As a home based childcare provider, you invite complete strangers into your home, and these strangers in turn are trusting you to care for their most precious gifts-their children.
Over time with trust, respect, and communication this client/provider relationship grows, and you become more comfortable with each other. Soon you work well together, just like a well oiled machine. You understand each other's communication style, and are respectful of each other needs.
But what happens when you start to notice red flags? What are some of those deal breakers that might indicate this client isn't a match for your program, and things that you won't tolerate in your provider/client relationship?
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Pizza is a favorite food for many preschoolers. Setting up a pizza parlor in your learning space is a great way for preschoolers to develop important math, literacy, and social skills while having fun!
Simply combine my Pizza Parlor Dramatic Play Pack with your pizza fixings to set up this fun and engaging dramatic play experience.
The Bathroom and Changing spaces are often overlooked-but are important places in your Childcare Home. Using the bathroom, washing hands, and diapering are all important routines that develop self help skills, and help children gain independence. More..
Dramatic Play is an important part of the education of young children. When children are pretending, they are developing essential social-emotional skills! They are also practicing many other important skills such as math, literacy, and physical development.
When it comes to using IKEA, it doesn't surprise me why their products are so popular with Home based Childcare Providers. Their products are reasonably priced, take up a minimal amount of space, are durable, easily modified, and they have a large variety of products to meet the needs of Home Based Providers.
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Do you know what materials you already have for each theme? Do you know where they are stored? If the answer to any of these questions is no, It's time to take inventory!
Having a digital inventory list of your thematic teaching materials on hand, will help you save you time when you need to plan your lessons. It will also save you money the next time you spot a garage sale, or a run across an awesome sale this summer!
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