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Candy For Breakfast

Candy For Breakfast

Candy For Breakfast The “No Cry” Way To Start Your Day It’s Fast It’s Easy and the Kids Love It! Halloween is upon us. A week from today my little spooks will be trudging around their respective neighborhoods and begging for treats. They will surely get at least a half of a felt pumpkin  sack of goodies. ...

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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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Pulled From The Daycare Forum

Pulled From The Daycare Forum

Hunni Bee said: “I work in a center, and we have an Infant/Young Toddler Room. There’s a about 5 kids in there…2 14 or 15-month olds, 2 just-turned-one’s, and 7 month old. (At 18 months they go to the Toddler Room). They all cry ALL DAY LONG. They are not neglected, the teacher attends to ...

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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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01 Aug Daycare | Comments

The Day Care Home Staff Assistant Part 1

The Day Care Home Staff Assistant Part 1

This is the first of a five part series on staff assistants in the home child care setting. The first installment is to help the provider figure out some of the financial aspects of hiring a helper and some tools to assist with determining salary and hours. Most providers who successfully make it through the first ...

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