We are less than 5 days away from Thanksgiving and I hope that you have already planned your holiday schedule and notified your parents of your holiday closing schedule.
Many Child Care providers plan their holiday schedule at the beginning of their preschool year and issue it to parents.
However, if you are a new family home childcare business owner or a new center owner, be sure to post your holiday schedule where parents can see it. (if you have not already posted your holiday schedule)
Many family home providers follow me on social media and one of the questions that I get shortly before the holidays is: How many days will you be closed for the holidays?
Every year during the holidays I close my center for Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving. Also, during the month of December, I close Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve.
When I was a home daycare provider, I closed my business the last week of the year and the parents were notified (in writing) of the closing 6-months in advance.
**Parents do not like it when they are not giving enough notice for planned closings.
Another way to notify parents of your holiday schedule is via a parent handbook and on your website. If you do not have a parent handbook, be sure to purchase a sample parent handbook today! click here
Whatever your holiday schedule may be; I hope that you take some time to enjoy the holidays with your family and I challenge you to do something special for the families in your childcare business this holiday season.
With the holidays in mind,
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