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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Any other symptoms? Can you isolate them to...

Any other symptoms?

Can you isolate them to their bedrooms?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd ask mom what her independent play environment...

I'd ask mom what her independent play environment looks like at home. Does she play in a crib? Is she in an exersaucer or swing? Is she always attended by an adult? Is she always gated away from an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 333
Posted By Cat Herder
She is full of it. He is not paranoid, he...

She is full of it.

He is not paranoid, he is being smart. This is common advice for equality in fathers rights. He should not have ongoing strings with her post-divorce. He is free to choose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By Cat Herder
That would meet my regs well. likethis

That would meet my regs well. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By Cat Herder
A local center does something a bit different...

A local center does something a bit different from me to meet our "no touch" rules. They store each childs sheet and blanket in a plastic bag with handles (think trick-or-treat bag) and have them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By Cat Herder
I had the same issue. Wash linens daily. ...

I had the same issue.

Wash linens daily.

Store mats stacked after they dry, daily, without sheets.

Store clean sheets and clean blankets stacked on another shelf.

Dirty linens (sheets...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Cat Herder
Are public schools closed for the weather right...

Are public schools closed for the weather right now, OP?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Cat Herder
Part-time should be more expensive and not...

Part-time should be more expensive and not guaranteed. Full-time always comes before part-time. If you have someone wanting full-time, the part-time slot is filled.

I don't even offer part-time...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! Yesterday, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By Cat Herder
If parents are off-site for any amount of time...

If parents are off-site for any amount of time you are responsible for childcare. That means licensing, liability and training requirements.

Look up "camp" rules, although I suspect that will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By Cat Herder
My dogs stay in the house and the kids stay in...

My dogs stay in the house and the kids stay in the playroom. Licensing regulates which breeds I can have along with how and when the DCK's can interact with them. :cool: Snakes, rats, ferrets and a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Cat Herder
"Help me understand the mindset behind this" ...

"Help me understand the mindset behind this"

Fear, denial, projection and rationalization.

Acceptance takes a while.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Cat Herder
"I am a mandated reporter, had I witnessed...

"I am a mandated reporter, had I witnessed anything concerning I would have reported it to child services. I do not get involved in civil court cases barring issues extreme enough to have involved...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-15-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By Cat Herder
She does not have to. The provider already tells...

She does not have to. The provider already tells people about her policy. It is literally in her contract that the OP signed.

The OP is the problem in this scenario.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't think so. Our regs started recommending...

I don't think so. Our regs started recommending offering formula since so many parents were watering it down, not offering enough or stopping too soon due to cost.

Iron-deficient anemia is a real...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes, it does. I am also required to provide...

Yes, it does.

I am also required to provide one brand of Iron Enriched formula since meals are written off on my taxes. ;) Up to 12 months.

I offer formula until age two by choice. I give it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Cat Herder
I require a complete change of clothing to...

I require a complete change of clothing to include shoes and socks to be kept in their cubby.

I don't allow attendance without it. I send them back home to get it if they "forget" with their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By Cat Herder
That was me. :lol: Sorry, only had a quick sec to...

That was me. :lol: Sorry, only had a quick sec to get my thought across earlier.

Awkward silence is an amazing tool when applied correctly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By Cat Herder
Now that I have a minute ;) everyone is asleep....

Now that I have a minute ;) everyone is asleep. likethis

This is a huge pet peeve of mine. :lol:

I stand with awkward silence until they make direct eye contact with me. This usually prompts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't.

I don't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 605
Posted By Cat Herder
All the hate on crocs kills me. :lol::lol::lol: ...

All the hate on crocs kills me. :lol::lol::lol:

I got a great deal years ago on them ($3 per pair) and bought several pairs in each toddler/preschool size (they are a hideous pattern, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By Cat Herder
I only offer full-time slots. Weekly pay, 52...

I only offer full-time slots. Weekly pay, 52 weeks per year, paid online on Mondays by 10 am, in advance for the week. Payment is not based on attendance, kids can attend 5 days or none, the rate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Cat Herder
Timely news story: "A federal judge, citing an...

