So you have started your childcare and your enrollment is growing. Great! Everything is perfect right? Well, yes and no. For many providers believe it or not filling your open enrollment spots is only half the battle. Now you need those spots to be paying tuition. Wait a minute! Of course they are paying tuition. They enrolled didn’t they? Yes they did. The only problem is many parents do not take the commitment for paying tuition as seriously as they should. This leaves many providers chasing parents every week to get paid. Sound familiar? Well, today I am going to give you 3 Easy strategies to get tuition on time – EVERY WEEK!
This week I would like to give you a few resources that I recently found for teaching materials. Each one is both economical and accessible. So check these local resources for affordable teacher supplies.
So here is another tricky question. Today I am asking “Do You Know How Much You Make?” Now I know that most providers are aware of what their childcare rates are. And you probably know what you bring in on a weekly or monthly basis. But do you know what that equates to on an hourly basis? Well, since I believe knowledge is power I think it might be a good idea to investigate … [Read more…] about How Much Does a Childcare Provider Make?
I live in a small house. So small we have to reconfigure areas throughout the day to re-purpose them. Needless to say, I am constantly looking for space saving products for childcare. In order for me to maximize the space, I need things that are able to collapse and be moved out of the way when not in use. So just in case you are in the market for some compact solutions for your childcare or you are just starting out and need budget-friendly options to outfit your childcare, check out my list of space-saving products for childcare.
I think I first noticed PVC structures in some of the catalogs they had at the daycare center when I was interning (years ago). I thought it was pretty cool. Most of the structures were in the form of screens or panels. Some were configured into dramatic play activity centers with cutouts for interaction on either side of the panels. [Read more…] about PLAYING WITH PVC: 10 Things to make from PVC for Childcare