childcare ideas

United States
May 23, 2007 9:06pm CST
On June 4th, I will be opening a home daycare center. I am very excited!!! I am starting with 7 children. The ages are ranging from 6-10 but I accept children ages 4 -10 years of age. What I am looking for from my myLot family is suggestions. Every parent or gaurdian has had a child care experience. Even if your child has never been to an actual day care service. What types of things would you love to see in a day care facility for your child?
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@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
24 May 07
cleanliness, age appropriate games and movies, a posted schedule that is followed, emergency numbers posted in plain site such as on back of door or on refrigerator, a fenced in outdoor play area, separate rooms for ill children and healthy children, learning tools such as building blocks with lettrs on them or talking math or word games. I can think of more but I don't want to overwhelm you. My sister runs an inhome daycare center. She has 3 children of her own and takes in 5 into day care. There house is big and the entire downstairs/mainfloor is daycare and the kitchen and laudryroom and kids bathroom. The upper level is their main living quarters through out the week, bedrooms, master bath and a den/office. There is a basement apartment for guests when they have them. She also has 3 trained assistants for emergency only that meet the parents and the children right away. One is our mom. They are used in an emergency such as when an infant developed a high fever and the parent said take her to the hospital and i will meet you there. The assistant was there before she was loaded in the car to leave. Always have a backup plan for emergencies.
• United States
24 May 07
Thanks. Sounds like your sister has a great operation going. Our layout is somewhat similar, but our basement is where the older children will be with another staff person. Since I am a writer I wish I could have a den on my second floor but we just have the 3 bedrooms, master bedroomw/bath, and then our kids bathroom. The bathroom on the main floor is for the daycare kids like your sisters facility. Thanks agaion for your reply.