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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By Cat Herder
I visited texas for the first time last year and...

I visited texas for the first time last year and will be there again in a few months. The one thing I noticed and loved everywhere was the vivid bottlebrush shrubs. lovethis

So, with that, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Cat Herder
I do the same. likethis Have them bring new...

I do the same. likethis Have them bring new bottles that stay here and breast milk frozen in bags. I do the rest.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,319
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: I love it. Feels good when...

:lol::lol::lol: I love it.

Feels good when you can finally drive home a point in a manner they can completely understand.

So many believe it does not matter to the kid because "they won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By Cat Herder
I always make it about the kids' needs vs the...

I always make it about the kids' needs vs the kids' behaviors. ;) The simple truth is that their behavior is a form of communication about their unmet needs. Sometimes we can help meet them,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By Cat Herder
I would simply tell them the child has outgrown...

I would simply tell them the child has outgrown my services and needs an environment better suited to his current needs. You don't have to tell them what those are unless they ask. You have already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By Cat Herder
It does not sound like you can afford not to...

It does not sound like you can afford not to term. What did the parents of the toddlers say when they were told of their children's injuries? Head trauma in toddlers is very dangerous. Coup-countre...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,319
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug: I am on day 13 of "allergies". :cool:...

:hug:

I am on day 13 of "allergies". :cool:

So frustrating.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 47,187
Posted By Cat Herder
Replace her. :Sunny:

Replace her. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,222
Posted By Cat Herder
How is the privacy of the free option?

How is the privacy of the free option?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By Cat Herder
Free Food Program Webinar; Proposed Changes

Webinar link: https://frac.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=152261

Join USDA and FRAC for a webinar on two proposed Child Nutrition rules impacting the Child and Adult Care Food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Cat Herder
What you are describing is why most providers...

What you are describing is why most providers close/leave the field within the first two years. :hug:

I stay sane by taking charge and planning in advance. My program flows smoothly, now. In the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-13-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Cat Herder
That is pretty common. :hug: That is why many of...

That is pretty common. :hug: That is why many of us end up just opening our own. ;) We already have all the certs, training and experience.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By Cat Herder
We were hit pretty hard last week with flu, sinus...

We were hit pretty hard last week with flu, sinus infections and bronchitis, but are doing pretty well this week. The flooding has been harsh.

We need to get outside, but all the creeks and rivers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Cat Herder
I tend to go with my gut. ;) Does your website or...

I tend to go with my gut. ;) Does your website or parent area have community resources info available for parents? If not, it may be a good time to randomly send a printout of them home to everyone. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By Cat Herder
This is the one I use. I linked the New York ECE...

This is the one I use. I linked the New York ECE classes. :ouch: https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/menu/index.cfm?HomeState_id=33

I do the $99 per year unlimited each year because most classes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Cat Herder
4-year-olds. :ouch: They are what makes me...

4-year-olds. :ouch:

They are what makes me grateful for Pre-k. :lol::lol::lol:

Faked regression, drama, tattling, more drama, baby talk, attention-seeking, bossing, tantrums and faking sick....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Cat Herder
You could do the "My Mouth is A Volcano" theme....

You could do the "My Mouth is A Volcano" theme. ;)

http://www.myeverydayclassroom.com/2015/06/my-mouth-is-a-volcano-activities/
https://bookpagez.com/resource/my-mouth-is-a-volcano-lesson-plans/...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
They did the same to me and I had to put up the...

They did the same to me and I had to put up the fence. I was told a 4-foot fence would be my requirement (not the lady two streets over, though. Her creek must have that non-drowning water. ;))...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Cat Herder
My concern would be not knowing when their nose...

My concern would be not knowing when their nose needs wiping. My group is 2 and under.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Cat Herder
Will you be changing them into and out of them...

Will you be changing them into and out of them daily? Will they be kept at your home?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5,598
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,192
Posted By Cat Herder
Be careful what you ask for. :lol::lol::lol: ...

Be careful what you ask for. :lol::lol::lol:

If it was a diagnosed ear infection motrin would have been the better choice and the ped would have told her so. Tylenol is an antiplatelet for fever....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Cat Herder
IME, kids won't keep them on. ;) I'd use the...

IME, kids won't keep them on. ;)

I'd use the "able to participate in all activities" card if it got too bad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By Cat Herder
IMO, It is fine as long as those without children...

IMO, It is fine as long as those without children are paid more. If the pay is across the board no matter how many children they have, I'd be applying elsewhere.

Daycare center jobs are a dime a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Cat Herder
This is the questionnaire I use to prepare for...

This is the questionnaire I use to prepare for the conference. Again, feel free to copy/paste.

Parent-Teacher Conference Questionnaire

Form completed by:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Cat Herder
This is mine, feel free to copy/paste. ...

This is mine, feel free to copy/paste.




