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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Cat Herder
Are you not allowed to refuse attendance until...

Are you not allowed to refuse attendance until paid?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By Cat Herder
I send them home at the door. No attendance until...

I send them home at the door. No attendance until paid in full in advance of drop-off.

I can print a photocopy of their signed contract in about 4 minutes. likethis I can email the scanned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
Posted By Cat Herder
I am unaware of a program that does that.

I am unaware of a program that does that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
Posted By Cat Herder
Kidkare is what I use. $8 a month. Can't beat it....

Kidkare is what I use. $8 a month. Can't beat it. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Cat Herder
I usually break out a toy kit they don't usually...

I usually break out a toy kit they don't usually have access to for inspections and have them all come to the big rug to play with it as a group. Giant waffle blocks, cardboard blocks or pop-up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
Lucky. :p :lol::lol: I have only seen snow...

Lucky. :p

:lol::lol: I have only seen snow gear in magazine skiing photos. I still have never been in snow over my ankles. :cool::(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
In August, I have everyone bring me (or I...

In August, I have everyone bring me (or I pick-up) what they have that no longer fits instead of dropping at the local donation center. I usually end up with about 4 large garbage bags full.

Then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
So jealous. :ouch: You can't even find that...

So jealous. :ouch:

You can't even find that down here and asking parents to supply that would not go over at all. Snow gear is not "a thing" here. I am not even sure I would know how to put it on....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
So true. It is almost impossible to get to get...

So true. It is almost impossible to get to get good winter coats/shoes here without online shopping. That is why I place an order for parents once per year and add it to their tuition upon request....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
I lovethis Merrell. I am wearing the mocs as we...

I lovethis Merrell. I am wearing the mocs as we speak. :lol:

I also love Teva. Those are my summer go-to's. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
I have several acres of heavily forested land...

I have several acres of heavily forested land that includes a river and several creeks and springs. It backs up to the Appalachian Trail. It is a safety thing here and these are very commonly sold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
But, that's the thing. It is rarely ever...

But, that's the thing.

It is rarely ever dry here. Ever. In winter it is usually a continuous melting mist blowing in the air. The fog is thick until past noon. I have to change my own pants when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
A jersey cloth hoodie is not a coat. It is a...

A jersey cloth hoodie is not a coat. It is a sweat shirt. With a hood.

A lined, insulated, outer layer, with or without a hood, with a water resistant outer layer is a coat.

Maybe it is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
When I was up north in winter snow it actually...

When I was up north in winter snow it actually felt warmer and comfortable. "Down here" winter is wet, soggy, windy, with melting ice sheets and slurries. It is rare we get a nice dry snow. I have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Cat Herder
I use auto-invoice and have to check weekly that...

I use auto-invoice and have to check weekly that everyone paid on time before I allow drop-offs on Monday mornings. They pay online and it must be done in advance for the week by 730 am. If you bill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
Nope. :Sunny: I tell parents that leggings are...

Nope. :Sunny: I tell parents that leggings are not pants and hoodies are not coats and neither will meet daycare requirements for appropriate dress. Leggings can be worn under dresses and in warm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By Cat Herder
What would this family do if you lost their kids...

What would this family do if you lost their kids stuff? :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By Cat Herder
I claim three meals and two snacks. I usually...

I claim three meals and two snacks. I usually only serve dinner on Wednesdays and Fridays because of Church Night and Football/Band Night. ;) Since COVID, I have been serving every night to help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By Cat Herder
That sounds wonderful. :Sunny: I just don't want...

That sounds wonderful. :Sunny: I just don't want to give up the write-offs. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By Cat Herder
I am not on the food program, but my state just...

I am not on the food program, but my state just made food program rules core regulations. :rolleyes:

I have to serve everyone at the table, at the same time, with menu posted in advance and be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Cat Herder
Kidkare makes most of it really fast and easy to...

Kidkare makes most of it really fast and easy to keep up with once you learn it. Taxes, billing, menus, meal counts, attendance, shot records, enrollment forms, invoices, payments, etc. $8 a month. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Cat Herder
I do similar to BC. I go up $5-$10 per year...

I do similar to BC. I go up $5-$10 per year depending on how much my expenses go up each year (mostly the power bill).

The difference is I only guarantee rates for two years of enrollment, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, wow. :eek: I don't think I have had a day...

Oh, wow. :eek: I don't think I have had a day that bad in years.

:hug::hug::hug: Hope tomorrow is better for you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By Cat Herder
The go home after the second one, same as you....

The go home after the second one, same as you. likethis

The cause does not matter.

They can return 24 hours after all symptoms have passed, minimum 48 hours out because I had to send them home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Cat Herder
I also use KidKare. likethis

I also use KidKare. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Cat Herder
If you suspect abuse in general then you should...

