TIPS for Child Care Institute

"Our Mission as a training institute is to provide an affordable training solution that supports healthy interaction with children through every age, level and stage of development.  We are a private company, independently supported through donations and by charging low fees for services. We provide practical expert solutions to anyone working with children in the childcare center or in-home environment including direct and in-direct services to children,  parenting (caretakers/biological/foster), in-home family child care providers, residential facilities, mental health, residential nannies and the au pair community." - TIPS for Child Care  Institute

Our Services Include:

  • Creative Self-Paced Classes Meeting local and CDA standards 
  • Training New In-Home Child Care Providers In Our Beyond Babysitting Program with Interactive Lab (2 week commitment) 
  • Virtual (Webinar) Training Opportunities that are creative and interactive meeting the need of current providers
  • Self-Paced Curriculum Implementation in the form of Train-the-Trainer Institutes for directors, staff and owners
  • CPR and First Aid Training (South Carolina)
  • Live Virtual, Social Network Forum Learning Model Using Unique TOCLASS™ Learning Platform 

--TIPS for Child Care Institute

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Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building