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!
When I start just about anything, I like to find a guide. A book, course or workshop that covers all the basics. I like a road map just so I can be sure that I am doing it right. So when I decided to start my childcare it was no different. One of the first things I did was to get a How-to book for child care. I still have that book today. Of course, when you begin the process to becoming a licensed provider it is mandatory for you to attend a licensing orientation*. Now you would think that just about everything would be addressed at that orientation. Well, guess what? It’s not! Many things will have to be revealed over time and with experience. So today I thought I would give you a sort of cheat sheet and address several things licensing doesn’t tell you, but are need to know things for the child care provider. [Read more…]
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.