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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 02:36 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Cat Herder
3rd day in a row. Last DCP to pick up rolls...

3rd day in a row.

Last DCP to pick up rolls in at 445, kids excited at the window, passes the driveway and parks at the top of the hill (not the end of the culdesac, that would make more sense)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Cat Herder
Today: "I still have a few more interviews to...

Today: "I still have a few more interviews to conduct. I will get back to you by the end of next week. Have a great weekend."

Next week: "Thank you so much for your interest and time. I enjoyed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 208,486
Posted By Cat Herder
She is 24 and get's it. lovethis I was about to...

She is 24 and get's it. lovethis I was about to respond, myself. I am all about a hand-up. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 208,486
Posted By Cat Herder
"Childcare needed. Random hours, lousy pay, bad...

"Childcare needed. Random hours, lousy pay, bad kid but this Mom needs to go back to school for things to get any better. Will be grateful for any help you can give."

I like her. likethis

She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Cat Herder
My playroom is 576 sq ft (24' x 24') and has...

My playroom is 576 sq ft (24' x 24') and has worked well for 6 kids for many, many years. :Sunny: (kids are not in the main house except to eat, bathe and for minor ill care)

What is the backyard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Cat Herder
It is so frustrating, sorry. :hug: I have a...

It is so frustrating, sorry. :hug:

I have a similar policy to most here, too.

"One drop off, one pick up, per family, per day."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,900
Posted By Cat Herder
I just started the 2019 thread. likethis The...

I just started the 2019 thread. likethis

The total number of children lost in 2018 was 52. One of the highest numbers recorded.


# Date City Temp Name Age
52 9/28/2018 Sanford, FL 95į Kit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Cat Herder
2019 Hot Car Deaths

Another year, and yet it will continue.


2. 4/10/2019 Perdido Key, FL 81 Joy Monell-Merritt 2 yrs

1. 4/4/2019 Melbourne, FL 79 Richard Wighart 14 mo

Source - https://www.noheatstroke.org/ ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By Cat Herder
I added the tag because the oral albuterol is...

I added the tag because the oral albuterol is literally for an asthmatic response to an inhaled irritant. It is an acute form, not a chronic form. :hug: I changed it to oral albuterol.

Mom giving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Cat Herder
Nope. likethis Buh-bye outside starts at...

Nope. likethis

Buh-bye outside starts at birth here. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By Cat Herder
I re-read a couple more times. I'd...

I re-read a couple more times.

I'd recommend changing the terminology as it is misleading and would not likely hold up in small claims court.

You are essentially giving a discount of one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By Cat Herder
I am not following your thought pattern at all. ...

I am not following your thought pattern at all.

Are both children not enrolled at full tuition?

Do you not have unpaid vacation time worked into your annual tuition rate? 51 weeks?

Is this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By Cat Herder
Administrative Guide Rules Regulating Family...

Administrative Guide Rules Regulating Family Child Care Homes; 7.707 - The Office of Early Childhood (OEC), Division of Early Care and Learning (DECL) -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By Cat Herder
"One-week unpaid vacation per family, per year,...

"One-week unpaid vacation per family, per year, with a 30-day notice. Must be taken in a full five-day block." Typically clears this up.

"if you have multiple children enrolled you do not pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By Cat Herder
The 5 R's. :cool: The doctor would have to...

The 5 R's. :cool:

The doctor would have to write a specific order that said the medication could not possibly be taken at any other time, in any other manner or in any other location for that to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd give it. It is a beta2-adrenergic...

I'd give it. It is a beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator, not a cough suppressive. It will allow her to breath more effectively. ;) It won't mask symptoms.

Think situational asthma.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: And as a second wife/stepmother...

:lol::lol::lol: And as a second wife/stepmother to one, I mean no disrespect to the ones who know, respect and follow their boundaries. ;);)

We all know a high conflict story or two of "my yard"....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Cat Herder
And it is super cheap and easy, now. $25 for a 6...

And it is super cheap and easy, now. $25 for a 6 ft roll of window film on Amazon. I have it on my own playroom window, in my home. If parents start knocking on the window and calling their kid, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 208,486
Posted By Cat Herder
:eek: Um, wow. :lol::lol::lol: How much soy and X...

:eek: Um, wow. :lol::lol::lol: How much soy and X has that guy ingested during his lifetime??


“A meal would be awesome. If you feel comfortable reaching out before you arrive to see if we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Cat Herder
likethis It also says nothing about access...

likethis

It also says nothing about access to other children.

