Do you wonder how is the best way to set up your daycare space? It’s hard to find the best way to work in the space you have sometimes, but looking for inspiration in what others are already doing can help you keep from reinventing the wheel. What works for one provider may not work for another, but you can always learn from watching others
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Did you know you can grow your own luffa sponges in your backyard? We’ve been growing them for years. I always thought they came from the ocean. Then one day someone gave me a seed. I wish I could give seeds to everyone to try, but that’s not practical, so I’ll just share what I know. There’s a link below with seeds for purchase if you’re interested. Click here to see how to grow your own luffas.
Is your childcare bill a priority to you? Do you pay for childcare first, or do you see it as an afterthought? Being a family childcare provider, I have had times in the past when it was super hard to get paid.
Are you afraid to raise your rates in family childcare, but need to make more money to make ends meet? What are you afraid of? Do you think your parents will be mad at you? Do you think they won’t like you anymore? Are you worried your services aren’t worth it? Do you think your clients will all quit?
Spring into something new! I am excited to share with you this collection of amazing Spring posts from the Social Fabric community. Enjoy some great tips for spring that you will love!
Are you an Oklahoma childcare provider who needs help navigating all this paperwork? There are always a million forms and where in the heck they are is the question of the day. This post is for you! Hopefully, everything you need is here so you won’t have to search all over the place to find them.
Is your family super messy like mine? My daycare kids can tornado through here in a whip snap and make this place look cra cra. I NEED things to make my job of cleaning up after them easier. I tried the new Shark Genius Hard Floor Cleaning System to help me get a handle on this mess!
What do you think childcare providers can’t live without? When I asked the question to a bunch of providers, I got a lot of interesting answers. Some providers said things like kids, art supplies, toys, books, songs, baby gates, reading glasses, cell phone, computer, sharpie markers, printer, copier, baby wipes, Lysol wipes, magic erasers, cheerios, bleach and things like that. Those are for sure things childcare providers can’t live without. I mean, what would we be doing if we didn’t have kids.
Reusable shopping bags have revolutionized my life! They work so much better than those yucky plastic bags you get from the store. Those plastic bags are overflowing our landfills, clogging up our waterways, flying around all over the world and getting stuck in trees, power lines, and everywhere else. Guess what else? They kill animals. When animals see them, they think they might be food and try to eat them. They sometimes choke. They also get wrapped up in the plastic and can be strangled, trapped, suffocated or any number of things. Click here to see what plastic is doing to our world.
I LOVE throwing Easter parties for my kids. I LOVE stuffing eggs, but I hate the idea of stuffing all of them full of candy. I think a little candy is fine, but baskets full is just overkill and not a good message to send our children. I love finding alternative things for stuffing Easter eggs for my kids.