Date: ___________

Dear Parents,

Parent-Teacher conferences are currently being scheduled for our preschool class. Together, we can look at what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By Cat Herder
IMO, As long as the children count in the room...

IMO, As long as the children count in the room ratios, they should pay for their slots. If your state says employee kids don't count toward ratio, there is no need other than food cost. The issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
Anytime. :Sunny:

Anytime. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
It could very well be a congenital heart defect...

It could very well be a congenital heart defect and having them voice their concerns to the ped certainly can't hurt. Ruling it out would be a good thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
Any family history of diabetes? Is she wheezing?...

Any family history of diabetes? Is she wheezing? Any other respiratory symptoms?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds like runs of SVT but I am not familiar...

Sounds like runs of SVT but I am not familiar with an Owlet.

Edit: A quick internet search shows those things giving a lot of false highs and unnecessary trips to the ER. :confused:

If the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 320,755
Posted By Cat Herder
Congratulations and good luck going forward....

Congratulations and good luck going forward. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Cat Herder
If the child had gone through trauma, it would be...

If the child had gone through trauma, it would be the parent's responsibility to both notify the daycare and make plans to meet their childs needs. Nowhere in the OP did it say the living situation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Cat Herder
Has he napped with you, yet? Is he disruptive? ...

Has he napped with you, yet? Is he disruptive?

IME, "Gma care" part-time/short time kids become full-time/all day by 18-24 months. ;) I'd start planning for how I intend to go forward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Cat Herder
Does Gma have custody? What is her goal for...

Does Gma have custody? What is her goal for putting him in care?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Cat Herder
I also keep my infants separately until 12...

I also keep my infants separately until 12 months. Always. From one another and the toddlers/pre-schoolers.

Each infant has their own toys, playspace, rug, toybox, shelves, crib and high chair. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Cat Herder
I offer mild/common childhood illness care, but I...

I offer mild/common childhood illness care, but I use an extra bedroom on the opposite side of the house for this purpose. It uses a different bathroom and entrance, the other kids will literally...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-10-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Cat Herder
Welcome to the forum. :Sunny:

Welcome to the forum. :Sunny:
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 02-10-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Cat Herder
The cheapest I found recently was in Cobb at...

The cheapest I found recently was in Cobb at $3800.00

https://www.cimls.com/data_lease/documents/flyer_409286.pdf

Even if this one is gone, this group may be able to help you search.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Cat Herder
I do not have a daily rate. :ouch: I only...

I do not have a daily rate. :ouch:

I only have a full-time tuition rate, per child, per week. Paid in advance for the week. Enrolled or not enrolled are the only options. :Sunny:

No sibling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,319
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. :hug: And when you turn it around on...

Same. :hug:

And when you turn it around on them you better Katy bar the door, sleep with one eye open and have a good lawyer. :ouch: :lol::lol: DARVO ranger is coming to war.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Cat Herder
We went with USAA. ...

We went with USAA.

https://www.usaa.com/inet/wc/advice-real-estate-everything-about-va-loans?SearchRanking=2&SearchLinkPhrase=va%20loans
https://www.usaa.com/inet/wc/bank-real-estate-va-loan
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Cat Herder
Sending out a funny newsletter on learned...

Sending out a funny newsletter on learned helplessness and its relation to living in mom's basement at 30 seems an option. Depending on your client's sense of humor, of course. Mine loved this one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,319
Posted By Cat Herder
Bronchitis. I. Must. Sleep.

Bronchitis.

I. Must. Sleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you figured out why the calls are not...

Have you figured out why the calls are not coming? That would be my first project.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5,598
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,192
Posted By Cat Herder
Today I had three friends/acquaintances all...

Today I had three friends/acquaintances all posting those infant month prop photos that are so popular. "I am two months old, today!!" YKWIM

All three with a loaded diaper. :cool: Do other people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Cat Herder
Our pre-k only goes half-day which creates...

Our pre-k only goes half-day which creates transportation issues if they have more than one child. They also charge as much for aftercare as I do for full-time care and close over twice as many days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Cat Herder
You are not required to take them over other...

You are not required to take them over other families. You can interview and choose the best fit for your program. A person's religion is not a free pass, it simply is not a valid or ethical reason...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Cat Herder
Licensing will still have the record, so the next...

Licensing will still have the record, so the next time someone comes forward, it will probably be better investigated. The employees were put on blast and will be watched closely for some time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Cat Herder
Be sure to report to childcare licensing, not...

Be sure to report to childcare licensing, not CPS. They are two different agencies, for two different things.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-02-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Cat Herder
No, It isn't wrong but it sounds like they view...

No, It isn't wrong but it sounds like they view working on the federal holiday as crediting your account already. :confused:

Instead of asking for a discount, I'd probably ask for clarification...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Cat Herder
We are not required to enroll anyone. Vaccine...