Timely news story: "A federal judge, citing an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, New York, has denied a request to let 44 unvaccinated children return to school.On the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Cat Herder
The difference between childcare providers and...

The difference between childcare providers and doctors is the duty to act. They can only mitigate risk, we can exclude it.

As a childcare provider, I am only required to report, advocate and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 605
Posted By Cat Herder
I would then add the photo menu. :lol: I tell...

I would then add the photo menu. :lol: I tell you, I really have to do this with some for them to get it.

"DCM, This is what I am trying to prevent. Please refer to your handbook. Thanks!" :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 605
Posted By Cat Herder
Exactly. :lol: I am in the deep south and don't...

Exactly. :lol: I am in the deep south and don't have a stitch of carpeting anywhere. Bare, sweaty, feet mucking up my floors would drive me crazy, not to mention transmission. I mop and vacuum daily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 605
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd mention the spread of foot fungus from child...

I'd mention the spread of foot fungus from child to child, she may not get what you are saying. ;) I have one DCM I practically have to give a photo menu to about everything. :lol: :hug:

She may...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-13-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Cat Herder
Welcome!! :hug: Stick around. I can't...

Welcome!! :hug: Stick around.

I can't really give you advice on this as center rules, policies and procedures are not really up to you, but management. It is one of the hardest parts of working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 605
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd probably email it "Hey DCM, Just finished...

I'd probably email it "Hey DCM, Just finished getting everyone down for nap and wanted to quickly touch base about shoes... "

The longer you wait the longer her co-workers will have to voice their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 605
Posted By Cat Herder
likethis My guess is that is what she may be...

likethis My guess is that is what she may be asking, just poorly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 605
Posted By Cat Herder
What do you have the kids wear for playing in...

What do you have the kids wear for playing in sprinklers, puddles or with water/sand tables?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 605
Posted By Cat Herder
She may be curious about outdoor sandals and...

She may be curious about outdoor sandals and water play for spring and summer. ;)

I have them send in closed toed sneakers and socks and I provide water shoes (crocs) to make this confusion...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Cat Herder
likethis Never feel guilty. Also, am I the...

likethis Never feel guilty.

Also, am I the only one who reads this *erythema infectiosum* in Hermione Granger's voice? :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not be willing to do it, either. My regs...

I would not be willing to do it, either. My regs would not support it. Feeding 3 oz every two hours would only work if I was physically breastfeeding my own. I am required to offer (not make them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd pass. My responsibility is to provide a...

I'd pass.

My responsibility is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for a group of kids. It is not fair or impartial to allow one child to continually bully another. I'd also let her go on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Cat Herder
"The most common causes of low grade fever in...

"The most common causes of low grade fever in children are viral infections like flu and common cold. Children tend to suffer from these infections quite often, probably because they spend a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By Cat Herder
I always say something along the lines of "Of,...

I always say something along the lines of "Of, course. It's cold, flu and allergy season and I work with little kids. Someone always has some little sniffle or so, but incubation times, exposure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By Cat Herder
No. It is against confidentiality rules. I...

No. It is against confidentiality rules.

I can send home an illness reminder for say flu; "Flu is going around, just a reminder of ....." and fill in with whatever I want like illness policy,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By Cat Herder
Has her kid watched Clifford the Big Red Dog? I...

Has her kid watched Clifford the Big Red Dog? I have heard that many times there back in the day. ;) My DD loved that show in elementary school.

"Emily Elizabeth: Here, Clifford! Here, boy!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Cat Herder
"All of my public business info is available...

"All of my public business info is available online at ____. Unfortunately, as your family is not enrolled in my daycare and I no longer have any available slots, I don't feel giving out my private...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-11-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd be careful with that, though. Providers also...

I'd be careful with that, though. Providers also have the ability to blacklist. We all belong to one association or another. ex: Providerwatch.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Cat Herder
Got it. likethis My market would not support...

