Professionally Speaking

Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s description of professional is:  relating to a job that requires special education, training, or skill.  Listening to a group of “professionals” recently had me reflecting on what exactly could be called professional about anything they were saying or for that matter, doing.  In a “profession,” is it possible to be professional in some areas and not in others?  Over the years I have come to realize there are many different definitions of what family child care providers call “quality, professional care” for children.   Although I won’t even try to put a definition to “quality or professional care,” I have found there are different levels family child care providers go through to reach their own definition of professionalism.  


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New Regulation for Child Care Published by Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

The Administration for Children and Families has released the final rule for CCDBG/CCDF.  You'll find some resources from ACF and some possible organizations to follow as they ramp up to service your needs.  This will impact you - educate yourself.

Summertime Planning

Are you looking forward to summer or dreading the thought of having your schoolagers home all day for several weeks?  For many family child care providers, transitioning to summer is a mix of wondering how to keep everyone engaged and taking advantage of every minute of sunshine.  Yes, the infants and toddlers, especially, will still need a routine but thoughtful preparation can help make this a great experience for all the children in your care.