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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, and any structured activity lasting 2 hours...

Oh, and any structured activity lasting 2 hours is inappropriate for a 2.5 years old. It is simply not developmentally appropriate and that would have me questioning her qualifications. Maybe doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Cat Herder
If she is coming to the daycare from 3 to 5 pm,...

If she is coming to the daycare from 3 to 5 pm, she is setting herself up for failure and I would expect her to know that. No way would I allow those hours in group daycare. :hug: I have...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 08-03-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Cat Herder
I think you would get better information by using...

I think you would get better information by using the new forum and asking your questions, instead of paying someone for their opinions. There are many long term business owners on this forum who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Cat Herder
Maybe her background check lapsed? It gets...

Maybe her background check lapsed? It gets confusing, some times they are good for 2-5 years, other times it is only 1 year. :ouch:

** If a longtime provider here were to lapse they would have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Cat Herder
I use ProSolutions....

I use ProSolutions. https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/

I am not familiar with Childcare Lounge.

Edit: I just checked them out and they seem pretty similar. Both offer individual unlimited...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Cat Herder
I have to clear my cache/browser history every...

I have to clear my cache/browser history every morning and click the remember me button before it will let me log in. Then again, my location seems to change every time I restart my computer. We have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Cat Herder
Since the 4th falls on a Sunday this year I don't...

Since the 4th falls on a Sunday this year I don't close for it.

I am pretty sure some do, though. It is up to you as a business owner. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By Cat Herder
It did not let me log in until the 4th try today....

It did not let me log in until the 4th try today. I use a password manager that auto-fills. I am in now, though. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By Cat Herder
I think it would depend on their licensing...

I think it would depend on their licensing guidelines and the number of kids in their care.

I could see catering being necessary in a building with an unapproved kitchen while repairs are being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By Cat Herder
I am using edge and am only having the emoji...

I am using edge and am only having the emoji issue (broken screen images and won't work)

Other than that, everything is good. likethis
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-29-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 40,567
Posted By Cat Herder
Bumping back up for new menus. happyface

Bumping back up for new menus. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome. :Sunny:

You are very welcome. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, you can also charge for school intercepts....

Oh, you can also charge for school intercepts. :Sunny: Forgot lunch? Bag lunch delivered $10. Have a clothing emergency? Spare clothes from cubby delivered. $10. Forgot it was your turn to bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Cat Herder
For full days I'd charge the daily going rate for...

For full days I'd charge the daily going rate for part-time care in your area. Here, that would be $35 per day.

Mild ill runs $45 per day because of the extra cleaning and space requirements.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, join us at the new forum, too. ...

Oh, join us at the new forum, too. https://forum.daycare.com/forum
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Cat Herder
That is how I operated when my own children were...

That is how I operated when my own children were infants and toddlers. It can be done. likethis I did not want my own to be "in daycare" so I did not keep kids their ages. I flipped to younger kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By Cat Herder
I should clarify, I have always had Maine Coon...

I should clarify, I have always had Maine Coon cats. They are my favorite breed. ;)

The forum is working, now. You should probably be able to log in, now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Cat Herder
I am sorry, I don't use procare, but some who do...

I am sorry, I don't use procare, but some who do should be active on the forum in the next day or so. Stick around. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By Cat Herder
I restarted, cleared cache and still am unable to...

I restarted, cleared cache and still am unable to login as well. It does not say anything. I click the login box, the page jumps a bit and the login box goes away.

I also changed my password...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By Cat Herder
Ironically, I have dogs. :lol: It is from the old...

Ironically, I have dogs. :lol: It is from the old saying "Raising kids is like herding cats." :Sunny:

I lovethis cats, I just have too many wolves and foxes on my property to have them. All my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By Cat Herder
Today the new forum won't allow me to log in....

Today the new forum won't allow me to log in. :cool:

Is it just me?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-26-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Cat Herder
"Upscale" is just window washing. Don't always...

"Upscale" is just window washing. Don't always assume that means better care as you have just learned.

At seven months old, no other child would have access to your child, here. I can't even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 49,207
Posted By Cat Herder
Her post was from 2016. Her oldest would be...

Her post was from 2016. Her oldest would be around 10, now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Cat Herder
Local businesses around here often post them for...

Local businesses around here often post them for local families with extreme medical bills, funeral expenses, house fires, etc. I don't see why it would be any different just because you were the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,283
Posted By Cat Herder
In my state you can enroll up to 2 kids and...

In my state you can enroll up to 2 kids and advertise as license pending. Once your license is granted, you can then enroll 4 more, max.

Every state is different. That fact is frustrating at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Cat Herder
I have one of those, too, right now. Only it is...

