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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
15 to date. # Date City Temp Name Age ...

15 to date.

# Date City Temp Name Age

15 6/19/2018 Kingsland, GA 92 Boy (not released) 7 mo

14 6/15/2018 Spartanburg, SC 91 King Trammel 1 yr

13 6/14/2018 Vancleave, MS 89 Kash...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cat Herder
Jun 20, 2018, 11:21 AM ET A mother in...

Jun 20, 2018, 11:21 AM ET


A mother in southern Mississippi has been charged with second-degree murder after her 10-month-old son was left in a hot car and died, authorities said.

The child,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug: You can't have a professional relationship...

:hug: You can't have a professional relationship with a friend.
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions Today, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. Someone purchased a male and female as...

Yes. Someone purchased a male and female as infants. Female died of pneumonia. They tried to get another female, but were denied so used him as a marketing gimmick in a mall, instead.

Zoo Atlanta...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Cat Herder
I use the sensory necklaces with DCK's from time...

I use the sensory necklaces with DCK's from time to time. The superhero and dinobite ones are a hit with the 3 and ups. likethis
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By Cat Herder
I was saddened when he died in 2012. :(

I was saddened when he died in 2012. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Cat Herder
"Adult" or "Substitute Adult" means a person who...

"Adult" or "Substitute Adult" means a person who is 18 years of age or older.
(2) "Applicant" means any person or persons making an application for a license to operate a family
child care home....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Cat Herder
I charge the same rate 52 weeks per year. No...

I charge the same rate 52 weeks per year. No deposit or enrollment fees. Tuition due in full on Monday, prior to attendance for the week. Tuition is not attendance based, attend from one to five...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Cat Herder
I stand by "The culture simply was not a good fit...

I stand by "The culture simply was not a good fit at the time"

If nothing was done after a report to the director and state then the investigation was deemed unsubstantiated. We all know of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Cat Herder
If new management does not know you, it won't...

If new management does not know you, it won't hurt the reference. They will simply pull up employees tax info during that time, confirm employment dates and, if it is noted, will say whether or not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Cat Herder
You can have a substitute. Each state is...

You can have a substitute. Each state is different in what qualifies as one, though.

In my state they would have to have a federal background check previously filed with the state, be over 21,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By Cat Herder
I had never heard of it, either. :lol: No...

I had never heard of it, either. :lol: No worries. Google has been less than reliable for quite a while now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By Cat Herder
I googled that because I was curious. I...

I googled that because I was curious.

I instantly regretted it. Clearly, that trashy video game get's many more hits. That was awkward. I have safe search on, too. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. :Sunny:

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
In my state, it takes two denials of entry before...

In my state, it takes two denials of entry before a warrant is issued.

In some states, warrants are easier to obtain. In others, it is harder.

In some states, this is a misdemeanor. In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
There is an online form....

There is an online form. https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-63294_27723-353044--,00.html

Penalties depend on the political climate, as in anything else.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.justia.com/lawyers/civil-rights/minnes...

https://www.justia.com/lawyers/civil-rights/minnesota

There is also this option. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By Cat Herder
A new start is never a bad thing. ;) You have the...

A new start is never a bad thing. ;) You have the power to replace one or two at a time. likethis

As far as just being done. Yep. I feel done with this planet this morning. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,366
Posted By Cat Herder
I only have one DCK today. No one is sick....

I only have one DCK today.

No one is sick. likethis All others are on vacations or day trips with parents/grandparents (Flag Day Celebrations).

DCK is an infant, under 6 months, so it has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By Cat Herder
Trust your gut instinct.

Trust your gut instinct.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 466
Posted By Cat Herder
Milk provided: 1% Infant Formula provided:...

Milk provided: 1%

Infant Formula provided: Parents Choice Infant with Iron - to 12 months

Toddler Formula provided: Parent's Choice Toddlers Beginnings with Iron - to 24 months

All included...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
Here, too. These can be done before opening...

Here, too.