As a parent, I'd be lobbying my State to get rid of the "unlimited" adult visitation in childcare classrooms as this is a known...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Cat Herder
Most States have an access rule. ;) ...

Most States have an access rule. ;)

Directors and Owners get to decide how to enforce it. likethis

Most go "full access" until something bad happens (like the non-custodial/wifey 2.0 stabbing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Cat Herder
Is this child biting out of aggression,...

Is this child biting out of aggression, provocation or frustration? Can she make eye contact with you during storytime or is she often blocked by others? Does she avoid eye contact? Does she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Cat Herder
For me, simplification made all the difference in...

For me, simplification made all the difference in my work/life balance. Instead of 100 different rules for everyone to trip over, I kept the rules short and direct. Bullet points, really. :lol:


...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Cat Herder
Nothing the parent does in their home will change...

Nothing the parent does in their home will change toddler behaviors that happen in yours and vice versa. :hug:

This child should not be allowed access to other children until this child has proven...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Cat Herder
What you allow is what will continue. ;) No,...

What you allow is what will continue. ;)

No, I don't have that here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 311
Posted By Cat Herder
On Monday my DH paid $3.98 for a gallon of 1%...

On Monday my DH paid $3.98 for a gallon of 1% that expires April 20th and $1.98 for a quart of Silk Almond that expires on May 29th.

There is 0 chance I will use that gallon of milk before it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 311
Posted By Cat Herder
Forgot to mention that one of the biggest blows...

Forgot to mention that one of the biggest blows to many here was when they no longer allowed powdered milk. That was more common to see than gallons when I was coming up. The poor and perceived food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 311
Posted By Cat Herder
My clients are really rural, deep south and...

My clients are really rural, deep south and definitely not hippies. :lol: Here it is more about the cost efficiency of extended expiration dates and high temperatures/humidity making the thought of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 282
Posted By Cat Herder
If she did not have to pay last year, she will...

If she did not have to pay last year, she will expect to not have to this year, either. :hug: You will most likely need to have a discussion. Consistency is really important.

My tuition is a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-12-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Cat Herder
"What am I missing here...lol?" Spouses...

"What am I missing here...lol?"

Spouses income. ;) I'd never owe on my own even with the self-employment tax.

For me, it increased my income. I was also management. That increase was in part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 311
Posted By Cat Herder
Every. Single. Client. wants almond milk, now....

Every. Single. Client. wants almond milk, now. Even the ones that were drinking milk here two years ago. :cool: All claim "allergy" (constipation, eczema, slowed appetite), none can provide a medical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 573
Posted By Cat Herder
I doubt I even have to complete a sentence here...

I doubt I even have to complete a sentence here for everyone to know my opinion. :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 208,486
Posted By Cat Herder
Sitting here at my desk, the sun shining in...

Sitting here at my desk, the sun shining in through the windows, cool breeze across my face, reading my book with toddler tunes playing.

I suddenly realize it is really quiet. No banging blocks,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Cat Herder
I just give the look, tell them to knock it off...

I just give the look, tell them to knock it off in my mom tone, then change them. If she was raising her hand to me I'd give a stern, loud, NO. The entire room would freeze as that is uncommon and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 702
Posted By Cat Herder
It is only two days. Most have at least 5 paid...

It is only two days. Most have at least 5 paid personal days, per year, in their contracts, so this should be a non-issue. Unless you are closing too often or without notice parents should not have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 702
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd close for the day because experience has...

I'd close for the day because experience has taught me that parents will be late any time it was important for me to leave on time. FTR, I don't charge if I close.

If you can't close for the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Cat Herder
Updated DAP books and training may help your...

Updated DAP books and training may help your assistants better understand the goals. https://www.naeyc.org/resources/topics/DAP/resources


Expectations change quickly, especially if you are a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Cat Herder
I make/print them for parents to use at home as a...

I make/print them for parents to use at home as a form of family engagement for the 3-4-year-olds. Table manners, Brushing Teeth, etc.

Chuck E Cheese has great free ones that let the kids earn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't sleep train infants other than "Lay in...

I don't sleep train infants other than "Lay in crib awake. Lay on back. Once they can flip alone, they can sleep on their stomach. No bottles, toys or blankets in cribs. Blanket sleeper, only. Move...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Cat Herder
I'm not in California, but here it would be...

I'm not in California, but here it would be considered "Summer Break" and only require notification to your inspector so they know not to come for inspection during your closure. Same as any other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By Cat Herder
My oldest walked late, too. :lol: I barely let...

