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What do you think are must have items for home daycare? 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 must have items for home daycare. I mean, what would we be doing if we didn’t have kids.
Everyone has a really bad day sometimes. Have you ever read the book about Alexander’s? I love it. It helps us to see those bad days aren’t wrong and the people having them aren’t bad. Sometimes people just feel bad for some reason. Sometimes we are just tired or even burned out. Click here to see how to avoid burnout.
When you open a new family childcare business in your home, it’s hard to know what will work and what won’t. Let me save you a ton of heartache and headaches. If you start your business and add rules, it’s much harder than beginning the business with your rules in place. You can have them already in your contract or policies depending on where they belong and you will save yourself a whole lot of headaches.
Every year we face the age-old question in childcare, should I get Christmas gifts for daycare kids? Some providers give their families gifts as well. Some providers give their families gifts, some just the kids, and some don’t choose to do that.
It’s all relative to your budget, beliefs, and feelings about what is best for the kids. In today’s society, kids are very overindulged in most cases. Most kids don’t NEED anything else. Hopefully, this post can help you solve the dilemma and you can refer back to it year after year.
It’s a bit overwhelming to receive this letter about a ton of new requirements for childcare licensing in Oklahoma. and not know what a lot of these things mean. Oklahoma daycare has been changing for a while and will continue to do so in the future. First, take a step back and realize you have a free visit to learn about them. Second, we can break it down into small bites and it will be just fine.
Don’t you hate the feeling of floundering around in your life without passion for what you’re doing? Learning to live your passion is easy if you look inside yourself and see what fires are burning inside of you.
Do you feel frustrated with your daycare sometimes? Here’s what parents wish daycare providers knew. Parents and providers can work together to build a great relationship that supports children and builds a great foundation for their future. I have been talking to parents to see what they would say to their providers past or present if they could. To be a great provider, you need empathy. Leaving your kids with someone else is not easy. If you are a childcare provider, please realize parents have feelings.
What happens when you have daycare activities planned for the kids and no one is interested? What about all your hard work and preparation? What about the great benefits of the activity you want the kids to receive?
Every child deserves a great place to be. That’s why I have kept teaching kids for over 20 years. I firmly believe if we are going to take care of children, we should give it our 110%. There is nothing more important than how a provider spends their day. Here are some GREAT reasons to choose a career in childcare.