These can be done before opening (Muffins with Mom, Doughnuts with Dad), on weekends (Tricycle/bike Races at the local park and a Helmet Safety lecture with handouts) or after closing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. The key here is a scheduled time,...

Same.

The key here is a scheduled time, pre-approved by licensing with written curriculum goals and signed permission forms. ;)

Kids not old enough to participate would stay in the playroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
Me either. That is why I don't have a part-time...

Me either. That is why I don't have a part-time option.

Too much income insecurity, schedule and ratio juggling for my taste.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By Cat Herder
I would do the same. :Sunny:

I would do the same. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. That would be fun. likethis Especially...

Yes. That would be fun. likethis

Especially if you brought a food or gave me a recipe beforehand with a cultural significance from your home and shared something about it with the kids.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By Cat Herder
Welcome to the dark side :hug: We have cookies. ...

Welcome to the dark side :hug: We have cookies.

Spot on.

By doing extra you decrease the perceived value of what you already offer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By Cat Herder
$1 per minute. It is in my contract....

$1 per minute.

It is in my contract. :Sunny:

I work more hours than they do for less money, already.

When it is for something fun, like me time, they happily pay it. It is baffling.

At...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Cat Herder
ASQ3:...

ASQ3: http://www.eckan.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/ASQ3.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Cat Herder
All of them SE:...

All of them SE: https://clas.uiowa.edu/nrcfcp/sites/clas.uiowa.edu.nrcfcp/files/Ages%20and%20Stages%20Questionnaires%20ASQSE.PDF
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-12-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By Cat Herder
You can print your accounting reports at any...

You can print your accounting reports at any time. I don't know about exporting to another program.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-12-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Cat Herder
Most states have a minimum space per child inside...

Most states have a minimum space per child inside and outside. Outside is typically double the minimums for inside. Mine is 35 square feet of usable floor space per child inside. Any area with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
It is because of the number of places that were...

It is because of the number of places that were strapping difficult or violent kids in high chairs and giving them one cheerio every 5 minutes - for hours- to keep from having to term them or deal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
We must stay within the fenced...

We must stay within the fenced (inspected/approved) area unless we have a very detailed, signed, field trip form from each parent. Even to play with sidewalk chalk or hunt Easter eggs in the front...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
Those have been law here for a long while. The 20...

Those have been law here for a long while. The 20 minutes applies to cribs, too. Infants are to be placed awake on backs, no blankets, no toys. If still awake after 20 minutes, they are to be placed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
Ok. I am shocked there is more than one. Both...

Ok. I am shocked there is more than one. Both tied into blankets to constrict movement during nap. I hate to see this is becoming a thing. I thought it went away in the 90's.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
Was it this story?...

Was it this story? https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/state-and-regional/photos-show-babies-in-kansas-daycare-in-sleep-sacks-bound/article_104d7ebb-83ee-5544-af2c-77e75cdfa8ad.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
But how long should they be allowed to stay?

But how long should they be allowed to stay?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,533
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 433,947
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't remember the username of the member whose...

I don't remember the username of the member whose nephew this was (missing child) but I found an update. It is all heartbreaking.

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
It's a pendulum swing. ;) Give it time. ...

It's a pendulum swing. ;) Give it time.

People like Jessica Tata caused this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Cat Herder
Table Talk; Juia Cook. The author of...

Table Talk; Juia Cook.

The author of Decibella, My mouth is a Volcano, Tattle Tongue, Bully Beans, Personal Space Camp, Hygiene: You stink and many of my other favs. :lol:

I buy pretty much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
I completely understand what you are saying....

I completely understand what you are saying. :Sunny:

It did work well and was commonly expected and understood for many decades. There was a mutual respect. Now we are guilty before being proven...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
They still make soaps? :eek:

They still make soaps? :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
Me, too. In a perfect world. :Sunny: Luckily...