If you suspect abuse in general then you should report to child services.

The way the OP was worded it seemed you were considering reporting to daycare licensing. Licensing would only investigate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Cat Herder
How do you know it was not an injury caused by a...

How do you know it was not an injury caused by a parent?

It is all second hand.

If the parent wants to report, they should. You can only report what the parent said.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Cat Herder
I have one and I love it. I use anasphere plus...

I have one and I love it. I use anasphere plus liquid or QD64 when I can find it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 552
Posted By Cat Herder
I just read the opposite news article. :lol: ...

I just read the opposite news article. :lol:

Media. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 552
Posted By Cat Herder
After a bit more research, it seems it does not...

After a bit more research, it seems it does not matter who we put in the white house. It all washes and the middle class always loses. :ouch: :lol:

"I raised the question of whos better for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 552
Posted By Cat Herder
I read from several sources and this is what...

I read from several sources and this is what stuck with me and made the most sense. Democrats' are expensive.

"The news of President Trump contracting Covid-19 could completely change the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 552
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't understand the dramatic reaction from the...

I don't understand the dramatic reaction from the stock market. :confused: I will research more, of course, but that was what piqued my interest this morning. Off to Forbes, I go. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By Cat Herder
Same here but it is an excellent way to raise my...

Same here but it is an excellent way to raise my rates without push back. :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Cat Herder
Can you set up a baby gate area, supported by...

Can you set up a baby gate area, supported by furniture or attached to walls, around his nap mat? That way if he gets up he can't go wandering?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,967
Posted By Cat Herder
Potty training is a Parental Responsibility....

Potty training is a Parental Responsibility. :Sunny: I do the same as BC and have for over 25 years. Most of us do. likethis I don't potty train other peoples kids.

Mealtimes and toileting are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Cat Herder
No, I would not. Twelve months and older are on...

No, I would not. Twelve months and older are on mats, infants are in safety cribs. All are fully supervised the entire naptime in the same room, per licensing.

A pack-n-play for a two year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 497
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: I was thinking both. I almost...

:lol::lol: I was thinking both.

I almost always feel like I need a shower after voting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 497
Posted By Cat Herder
IDK. He was enjoying being a pot stirrer, too. I...

IDK. He was enjoying being a pot stirrer, too. I was let down by all of them.

Parliamentary Procedure is something that I respect and really enjoyed learning and practicing in my high...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By Cat Herder
This is what I am toying with for 2021. :Sunny: ...

This is what I am toying with for 2021. :Sunny:

"Tuition rates are based upon the total number of hours available per week and chosen departure time, not attendance.

To give families more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 497
Posted By Cat Herder
Right? It is so frustrating. I don't like...

Right?

It is so frustrating. I don't like the fact that we can only elect rich people. They are the only ones who can afford to get on the ballot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 497
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks. :Sunny: And so it begins.... :lol::lol:

Thanks. :Sunny: And so it begins.... :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 497
Posted By Cat Herder
I originally said no on the poll but now my...

I originally said no on the poll but now my husband wants to. That means I will be watching, too, since I can't sleep with the TV on. :lol:

I found some fun Trump/Biden Debate Bingo cards that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Cat Herder
Not all of them. ;) Maybe the name brand ones,...

Not all of them. ;) Maybe the name brand ones, but the parents pushing the potty training are not the same ones who buy the good ones.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Cat Herder
If it were my best friends shower (as I...

If it were my best friends shower (as I originally read it to be) I would go with Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Toddlers Are A**holes: It's Not Your Fault by Bunmi Laditan because that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Cat Herder
Here, it would start at symptom free without...

Here, it would start at symptom free without medication for 48 hours before return.

Obviously, if fever or worsening of symptoms presents the doctor would/should order a test (Strep, Flu, Covid,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By Cat Herder
Bingo. :Sunny:

Bingo. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Cat Herder
* My take is that they don't want playdates with...

* My take is that they don't want playdates with unvaccinated kids in their home. That is their choice.

Medically unvaccinated kids parents would most likely choose to keep their kids away from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Cat Herder
I love his parents. They must be from my tribe....

I love his parents. They must be from my tribe. :Sunny:

That is hilarious. :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By Cat Herder
Irregular pick up times? Ugh, that's the worst....

Irregular pick up times? Ugh, that's the worst. :hug:

I am very fortunate (depending on your point of view :lol:) that none of mine pick up until after the school bus goes by (4:20). That is our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,154
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not have allowed attendance even with a...

I would not have allowed attendance even with a doctors note for active cold symptoms and positive mono.

Fever/symptom free, without medication, for a minimum 48 hours would be my requirement.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-23-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Cat Herder
It is possible they have reported and CPS ruled...