Got it. likethis

My market would not support it but if yours will, go for it. That sounds amazing. likethis Here B/A care is offered in the public schools (6A-6P) with tutoring/homework center...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree. I would definitely change physicians.

I agree. I would definitely change physicians.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Cat Herder
What hours are you actually providing care? I am...

What hours are you actually providing care? I am not following how your program flows.

Weekly, hourly, daily?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Cat Herder
It is usually 93% effective after 1st dose at...

It is usually 93% effective after 1st dose at 12-15 months, then up to 97% after the second dose at age 4-6. It is a two dose vaccine.

"If needed, however, the second dose can be given as soon as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Cat Herder
Pre plan. Pick your provider carefully. My...

Pre plan. Pick your provider carefully.

My PCP has separate waiting rooms and schedules for sick and well care. He is very thorough with his PPE and decon routines. Complacency is unacceptable. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Cat Herder
I meant to also say that taking a newborn or...

I meant to also say that taking a newborn or immunocompromised patient out into crowded public spaces is also AMA.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Cat Herder
Maybe not sued, exactly, but be eligible for...

Maybe not sued, exactly, but be eligible for group insurance, nope. Private pay, all the way. AMA should have costs. You keep the right to choose but also keep the responsibility of your choices.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Cat Herder
How do his tonsils look? Back of throat?

How do his tonsils look? Back of throat?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Cat Herder
Mucinex, Claritin, Zyrtec, CVS/Walmart store...

Mucinex, Claritin, Zyrtec, CVS/Walmart store brand Ibuprofen, Advil and Tylenol all come in Bubble Gum flavor, too. :dislike:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Cat Herder
Maybe DCM will be eligible for FMLA?...

Maybe DCM will be eligible for FMLA? https://www.dol.gov/whd/forms/WH-380-F.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.mountnittany.org/articles/healthsheets...

https://www.mountnittany.org/articles/healthsheets/1666 : Discharge Instructions for Bronchiolitis (Pediatric) :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Cat Herder
Text "Was DCK vomiting this morning and given...

Text "Was DCK vomiting this morning and given antibiotics?"

Wait for the over-reaction confirmation. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Cat Herder
Your PCP can give it to you. Mine left a little...

Your PCP can give it to you. Mine left a little knot for a couple of days, but since I keep mostly infants it is highly recommended. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Cat Herder
She would have to pay full rate to stay enrolled...

She would have to pay full rate to stay enrolled here, she would also be paying full rate to hold new baby's slot now, here.

I have never had a client stay after I turned them down for the new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Cat Herder
I also would be concerned about this. Have you...

I also would be concerned about this. Have you had your updated RSV immunization?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Cat Herder
I might not exclude because I have an intubation...

I might not exclude because I have an intubation kit and experience. I would not recommend it for others, though. This is one of the most feared calls in EMS. ;) When it's good it's great, when it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Cat Herder
I have the toddler shelves that sit on the floor...

I have the toddler shelves that sit on the floor since mine use everything else as if they were climbing walls when I turn my back. :ouch:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By Cat Herder
I have one who pays after hours occasionally...

I have one who pays after hours occasionally because they are afraid to use the work computers or wireless to log into the payment account. They are my oldest set of parents. ;) Luckily they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 817
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Sorry about that. :Sunny: ...

:lol::lol::lol: Sorry about that. :Sunny:

Ah, tattling. I had almost forgotten about that. My group is too young now, I have that to look forward to next year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Cat Herder
https://ncchildcare.ncdhhs.gov/Portals/0/documents...

https://ncchildcare.ncdhhs.gov/Portals/0/documents/pdf/C/Commuicable_Diseases_and_Exclusion.pdf?ver=2018-04-12-103308-310

This should help.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 817
Posted By Cat Herder
True and now I am aware of what it means...

True and now I am aware of what it means according to the urban dictionary here and I am glad dating is off the agenda for me. :eek::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 817
Posted By Cat Herder
What does "when dobbing" mean? I looked it up and...