I have one of those, too, right now. Only it is BM. Every day at naptime. The only solution I have is to physically walk her to the bathroom as soon as I see her rolling around on her mat.

She is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Cat Herder
Got it. likethis Sounds like you have two...

Got it. likethis

Sounds like you have two choices, quit or cope. No, I am not being a donkey, I am being literal. :hug:

You can quit and file a complaint with the state. It sends the message...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Cat Herder
If the parents are already providing meals, it is...

If the parents are already providing meals, it is really simple to have them also provide personal utensils and serving dishes as well. All you would need to do is maybe rinse them and toss them back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. I literally searched "crypto education" to...

Yes. I literally searched "crypto education" to learn a bit as I am lost. I tried to watch a lecture on bitcoin but am still lost as to how a warehouse full of little box fans can mine income or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By Cat Herder
And.... now I am wondering if I should be...

And.... now I am wondering if I should be stashing cash in the woods like my ancestors since everything I have is now digital. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By Cat Herder
It is down for repairs. :Sunny: Stay tuned....

It is down for repairs. :Sunny: Stay tuned. happyface
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-15-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
I did find this on page 102 - The...

I did find this on page 102 -

The Department may grant a waiver of the outdoor play area requirement under the following conditions:

1) The facility is located in an urban area where suitable,...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-15-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
Most States require a minimum of 1 hour of...

Most States require a minimum of 1 hour of outdoor play per day.
I would definitely recommend starting with a call to licensing before looking at buildings.

Here are the licensing standards:...
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 06-15-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Cat Herder
Ok. Please consider registering or leaving...

Ok. Please consider registering or leaving contact information (email) so people can reach you.
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 06-15-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Cat Herder
Where?

Where?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not have a problem with it. Some kids wet...

I would not have a problem with it. Some kids wet the bed until 7 or so years of age. It isn't quite the same thing as a kid who is not potty trained.

I would prefer the diaper, myself, because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,101
Posted By Cat Herder
Continued: Art, library and music are...

Continued:


Art, library and music are done in group both indoors and out.
I have duplicates of most everything as I purposely buy in sets of 6.
Dress clothing is still not allowed per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,101
Posted By Cat Herder
I have 6 kids (max allowed), 6 play centers. With...

I have 6 kids (max allowed), 6 play centers. With 12 I would just buddy them up each day, 2 per, rotating friends. It still cuts down transmission greatly and allows for creative play.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,101
Posted By Cat Herder
I allow cross play since all toys have to go in...

I allow cross play since all toys have to go in the bin after being played with for cleaning and disinfection daily, anyway.

With COVID regs I made the centers individual, one per child to stop...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-11-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,191
Posted By Cat Herder
I believe she meant child care, not kindergarten....

I believe she meant child care, not kindergarten.

Kindergarten here usually starts at age 5, but is mandatory at age 6.

Child care begins as early as birth, here. I have had many children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Cat Herder
It makes a huge difference. likethis Theirs is an...

It makes a huge difference. likethis Theirs is an unpleasant job that pays poorly and puts a lot of wear and tear on their personal vehicles.

I am just glad ours seems to have stop hiring retired...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Cat Herder
I printed off the actual list of things my...

I printed off the actual list of things my inspector was required to see and set up the binder in that exact order to make it as efficient and fast as possible.

Mine:

1. Current License
2....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,576
Posted By Cat Herder
It could be something as simple as feeling more...

It could be something as simple as feeling more freedom for the first time and he was not sure how to function in a group of kids independently.

For some kids, not having learned to be with peers...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-07-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,031
Posted By Cat Herder
I had to delete some links that were placed in...

I had to delete some links that were placed in quotes this weekend, too. This was a busy thread.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Cat Herder
I would not recommend you get in the habit of...

I would not recommend you get in the habit of explaining yourself. No is enough. :Sunny: Simply tell them it isn't true and ask them to provide you with proof otherwise. They won't be able to. Then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Cat Herder
Yep. It is not a prank or flirting anymore, it is...

Yep. It is not a prank or flirting anymore, it is a felony. Not all parents teach their kids the urgency of that fact. And although I agree the law should apply the rule of intent, right now it does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Cat Herder
I wanted to add that the risk of liability of the...

I wanted to add that the risk of liability of the schoolagers taking inappropriate shots in the bathroom and sending them on is more than enough for me to ban them. No bags or toys from home in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Cat Herder
It isn't true. :hug:

It isn't true. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By Cat Herder
Everything you could want to know can be found on...

Everything you could want to know can be found on this page: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/childrens-health/child-care-food-program/index.html

If you legally keep children for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By Cat Herder
I just stopped submitting claims, the rest...

I just stopped submitting claims, the rest handled itself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 768,980
Posted By Cat Herder
It is not even about the "free preschool". The...

