Summer Enrichment Programs and Your Childcare Business

Are you planning to offer summer enrichment programs this year at your childcare center? Summer camps and other specialty programs can greatly benefit the families you serve and your daycare too. In this article, learn about the potential benefits of offering summer enrichment programs, as well as tips for making your summer programs a success. Why Offer Summer Enrichment Programs …

Practical Ways to Create a Supportive Early Learning Environment for Children with Special Needs

As an Early Childhood Education professional, you already understand the importance of creating an early learning environment where all children can grow, learn, develop, and thrive. In this article, we will take a look at practical ways to create an inclusive early learning setting for children with special needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, hearing or visual impairment, speech or …

How to Show Appreciation for Your Childcare Team Without Breaking the Bank

Showing genuine appreciation for your childcare staff is one of the most important things you can do to create a great work culture and reduce employee turnover for your Early Childhood Education business. In this article, we offer twelve ideas for showing your appreciation to your daycare team that won’t break the bank. Read on to find out more. Demonstrating …

Guide to Increasing Parent Involvement at Your Childcare Center

Increasing parent engagement at your early learning center benefits parents, children, and your program as a whole. In the following guide, learn about the importance of parent involvement in Early Childhood Education and explore seven practical ways you can grow parent involvement at your own childcare center. Read on to find out more. Parental Engagement Is a Key Component of …

What Is Your Early Childhood Education Philosophy and Why Does It Matter?

What is your personal Early Childhood Education philosophy? In this article, we will explore practical questions you can ask yourself to clarify your ECE philosophy and discuss why it’s so important to have one and be able to communicate it to others. Read on to find out more. What is an Early Childhood Education Philosophy? Every childcare professional needs an …

How to Address a Problem With Your Daycare Employee

It’s no easy task to deal with problems that arise with your daycare employees. Whether you’ve been in the childcare business for a few years or a few decades, you’re bound to come across a problem with an employee, or even a problem employee. Knowing what to do in these scenarios is critical to the well-being of your Early Childhood …

How to Navigate a Difficult Conversation with a Parent

There’s no getting around the fact that the children you care for at your Early Childhood Education program and their parents come as a packaged deal. Inevitably, you will run into a sticky situation with either the child or the parent that will require you to engage in a difficult conversation with the parent. Many childcare providers view angry or …