I have to admit something, although this website is committed to being a resource for new child care providers most, if not all, of my posts have been written with the assumption that the reader had done all of the preliminary steps, become licensed and had already opened their business. Well today I want to backup a bit and make sure I am not leaving anyone behind. Because what if you are just in the phase of thinking about getting into child care. Just how do you start a child care? What is that process like? Where do you start? Well hopefully right here.
Where to Start
As any provider can tell you, being a child care provider is largely 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 childcare, what I learned from my experiences and how I fixed it.
What I got wrong when starting a Child Care
Today, I want to give you a list of the Top 5 Must Haves for the child care provider. These are the absolute must have procedures if you are new or fairly new to child care. I say new because I don’t think you would have gotten too far without these things. So if you have been a provider for awhile I am almost certain that you will have all or most of these in place.
These are without a doubt crucial to starting out on the right foot and building a thriving child care. So go ahead and check these off if you have them and if you don’t GET THEM in your business today.