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Choosing Northwood, Iowa and Raising Kids

Choosing Northwood, Iowa and Raising Kids

Dear Northwood Iowa, My name is Tori Fees. My son, Cohle Daniel, and I relocated to Northwood three months ago. We are Des Moines, Iowa natives. Both of us were born there and my son has spent the first thirteen years of his life living on the North East side of Des Moines. I am ...

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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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Offering a “No Nap” Service

Offering a “No Nap” Service

Naptime is one of the hottest debate topics on every child care internet forums I have participated in. It’s one of the top ten discussions that has come up consistently thru the many years I have been providing care and counseling providers. At least once a month the subject works its way into our discussions. ...

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The Art of the Interview “Nannyde” Style – Part 2

The Art of the Interview “Nannyde” Style – Part 2

The second potential client interview is approximately an hour to an hour and a half long. It is scheduled within two weeks of The First Interview. This is a time when we go through the policies of the day care and ask in depth questions about the child. Because our food service is such an ...

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Potty Training Letter To Parents

Potty Training Letter To Parents

This is the letter I give to parents who are interested in beginning potty training their child in my home. I thought it would be something readers may be able to use for their own business to explain the process and some of the difficulties in working with parents to get on the same page. ...

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Doctors Notes: Return to Daycare

Doctors Notes: Return to Daycare

We had a discussion on Daycare.com brought up by forum member “daycare” that got me to thinking about the policies in my child care regarding ill children returning to care. Ugh vent… Kid has Croup “So the DCM that said kid has a fever from teething turned out that the DCP took her to the ...

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Daycare Is Not For Sissies

Daycare Is Not For Sissies

If you are going to do childcare you have to be tough. It’s a hard job! Often when providers start out they have a vision it will be easy to take on a kid or two while they have the luxury of staying home with their own little ones. Over time many providers realize the ...

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