Me, too. In a perfect world. :Sunny:

Luckily most parents expect a playroom full of children will be in disarray several times a day, at the minimum. Clean and safe is obvious even with toys (and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
That would not be ok with me, either. And I work...

That would not be ok with me, either. And I work alone with mixed age group, medically fragile and special needs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
Where is that? "The same day, I went to...

Where is that?

"The same day, I went to pick up my child and the provider pulled me aside to apologize and explained her reasoning but said I could go downstairs at any time." - Implies other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
To me the OP was discussing future random mid day...

To me the OP was discussing future random mid day visits, not that actual moment during that particular drop off. That did not sound rational. It is possible I was wrong. The fact that she also said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
"Anyone can make their daycare space look good...

"Anyone can make their daycare space look good after hours, but without seeing it during regular hours how can you know the provider isn't just warehousing kids."

By discretely parking and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
Unless she has to secure the infants in cribs...

Unless she has to secure the infants in cribs away from the toddlers. Secure the toddlers away from the preschoolers. Secure the preschoolers away from the stairs and art supplies. Go upstairs....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,529
Posted By Cat Herder
My breastfeeding area is separate from my...

My breastfeeding area is separate from my playroom. It is set up for comfort. I keep it cool, quiet, have a nice recliner, soft blanket, magazines, soft lighting and a tv. In off hours it is my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Cat Herder
Just avoid the "stomp it out" frustration model...

Just avoid the "stomp it out" frustration model with this age group. That backfired to the tune of $85 worth of wooden train set here today. :cool: https://www.bjclearn.org/resiliency/PDFs/002106.pdf...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Cat Herder
I use a changing table with cubbies and storage...

I use a changing table with cubbies and storage inside. Outside I use a high walled changer and folding table.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Cat Herder
Google "5 year old only child summer". That...

Google "5 year old only child summer".

That has helped me plan for my one young school ager. Here. All. Summer. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4,533
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 433,947
Posted By Cat Herder
His alcohol consumption escalation on screen made...

His alcohol consumption escalation on screen made me squirm and his physical condition and color had me concerned last season. :( I wonder what his producers saw.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4,533
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 433,947
Posted By Cat Herder
Anthony Bourdain....

Anthony Bourdain. :(:(:(:confused::confused::confused:

I have lived vicariously through him for so long. I just don't get it. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cat Herder
Ah, good catch. I had a bit of tunnel vision,...

Ah, good catch. I had a bit of tunnel vision, there. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cat Herder
Jun 7, 2018 -...

Jun 7, 2018 - http://www.wyff4.com/article/mother-says-1-year-old-died-in-car-after-grandmother-passed-out-inside-home/21202231

"The mother of a 1-year-old who died after he was left in a car in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 810
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Fair enough. :D My DH...

:lol::lol::lol: Fair enough. :D

My DH invented "Not-ch-yo's" a few months ago for me when I was on a rainy day Masterpiece Classic Marathon bingefest and neither wanted to cook. likethis

Round...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Cat Herder
Sounds like an initial screening observation....

Sounds like an initial screening observation. likethis

"A screening usually consists of a short (20 minutes or so) meeting with your child (and yourself, if appropriate) where he will be asked to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Cat Herder
What does your contract say?

What does your contract say?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By Cat Herder
I'm doing the gummy fish lures/tackle box thing...

I'm doing the gummy fish lures/tackle box thing with a handprint card. likethis Simple
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Cat Herder
They ask your preference and will try to...

They ask your preference and will try to accommodate. The time it takes depends on their goal each day. You can ask them each visit. About an hour was pretty common.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Cat Herder
I have dealt with it a few times. This is what my...

I have dealt with it a few times. This is what my licensor sent me:

https://www.ada.gov/childqanda.htm

"Centers must provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services needed for effective...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd train her on graduated extinction. likethis ...

I'd train her on graduated extinction. likethis

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123815224000274
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123815224000286
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 914
Posted By Cat Herder
"Pew Research Centre announced this week that...

