Are you super overwhelmed about the new CACFP meal requirements for childcare that take effect October of 2017? If so, don’t fret, there is help for you. I have broken down the new rules into easy to follow steps for you. You can do this, and your kids will be better for it.
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Do you hate sweeping your floor constantly when you have kids to clean up after? I get so tired of cleaning. With 7 kids here every day, there is a lot of cleaning to do! I have tested 4 floor sweepers to see how they compare and I want to share my results with you so you can make your life easier! Check out my results!
Don’t you hate cooking a meal and then feeling like you are throwing too much of it away after dinner? Food waste is a big problem for many of us! In childcare, we have required numbers/amounts of food to put on kid’s plates. This creates a lot of waste. What do you do to cut down on the amount of food you throw away?
Don’t you just LOVE a good road trip? I really do. I love exploring places near and far. There are some super cool places in the US that you can visit. My top recommendation everyone should see is the Grand Canyon. There’s nothing cooler than that, but there are some really amazing places right here that you can discover on road trips in Oklahoma that don’t take a long time to get to.
Are you having trouble filling your family childcare home with kids? We have all been there. Here are some great tips to advertise your family childcare and fill it up fast! Don’t despair, you’ll get there. Here are a few simple tips that will help you get full and stay full in the future.
Do you know the phenomenon of the last hour of work in childcare everyday feeling like it drags on for hours on end? Ugh! I hate that feeling. Every day about 3-4 o’clock in the afternoon, I just feel spent. It’s a universal problem in all jobs and it’s much worse on Fridays.
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
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?