Daycare.com Forum Kidacare by Minute Menu Force of Nature Disinfectant HiMama Childcare App

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-01-2011, 01:16 PM
kpa0627's Avatar
kpa0627 kpa0627 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 134
Default If You Are Under A State Of Emergency Due To Weather Do You Have To Close?

I'm in Kansas and needless to say the weather is terrible. Snow, Ice & very unsafe. We are under a State of Emergency and it was announced at 6am this morning. I just found about it recently though. My concern is do you have to close licensed in home daycares if your State is under State of Emergency? I tried calling licensing but they are closed due to weather. I'm trying to figure it out now so I can tell the parents if I need to be closed tomorrow.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-01-2011, 01:21 PM
Stacy214's Avatar
Stacy214 Stacy214 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 197
Default

Oh wow I have never closed (however I am in NC but had hurricanes and tornadoes before) and left it up to the parents. But I would hope your parents use good judgment ...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-01-2011, 01:23 PM
lvt77's Avatar
lvt77 lvt77 is offline
Daycare Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: boonies
Posts: 604
Default

I am in CA and just recently asked licensing this question. They said that there are no regulations for in home day cares, but there are for centers....

I would close if conditions were unsafe for the children. No power, water, heat, and etc,,,
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-01-2011, 01:24 PM
kpa0627's Avatar
kpa0627 kpa0627 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 134
Default

okay i just wasn't sure. i had read on another discussion board that a lady here in ks was trying to figure out what the rule was because she thought she had to close due to licensing rules.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-01-2011, 02:02 PM
SilverSabre25's Avatar
SilverSabre25 SilverSabre25 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Where I am legally unlicensed ;), USA
Posts: 7,626
Default

My personal rule is that if there's a level 3 snow emergency (which means if you're not an emergency vehicle, you d*** well better NOT be on the road, pretty much), there will be no daycare. It's kind of closure by default though.

I have told parents the past couple days that if we lose power, I will have to close daycare because we won't have heat, and I can't do daycare with no heat. It's annoying, really--gas heat, but requires electricity to run it
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-01-2011, 02:06 PM
lvt77's Avatar
lvt77 lvt77 is offline
Daycare Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: boonies
Posts: 604
Default

I would call your state to see if they have any rules on it... I have never delt wtih snow and someone on here brought out a good point that if you could not drive in the snow that could pose an issue for you... What if your house caught on fire and you needed to drive the kids to a safe area.... Iknow I am thinking extreme, but it just might be a good idea to call your state LIC and see what they say..
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-01-2011, 02:39 PM
countrymom's Avatar
countrymom countrymom is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: ontario canada
Posts: 4,756
Default

we are under the emergencie warning too, so because I'm so close to detroit I'm assuming they are too.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-01-2011, 03:47 PM
momofboys's Avatar
momofboys momofboys is offline
Advanced Daycare Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,434
Default

It's fairly nasty here too. . . . freezing rain yuck! I would think if we reach a level 3 emergency (no one is allowed to drive except for emergency personnel/police, etc). I would close. However, I suppose if I had someone who worked as a police officer/hospital worker I would likely work for them/care for their kids so long as I had heat/electricity. If they can get here I would be open!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-01-2011, 03:48 PM
momofboys's Avatar
momofboys momofboys is offline
Advanced Daycare Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,434
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverSabre25 View Post
My personal rule is that if there's a level 3 snow emergency (which means if you're not an emergency vehicle, you d*** well better NOT be on the road, pretty much), there will be no daycare. It's kind of closure by default though.

I have told parents the past couple days that if we lose power, I will have to close daycare because we won't have heat, and I can't do daycare with no heat. It's annoying, really--gas heat, but requires electricity to run it
That's precisely what ours is. . . gas furnace but it requires elec. to run the blower.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-01-2011, 04:31 PM
SilverSabre25's Avatar
SilverSabre25 SilverSabre25 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Where I am legally unlicensed ;), USA
Posts: 7,626
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by janarae View Post
That's precisely what ours is. . . gas furnace but it requires elec. to run the blower.
and, our power started flickering about 45 minutes ago...still on, still just those "was that my imagination or did the lights flicker?" ones, but I'm getting concerned...I'm not sure we have enough flashlight batteries!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-01-2011, 04:56 PM
momofboys's Avatar
momofboys momofboys is offline
Advanced Daycare Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,434
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverSabre25 View Post
and, our power started flickering about 45 minutes ago...still on, still just those "was that my imagination or did the lights flicker?" ones, but I'm getting concerned...I'm not sure we have enough flashlight batteries!
Yikes! Stay warm/safe! We just got the call an hr ago that school is closed tomorrow. . . I will have a houseful, today I lucked out as the parent stayed home but tomorrow she has to study so she will bring them (she's only 1 mile from my home). I sort of wish she would stay home
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-02-2011, 04:13 AM
sahm1225's Avatar
sahm1225 sahm1225 is online now
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Midwest - where winter never ends!
Posts: 1,909
Default

I don't know if you HAVE to close, but we're in chicago and the families that work in the hospitals and HAD to work today were unable to get to my house. The roads around here (I am in the city, so we have lots of roads to be able to reach my house) were inaccessible. This is just so weird. I went out and shoveled a little pathway for the families and it took me almost 20 min and I swear it's gone now with the wind and the snow coming down...

I also wanted to recommend that everyone check out their local costco for these emergency lights/flashlights. You basically plug them in (they come 2 in a pack for about $15) and if the power goes out they automatically turn on. I have them plugged in around the house to light up the pathways in case of a power outage. Once you get a poweroutage, you can either turn them off or use them as a flashlight for about 8 hours of continuous use.

stay warm and safe everyone
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-02-2011, 05:44 AM
momma2girls's Avatar
momma2girls momma2girls is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: midwestern
Posts: 2,156
Default

I am open today, even though we received 18" of snow. It took my husband 2 hrs. to shovel and snowblow. We had drifts all around our driveway and sidewalks about 4 ft. deep!!! I have mainly teachers, but there are a few here now.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-02-2011, 05:52 AM
satcook's Avatar
satcook satcook is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 65
Default

I am the director of a center in Kansas and we were open yesterday and are open today.

I have never read anything in the regulations about having to close.

Lori

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpa0627 View Post
I'm in Kansas and needless to say the weather is terrible. Snow, Ice & very unsafe. We are under a State of Emergency and it was announced at 6am this morning. I just found about it recently though. My concern is do you have to close licensed in home daycares if your State is under State of Emergency? I tried calling licensing but they are closed due to weather. I'm trying to figure it out now so I can tell the parents if I need to be closed tomorrow.

Last edited by Michael; 02-02-2011 at 05:57 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bad weather, closed from snow, state of emergency

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Licensed DayCare vs. Private DayCare marylmr Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 56 07-30-2019 05:47 PM
State Pay/Minute Menu question My4SunshineGirlsNY Daycare and Taxes 3 10-07-2010 01:49 PM
Weather Emergencies With The Llittle Ones SilverSabre25 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 3 09-16-2010 04:09 PM
Closings Due to Weather? Daycare Mommy Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 7 07-07-2010 05:35 AM
State Assistant Payments melissa ann Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 13 02-02-2010 06:34 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:15 PM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming