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![Read more…] about WHY CHILDCARE PROVIDERS NEED: The 24-Hour Rule
What it means to be
I once had a colleague refer to me as being “all business”. I don’t know if she meant it as a compliment, but I took it as one. You see I wasn’t always that way. There have been many times in the past where I would have referred to myself as anything but. However, as any seasoned provider can tell you with experience comes knowledge. If you are serious about your profession it is incumbent upon you to put that knowledge to work for you. Put it to work for your business. [Read more…] about ARE YOU ALL BUSINESS? Using your experience to grow your childcare
Have you considered offering Daily Notes for your childcare children? Well, years ago before I started my business when I interned at a daycare center, I was introduced to the practice of writing daily notes.
We wrote notes for all of the children in our room. The notes detailed and summarized a child’s day and were provided to the parents at pickup.
The notes also helped the care providers to keep up with many routine tasks. Like when diaper changes where needed or when the next scheduled feeding was for a baby.
Now I will not lie, sometimes it did seem like a lot of work those notes. But the parents really seemed to appreciate knowing what their child’s day had been like at daycare. And, as I said, it did help us keep track of the needs of each individual child.
Yeah, I know what you might be saying, “why are notes important? I already do a lot at the childcare. Why is offering Daily Notes good for my childcare business?”
Well, I’m glad you asked!
Here are some of the reasons why I think Daily Notes are a great thing for a childcare provider to offer.[Read more…] about Daily Notes In Childcare?
When looking for a childcare for their children most parents want to believe they are choosing a Quality Childcare. The phrase “Quality Childcare” is sort of a buzz
word phrase that gets thrown around a lot. Many programs profess to be a quality program, but what determines if a program is a quality childcare? Let’s discuss what specific industry standards indicate a quality program.