Geo pumpkins are a wonderful way to have a seasonal math, team learning, fine motor skill experience in your child care!Read More
There is no one correct way to plan for your program. Chances are that you’re doing some sort of planning already. Although most of the time when people talk about “planning” they’re referring to curriculum or children’s learning activities, you also have to plan and serve meals and snacks, help children with personal tasks including potty training and handwashing, and have a routine in place so that children know what to expect during the day. If you don’t have at least that much of a “plan” in place, you may be experiencing periods of chaos throughout the day and are wondering why things are so out of control. Young children thrive on routine and planning helps to ensure that.Read More
I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Wildwood CACFP Child Care Conference. My talk was about valuing what you do, as child care providers, and providing ideas on how to do that, with a focus of creating an online presence. While I do hope that the providers were able to take at least one thing (hopefully more!) home with them from, I wanted to share with you the several things I took home with me. I love being able to talk to you all, I always learn so much! Please share your thoughts in the comments below!Read More
- You need more funding appropriated in the budget for the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG).
- You need the Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2015 legislation regarding the food program to have bipartisan support in favor of Senator Casey's bill.
520 reasons to support a breastfeeding space in child care environment - for each nursing mom and infant. Get some insight and resources for supporting breastfeeding in child care environments.Read More
The Child Nutrition Reauthorization process is in full swing and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has introduced The Access to Healthy Food For Young Children Act of 2015. Get more information and easy ways to make your voice heard now!Read More
Ever wonder about hiring an employee? What it might take so sustain paying them or why you might entertain the idea? Tom Copeland lays it all out for you and gives you an example of exactly how those financials might work out for you.Read More
After reading Top 10 Mistakes Home Day Care Providers Make, we chose three of the mistakes and provided a couple of resources so you can avoid making them. Check out the common mistakes and the resources that might help you avoid making them.Read More