My oldest walked late, too. :lol: I barely let her touch the floor I was so overprotective. When I did I would not let her off the quilt. :lol: By the time the boys came along I was over it......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By Cat Herder
If she has just started daycare and was home with...

If she has just started daycare and was home with parents previously it may be from lack of free floor time. ;);)

I have a feeling you will have it worked through in no time at all. :Sunny:

In...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-08-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 477
Posted By Cat Herder
I've never paid quarterly either because it seems...

I've never paid quarterly either because it seems so much more complicated. :o I am starting this year. I've printed the 2019 Form 1040-ES and am still reading. I hope to have it figured out by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Cat Herder
Me, too. :Sunny: Plus my decon routine is...

Me, too. :Sunny:

Plus my decon routine is regulated by the state. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Cat Herder
likethis And after enough times we get...

likethis And after enough times we get comfortable with enforcing things consistently. It takes some time to correct a lifetime of being told to "be nice" :lol: and realize that being nice does not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Cat Herder
likethis I'd also be suspicious that DCM may be...

likethis I'd also be suspicious that DCM may be making a play at staying home and needs ammunition to get DCD on board. Is she TTC?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
Perfect. That will take so much stress off of...

Perfect. That will take so much stress off of you. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
Consider changing your policy to include up to 5...

Consider changing your policy to include up to 5 personal sick days per year, paid. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By Cat Herder
likethis This is a termination level offense. ...

likethis This is a termination level offense.

However, if you want to keep them (even though they broke your illness policy), you must follow your policies and refund the money. You are the one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By Cat Herder
As a mother of two 19-year-old men, I can say...

As a mother of two 19-year-old men, I can say with confidence it will be a good education for him for when he starts dating. He will be way ahead of the game on recognition. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Cat Herder
"What would you do other than term?" I....

"What would you do other than term?"

I. Just. Can't Today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By Cat Herder
1. If you do it for me all I learn is that you do...

1. If you do it for me all I learn is that you do it better than me.

2. Teach me to do good, not just be good.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Cat Herder
"What would u say?" "I had Pleurisy. It was...

"What would u say?"

"I had Pleurisy. It was the scariest and most painful thing I have ever dealt with. Luckily, the virus I picked up that caused it has been treated and all is well. Thank you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By Cat Herder
This feels like a setup. :lol: What's the...

This feels like a setup. :lol:

What's the punchline? :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By Cat Herder
"Their needs changed." :hug: You don't have...

"Their needs changed." :hug:

You don't have to tell them she boarded the projection train. ;) Chances are they already know. Kids talk.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't lock things away. I keep them in upper...

I don't lock things away. I keep them in upper cabinets in the house, not the playroom/bathroom or within reach in the 3 rooms they pass through -supervised- on the way there.

I am not even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By Cat Herder
I have always done a big decorated party with an...

I have always done a big decorated party with an Easter Egg hunt and a Christan Themed Heirloom craft and lesson plan. Lot's of cute pastel photos and go home baskets with small goodies and gifts for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Cat Herder
I can't believe I am going to say this but I'd...

I can't believe I am going to say this but I'd consider letting them bring their handhelds and earphones with your setup. Kindles preferred. I would not do a lot of school work during summer as they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. And removed from group for duration...

Same.

And removed from group for duration of snack.

For the same reason BC stated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol: I had not heard of Sanctimommy, Pestle, and...

:lol: I had not heard of Sanctimommy, Pestle, and now I am in tears laughing. "My daughter, Epsom Salt (not vaccinated), wants to make her home among the wild squirrels in our backyard and Iím...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By Cat Herder
How dare you judge me judging you! ...

How dare you judge me judging you!

:lol::lol::lol:

Clearly, you made the right decision. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Cat Herder
Roth IRA. likethis

Roth IRA. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Cat Herder
Makes kids traveling with a "lucky buckeye" in...

Makes kids traveling with a "lucky buckeye" in their pocket seem super innocuous now, doesn't it? :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,197
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you likethis I was going to post...

Thank you likethis

I was going to post something similar. :lol: Group care is for groups, Parent -It's a verb. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5,091
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 525,610
Posted By Cat Herder
Be careful. He can legally show up with a LEO to...

Be careful. He can legally show up with a LEO to verify his ID and pick up his kids, anytime. We can't deny parents, even if the other parent wants us to. :hug:

FTR, I loathe uninvited guests....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Good luck! It did not work...

