I am sure that most aspiring childcare providers are interested in just what it takes to open a home daycare. They want specific steps they will need. But before you know how to open a home daycare you might want to know what it means to run a childcare. I think so many resources would just highlight the pros of the profession but it is a wise person who wants to know the pitfalls as well. So let’s see just what are the pros and the cons of owning and operating a home daycare.[Read more…] about Should I open a home daycare? What are the pros and cons? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Today I’m launching a regular reader question series. Ok – this week is going to be a pain point for many providers; how to enforce your policies with parents. In particular,
What is the most difficult policy for you to enforce?
So this week I want to know –
What does Professional Development for Providers look like? Is that something you think about? Do you think it is important for the growth of your business?
Well, whether you do or not today I want to give you some reasons why you might consider investing some time in professional development and how your business might benefit if you do. Oh, and to encourage you, I’ve got a FREE DOWNLOAD just for you – so keep reading.[Read more…] about Professional Development for Providers
So you do all this work, advertise, someone called, they come for a tour, and now they want to sign up. You got a new client! YEA! So how did we get to only a month later and it’s turning into confrontation after confrontation? Just about every conversation is a confrontation. Well before the next irruption and hopefully long before you think of terminating that client, you probably worked so hard to get, let’s see if we can’t turn things around. Let’s see how can providers have effective communication with childcare parents without constant confrontations?[Read more…] about Effective Communication with Parents
You know sometimes a provider can really feel all alone. Even though we love our job, we are couped up with kids all day, at home all week and the only adults we seem to interact with are our parent clients. Having a few child care provider resources in your pocket can be your best friend.
Unlike corporate types, we rarely get to interact with our contemporaries which can be a not such so good thing. Sometimes we really need to reach out and touch somebody (I think that was a song).
So today I want to give my fellow providers some go-to resources that I keep in my back pocket or a contact list for when I have an issue, question or even if I need a craft project. So this is for you, check out this list of child care provider resources.[Read more…] about 5 Child Care Provider Resources