It is possible they have reported and CPS ruled it unsubstantiated based on your court history. There may not be any physical evidence to support your claim, only a history of your verbally stating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By Cat Herder
Take them out to the porch, push them out, go...

Take them out to the porch, push them out, go back inside, then shut the door. Audience gone, drama gone. likethis

It is not rude, I do it everyday with every client. They like having the ability...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Cat Herder
I prefer diapers as they don't leak like...

I prefer diapers as they don't leak like pull-ups, are cost efficient vs pull-ups and are easier to use. I don't have time to completely disrobe the child to put another one on after an accident....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Cat Herder
That note can come from the parent. It is second...

That note can come from the parent. It is second hand information from a childcare provider and I would not be willing to give a statement on that. Sounds like some managers should go pound sand....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Cat Herder
I had my visit in hybrid format, half online...

I had my visit in hybrid format, half online (scan and upload all documents) and half on zoom. Another should be due soon, every 3 months.

I do my mandatory annual trainings in January for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Cat Herder
There is nothing you can say. Don't worry too...

There is nothing you can say. Don't worry too much about that. Less is more.

If you are close to them be ready to listen to the story. Many times. They will need to talk about it to process and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks. :hug: It has been 30 years, now. That is...

Thanks. :hug: It has been 30 years, now. That is why I opened my own daycare for when I was ready to try to have kids, again. ;) It took 7 years to get past the fear. :Sunny:

It is amazing to me...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-17-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Cat Herder
Generally, training is your own responsibility....

Generally, training is your own responsibility. :hug: There are many training sites online. I use Pro-solutions, myself. likethis

Child care is not like most professions with starting requirements...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Cat Herder
Moving him to another room is not even an option,...

Moving him to another room is not even an option, here. Naptime is supervised time, both sight and sound.

That said, it is also a personal choice that I would never nap a daycare child in another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 700
Posted By Cat Herder
One thing is if they call and are in an emergency...

One thing is if they call and are in an emergency situation, I get them help. I have kept kids overnight and for entire weekend's in such situations for free.

If they call and they have a valid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 700
Posted By Cat Herder
:mad::mad::mad: That would have :mad::mad::mad:...

:mad::mad::mad: That would have :mad::mad::mad: me right off. What a condescending ____. Flipping it so that you are the problem. You must be upset about something else other than her selfish ____. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 700
Posted By Cat Herder
I charge $1 per minute on their invoice. I also...

I charge $1 per minute on their invoice. I also highlight it on the sign-in sheet. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,154
Posted By Cat Herder
Come on, November. :Sunny:

Come on, November. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By Cat Herder
:eek: If I had that many I would not do it,...

:eek: If I had that many I would not do it, either. ;) My absolute max is 6. ;)

I don't give goodbye gifts to kids who are not aging out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 46,585
Posted By Cat Herder
Partially. Yes, and their parents generally take...

Partially. Yes, and their parents generally take them for updated immunizations (boosters) or anti-body testing as needed (think polio/smallpox).

Adults also have their childhood vaccines updated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Cat Herder
Unless she has been recalled and does not want to...

Unless she has been recalled and does not want to go back? That extra unemployment is making it really hard for employers here to get them to come back to work. ;) Suddenly everyone has preexisting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not. She needs a physicians note.

I would not. She needs a physicians note.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a known thing since the beginning of the...

It is a known thing since the beginning of the history of daycare. The only real solution is to not have your own kids in your daycare. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,811
Posted By Cat Herder
I am so sorry. :eek:

I am so sorry. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Cat Herder
Personally, I'd just fill the slots with full...

Personally, I'd just fill the slots with full timers and work towards ending part-time. It has never been worth the stress it creates for the children or the providers.

Routine, structure,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
It is easy to fix. It only takes once per family....

It is easy to fix. It only takes once per family. :hug: Turn them away at the door.

Just do it. Only you can. :hug:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-09-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Cat Herder
Bruising to the top of his knees would make me...

Bruising to the top of his knees would make me suspect he may be banging them kicking in the highchair when he is ready to get down but they are not quite ready for him or it is taking a bit longer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Cat Herder
Also, know life is not fair. I once had...

Also, know life is not fair.

I once had physical, concrete proof, pulled tapes/voice recordings, gave it to my "trusted" supervisor for the HR investigation as required and he made it disappear....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Cat Herder
Awesome. Hope no one was injured. Glad you are...

Awesome. Hope no one was injured. Glad you are safe. Amazing photos. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Cat Herder
When we make a report about co-workers or...

When we make a report about co-workers or management we are supposed to report it to State licensing, not CPS.

CPS is for reporting suspected child abuse by parents.

Both should be kept to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 46,585
Posted By Cat Herder
And legally I can refuse them service because I...

