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The MY CHILD Parent

The MY CHILD Parent

(Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the book “Daycare Whisperer Doing Daycare: This job would be great if it wasn’t for the parents”. ) A MyChild parent is a parent who has a grandiose perception of themselves as a parent, their child and their child’s needs, their rights regarding the child and their abilities ...

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The Boss-of-Me Parent

The Boss-of-Me Parent

(Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the book “Daycare Whisperer Doing Daycare: This job would be great if it wasn’t for the parents”. ) I have been doing home childcare for two decades and try as I might, I can never find a daycare parent who will be my boss. I want a whole ...

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06 Nov Daycare | 4 comments

Quality Time vs. Quantity Time

Quality Time vs. Quantity Time

I watched an interview years ago with Barbara Walters. She was talking about her career and how she balanced it while raising her daughter Jackie. I don’t remember her exact words but she said that she regrets the not spending enough time with her daughter when she was little. She said she didn’t believe in ...

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The Long Haul

The Long Haul

For the past eighteen years I have owned and operated a successful home child care. I started out in a 1400 square foot town home with three levels. In 2001 I moved to a house nearly twice that size with my then one year old son. I’ve been thinking lately about what it means to ...

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What More Will It Take? – SIDS

What More Will It Take? – SIDS

Sadly there is yet another report on the news about a young infant dying in child care. This time it happened in my home state of Iowa in the city of Council Bluffs. Teresa Chapin, a 37 year old Registered Provider apparently laid five month old Lane Thomas on an adult bed to sleep. According ...

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The Daycare Home Staff Assistant Part 5

The Daycare Home Staff Assistant Part 5

If you have come this far in the Staff Assistant series, I hope you have found some helpful ideas to steer you towards the perfect employee for your business. The last four topics are ones I have come across in my many years of having helpers. I hope to offer some guidance and ideas in ...

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The Daycare Home Staff Assistant Part 4

The Daycare Home Staff Assistant Part 4

When considering the role of the Staff Assistant in your home it is important to think through the relationship you would like your worker to have with your day care clients. Some providers I know have an informal and relaxed environment that promotes a strong bond between their employee and their day care parents. Some ...

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19 Aug Daycare | Comments Off

Protected: Michael’s Health Remedy

Protected: Michael’s Health Remedy

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The Daycare Home Staff Assistant Part 3

The Daycare Home Staff Assistant Part 3

The third part of this series is to discuss one of the issues that arise when hiring an employee to assist you in your child care. This situations is one I, my friends, and fellow providers have come across over the years of having helpers. It is only one aspect of finding the right employee ...

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The Daycare Home Staff Assistant Part 2

The Daycare Home Staff Assistant Part 2

The next step in hiring a staff assistant is to define what duties you need the assistant to do. It’s important to know the job description before beginning the interview process. Some of the duties the worker may need to perform are: Supervising the children while at play Feeding Diaper changing Educational or craft activities ...

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