What does "when dobbing" mean? I looked it up and I am confident you don't mean what the internet said it meant. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By Cat Herder
Only for my auto-pay clients when I have to...

Only for my auto-pay clients when I have to adjust their invoice (rate adjustment). They anticipate it being automated and it won't be only because of an action on my part. A quick reminder that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd wonder what her parents do when she wakes up...

I'd wonder what her parents do when she wakes up at home? Is she immediately picked up and rocked, bottles given, does she get to go play toys, or do they come and rub her back until she falls back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Cat Herder
I am pretty sure they are against regulations....

I am pretty sure they are against regulations. Once they can climb out of a crib, they should be on mats.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 817
Posted By Cat Herder
I hear you :Sunny: F. Get that out of your...

I hear you :Sunny:

F. Get that out of your mouth.
G. Don't wipe your nose on that.
H. Hands to yourself.

I need sprinkler weather. :Sunny: Everyone has seasonal allergies these days. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 43,774
Posted By Cat Herder
Sure, but it's a start. Knowing you're not...

Sure, but it's a start.

Knowing you're not alone and having access to others going through similar things is a pretty big relief for those so isolated. :Sunny:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-04-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Cat Herder
It sounds like you may be hitting burnout. :hug:...

It sounds like you may be hitting burnout. :hug: There used to be a huge sticky here about it. Found it: https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=66513

You are not alone. It happens to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-04-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: I missed that. Too funny. ...

:lol::lol::lol: I missed that. Too funny.

Good morning, Meeko. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Cat Herder
That sounds tough. :confused: Sorry. We are...

That sounds tough. :confused: Sorry.

We are regulated under the DOE so have the same rules as public schools, now. The guidelines were a good bit different when we were under the DHR. Some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By Cat Herder
FTR, I close the lid and flush. I want to...

FTR, I close the lid and flush.

I want to know if they actually went. I also want to know if urine is too dark and if stool is too hard or too loose.

I want to know what I am dealing with....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Cat Herder
Have his parents voiced any concerns? How...

Have his parents voiced any concerns?

How does he do with the sand and water table? How does he do with toys, active play or dumping, stacking, lining up?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Cat Herder
At two most of my kids love finger paints,...

At two most of my kids love finger paints, splat/blotter paints, crushing chalk with water and smearing it on the pavement, really just the messy stuff.

Occasionally I'll have one that is drawn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By Cat Herder
I am just happy when they remember to lift it...

I am just happy when they remember to lift it before going. I am tired of having to decon it and wait for it to dry before the girls can go. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Cat Herder
You would probably need to be located in an...

You would probably need to be located in an upper-income metro area to make this work.

My market would not support it.

I am not sure how any market could with an average ratio of one adult to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Cat Herder
An hour is my typical time. :hug: Tour,...

An hour is my typical time. :hug:

Tour, curriculum overview, rules, routines, payment, Q&A, observing family/child interaction and how the child plays independently (or doesn't play ;)) and how...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-28-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree, 90 days is pretty harsh but we don't...

I agree, 90 days is pretty harsh but we don't know how difficult it is to fill slots there. If your area is extremely rural she may have had to make this policy in order to continue feeding her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Cat Herder
"DCM, I think we may have had a miscommunication...

"DCM, I think we may have had a miscommunication and I would like to clear it up. I close at 5, that does not mean pick-up at 5 and it certainly does not mean arrive at 5 and hang out for 30 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Cat Herder
Interesting. I did not know that. Thanks :Sunny: ...

Interesting. I did not know that. Thanks :Sunny:

We had a version of that but in training, they really only applied it to flavored milk and kool-aid type drinks. It lasted less than two years when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Cat Herder
We don't have crystal balls, here. This was your...

We don't have crystal balls, here. This was your first post.

Good luck with whatever you decide.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Cat Herder
A million dollars. They won't pick up early...

A million dollars.

