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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By Blackcat31
I follow my own illness policy. My kids are...

I follow my own illness policy.
My kids are grown and gone from home but when they were young, they stayed with their father if they were sick or I closed if their father was not available.
I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By Blackcat31
If I were you, I'd start pointing out the...

If I were you, I'd start pointing out the positives in what you have observed with the father. Regardless of how he makes you feel or if you think he's weird etc or not.

Let her know that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By Blackcat31
If she was granted a restraining order then she...

If she was granted a restraining order then she doesn’t need anything from you.

Does she fear he’d hurt/harm the kids?

If not, they deserve access to their father regardless of how mom feels...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis That is how I'd feel as well but...

likethis

That is how I'd feel as well but since I live in a different house than my daycare, it's not even an option for me.

My pets stay home when I go to work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis This is how I feel as well. I...

likethis This is how I feel as well.

I think it goes both ways. We see different kids in care than the parents do at home.

I have two right now. A boy and a girl. Both around the same age...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Blackcat31
I offer care on a 3, 4 or 5 day option. Once a...

I offer care on a 3, 4 or 5 day option. Once a parent chooses an option, that is the number of days they pay for regardless of how many they actually use. If they want to add additional days they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Blackcat31
I always wonder what parents think we know about...

I always wonder what parents think we know about the other parent as drop off and pick up are such short amounts of time to really assess anyone's behavior.

I've had families in care for years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Blackcat31
Why not just tell the parent no one else was...

Why not just tell the parent no one else was interested so therefore you offered to hold the spot for free but now someone else IS interested and you have no option but to require payment.
...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-16-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Blackcat31
Sunshine is definitely important but so is safety...

Sunshine is definitely important but so is safety and supervision and while I understand what you’re saying I’m wondering why this issue can’t be solved by you taking your own child outside?
Surely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 397
Posted By Blackcat31
I agree. However, in most cases I think...

I agree.

However, in most cases I think it's just a weird habit that parents have...

I'd probably not reply at all or I'd bluntly ask "Are you actually asking them and expecting an answer or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Blackcat31
Parents like that are issues because reminders...

Parents like that are issues because reminders and complaints don't "motivate" him to change his behavior.

You can do that (motivate him) by giving the issues back to him.

No extra clothes =...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, I require a complete change of clothing. ...

Yes, I require a complete change of clothing.



Not providing the REQUIRED items = NO services.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5,017
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 516,636
Posted By Blackcat31
I won't be the bad guy like that. Dad can...

I won't be the bad guy like that.

Dad can take DCG (and her snacks) back to the car and return with out any of the items.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-15-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum!! happyface

Welcome to the forum!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By Blackcat31
While it's not new info, just recently I've heard...

While it's not new info, just recently I've heard alot more about the correlation to the rise in depression and anxiety in young adults that are products of the electronics age...

It's connecting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Blackcat31
The only clients that will be upset are those...

The only clients that will be upset are those that are getting such a great deal and having to pay only for what they use.

Those aren't the type of client most providers want anyways so if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By Blackcat31
The more screen time a child gets is directly...

The more screen time a child gets is directly related to their imagination levels.

Like LittleExplorers said, I attract a certain type of parent and one of the things they all have in common is...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-14-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Blackcat31
That is good to hear! Like I said, it's so...

That is good to hear!

Like I said, it's so hard to deal with aggressive behaviors and while there are probably a million and one ways to address it, the issue still remains a tough one for family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 605
Posted By Blackcat31
Here in my neck of the woods, every kid I know...

Here in my neck of the woods, every kid I know owns several pairs of these:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By Blackcat31
I read this yesterday and thought of this thread...

I read this yesterday and thought of this thread but I think the story is a bit different since the argument in it is more about discrimination based on religion not so much about vaccinations.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Blackcat31
I've never had a parent not sign the permission...

I've never had a parent not sign the permission form for photographing.

I don't take nearly as many pictures now as I used to.

An important thing to remember to include in your photo release...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-14-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome to the forum! I would also suggest...

Welcome to the forum!

I would also suggest speaking with the director.
Being a teacher in school and reaching out to make a connection to one of your pupils is so much different than being a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 605
Posted By Blackcat31
My rules: No shoes on inside the house. ...

My rules:
No shoes on inside the house.
Socks stay on. (I've never had an issue with it)
Closed toed shoes in the summer/socks put on upon entering the house.
Water shoes for water play

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By Blackcat31
What a great deal!! likethis So cute too! ...

What a great deal!! likethis

So cute too! I bet the kids will love it! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Blackcat31
My guess is the parent needs to prove daycare...

My guess is the parent needs to prove daycare verses just saying he has daycare lined up.