"Pew Research Centre announced this week that they would be applying the term “millennial” only to those people born between 1981 and 1996. That means all millennials – at least according to Pew –...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cat Herder
Love how they celebrate that it will save dogs,...

Love how they celebrate that it will save dogs, then casually mentions children. :confused:

"Good news for Vermont’s dogs!"

"A new Vermont law that took effect July 1 will shield people from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cat Herder
There are many laws under the umbrella of "good...

There are many laws under the umbrella of "good samaritan". These specific ones are about breaking glass, damage to property. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cat Herder
http://fox59.com/2018/06/04/3-year-old-anderson-gi...

http://fox59.com/2018/06/04/3-year-old-anderson-girl-left-in-car-for-2-hours-dies-police-say/ JUNE 4, 2018

"Detectives with the Anderson Police Department are investigating the circumstances...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.click2houston.com/news/baby-in-critica...

https://www.click2houston.com/news/baby-in-critical-condition-after-being-left-in-unattended-vehicle-deputies-say June 04, 2018

"A 9-month-old baby girl is dead Monday after being left in an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By Cat Herder
"I termed this family but going forward how do...

"I termed this family but going forward how do you handle intentional damage."

I would have done the same if I could not find an escalation pattern to disrupt or workable behavior plan to prevent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 810
Posted By Cat Herder
Now I want a Dr. Pepper float. :Sunny: A root...

Now I want a Dr. Pepper float. :Sunny: A root beer float is so much better, though. :lol::lol::lol: Breyers vanilla with homemade caramel sauce and whipped cream, oh yum. :Sunny:

Can't do the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By Cat Herder
"Your family's last day of attendance is June...

"Your family's last day of attendance is June 19th, 2018. Thank you for your continued interest but I must keep that deadline to stay within my summer ratio. Thank you for your understanding"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Cat Herder
The 24/48 rule helps a lot. :Sunny: I also...

The 24/48 rule helps a lot. :Sunny:

I also clean and sanitize with https://www.bettymills.com/q-128-detergent-and-deodorant-franklin-f248022?referer=search . It is rare that I have illness spread...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 810
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: I just can't. I have pictures of...

:lol::lol::lol: I just can't. I have pictures of me eating them as a toddler. :eek: Just can't get past the smell or stains, now. :ouch:

Can't do bread and butter pickles, squirt butter or miracle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 810
Posted By Cat Herder
Trade you pickled okra for your fruitcakes, then?...

Trade you pickled okra for your fruitcakes, then? :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 810
Posted By Cat Herder
Right? :lol: Don't even get me started on the...

Right? :lol: Don't even get me started on the pickled peaches. Why? :confused: Peach ice cream? I am all in. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 810
Posted By Cat Herder
http://katscanningtidbits.blogspot.com/2012/07/cho...

http://katscanningtidbits.blogspot.com/2012/07/chow-chow-relish.html

Consider yourself educated. :lol::lol::lol: Pickled beets on left.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 810
Posted By Cat Herder
Our community has a public canning center where...

Our community has a public canning center where everyone takes the veggies from their personal gardens to prepare for winter. It is a big draw and hobby for many. ;)

They also do the fruitcake...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 810
Posted By Cat Herder
Pickled beets, canned whole pickled Okra or Chow...

Pickled beets, canned whole pickled Okra or Chow Chow. And yet, every year I get multiple jars of each as Christmas gifts.

Every. Year. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 487
Posted By Cat Herder
I lose those things. If I have to take it out of...

I lose those things. If I have to take it out of the house with me, it get's gone. It is just something I do. :p I have accepted it and adapted. I don't do checkbooks for this reason. Debit only.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 487
Posted By Cat Herder
"No change will be given. Tips welcomed." ...

"No change will be given. Tips welcomed." :lol::lol:

If only, right? :ouch: I do find having cash clients pay on Monday, in advance of the week, leads to them having exact change more often. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 487
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd respond "I understand. It is hard for me to...

