Around this time of the year I think it is quite normal to start thinking about the coming year. I mean Summer is in the rear view and the holidays are just about on the horizon. If you are anything like me this is when I start thinking about next year and specifically next year’s enrollment. So today I want to give you some easy ways to boost your childcare enrollment in the coming months and into next year. Boost Childcare Enrollment
So you have started your childcare and your enrollment is growing. Great! Everything is perfect right? Well, yes and no. For many providers believe it or not filling your open enrollment spots is only half the battle. Now you need those spots to be paying tuition. Wait a minute! Of course they are paying tuition. They enrolled didn’t they? Yes they did. The only problem is many parents do not take the commitment for paying tuition as seriously as they should. This leaves many providers chasing parents every week to get paid. Sound familiar? Well, today I am going to give you 3 Easy strategies to get tuition on time – EVERY WEEK!
I recently wrote about the life threatening issue that could arise following immunizations. You can read about that here. Today I thought I would address another issue that providers commonly face with children. The issue of food allergies. I will discuss how to decide whether or not to accept children with food allergies, how to be trained to deal with children who have food allergies and where you can be marketed as an allergy conscious provider. Oh, and hang on till the end for a FREE gift just for you. peanut free childcare
With all the devastating natural disasters in the news recently now seems a perfect time to make sure our childcares are ready in case of an emergency. Even if you think you are ready for an emergency, you need to read this to make sure your childcare is ready in case of a disaster.Disaster Planning for Childcares [Read more…]
I recently had a reader leave a comment asking for advice. Here is what she said; Advice to a New Childcare Provider
“I am a mom of three… I am thinking of starting a childcare from home. But I am scared of leaving my safe job/check… I am scared I won’t be able to fill the spots. But I really want to be able to spend more time with my littles.”
It is rather typical for parents to ask lots of questions during a tour or even before they come for the tour. Understandably, they want to know certain things about a caregiver. Or they want information about the childcare program to see if they might be interested in enrolling. Most providers are willing and prepared to answer parents questions to help them decide if their program is a good fit for a family. Questions Childcare Providers Should Ask
Today I want to address some questions the provider may want to inquire about a potential client. These are questions that could help the provider decide if they want to accept a family before enrolling them. Here are 10 good questions childcare providers should ask before enrolling. [Read more…]
Today I have a sobering post. Unfortunately, this post is rooted in tragedy. I think all providers can learn a lot through the experience of other providers, even a bad experience. So today I want to talk to you about a new policy you should seriously consider adopting. It is called the 24-Hour Rule. Read why you might what to adopt this rule TODAY!
If you are anything like me, you are always on the lookout for products that make your everyday life a little easier. That’s why today I am sharing with you a few new products that do just that. They make childcare clean up time a lot faster and easier. Check out my new favorite cleanup up products for childcare. childcare cleaning products
As a childcare provider, I know how much I appreciate tips and insider tricks from other providers. I think it would have been especially helpful as a new provider. Which is why today I thought I would share what I believe are five essential things that would make running a childcare easier. Make Childcare Easier [Read more…]
This week I would like to give you a few resources that I recently found for teaching materials. Each one is both economical and accessible. So check these local resources for affordable teacher supplies.