HOWEVER, I would not feel comfortable providing any of this info to someone that is not a client in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5,017
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 516,636
Posted By Blackcat31
Nice catch! likethis

Nice catch! likethis
Forum: Forms - Uploads 03-11-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By Blackcat31
Sent :)

Sent :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Blackcat31
When I have a child ready to wear underwear the...

When I have a child ready to wear underwear the parent usually takes a long weekend and ditches the diapers. By the time the child comes back to care, they are ready to be in underwear. Because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Blackcat31
I make sure to let my parents know that "just...

I make sure to let my parents know that "just because I could (then) doesn't mean I will always be able to"

So definitely don't feel guilty! :)

Maybe say something like this:

Dear DCP
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't think getting measles after vaccination...

I don't think getting measles after vaccination is unheard of as they do say no immunization is 100% effective but the fact that your doctor simply ruled something out (based on what was standard)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't think parents should be sued financially...

I don't think parents should be sued financially but I do think they need to consider their child may feel differently when they get older.

Although it's time sensitive in most cases, I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By Blackcat31
I totally understand working towards a goal (care...

I totally understand working towards a goal (care free easy summers) and honestly I don't think I'd be willing to bend or let it go.

I would tell them daycare during summer is not an option. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Blackcat31
Vomit from coughing too hard or some other...

Vomit from coughing too hard or some other non-illness related reason and vomit from illness are both gross and unsanitary.

Vomit = go home.
Stay home until no vomit for 24 hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Blackcat31
Ask them if she's been experiencing any symptoms...

Ask them if she's been experiencing any symptoms at home as she is complaining of her belly hurting now.

See what their reaction is. Hint around that a stomach bug seems to be going around and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't hold spots. Parents can either send or...

I don't hold spots. Parents can either send or keep the older child home. Up to them but they pay either way.

As for the baby, I only enroll infants 6 months and up and only from currently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Blackcat31
It is because it's respiratory related but...

It is because it's respiratory related but honestly I just exclude for symptoms and leave the rest. The contagious period is before and after so like all viral illnesses, there isn't a whole lot you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Blackcat31
https://moneywiseteacher.com/teacher-freebies/ ...

https://moneywiseteacher.com/teacher-freebies/

http://www.uft.org/grants-awards-freebies/grants-awards-freebies-jan-3-2019
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5,017
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 516,636
Posted By Blackcat31
I just helped one of my former daycare babies...

I just helped one of my former daycare babies open her own daycare business. Definitely makes me feel old. :ouch: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Blackcat31
Disposition? Happy or cranky struggling to...

Disposition? Happy or cranky struggling to breath?

If baby has been on meds (if any) for a min of 24 hours, the parent is close by AND you feel comfortable taking baby back into care I would.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis networking with other providers is the...

likethis networking with other providers is the best way to learn about community needs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm sorry you are dealing with difficult parents....

I'm sorry you are dealing with difficult parents.

I don't potty train kids as that is a parental responsibility so I have no advice but unfortunately you will find that most parents will simply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads with more helpful tips and...

Other threads with more helpful tips and suggestions:

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=lice
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Blackcat31
This is a great site with a TON of info and...

This is a great site with a TON of info and helpful tips, ideas and tricks to rid your home of lice.

http://www.headlice.org/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Blackcat31
All mine nap. Even the 5 yr olds Here are...

All mine nap. Even the 5 yr olds

Here are other threads about non nappers
Several have some good suggestions

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=non+sleepers
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Blackcat31
How close to 2 is she? Your description of...

How close to 2 is she?

Your description of her behavior leads me to believe she's coming up on 1yr not 2.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't have many tattler's right now but I have...

I don't have many tattler's right now but I have alot of 'LOOK at me' kids!

"Miss BC look what I did!
Hey Miss BC look!
Look at me!
Miss BC see what I am doing!
Miss BC look!
Look!
Hey...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Blackcat31
I would exclude children with excessive runny...

I would exclude children with excessive runny noses. By excessive I mean needing to wipe it more than once in a 30 minute period.

However, if the child is younger and has difficulty keeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By Blackcat31
That is so strange. If she had the money, why not...

That is so strange. If she had the money, why not pay it immediately verses waiting until the last minute.

I feel like parents do that as a power play type of behavior. If not, it's just odd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Blackcat31
I have rain gutter shelves. Hung lower in the...

I have rain gutter shelves. Hung lower in the toddler room for easier access, selection and clean up.

Like this:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 206,360
Posted By Blackcat31
I think I'll get one of these the next time a...

I think I'll get one of these the next time a round of colds, coughs and runny noses passes through..... lol!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-05-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By Blackcat31
I wish taxes worked like that. I sometimes...

I wish taxes worked like that.
I sometimes feel like the more I spend the more I owe.

I don't understand taxes so I hire someone to do them for me but from my understanding the goal is to break...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By Blackcat31
I. Sharing means waiting your turn J. Yes, we...

