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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 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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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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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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To My Most Excellent Daycare Parents

To My Most Excellent Daycare Parents

Well we have had a  fantastic year at Nan’s house.    I’m proud to say,  all of the children who began 2011 with us are still here with the exception of our Precious Pebbles who went off to Kindy.  We have also welcomed  MyZay’s new baby brother who has quickly become everyone’s “little brudah”.  Being the […]

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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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There Is No Correct Way to Play With Any Toy

There Is No Correct Way to Play With Any Toy

In one of our forum threads Blackcat31 wrote: I do want to mention that there is no “correct” way to play with any toy. Children should be allowed to do as they please with them and we should never limit them to playing with something in a manner in which adults decide.  www.Daycare.com/forum I think […]

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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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Interviewing “Nannyde” Style

Interviewing “Nannyde” Style

I do a series of three interviews over a period of weeks before a family starts in my home. I like to take my time and get to know them. I usually spend five to six hours with them total before the child’s first day.  I haven’t interviewed families with kids over the age of […]

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