:lol::lol::lol:

Good luck! It did not work on my slice of key lime pie from DH this afternoon at all. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Cat Herder
She is stunning lovethis Oh, your ad and...

She is stunning lovethis

Oh, your ad and website are great, too.

She is just over the top cute and distracted me a bit. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Cat Herder
Here most centers use those spiral cut swirly...

Here most centers use those spiral cut swirly things that peel them. :lol: It has been suggested that we peel them for 3 and under (it is not in regs, yet). :rolleyes: I use a corer, then dice, for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: :hug: I am going to hope...

:lol::lol::lol: :hug:

I am going to hope that your client thought that because it was so much bigger than typical grapes that it would help teach her to bite it in half as it might not fit any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Cat Herder
Spoiler alert: those black dots? Those are flea...

Spoiler alert: those black dots? Those are flea larva.

Sticking to my low cal breakfast plan was super easy this morning. happyface :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Cat Herder
Ironic. :ouch: Todays "don't judge me"...

Ironic. :ouch:

Todays "don't judge me" debate on NEJM was a 10 year old whose parents thought making their kid wear shoes, while playing with the new piglets in the pen, during a vacation abroad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,303
Posted By Cat Herder
Did you send your termination notice today?

Did you send your termination notice today?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By Cat Herder
Send me your address in pm. It is pinecone...

Send me your address in pm. It is pinecone season. :lol:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-25-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Cat Herder
"the court order requires them to provide me with...

"the court order requires them to provide me with everything the custodial parent is given. "

This is false, childcare providers are not a part of your divorce. We cannot be compelled to do...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-25-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Cat Herder
Because we are bound by client confidentiality...

Because we are bound by client confidentiality and you are not entitled to any information about what happens during her parenting time barring our reporting suspected child abuse to child services...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,040
Posted By Cat Herder
Rolling up to my house in an Escalade, wearing...

Rolling up to my house in an Escalade, wearing high heels, fake nails, thick makeup, sharpee brows, hair extensions, 30 pieces of jewelry, reeking of perfume, complaining about cattle gaps and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Cat Herder
I generally do give a reason, but not so specific...

I generally do give a reason, but not so specific as to tell them I am having a medical test done. :)

EX:
Closed: Mandatory Training
Closed: Routine Drs. Appt.
Closed: Family Vacation

In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Cat Herder
1. How much time do you allow parents to...

1. How much time do you allow parents to complete contracts and drop off initial payment when signing up for care? It's been almost 2 weeks. - I would send a quick email either Thanking them for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Cat Herder
Reading further, I can't find whether the...

Reading further, I can't find whether the discounts are more than the cost of membership. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Cat Herder
I can't find what happens when you are no longer...

I can't find what happens when you are no longer a member of NAEYC. :confused:

From NAEYC: " Discounted insurance offerings through the Trust for Insuring Educators (TIE), including professional...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, and now they'd like for us to have play...

Oh, and now they'd like for us to have play kitchens and classrooms outside. :Sunny:

It would be so cool if I could just leave outside outside and inside inside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By Cat Herder
Yep. And QRIS had me move them into the...

Yep.

And QRIS had me move them into the playroom, instead.

You know, in the nature and science center. For tactile learning.

The nature center for indoors. :ouch:

Sometimes if I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By Cat Herder
Raking. Lot's of raking. And a fence...

Raking.

Lot's of raking.

And a fence within a fence.

Oh, and lots of raking. :lol:

Don't forget trip/fall hazards.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By Cat Herder
My lawmakers live in the city.

My lawmakers live in the city.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By Cat Herder
I am over here looking like this :cool: because I...

I am over here looking like this :cool: because I live bordering a national forest on a fully forested large property with springs, creeks, trails and a river and I will get cited if I leave any...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-20-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Cat Herder
I would stop all payments by check immediately,...

I would stop all payments by check immediately, schedule an appointment and request *nicely* they separate out each parent payment account. You should not share an account with your ex. This is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Cat Herder
What would you do if he was a paid DC child? :hug:

What would you do if he was a paid DC child? :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree that having the other parent provide sick...

I agree that having the other parent provide sick care is ideal but with the fevers spiking at 1:30 in the afternoon and closing time less than 4 hours away, isolation sometimes is the only answer. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
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 03-19-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
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 03-19-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,303
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 03-18-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
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 03-18-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
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 03-18-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
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 03-18-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
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 03-18-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
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! 03-18-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
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 03-18-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
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 03-18-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
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: 382
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...
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