They won't pick up early for long without constant policing and you will grow to resent opening early for one family.

Do you have a waiting list? Interviews scheduled? Why...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-27-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
Wow. :eek: They were clearly made for one...

Wow. :eek: They were clearly made for one another. :cool:

Hang in there. :hug:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-27-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, wow. She sounds like a peach. :hug: ...

Oh, wow. She sounds like a peach. :hug:

Enjoy your grandson!! lovethis I hope to have a few years yet. ;);) Mine just recently flew the coop.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Cat Herder
Me, too. But they are not like the ones we played...

Me, too. But they are not like the ones we played on, they are much thinner. I was so bummed.

It is impossible to keep the kids from mouthing them because they are cool to the touch. They love to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Cat Herder
I just got a grant, too. :Sunny: I asked for...

I just got a grant, too. :Sunny:

I asked for a couple of treehouse hideaways because all of my group seem to want to clear out the toy shelves and lay in them, bunkbed style. :rolleyes:...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-27-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
You should stick around. You have been very...

You should stick around. You have been very missed as well. :hug:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-27-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 253
Posted By Cat Herder
Welcome back :Sunny: I'd tell him to get it...

Welcome back :Sunny:

I'd tell him to get it from Mom.

They picked each other.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Cat Herder
My group who had access to them last year were...

My group who had access to them last year were all 12 months and younger. These were not tears from legos or unit blocks. Just daily wear with infant and toddler toys. All wooden toys are in another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, don't forget dry cereal like cheerios and...

Also, don't forget dry cereal like cheerios and cracklin oat bran for the whole grain. My group loves them and they are an invaluable time saver on heavy art days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Cat Herder
I spent a good amount (>$1500) on vinyl seating...

I spent a good amount (>$1500) on vinyl seating and climbers a year ago. All have already been removed due to tears, punctures and seams coming undone from simple 50 lbs (toddlers) of pressure from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5,017
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 516,634
Posted By Cat Herder
likethis DCK has been here over two years,...

likethis

DCK has been here over two years, since 2 weeks old. Has been on my regular menus this whole time. DCP sent me an email with an "updated" allergy list. :confused: DCK enrollment forms and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Cat Herder
Oatmeal, cheese cubes, and bananas. ...

Oatmeal, cheese cubes, and bananas.

Muffins, yogurt and apple slices.

French toast sticks, sausage links, and orange slices.

Think one whole grain, one protein, and a fruit.

Etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Cat Herder
There are no leaves in it ;). Children's cough...

There are no leaves in it ;). Children's cough and sore throat tea.


Juice one lemon.
Bring the water to a boil.
Mix the honey and lemon juice into the hot water until the honey dissolves....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Cat Herder
Are they coming after drop-off cutoff time? Are...

Are they coming after drop-off cutoff time? Are they picking up during nap or meal times?

Those are the things I would toughen up on. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Cat Herder
No. It is a medication and must be labeled...

No.

It is a medication and must be labeled with the childs name, prescribing physician, dosage and timing instructions, signed by parents, treatment effect/side effect documentation with forms to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Cat Herder
I think she is confusing health care provider...

I think she is confusing health care provider reporting with daycare provider reporting. They are more interested with treatment outcomes and antibiotic use reporting. :rolleyes: Tell her we have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By Cat Herder
"Over just a couple of generations, parents have...

"Over just a couple of generations, parents have greatly increased the amount of time, attention and money they put into raising children. Mothers who juggle jobs outside the home spend just as much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Cat Herder
I am required to allow children 36 months and up...

I am required to allow children 36 months and up to serve themselves. I hate it. :ouch: It is pretty easy with snack foods where everyone takes a couple of pieces each (6 crackers, 4 cheese cubes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Cat Herder
The typical causes are too much water, too much...

The typical causes are too much water, too much sugar (starch also = sugar), too much calcium or a misfunctioning "pump" (kidney or pancreas). :hug:

Any family history?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Cat Herder
Link for plates:...

Link for plates:...
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