As any provider can tell you, being a child care provider is largely an on the job learning experience. You learn so much over time that you could never have known going into the field. I know that is surely true for me. Once upon a time about eleven, years ago I was green, to say the least. Even though I had a corporate background, was a mother of three almost grown children and had been educated in the field of child development – I had so much to learn about running a child care business. There was definitely a learning curve. So today I thought I would share with you some things I did wrong when I got into child care, what I learned from my experiences and how I fixed it.