I. Sharing means waiting your turn
J. Yes, we are still having rest time today
K. Books are not blocks
L. Stop holding yourself and just go to the bathroom
M. Flush only once please
N. No, you...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 03-04-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By Blackcat31
You might want to post your contact info so those...

You might want to post your contact info so those interested can contact you
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By Blackcat31
Way cool!! likethis It looks like a fabulous...

Way cool!! likethis

It looks like a fabulous film and your daughter is amazing! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5,017
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 516,636
Posted By Blackcat31
This happens every time I talk to a new parent or...

This happens every time I talk to a new parent or provider.
When they mention their age, I think nothing of it but as soon as they say the year, I am like :eek:"Are you even old enough to drive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By Blackcat31
No I do not remind them. My late fee is...

No I do not remind them.

My late fee is large enough that I secretly hope at least one parent forgets every week. :ouch: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By Blackcat31
Maybe it's time to invest in one of these: ...

Maybe it's time to invest in one of these:

https://flushdowntoiletseat.com/

"The Flush-Down Automatic Toilet seat closes the toilet seat & lid for you - every time you flush. Installation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By Blackcat31
In all the years I've been in this business I...

In all the years I've been in this business I guess I have never ever given a single thought as to whether the lid should be up or down.

Unless I am the one using the toilet and don't take a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Blackcat31
He's 2. He should be free playing only. ...

He's 2. He should be free playing only.
Structured activities for a two year old is like trying to bathe a cat.

His reaction/behavior is trying to tell you what HE needs.

You'll both be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5,017
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 516,636
Posted By Blackcat31
and this tells you how old I am. :lol:

and this tells you how old I am. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5,017
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 516,636
Posted By Blackcat31
:lol: :lol: This tells me how old you are. ;) ...

:lol: :lol: This tells me how old you are. ;)

This is really more normal for every winter I've ever experienced. It's only been since the mid 90ies that things have been more mild as far as snow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,017
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 516,636
Posted By Blackcat31
I had a DCM came in this morning with 2 dozen...

I had a DCM came in this morning with 2 dozen chocolate
frosted donuts with sprinkles. She was also armed with apologies in advance. :lol:

No worries mom. Fridays are super silly days anyways...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Blackcat31
I have boys sit backwards. It creates a...

I have boys sit backwards.

It creates a natural lean forward
All pee goes in toilet.

Honestly who cares what mom wants at your house...unless she's cleaning up the mess for you.

He can...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-28-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 74,671
Posted By Blackcat31
For some it IS excessive For others it IS NOT...

For some it IS excessive
For others it IS NOT excessive

If she is able to get and keep clients, she's entitled to take as much or as little PTO as she wants.

It's irrelevant as to whether...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5,017
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 516,636
Posted By Blackcat31
What are you using for sign in?

What are you using for sign in?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-28-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't think there are any penalties for not...

I don't think there are any penalties for not paying or giving that amount of notice. You signed agreeing to pay that.
The penalty would probably be some sort of collections or legal attempt to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Blackcat31
How far away does she live? Being...

How far away does she live?

Being breastfeeding supportive/friendly doesn’t mean having to stay open late.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-27-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 253
Posted By Blackcat31
Hi!! Waving excitedly!!!! happyface happyface ...

Hi!! Waving excitedly!!!! happyface happyface


I would reply:

"All required tax info has already been provided to payor. Please contact them. Thank you!"

Then don't reply or explain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Blackcat31
I have grant money to spend too... I am...

I have grant money to spend too...

I am investing mine in some really nice wood things.

I bought a bunch of magnetic book sets that my kiddos just love!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Blackcat31
What state are you in? Have you had...

What state are you in?

Have you had violations previously?

I can't advise or comment as I am sure there is more to the story than a simple citation due to a bug.

Either the analyst has it...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 02-27-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By Blackcat31
sent... :)

sent... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads on screeching babies ...

Other threads on screeching babies

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=screeching
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5,017
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 516,636
Posted By Blackcat31
Honestly, I believe that only a small percentage...

Honestly, I believe that only a small percentage of food allergies are actually that.

I think some are real, some are misdiagnosed, some are simply an intolerance to a certain food/food group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Blackcat31
I would do as CatHerder said and shore up the...

I would do as CatHerder said and shore up the rules/policies in regards to nap time pick up.

As for the schedule being a simple 7:30-5:00 across the board, I'd do one of a couple things...

A)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Blackcat31
If they don't provide a schedule (even for those...

If they don't provide a schedule (even for those "off work" days) they don't get care. PERIOD.

If they want only a few hours, fine by me as I still charge their same weekly rate but if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5,017
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 516,636
Posted By Blackcat31
Trying to cancel DirectTV is like trying to leave...

Trying to cancel DirectTV is like trying to leave a cult. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Blackcat31
I think allowing the children to serve themselves...

