When looking for a child care for their children most parents want to believe they are choosing a Quality Child Care. The phrase “Quality Child Care” is sort of a buzz
word phrase that gets thrown around. Many programs profess to be a quality program, but what determines if a program is a quality child care? Let’s discuss what specific industry standards indicate a quality program.
Having a daily schedule or not can be the difference of having a productive day or complete chaos. One fine morning I found myself midway through breakfast everything seem like a normal day. I have plans to get a lot of paperwork done in the morning after my two assistants arrived. My phone dinged and it was my assistant. She was sending a 911 that while brushing her hair that morning she noticed something. I knew immediately! I text back LICE?! Yep!
because we have a daily schedule, while for me the morning was chaotic and a loss, it wasn’t for the kids.
So for the remainder in the morning I had to go into crisis mode. My other assistant and I checked all of the children that were in care that day. Then I needed to send a memo out to the parents. After that I needed to reach out to the company that we use to deal with this. Needless to say after all the calls, inquiries, return phone calls and memos, my morning was gone. However, because we have a daily schedule, while for me the morning was chaotic and a loss, it wasn’t for the kids.
A Daily Schedule is Essential
As child care providers, we have so many things to do. Time management is always in play. Having a daily schedule can help you make the best use of your day.
At any point in the day I know exactly what’s going on at the childcare. Our daily schedule is built in to our program. So whether you have a play based curriculum, such as mine, or you have a more academic routine having to schedule I think one of those essentials.