I'd respond "I understand. It is hard for me to get to the bank during the week since we work the same hours. It would be great if you would stop by the bank on your way here and simply bring cash...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Cat Herder
We have to (*recommended, but repercussions make...

We have to (*recommended, but repercussions make it *required) call our licensor, here. ;) It is to keep a person from subcontracting out their license.

Yes, it has been done. :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Cat Herder
Is one of your assistants over 21(or whatever the...

Is one of your assistants over 21(or whatever the required age for you to leave site is for your state)? If so, StoryBook's notice is great. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By Cat Herder
"For those of you who think/know that you are the...

"For those of you who think/know that you are the highly recommended or sought out program."

This feels like bait. :p:lol:

"Is it your rates, preschool program, food/meal plan, etc?"

I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 468
Posted By Cat Herder
My DH does the shopping. :Sunny: He goes on...

My DH does the shopping. :Sunny: He goes on Tuesday mornings. He says that is when the freshest cuts of meat and best selection of seafood can be found. ;) They open two hours before I do so I can do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cat Herder
Legislation is working on that. likethis Scroll...

Legislation is working on that. likethis Scroll up to post 37. They are making it a good Samaritan law.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By Cat Herder
It's been a 50/50 success rate for me. ;)...

It's been a 50/50 success rate for me. ;) Plumber, electrician and A/C DCD's all worked out well. likethis

Lawn maintenance, pressure washing and deck repair DCD's did not. :ouch: Maybe stick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 783
Posted By Cat Herder
He's the best. "Don't be bringing no carrots...

He's the best.

"Don't be bringing no carrots to the birthday party, I'm 'surrious " :lol::lol:

"Because I said so. Boom. "

The school nurse one, tears. :lol::lol::lol: "Just give her a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By Cat Herder
I used these...

I used these https://smile.amazon.com/Quik-Shade-Expedition-Instant-Canopy/dp/B00L5ZULDK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1527258024&sr=8-4&keywords=canopy+tent for a bit, then I planted a white oak from here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 783
Posted By Cat Herder
Attention Seeking Parent. :hug: IABYF For a...

Attention Seeking Parent. :hug: IABYF

For a laugh :lol:

https://www.facebook.com/gerrybrooksprin/videos/785722988303964/

https://www.facebook.com/gerrybrooksprin/videos/2202882886419230/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Cat Herder
Personally, I would bathe him, wash his clothes...

Personally, I would bathe him, wash his clothes and hold a conference with DCM to deal with the issue. Hurting her feelings would not be my concern. ;) I am a mandated reporter and child advocate,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Cat Herder
I supply. I launder. I add into overall tuition....

I supply. I launder. I add into overall tuition. ;)

Much easier for me to manage me. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Cat Herder
"OK thanks" is my auto reply. I send it about 3...

"OK thanks" is my auto reply. I send it about 3 times per day to parents in response to their much longer texts. It is already in a box on my phone when I start to type because I use it so much. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cat Herder
It is disheartening to know there will be a...

It is disheartening to know there will be a couple to a few a week until November.

Every year.

Next year, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cat Herder
It really is a hard one to read. I had to read it...

It really is a hard one to read. I had to read it a few times, there were so many issues.

The previous day she forgot to pick up the oldest and went home. :( "Now it is important to note for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cat Herder
https://www.kidsandcars.org/child_story/aslyn-paig...

https://www.kidsandcars.org/child_story/aslyn-paige-ryan/

This little one made it to the sitter, then the sitter left her in the car. :( They don't clearly spell it out, I found the rest of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
This type is more easily affordable and acquired...

This type is more easily affordable and acquired and was my first choice: https://www.armstrongflooring.com/residential/en-us/vinyl-flooring/vinyl-sheet.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Cat Herder
I used 5mm sheet vinyl. likethis...

I used 5mm sheet vinyl. likethis https://www.shawcontract.com/en-US/productspechs/Show/0648V/48599
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Cat Herder
Consider it done. likethis

Consider it done. likethis
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