Early Childhood Development, Family Childcare

Why You Should Never Call Your Childcare Provider a “Sitter”

I am more than just your sitter A sitter is the teenager who comes to watch movies and eat pizza with your kids so you can have a rare night off. She does less work, and most likely gets paid more an hour. I am not a sitter. I am your Childcare provider. Which still… Continue reading Why You Should Never Call Your Childcare Provider a “Sitter”

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7 Things You Must Consider When Opening a Home Daycare

So you are considering opening a home daycare? Congratulations! You will never feel more fulfilled, more exhausted, more loved, more stressed, or more vital. In choosing to raise tiny humans, you are choosing to raise up the next generation. You are not a sitter. You are shaping the minds, and hearts of tomorrow. But you… Continue reading 7 Things You Must Consider When Opening a Home Daycare

Early Childhood Development, Family Childcare, Parenting

4 Simple Ways to Help Your Kids Beat the Winter Blues

Your kiddos have the daycare winter blues. It's February. So when you look outside, you can see the ground a veritable frozen wasteland of mud and asphalt-covered slush. The sky is some gloomy nondescript color of gray that could only be described as Yuck. Inside, your Little's feel it. You feel it. Every Yuck winter… Continue reading 4 Simple Ways to Help Your Kids Beat the Winter Blues

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The 10 Most Valuable Items Every Daycare Playroom Needs

If you have a Pinterest account, and you have considered opening a home daycare, then chances are you’ve seen the ornate playrooms which grace its boards. I don’t know about you, but those beautiful, open, organized play spaces make me feel completely inadequate as a family childcare provider, homemaker, and mother. I don’t have the… Continue reading The 10 Most Valuable Items Every Daycare Playroom Needs

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Why Should my Childcare Provider get Paid Time Off?

I hear it all the time- online, in interviews, in mom groups- parents complaining because their provider took a scheduled vacation day- Paid time off. The parent has to find alternate care, but they still have to pay daycare. "It's not fair!" They say. "If they aren't providing the service, why should I have to… Continue reading Why Should my Childcare Provider get Paid Time Off?