Today I have a sobering post. Unfortunately, this post is rooted in tragedy. I think all providers can learn a lot from 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!
What it means to be
I once had a colleague refer to me as being “all business”. I don’t know if she meant it as a compliment, but I took it as one. You see I wasn’t always that way. There have been many times in the past where I would have referred to myself as anything but. However, as any seasoned provider can tell you with experience comes knowledge. If you are serious about your profession it is incumbent upon you to put that knowledge to work for you. Put it to work for your business. [Read more…]
Have you considered offering Daily Notes for your childcare children? Well, years ago before I started my business when I interned at a daycare center, I was introduced to the practice of writing daily notes. We wrote notes for all of the children in our room. The notes detailed and summarized a child’s day and were provided to the parents at pickup. The notes also helped the care providers to keep up with many routine tasks. Like when diaper changes where needed or when was the next scheduled feeding for a baby.
Now I will not lie, sometimes it did seem like a lot of work those notes. But the parents really seemed to appreciate knowing what their child’s day had been like at daycare. And, like I said, it did help us keep track of the needs of each individual child.