources, paperwork, free training and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
If you have a parent resource board or digital...

If you have a parent resource board or digital file be sure domestic violence shelters and resources are also listed.

It is possible she is lying to him. She may be withdrawing two weeks daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Cat Herder
I report. Every time. Eventually, someone...

I report. Every time.

Eventually, someone will have to account for all those "failed to follow through inspections" when something does happen and an anonymous ;);) (totally going to be me)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 242,995
Posted By Cat Herder
Only 3 more hours and I am done for 9 days....

Only 3 more hours and I am done for 9 days. happyface Heading to the bay for seafood, sunsets, live oak lined trails and quiet.

Sidenote: I've also got my super soaker ready for any drone who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,886
Posted By Cat Herder
I had a two-year-old finishing off an ear of corn...

I had a two-year-old finishing off an ear of corn on her way in a while back. It disappeared into DCD's coat pocket before the door opened. Can't really blame them. Silver queen is the best and DCD...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By Cat Herder
I answered "Anyone Know About CDC Waitlists?" to...

I answered "Anyone Know About CDC Waitlists?" to the best of my ability.

Nothing more, nothing less.

If OP lives in an area with many military families, it could help her business and her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Cat Herder
This sounds most likely. It could have been...

This sounds most likely. It could have been something as simple as $5 less per week or they allowed her to "do" some trivial annoyance that seems "important" to her now.

Sorry it happened but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Cat Herder
"I am sorry to hear that. Thanks for stopping by,...

"I am sorry to hear that. Thanks for stopping by, it has been so nice meeting you. If anything changes in the future, don't hesitate to give me a call."

Stand up. Turn body toward the door....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Cat Herder
Wow :eek: And I thought a recent request for...

Wow :eek:

And I thought a recent request for my WI-FY password was out of bounds. :lol:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-03-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Cat Herder
This should help explain it. ;) They don't want a...

This should help explain it. ;) They don't want a culture of punishment.

It is not beneficial for an employee to get away with risky behaviors because there was no negative outcome then another...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-03-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Cat Herder
I understand that. ;) It would not have mattered...

I understand that. ;) It would not have mattered here. It isn't punitive. It is based on the outcome. The outcome was the daycare had an unaccounted for child. The system that allowed them to not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By Cat Herder
As a childcare provider who willingly accepts...

As a childcare provider who willingly accepts military paid children, getting information on how best to serve them and how to enroll them correctly is to everyone's benefit. This is not taught in...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-03-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Cat Herder
Here it would get them shut down for an...

Here it would get them shut down for an investigation. Transporting kids is a highly regulated thing due to many annual bus deaths from being forgotten.

There is a form the driver has to print...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Cat Herder
"Knowing that viruses are contagious, you might...

"Knowing that viruses are contagious, you might worry that youíll pass the virus to your unborn baby if you have a cold sore when youíre pregnant. The virus isnít contagious in that sense Ė the virus...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By Cat Herder
https://livechat.militaryonesourceconnect.org/chat...

https://livechat.militaryonesourceconnect.org/chat/

You can ask your question directly to someone who will know for sure for your specific branch, state, county and possibly client. They will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By Cat Herder
I would start here...

I would start here http://www.militaryonesource.mil/childcare
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Cat Herder
Not the best choice, but sounds like they have...

Not the best choice, but sounds like they have some control issues going on between them. :dislike: This may get worse before it gets better. :hug:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-03-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Cat Herder
Stick around, join the forum. We can help you...

Stick around, join the forum. We can help you with advertising strategies that work. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Cat Herder
"She is doing her homework before family dinner....

"She is doing her homework before family dinner. "

Also, she does not work here. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By Cat Herder
We were taught it is an age 5 skill. To push it...

We were taught it is an age 5 skill. To push it at 3-4 is "not DAP". ;) It can cost points. Tying dolls and boxes, however, are just dandy. :lol::lol:

I don't allow tie shoes. I am cool with that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Cat Herder
It was one of the biggest frustrations I dealt...

It was one of the biggest frustrations I dealt with. :hug: That and mosquito spray. Then when they did bring it they brought the most ineffective, smelly and eye irritating stuff they could find. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By Cat Herder
Can you do infant morning nap outdoors (10am)? I...

Can you do infant morning nap outdoors (10am)? I use the little zip/screened pop tents. Works great, cheap and easy to store.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By Cat Herder
How much do you have to make each week to pay...

How much do you have to make each week to pay bills/taxes, fund retirement and keep back an emergency fund? Can you make that with only 3 slots?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By Cat Herder
I used to love it. lovethis Birth to 2, ratio of...

I used to love it. lovethis Birth to 2, ratio of 1/4, not including my own kids (3). Money was tight, but functional with a good family budget. It replaced my former full-time pay with no daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Cat Herder
http://www.alphtc.org/sites/alphtc.org/files/image...

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

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

Other ASQ links. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Cat Herder
Ages and stages (milestones) questionnaires...

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

That is the point where any concerns about developmental issues...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 641
Posted By Cat Herder
Right? :confused: I am also still nervous about...

Right? :confused: I am also still nervous about how it will go next year. I am not buying any new equipment or supplies this year. I plan to float along with what I have already collected.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 641
Posted By Cat Herder
http://www.uft.org/files/attachments/provider-tax-...

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

This is a good resource, obviously don't follow the meal rates because they change yearly. ;) Pg 25-42
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 641
Posted By Cat Herder
We broke even-ish this year without dependants...

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

Other time spent used to be something I often forgot to add in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,762
Posted By Cat Herder
Got it. ;) Makes sense. My "kids" (young adults)...

