Daycare Business

If You Hate Your Job, Read This

Along with my love for running a daycare, I love using and telling people about essential oils! I’m going to tell you 9 reasons why it’s the BEST business I have ever been a part of – and why it’s going to be our family business forever. Here are my top 7 reasons why it’s(…)

Average Daycare Rates in the Quad Cities (Iowa)

  Cost is a big factor for parents when deciding whether to send their child to daycare or not. Iowa’s childcare rates have risen over the years. Here is a survey results done by Childcare.net: Iowa Child Care Center Rates Infants (usually up to age 2): As of 2008, most centers’ rates fall between $183.00-$232.00(…)

How to raise your daycare rates

Like most other daycares, I’ve had raised my rates over the years. With the rising cost of living, it has to be done.  Parents may not like it, and sometimes you might lose a family in the process. Handling this process can be difficult and stressful, but you should never let a parent bully you into backing(…)

Yearly Home Daycare Marketing

Running a daycare can be one of the hardest businesses to run by yourself. There are lots of responsibilities to take care of. With the crazy schedules and balancing acts you need to keep, marketing is just one more task you’d rather not have to worry about scheduling. Why not make a marketing calendar to(…)

Daycare Provider tips: Supporting Breast Feeding Moms

Providing  care for infants requires special attention from providers. If you agree to take in an infant, you need to be prepared for the chance of the mother wanting to breastfeed their child. It is important that  child care providers are supportive of breastfeeding mothers and to make it an easy experience for mothers to be able(…)

Ten ideas to prevent childcare provider burnout

Just like other stressful jobs and businesses, burnout is common in the child care business. Providers have other parent’s children sometimes more then they do. Children are sweet and a joy to have as “clients”, but as every parent knows, taking care of a group of children all ages can be cause for a burnout. What(…)

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