Planning meals for your family AND Childcare can become overwhelming.
Here are some easy prep, and tasty lunch time recipes.....
Fall is a busy time. You may have your own kids heading back to school, have new families starting, perhaps you are introducing a new routine, or your might be adding a new educational component to your program. With these changes, and the busy holiday season around the corner, it's easy to start to feel overwhelmed and unorganized. To help you feel less overwhelmed, I've gathered up some of my favorite tips to help you ready your program for Fall!
1. Create a Welcome Routine
Have a good morning routine. One fun way to welcome new children into your program (and practice name recognition) is with a daily
sign in and sign out activity.
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Whether it be Stringing, Poking, Pinching, Squishing, Wrapping, Scooping, Stacking, Sticking, Pealing, or Painting..there are so many fun ways to give those little fingers and hands a workout.
Having strong fine motor skills makes it easier for children to perform Self-help skills such as Dressing (tying shoes, buttoning, buckles, and zipping), as well as other functional tasks such as manipulating small pieces, cutting and writing.
Do you have trouble finding the toys you want to rotate into your learning spaces? Is your storage room out of hand? Having an organized storage room will save you time. Below you will find suggestions on how to organize your storage room for toy rotation.
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.
Unlike other childcare furniture that is meant for large centers, IKEA's furnishings are designed for the home. This makes the scale of their furniture just the right size for Home Based Provider's (especially those with shared spaces).
In addition to Children's Furniture they also offer a wide variety of Organizational Supplies, Kitchenware, Organizing Supplies, and Toys. They have products to design all kinds of Learning Spaces in your Home (Check out my previous post on using IKEA products to create a Dramatic Play Space for your Childcare Space Here).
If you are crafty you can even use IKEA products to create Light tables, Lego Tables, and Sensory Tables for your home at a reasonable cost.
Below you will find 45+ Photos from the Pre-K Fun Community FB Members who are using IKEA products in their beautiful spaces.
Popular IKEA Products
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There is only so much time in the day to organize your Childcare Business and Space. To help save you some time (and money) I'm sharing some super Freebies for your Childcare Program.
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