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Is daycare Good for children? Truth is, even though bad things happen in daycare sometimes, there is a whole lot of good going on in childcare as well. Daycare can be a gift. Quality childcare can have amazing benefits for child development.
If you want to find anything negative about childcare, it’s easy to find. When something bad happens in a childcare setting, it’s plastered all over the news and everyone jumps on that like white on rice. No one even gives the provider a second thought. All we hear is CRUCIFY, CRUCIFY, CRUCIFY! Truth is, even though some bad things happen, and that is super heartbreaking, there is a whole lot of good things going on in childcare as well.
There are a few things that can make tax time a lot easier for a childcare provider. Childcare taxes are fairly complicated and involved, but you can do them with no problem if you have a few tools to help you along the way. If you ever have any tax questions, I highly recommend visiting Tom Copeland’s very helpful website. He’s a tax advocate for childcare providers and he knows what’s what! If you get into a sticky situation like an audit, he’ll even help you get through that. Click here to visit his site.
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If you break down the tax situation, you’ll be able to handle it little by little. Tom’s “Family Childcare Record Keeping Guide” is a great resource to help you out with getting organized. I have learned so much from reading Tom’s books!
What’s the difference between a good provider and a great one? Great childcare is a blessing to families and it’s rare. How can you grow your business and cut down on stress in your life? What are you doing to make sure your business is successful in the future? Would you love to know the magic formula for keeping daycare families and having a thriving home daycare? What makes a great daycare?
When you open a new family childcare business in your home, it’s hard to know what will work and what won’t. 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.
There is so much paperwork required for childcare. Making an interview packet helps you have everything at the ready for when your family comes to check out your program. There are many things that need to be in that packet to keep your paperwork on track. In Oklahoma, there are several required items that should be included. Click here to see how to nail a childcare interview.
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.
So many times over the past years, I have heard people talk about childcare centers being a better environment for kids than family childcare homes. The general consensus is that centers “teach” the kids more than homes do, the environment is higher quality, and home daycare is not as regulated as childcare centers. That is simply not the case.
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Do you find yourself wondering if you are on the right path for your life? Do you wonder if you are fulfilling your purpose? I totally believe I was called by God to do family childcare. I totally believe it is my full-time ministry. I was born for it and my whole life has been preparing me. You can follow your calling too.