We are not required to enroll anyone. Vaccine status is not protected under ADA. Private business owners can make their own decision.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-02-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Cat Herder
Have they not sent out info on how they intend to...

Have they not sent out info on how they intend to handle it? They just left it hanging unspoken and said nothing?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. ...

Yes.

https://dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/child-care-requirements.aspx
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 329
Posted By Cat Herder
That is a luxury that very few states have. That...

That is a luxury that very few states have. That is why our culture views it differently. Right to work states do not allow for this unless the employee has saved vacation time (PTO). It isn't about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 329
Posted By Cat Herder
I was raised and feel the same way. :Sunny: I...

I was raised and feel the same way. :Sunny: I think this mindset may be cultural. :confused: Resilience requires a pre-plan, adults have them.

I would have found a compromise in there somewhere....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 329
Posted By Cat Herder
Having a job, that provides an income, to support...

Having a job, that provides an income, to support one's self, is an adult responsibility. How is she any different? :confused: I take it this is not her child? Either way, admin is well within their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 329
Posted By Cat Herder
If they have no vacation built up and this loved...

If they have no vacation built up and this loved one is not their own minor child, they need to get their shift covered or go before and after work as mentioned before. The hospital is providing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Cat Herder
Is your closing more about not having to pay...

Is your closing more about not having to pay employees? I also don't grasp closing short notice to work on advertising because logic would suggest doing so as concrete advertising that you may not be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Cat Herder
Not likely, it is a virus that can't live out of...

Not likely, it is a virus that can't live out of body tissue. It isn't a bacteria/fungus that thrives in warm, moist environments. likethis Your backup provider is protected by her own healthy,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Cat Herder
Do you have a job backup? I would recommend...

Do you have a job backup? I would recommend working on that, now. I don't mean that in an ugly way, just that however the report is received (substantiated or not), continuing to work there most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Cat Herder
I opened my own in '94, the changes have been...

I opened my own in '94, the changes have been overwhelming at times for those of us who stayed in it the entire time. I can't imagine starting over now. I can't even figure out how anyone is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Cat Herder
No. We are supposed to assume they all have it...

No. We are supposed to assume they all have it and use universal precautions. It is not a reportable illness and requires no extra sanitary steps at all. Unless the child has an open wound that can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Cat Herder
How about your local CCR&R? They are paid to...

How about your local CCR&R? They are paid to guide you through the process.

https://childcareawarewa.org/providers/

https://childcareawarewa.org/contact/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Cat Herder
Herpes Myths vs Facts Herpes Myth: Only...

Herpes Myths vs Facts

Herpes Myth: Only certain sorts of people get herpes.

Fact about herpes: No, it is very common and anyone who has ever had sex can get genital herpes. It's not about being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Cat Herder
Have you completed modules one and two online,...

Have you completed modules one and two online, yet?

https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/early-learning-providers/licensed-provider/licensing-process

And the application? -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Cat Herder
Always do what is best for you and your family,...

Always do what is best for you and your family, they will always do the same. Anything else will lead to resentment, stress and burnout. :Sunny:

We are business owners, not social services.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Cat Herder
Did you pay the deposit by check or autodraft? ...

Did you pay the deposit by check or autodraft?

What does the contract say about deposits?

How long did the provider hold the slot for you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 32,395
Posted By Cat Herder
These parents have had the benefit of the...

These parents have had the benefit of the internet for their entire lives. How can they not simply google "Developmental Milestones" or "Child Development"? Most of us literally hand them the info on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5,598
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,192
Posted By Cat Herder
But if anyone who was once licensed gets caught...

But if anyone who was once licensed gets caught they will go to the ends of the earth to get them. :ouch: Playing by the rules is awesome. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5,598
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,192
Posted By Cat Herder
Same here. Licensing has known for over a year....

Same here. Licensing has known for over a year. Does not care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Cat Herder
I have never noticed a difference. Then again, I...

I have never noticed a difference. Then again, I have three freezers. ;) The back says 120 V, 60 HZ, 0.75 A.T.P.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Cat Herder
Do you have an area they can go to so the other...

Do you have an area they can go to so the other kids are not accessible? I am not sure of your rights in your state. Heck, I am not really sure of my rights anymore, the state seems to be willing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Cat Herder
A quick spritz with Lysol or Clorox disinfecting...

A quick spritz with Lysol or Clorox disinfecting spray and adding some odoban disinfectant to the laundry should do the trick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: I still can't tolerate the smell...

:lol::lol::lol: I still can't tolerate the smell of peach cobbler to this day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By Cat Herder
I had one of those, too back in the day. :hug:...

I had one of those, too back in the day. :hug: She drove a new Eddie Bauer Bronco (aging myself, here) and loved to ride everyone's...... while she painted her nails, doused herself in her bath and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Cat Herder
I have three because I have indoor dogs. ;) Two...

