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The Grown Up Work of Running a Day Care

For anyone who enjoys working with children, starting a day care can be a fulfilling and rewarding career. Not only will you be doing what you love to do which is caring for the very young, you are making a good living at it. The size of the day care you start can be as small as hosting a half dozen kids in your home to running a big institution with dozens of kids. The size of the day care is something you have to decide based […]

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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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The Five Must Haves to Start a Day Care

Whether its going on vacation or building a new business, before you start on any of life’s adventures, you have to know what you must have. And starting your own day care is a great adventure because there is risk, there is excitement and there is opportunity for great success and victory. So the very first thing you will set about learning are the “must haves” of starting your own day care center. Once you have that list underway, you can fill in the blanks as you […]

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