After being on both sides of the parent and provider spectrum, there are definitely some things that I wish I had known and also some things that I wish parents would do when preparing their child for daycare (not just mine!). So I've compiled a list of the biggest things that parents should work on … Continue reading 5 Parent “Must Knows” for Preparing Your Child (and Yourself) for Daycare
To anyone in the education or early education field, they likely know the difference between process and product art, but to anyone else, this just sounds like jargon and jibberish. I'm writing today to explain the difference between the two and why we as educators and as parents should strive for more process art. So, … Continue reading Process Art vs Product Art
Hi everyone! To anyone reading this blog, I'm going to be doing a Q&A related to anything daycare- from parents, other providers, and so on so feel free to comment below and I'll make a master list and go over your questions in a week or so. Thank you for your ideas!
***The finished result of clean pavers, driveway, and post-gel stain!!*** (We just got these shutters put up in January and I am LOVING my house!) I've never been the type of woman who wants fancy things, jewelry, nice dressy clothes, high heels, etc. because I'm just too practical. I prefer tennis shoes or sandals, depending … Continue reading Pressure Washing and Gel Stain on Garage Door | House Projects
Dear parent of a daycare-aged child, It's imperative that you have a plan for if and when you will need back-up care, even if you have your child in a daycare (whether a center or a home is no matter). There are events that may come up where you'll need to have someone ready to … Continue reading Parents, Save Your “Sick Days” at Work!
Before I was a daycare provider, I had enrolled my child in a daycare center and I wondered why they had rules about certain things. Like why you needed to call and let them know your child wasn't coming for the day, why they had designated times for drinks versus cups available all day, and … Continue reading Daycare Policies, Explained (Part 1)
Infants in most daycare programs take up 2 spots, mostly because they need a lot of care, one-on-one time, cuddles, reassurance, feedings, changing, sleep time, etc and because they cannot get around on their own. It's a lot of work! And infant supplies also are pricy, take up a lot of room, and it takes … Continue reading How to Prepare an Infant for Daycare
As a home daycare provider, I think a lot of times, parents think that they can just one day start enforcing boundaries and limits when a child turns 2 or 3 years old. But you really need to start early. Imagine having no rules or regulations at work for the first year and you could … Continue reading Don’t Wait Until Age 2 to Begin Guiding Your Child’s Behavior
It's no secret that being a daycare provider has a lot of "behind-the-scenes" stuff, mostly bookkeeping, planning, shopping for groceries and supplies, etc. but there's a whole 'nother sector of home daycare, specifically my program, of things that I do on a regular/consistent basis that may go unnoticed. Here's the list! Cleaning- it seems a … Continue reading 20 Secret Things Your Daycare Provider Does That Make a Big Difference
This is an article I came across just the other day from another provider who is a director of a daycare center for 30+ years. I really love her content and will be featuring different articles in my blog over the coming months. She goes by “The Spunky Childcare Provider” and requests to be anonymous. … Continue reading “Dear Parents, Clean Our Your Car”