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

I did not know there was actually a physical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,762
Posted By Cat Herder
Nope. An actual training link for Body Substance...

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

My kids have talked about Cards Against Humanity. Guess I need to check it out?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/72620612713666096/ ...

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

Pinterest is full of them. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Cat Herder
I have one kid here today. Kid is arguing...

I have one kid here today.

Kid is arguing with career dolls (https://www.amazon.com/Pretend-Professionals-Career-Figures-Creative/dp/B000F8TB0W). Because April. :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/some-children-hold...

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

I have dealt with it before, turned into a evaluation and diagnosis code. Kid in junior high with IEP doing well, now....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,762
Posted By Cat Herder
Wet, sticky, not mine = BSI. :Sunny: ...

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

https://quizlet.com/25337939/bsi-body-substance-isolation-flash-cards/
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By Cat Herder
Awesome!!! :Sunny: Glad it worked.

Awesome!!! :Sunny: Glad it worked.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you clicked run and allowed it to compose...

Have you clicked run and allowed it to compose the form?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By Cat Herder
Try right click print from your mouse or toolbar...

Try right click print from your mouse or toolbar print.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By Cat Herder
It should be green directly under the "Previous...

It should be green directly under the "Previous Fiscal Year" drop box (next to blue "run"). Sometimes the page has to be refreshed a couple times for the loading swirly thing to finally stop its evil...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By Cat Herder
Reports (left main page) > Accounting Reports >...

Reports (left main page) > Accounting Reports > Select a Report > Statement of Account (or W-10, I give both ) > Previous Fiscal Year > Run > Print (or print to file)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 89,400
Posted By Cat Herder
http://decal.ga.gov/documents/attachments/Criminal...

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

This should help you.

A criminal record is defined as:

(A) Conviction of a crime;
(B)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 185,840
Posted By Cat Herder
That *one friend made me spew coffee this...

That *one friend made me spew coffee this morning. It is like he knows childcare. :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Cat Herder
Chicken or the egg? Rhet. :cool:

Chicken or the egg? Rhet. :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Cat Herder
Poison Control, National Capitol Poison Center....

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

"Children, with their thin skin and immature...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Cat Herder
Convenience is expensive. :Sunny: The provider...

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

"According to Care.com's 2017 Cost of Care Survey,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Cat Herder
"Essential oils, such as camphorated and...

"Essential oils, such as camphorated and eucalyptus oils, are volatile oils that can be absorbed by mouth and through the skin; if ingested orally by children, they can be harmful, even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
My drop ins fill out and maintain all required...

My drop ins fill out and maintain all required paperwork and call on the occasion that they need care (typically former full-time clients or family/friends of). If I have a scheduled absence that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Cat Herder
Providers may not be able to refuse to release a...

Providers may not be able to refuse to release a child to a parent who is driving a vehicle
without a car seat.
BUT providers should contact other parent/authorized person to see if they can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By Cat Herder
When they do, cheap dollar store zip ties are a...

When they do, cheap dollar store zip ties are a great solution, clip with nail clippers as needed. 100 for a couple bucks. ;) I also use them to secure toy bins to the gates to make them even more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By Cat Herder
I bought several of these. likethis I can set up...

I bought several of these. likethis I can set up individual spaces or change my playroom configuration daily if needed. happyface I can grab a stack and set up an area outdoors in minutes....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,762
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.macys.com/shop/product/charter-club-mi...

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

The Mid-Rise Twill Shorts I love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Cat Herder
No. It was a slippery slope and a learned...

No.

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

There needs to be a business and personal boundary while enrolled. Once they move on, sure, they are a lot of fun later....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,762
Posted By Cat Herder
Jeans, khakis, full-length shorts, soft tops with...

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

I don't do leggings or yoga pants because I feel undressed in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Cat Herder
They will need to get more fiber and water into...

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

Unfortunately many parents bump up acidic fruit intake, instead, leading to awful diaper rashes. Hopefully they don't go that route. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 25,209
Posted By Cat Herder
Many daycares offer exactly what you are...

Many daycares offer exactly what you are describing. Find one that suits your child's needs instead of asking your current one to change their more affordable policies. likethis Know that a no-nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: Thanks :Sunny: One kid today. And all...

:lol::lol: Thanks :Sunny: One kid today. And all that entails. :cool: :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Cat Herder
I answered on your other post. Of course. :lol: ...

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

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

They would not judge another congregation member on seeking a job...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Cat Herder
"I am sorry but I can no longer afford to keep...

"I am sorry but I can no longer afford to keep your family part time." :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Cat Herder
They go up to size 7. I use them regularly on...

They go up to size 7. I use them regularly on DCK's here, along with cotton tights sometimes. ...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 04-03-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Cat Herder
I would simply print the W-10 and account summary...

I would simply print the W-10 and account summary as is. It clearly says the child's name so the appropriate parent can simply deduct as usual. They work out who claims each year between them, you...
Forum: Curriculum 04-03-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Cat Herder
Check out funshine curriculum kits. It is my go...

Check out funshine curriculum kits. It is my go to. Easy, one stop, everything needed. The website is choppy and difficult to navigate, but stick with it, it is worth the effort....
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-03-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome! It was fun. :Sunny:

You are very welcome! It was fun. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine does the same as BC's mostly. They also...

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

You can also make up points...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
I had an old GI Joe from the 60's that I rescued...

I had an old GI Joe from the 60's that I rescued from my Gma's basement (second from left) ...swoon. lovethis Poor 80's Malibu Ken never quite measured up for me. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
Yep. The fashionista's line. ;)

Yep. The fashionista's line. ;)
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