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?
DIY Dramatic Play Stand
Create your own Dramatic Play Stand to set up endless fun preschool dramatic play invitations! Dramatic Play is an important part of the education of young children. When children are in engaged in dramatic play they are pretending and developing essential social-emotional skills. They are also practicing many other important skills such as math, literacy, and physical development. Below we're sharing a few tips when it comes to building a DIY dramatic play stand.
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.
Summer Language & Literacy Activities
Summertime is a great time to practice language and literacy skills in a fun way! Practice essential skills but with a summer twist, this activity pairs perfectly with a set of magnetic letters. Preschoolers will get to practice language and literacy skills while learning about fun summertime activities.
Learn to subtract with this fun hands-on activity pack!
This printable set includes 5 different subtraction sets to engage children with a fun theme based on their interest.
Pair these printable mats with the included printable counters, or with your own fun manipulatives.
Musical Instruments Sound Patterning
Invite your preschoolers to get moving and create musical patterns with instruments. Preschoolers are learning all about patterning. Combine that learning with musical instruments to also support preschoolers in learning to follow a beat!
This activity is great for use during
Circle Time or any time you feel like getting musical!
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