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More Than a Day Care

“Walk a mile in my shoes” was a popular song long ago which advocated that to understand someone else’s point of view, try to see the world through their eyes. In running a day care, sometimes it helps if we stop and try to understand how your customers view you and view the experience they are having using your service. And, of course, the “customers ” of your day care are the children who are in your care and the parents who entrust those little ones to […]

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Discipline At Day Care

When you first though of starting your own day care, the images of being with children, loving them, and having fun with them is one of the big attractions to making that kind of day care become a reality. But it doesnÂ’t take long to realize that in any social setting and especially one where children are involved, there must be a system of discipline. The tricky part of putting into place and then enforcing discipline in a day care setting is that you are put on […]

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Daily Life In Your Day Care

How do you view the daily schedule that you maintain in your day care? How the time is used while you are the primary caregiver for those kids will say a lot about whether you see day care as essentially professional babysitting or as a time when the kids in your charge can grow and mature together. Now, we know that day care is not school. So you are not expected to run a curriculum and show substantial intellectual improvement in the children you care for. For […]

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Because You Can Do It Better

There are a lot of reasons that people decide to start their own day care. For some its strictly a business venture. For others the motivation could be a background or academic training in child care and finding a way to use that expertise outside of public schools and pediatrics. But for many and perhaps for you, the motivation is quite simply that you know you can do it better than people who run day care centers that you have used. One of the most heart wrenching […]

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A Day Care Starter Kit

When you make the determination that you are ready to start the process of owning your own day care, the first thing to recognize is that you are not going down uncharted paths here. The steps you will need to take to set up your day care are pretty much cut and dried. And while for you each step along the path to finally turning the key and opening the door of your shiny new day care is an adventure, it is an adventure many have had […]

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