Is the Oklahoma Stars Program Right for Me?

Is the Oklahoma Stars Program Right for Me?

In 1998, the state implemented the Oklahoma Stars Program for rating quality in child care. One-star was for providers who meet minimum license requirements, one-star plus was working toward a higher quality level, two-star was better quality, and three-star was the best. As a new childcare provider, I thought this was a GREAT idea and was on board immediately to get the highest rating.

13 Ways to Avoid Burnout in Childcare

13 Ways to Avoid Burnout in Childcare

Why do you think daycare has one of the highest burnout rates of any profession? It is hard work, long hours, and little pay. Why do people do it then? I do it because it’s my passion. I feel every child deserves a great place to be. I feel that just because they were born into this world, they deserve to be built up, nurtured, and loved. Many other providers I know feel the same way. Most of us are in it to love kids and no other reason.