And legally I can refuse them service because I don't like the tone of their voice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Cat Herder
I do a quick head to toe assessment and...

I do a quick head to toe assessment and temperature. I am not required to do forms everyday. I do log their temps into Daily Connect which keeps a running record. I take temps upon arrival and after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Cat Herder
Do you have any evidence to support your claim?

Do you have any evidence to support your claim?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,177
Posted By Cat Herder
21.) 9/02/20 Panama City, Fl. Newborn ...

21.) 9/02/20 Panama City, Fl. Newborn

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A newborn baby was found dead Wednesday inside a hot car in Florida, deputies said.

According to WJHG, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you! I was struggling with the search...

Thank you! I was struggling with the search terms. Google has been awful lately with results. I don't get it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,429
Posted By Cat Herder
Crickets. And a lot of I don't knows. Per usual....

Crickets. And a lot of I don't knows. Per usual. We have 30 days to comply. They have no time table to set guidance. It took over 8 months last time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,429
Posted By Cat Herder
My concern is they did not stop at sight and...

My concern is they did not stop at sight and sound, they made it impossible. "hear and see the children at all times, and able to respond promptly to the needs and actions of the children being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,429
Posted By Cat Herder
Not during a comprehensive background check for...

Not during a comprehensive background check for childcare. There are 13 years old's with multiple felonies around here, already. :(

It will just come back saying "Not cleared" and automatically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Cat Herder
The federal study paper said the average parent...

The federal study paper said the average parent spends less than 40 minutes per day with their child without a screen, phone, sibling, housework or other disruption. I will have to find the link. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Cat Herder
It is as common as the teething excuse....

It is as common as the teething excuse. :lol::lol:

"Not a thing, our routine is the same each and every day. Has anything changed in your bedtime or morning routine? Maybe making a little extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,177
Posted By Cat Herder
20.) 8/30/2020 Phoenix, AZ 101 Degrees, Girl 3...

20.) 8/30/2020 Phoenix, AZ 101 Degrees, Girl 3 years

Phoenix police have arrested the mother of a 3-year-old girl who was found dead in a hot car Sunday afternoon.
Officers responded to a home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Cat Herder
The lessons I learned. Dander is a...

The lessons I learned.


Dander is a problem for kids with allergies.
They are messy and can poop almost 5 feet away, seems to be a favorite pastime of some of them.
They do carry zoonotic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Cat Herder
People who have never even been in a daycare have...

People who have never even been in a daycare have opened them (and land jobs inspecting them and writing regulations) . Your work history isn't usually relevant except for the training hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,429
Posted By Cat Herder
Interesting. What is the name of it?

Interesting. What is the name of it?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-30-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By Cat Herder
I will pick some up the next time I go shopping....

I will pick some up the next time I go shopping. Thanks! :Sunny: All we have is Ingles. Two of them, all the competition closed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,429
Posted By Cat Herder
Nice happyfacehappyface Congrats! I know you will...

Nice happyfacehappyface Congrats! I know you will enjoy it so much more, now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,429
Posted By Cat Herder
Ugh. That sounds awful. Kids stop counting in...

Ugh. That sounds awful. Kids stop counting in ratios at 13, here, but must be fingerprinted and have a comprehensive background check.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,429
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a guest bath across from the guest room and...

It is a guest bath across from the guest room and my husbands office. I don't think that would go over well. :lol:



:lol::lol::lol: I do have a camera in there, the monitor is in the kitchen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,429
Posted By Cat Herder
I have managed to solve most of the feeding...

I have managed to solve most of the feeding issues but cannot for the life of me figure out a plan for taking toddlers to the bathroom without having to drag infants there, too. "Sight and Sound" +...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
It does. likethis It saved the day. I will...

It does. likethis It saved the day.

I will do as you said, only for paper from now on. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
Elmer's school glue is useless. :mad::mad::mad:...

Elmer's school glue is useless. :mad::mad::mad: WTHeck?? Simple foam crafts and once the glue dries they comes right back apart. Why the change??? Why on Friday???

Aghhh :mad: Aghhh :mad: Aghhh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,429
Posted By Cat Herder
I give all the links to all the parents and...

I give all the links to all the parents and anyone who will listen. I also publish them regularly so they know the bullspit we have to deal with.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine have black cords that attach to the...

Mine have black cords that attach to the underside of the table. A couple of the older kids figured them out but they know if they open it without permission they lose sand play for the day. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,936
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 680,355
Posted By Cat Herder
That is why I clean them up, change their clothes...

That is why I clean them up, change their clothes and do their hair before pick up. :ouch: Parents appreciated that more than the expensive curriculum and take home projects I offered. Bonus: I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By Cat Herder
Savage. I like it. :lol::lol:

Savage. I like it. :lol::lol:
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