I think allowing the children to serve themselves is beneficial in many ways. It's highly encouraged in almost all early childhood programs I've ever been part of. I think it creates better eaters...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Blackcat31
Please contact the site owner for permission. ...

Please contact the site owner for permission.

He'll let a moderator know if you are granted permission.

Thank you for asking prior to posting.

The site owner can be contacted here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Blackcat31
Ugh! This would bother me as well.... How...

Ugh! This would bother me as well....

How does she know if you did/didn't report anything?

I would tell her you are fully aware of licensing rules and regulations and appreciate her doctor's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Blackcat31
With any other illness, that would be ideal but...

With any other illness, that would be ideal but HFM is like lice for providers.....it's so highly contagious that even being in the same covered building is risky.... :ouch:

A mild, contagious...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Blackcat31
I don't know...OP said "own child with HFM" so I...

I don't know...OP said "own child with HFM" so I assume she's confident that is what it is.

I wouldn't require an official diagnosis as HFM isn't hard to figure out on your own with blisters and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Blackcat31
Hand Foot and Mouth is highly contagious and...

Hand Foot and Mouth is highly contagious and something I would absolutely have closed for.

Keeping your child/grandchild separated in the same house would have done nothing to prevent the spread...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Blackcat31
Most ear infections are in conjunction with a...

Most ear infections are in conjunction with a cold or some sort of respiratory infection/condition.

If the child has no other excludable symptoms AND has been on the antibiotic for a MINIMUM of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Blackcat31
Well I was going to go with something like "too...

Well I was going to go with something like "too advanced for daycare" but um, yeah..."little jerks" about sums it up too! :lol:

FWIW~ If I just had school aged kids and didn't have the younger...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Blackcat31
I always wonder why parents and providers alike...

I always wonder why parents and providers alike get so focused on not wanting to split siblings or the difficulties of having two different drop off places....

Unless the siblings are twins or the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Blackcat31
This made me laugh out loud because I have...

This made me laugh out loud because I have seriously gone over to my "constant crier" and picked them up and held them so the caller can hear them crying while I try to say loudly for the 15th time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Blackcat31
I too wondered about "going over your illness...

I too wondered about "going over your illness policy" on the phone. I get phone calls daily for care and every time they start asking questions that require more than a yes/no answer I start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Blackcat31
My families that use less than 5 days a week have...

My families that use less than 5 days a week have two options:

For example Smith family comes 3 days a week

One set schedule/SAME days every week (M/W/F) = $40 per day/ $120 per week

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Blackcat31
Yep, our state has been driving providers out of...

Yep, our state has been driving providers out of business now for a few years. I think it's all part of their master plan......

What?! A daycare shortage??? :eek: Well we better enact free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Blackcat31
Mine sleep in 3 different rooms. Usually about...

Mine sleep in 3 different rooms. Usually about 3-4 kids to a room, depending.

I don't allow the kids to talk if they are awake.
I play audio books on a CD player so if they are early wakers,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-21-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By Blackcat31
I also found this:...

I also found this: http://ccrs.illinois.edu/providers/licensing.html

Do I need to be licensed to do child care in my home?

If the number of unrelated children you provide care for, is more than...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-21-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By Blackcat31
Illinois regulations say: "Related” means...

Illinois regulations say:

"Related” means any of the following relationships by blood, marriage, or adoption: parent, grandparent, sibling, great-grandparent, great-uncle, great-aunt, brother,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-21-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By Blackcat31
If she is license exempt you can absolutely still...

If she is license exempt you can absolutely still claim expenses.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-21-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By Blackcat31
But is she legally required to be licensed? ...

But is she legally required to be licensed?

I am not in Illinois and am unfamiliar with their licensing requirements.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-21-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By Blackcat31
So you are operating illegally?

So you are operating illegally?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Blackcat31
"not morning people" translates to "lazy" :ouch:...

"not morning people" translates to "lazy" :ouch: :lol:


I hope she heard you as well.

Lately my biggest pet peeve/issue is parents that think asking us to do X is no big deal .....'cuz you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 995
Posted By Blackcat31
That's the point of the food program.....they...

That's the point of the food program.....they help cover the costs of snacks.

I don't know what oranges or string cheese cost where you live but they are both pretty affordable snacks....for any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Blackcat31
What?! She can't feed her own kids breakfast...

What?! She can't feed her own kids breakfast :eek: :rolleyes: :confused:

All parents have the same 24 hours in a day.

I can't believe she seriously balked at having to feed her own kids. Get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Blackcat31
Maybe your rate changed since they signed on and...

Maybe your rate changed since they signed on and changed hours.... :)

Unless they’re a new family
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 275,332
Posted By Blackcat31
how awesome!! happyface

how awesome!! happyface
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