Do you use the title of childcare or preschool in your business? What constitutes a preschool and what determines a childcare environment? Is there really a difference? Maybe you are trying to decide what to put on your business cards. Ok, let’s figure this out. Are you a childcare or a preschool? The answer might surprise you.[Read more…] about Are you a Childcare or a Preschool? What’s the difference?
This is the next installment in our question series. Ok – Do you tell your rates either on the phone or on your website? In particular, post your childcare rates
Is it a good idea to reveal your rates before a tour?
I asked this question on our Facebook Page and there were some interesting takes on whether a childcare provider should post their rates publically.
What are the pro’s & cons of telling your rates?
So this week I want to know –
Do You Post Your Childcare Rates? – and Why or Why Not?
I am sure many providers wonder if they should post their rates or not – so I thought it might be useful to have a post asking it that I can point people to.[Read more…] about Do You Post Your Childcare Rates?
As a childcare provider, many of us dream of having childcare parents that are more like a community. We would willingly welcome clients who want to really be a part of our childcare. Parents who think of our childcare as a family. They donate their time or are ready to help whenever needed. Yeah, that would be nice. childcare events
Well, I have found if you build it they will come. If you create something for them to be involved in, many will do just that. What do I mean? There needs to be something to be a part of before people will join. You gotta throw a party before anyone will show up. Makes sense right? So let’s create something. Let’s create an event to remember.
Like most childcare providers, when I started my business I ran it solo. I was new to the business and full of energy. Fast forward to a year later and I was overwhelmed. The childcare enrollment had grown and was nearing capacity.
Even though I was not required to have an assistant with my smaller license, I was finding it harder and harder to keep up with the daily tasks.
With my energy level bottoming out and fast approaching burn-out, my husband suggested that I start to look for an assistant. I did, and although some were the worst I did finally find a really good assistant and I have never looked back.
Ever since then, I have always employed at least one full-time assistant. Here are some great reasons why you might want to think about hiring a childcare assistant.
Last year I received a text from my client. She said she was talking with her husband and sharing with him how much their daughter had learned at my childcare. She reflected on the things that she was doing and how much she had grown with the program. The note ended by thanking me for all that I do at the childcare.
Of course, I really appreciate receiving notes of thanks like this, but this really got me to thinking about how often people discount the child care environment.
The fact is many people don’t realize the value in the early education environment that our home child cares are. Have you ever wondered how you could show value in your program?[Read more…] about Show Value In Your Program