Aside from your contract, your child care handbook is one of the most important documents you should have when you start your child care. Why do I say that? Is a child care handbook really necessary? Glad you asked!
You know sometimes a provider can really feel all alone. Even though we love our job, we are couped up with kids all day, at home all week and the only adults we seem to interact with are our parent clients. Unlike corporate types, we rarely get to interact with our contemporaries which can be a not such so good thing. Sometimes we really need to reach out and touch somebody (I think that was a song). So today I want to give my fellow providers some go to resources that I keep in my back pocket or contact list for when I have an issue, question or even a craft project. So this is for you, check out some these child care provider resources.
I have to admit something, although this website is committed to being a resource for new child care providers most, if not all, of my posts have been written with the assumption that the reader had done all of the preliminary steps, become licensed and had already opened their business. Well today I want to backup a bit and make sure I am not leaving anyone behind. Because what if you are just in the phase of thinking about getting into child care. Just how do you start a child care? What is that process like? Where do you start? Well hopefully right here.