Every childcare center is unique and uses various market differentiators to talk about itself and set itself apart from other childcare providers in the area. But, there are some guiding principles that universally make for a great childcare center. Take a moment and think through what parents are looking for when they do a site visit to see if your childcare center is right for them. These are the items that make up the anatomy of a great childcare center. To help you plan and market yourself, let’s take a look at what you need to be a great childcare center.
As educators, we’re constantly researching and analyzing how children learn best. This makes education an ever-changing landscape as we adjust with new insights and learning’s. As you strive to provide only the best care and education at your childcare center, we’ve compiled a list of current trends in childhood education that you should know about. You know your childcare center and the children you care for best, so be sure to discern if these trends are right for you before implementing. You can also discuss these trends with teachers at your next meeting to get their take on how these trends might be applicable to their classroom.
Some people think infants have it easy. They just eat and sleep, right? Well, if you’ve ever had an infant yourself, or have watched someone else’s baby for just a few hours, you might start to reconsider that thought. Babies take a lot of time, patience and love to take care of. With so much going on at every minute, being able to keep a journal of everything that happens is essential. Ultimately, this makes the challenging job of taking care of an infant a whole lot easier.
The first five years of your child’s life will be filled with fun milestones and daily changes and developments. This phase of your child’s development is key, and so will the childcare they attend. But choosing from the many facilities can be an overwhelming challenge at first.