It is not even about the "free preschool". The state wants access to the funding that comes with "free" preschool. They feed off of it just like the money from the school system. :ouch: They just see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Cat Herder
I charge the same tuition, in advance of the...

I charge the same tuition, in advance of the week, year round. They can attend or not, their choice. The slot is theirs.

It has not been my experience that teachers are willing to pay for a slot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 768,980
Posted By Cat Herder
I am offended that daycare providers are being...

I am offended that daycare providers are being forced into pretending to be teachers. Care providers are more valuable to a young childs development than a preschool "teacher" can ever be. Without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Cat Herder
"You throw it, you lose it." :ouch: I don't care...

"You throw it, you lose it." :ouch: I don't care if they are only left with a play rug and one shoe by the afternoon. Same consequence, every time, until it ends.

The toys go in a box they can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By Cat Herder
I found a sample of it online. likethis The state...

I found a sample of it online. likethis The state of New Jersey did not play hide and seek. lovethis...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd ask one of the parents to bring me a copy to...

I'd ask one of the parents to bring me a copy to see what they are asking. It may be too invasive. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug::hug::hug: Welcome to the dark side. We have...

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

I wish I could say it gets better, but that has not been my experience. What I have learned is that eventually it stops making you quite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 45,623
Posted By Cat Herder
Work in childcare for a while, then come back....

Work in childcare for a while, then come back. Not everyone who gives birth is a good person.

This is our watercooler. We do what is right for the children in our care and we vent to one another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Cat Herder
Many parents' definition of potty trained and...

Many parents' definition of potty trained and that of childcare providers are not the same. :lol:


Many parents think if they can get the kid to the potty on time, by carrying them there,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By Cat Herder
Start adding $1 per minute to their invoice for...

Start adding $1 per minute to their invoice for arrival before opening. Highlight the early arrival time on the sign in to give them a visual.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Cat Herder
I read further down you meant a bug out bag?...

I read further down you meant a bug out bag? Sorry.

Food, water, contact list and have them pick up ASAP at preplanned meetup place. Have two places arranged, two different directions in case of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Cat Herder
I keep the typical stuff plus a couple short...

I keep the typical stuff plus a couple short boards/cling for splinting, a Pedi board for immobilization, chemical ice packs and a lawn wagon for quick movement with the entire group in tow, JIC of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By Cat Herder
Nothing. I would put her down in the floor...

Nothing.

I would put her down in the floor with toys the majority of the day. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Cat Herder
Good luck :hug: I hope you love it. lovethis ...

Good luck :hug: I hope you love it. lovethis

My only advice is to not toss out all of your stuff. Not yet. Wait two years. Pack it, put it up. Having a backup plan is never a bad thing. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By Cat Herder
Unfortunately, what you describe is a daily...

Unfortunately, what you describe is a daily occurrence across every center, ever. :hug:

You have two choices. 1) Quit and prove your employer right. 2) Move to the new room, welcome it as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree with the others. You have to change your...

I agree with the others. You have to change your mindset. :hug: It isn't about the appreciation of the parents, it is about the relationship you build with the kids. :Sunny: Sometimes in spite of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By Cat Herder
In user settings you can choose whether to show...

In user settings you can choose whether to show or hide that stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By Cat Herder
By keeping the same one current members know who...

By keeping the same one current members know who you are, immediately.

By changing it you reclaim some temporary anonymity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By Cat Herder
I banned hair accessories and provide small...

I banned hair accessories and provide small plastic bands. I show the x-ray to the parents to explain why.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,749
Posted By Cat Herder
I have noticed it loads faster for me. I have...

I have noticed it loads faster for me. I have less freezing of pages. likethis

I have ridiculously slow internet (Windstream) even though we pay for the highest level. We only have one provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,749
Posted By Cat Herder
I just tried it on my phone, it is much bigger...

I just tried it on my phone, it is much bigger and easier to read than I expected. likethis I am just a quick 10 finger typer, so the lack of keyboard makes it a little harder for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Cat Herder
Building and Grounds The areas used for...

Building and Grounds


The areas used for child care shall provide a minimum of 35 square feet of usable floor space per child.

Basement areas in excess of 25 linear feet from a window shall...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Cat Herder
The term they use is "usable space". Meaning no...

The term they use is "usable space". Meaning no furniture, toys or other obstruction to movement. They literally come in with a tape measure and subtract the measurements of the furniture from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Cat Herder
That seems so crazy to me. Mine would all live...

That seems so crazy to me. Mine would all live off of bread, butter, french fries, pasta or "nuggets" if I let them.

I put a lot of effort into serving whole, fresh meats, veggies and fruit. No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't cut them off, technically, but do expect...