I have three because I have indoor dogs. ;) Two are Honeywell https://www.honeywellstore.com/store/products/honeywell-17000-s-quietcare-permanent-true-hepa-air-purifier-germ-reduction.htm and one is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Cat Herder
I did want to add that if there were an emergency...

I did want to add that if there were an emergency and the parent contacted me BEFORE showing up late, I work with them. Sometimes that may even mean getting the parent a ride home (car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By Cat Herder
I tell parents to be sure to give their kids...

I tell parents to be sure to give their kids plenty of physical exercise after dinner to burn off the calories consumed and to follow a bedtime routine. :Sunny:

Naptime is not negotiable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Cat Herder
These are my state's rules and regs, feel free to...

These are my state's rules and regs, feel free to use any part to help write out your plan. ;) Ours include explanations and what the inspector will be looking for so we have fewer surprises. ;)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Cat Herder
Sorry, COGENT, not Compass. I have a young adult...

Sorry, COGENT, not Compass. I have a young adult in college, COMPASS is one of those sites. :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Cat Herder
Not when it happened. All that was required was...

Not when it happened. All that was required was for me to be on the premises and I was (accident was in my driveway).

Now a copy of their COMPASS background check is required. Since all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Cat Herder
Egg salad Tuna salad Sliced meats ...

Egg salad
Tuna salad
Sliced meats
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/eathealthy/protein-foods

Spend some time researching here: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By Cat Herder
Completely agree. Some seem to revert back to...

Completely agree. Some seem to revert back to their "mean girls" routine from junior high and stay there for their entire lives. It is a workplace full of mostly women and sadly many seem to enjoy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Cat Herder
I charge two because it is two contracts. Both...

I charge two because it is two contracts. Both easily filled with unrelated children if they continue being late.

$1 per minute, per child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Cat Herder
The shower you linked is the only kind I have...

The shower you linked is the only kind I have ever had. It can cause mold buildup if you live in a humid area like me. It was particularly bad when we had 5 people showering each morning. The room...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Cat Herder
We are required to serve a minimum of three...

We are required to serve a minimum of three veggie servings per day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Cat Herder
Milk is only required to be served with breakfast...

Milk is only required to be served with breakfast and lunch so no need to substitute for snacks.

Bagels work well with preserves or apple butter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5,598
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Cat Herder
:hug::hug::hug: And now you know how I got there....

:hug::hug::hug: And now you know how I got there. :lol::lol: I take no deposit and preen my waitlist regularly so I can term at will. likethis My maximum refund will only ever be up to 4 days since I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Cat Herder
Some after-school/summer programs around here...

Some after-school/summer programs around here only have limited refrigeration and microwaves. They depend on shelf-stable foods. They are still desperately needed in our 60% drop-out region ;););)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you. :hug: It was not a great day, but the...

Thank you. :hug: It was not a great day, but the outcome was. lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Cat Herder
My emergency plan includes a landing zone since...

My emergency plan includes a landing zone since we are very rural. I set it up, in advance, with my local EMS/Fire when I first opened due to my own child having died of SIDS in daycare and at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Cat Herder
This should get you started in the right...

This should get you started in the right direction:
https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care/child-care-licensure.shtml
http://ccrain.fl-dcf.org/documents/7/2973.pdf#page=1
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Cat Herder
Fo me, getting a home with a large enough plot of...

Fo me, getting a home with a large enough plot of land to keep from having neighbor disputes was a priority. Even with 7 acres, some new neighbors will try to meddle from time to time. ;) Consider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By Cat Herder
I literally logged in to post this site. :ouch: ...

I literally logged in to post this site. :ouch:

We can learn a lot from it. As someone who used to investigate in-house issues, it isn't uncommon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Cat Herder
I am not sure what an "open type shower" is as I...

I am not sure what an "open type shower" is as I have only had tub/shower combinations and one shower insert while raising 3 kids. I don't think I have seen a tankless toilet other than composting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Cat Herder
Currently, none of these are creditable but many...

Currently, none of these are creditable but many can be made to be a great choice for cost and consumption with minor additions or substitutions of ingredients. ;) ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Cat Herder
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Rice Crispy Treats ...

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Rice Crispy Treats
Popcorn balls
Etc.

Anything taking an approved grain but making it into something the vast majority of kids will eat. ;) A spoon full of sugar and all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome! Also, if you go in under...

You are very welcome! Also, if you go in under accounting, then guardians, you will see a blue tab (top right) that says "Welcome Letter Template". Click on that, then edit, then fill it out. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
There will be a link on their invoice email for...

There will be a link on their invoice email for them to set up their account information just like for any online purchase. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Cat Herder
I ended up having my teens park at the barn and...

I ended up having my teens park at the barn and walk to the house during the work week. They were young, physically fit, did not have small children in tow and did not contribute to the financial...
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