I don't cut them off, technically, but do expect them to eat more than bread/fruit.

I give them a full serving of each component (veggies, meat, fruit, wg bread, milk) then allow seconds of all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,749
Posted By Cat Herder
It is there, now. It was not there earlier....

It is there, now. It was not there earlier. :confused: I logged out and back in, refreshed a couple times.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,749
Posted By Cat Herder
Ok. Now I have to get past the second password...

Ok. Now I have to get past the second password issue. ;) I'll pm you
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,749
Posted By Cat Herder
I went to the arts and crafts group, joined, but...

I went to the arts and crafts group, joined, but see no way to add content.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Cat Herder
Could you maybe get a bassinet style stroller...

Could you maybe get a bassinet style stroller approved?

The issue, then, becomes supervision. If you walk away from the stroller to handle an issue with a toddler, that leaves the infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,749
Posted By Cat Herder
Has anyone figured out how to add tags for easier...

Has anyone figured out how to add tags for easier search?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Cat Herder
The only problem I face with infants is the...

The only problem I face with infants is the regulation.

Limiting me to only two under twelve months after years of being able to have up to six under twelve months was insulting. The schedules...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By Cat Herder
But were you not constantly told to follow the...

But were you not constantly told to follow the zero population growth thing growing up?

It was beat into us at school. In sex ed, home economics and gym classes. Every year. "1 child per adult,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,749
Posted By Cat Herder
Scroll to the bottom where it says "write...

Scroll to the bottom where it says "write something"

If you click on comment, you are only commenting on that post
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By Cat Herder
I am struck at how fast Daycare went from being a...

I am struck at how fast Daycare went from being a Luxury to being a Right? When did having more children than you can afford become a right?

I would have loved to have had more kids, but could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,749
Posted By Cat Herder
I have not even found those, yet. :ouch:

I have not even found those, yet. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,749
Posted By Cat Herder
On your profile page? Top right hand corner, then...

On your profile page? Top right hand corner, then your profile. :confused:

I also had to resize my avatar down to really small for it to upload the entire image instead of a corner of it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,749
Posted By Cat Herder
Hover over the photo. The option will light up in...

Hover over the photo. The option will light up in blue
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,749
Posted By Cat Herder
Same thing happened to me when I tried to add a...

Same thing happened to me when I tried to add a password.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By Cat Herder
"No working family earning below 150 percent of...

"No working family earning below 150 percent of state median income pays more than seven percent of
their income on child care, regardless of the number of children they have.
- Families earning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By Cat Herder
"On April 22, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep....

"On April 22, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03) introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act, comprehensive legislation that addresses the child care crisis by increasing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By Cat Herder
They are doing the same here. If a provider...

They are doing the same here. If a provider choses not to participate they take away their stars down to 1 star. I was the first one rated here and the highest rated for quite some time. I won't take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Cat Herder
If you do ProSolutions, they have a class on it...

If you do ProSolutions, they have a class on it with printable resources for you to share with parents. https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/store/product/?tProductVersion_id=1851
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Cat Herder
Well, sort of. Whenever someone does something...

Well, sort of. Whenever someone does something stupid and makes the news we get some new knee jerk regulation. One center gets a boo-boo we all get bandaids. :ouch:

* The fencing became an issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Cat Herder
My state also has the blurb about a "natural...

My state also has the blurb about a "natural fence" if "approved". I have never known of one approved without an actual fence, minimum of 4 feet (without mulch). For a while the words "no ready...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a money grab for centers. Specifically,...

It is a money grab for centers. Specifically, urban centers. Ones who pay taxes in urban areas. Whose taxes pay their salaries. Who vote them in.

They over-regulated to the the point of closure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 273,692
Posted By Cat Herder
Me either. :rolleyes: I actually read a parent...

Me either. :rolleyes: I actually read a parent post locally that said "they won't remember it anyway, why go broke paying for the fancy legal one". Speaking of her 6 month and 18 month old children. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By Cat Herder
Nope. It is not unreasonable at all. That...

Nope. It is not unreasonable at all.

That is literally my policy. :ouch: No worries, it is a very common policy and required in most states. Parents should expect it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Cat Herder
No. It's a trap. :hug: Unstable income for your...

No. It's a trap. :hug: Unstable income for your family is not a fair trade off for "getting my monies worth" for her family.

Start at full time only, you won't regret it. The daycare kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 273,692
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug::hug: I think most of us face this. I...

:hug::hug: I think most of us face this.

I have a recurring nightmare that I go grocery shopping after closing one night and come home to find my yard full of police, neighbors and media. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Cat Herder
You need to start interviewing for a better job....

You need to start interviewing for a better job. Yesterday. :hug:
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