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Fun Earth Day Ideas

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The earth is what we all have in common.

— Wendell Berry

Every year in April I look forward to earth day events!In fact, I look forward to all of the gardening projects with the children at my Child Care Center and so much more.

Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection and Earth Day is observed on April 22nd each year.

Also, Earth day is a great day to teach young children how to be earth friendly with fun enriching activities. Need some Earth Day ideas? Check out the Activities below:

Take off Shoes! If you have a grassy area in your yard or on your playground; encourage the children to take off their shoes and feel the grass in between their toes.

Look up at the Sky!Encourage the children to lay down in a grassy area and look up at the sky. be sure to ask the children the following question; “How does that make you feel?”

Turn Our the Lights! On Earth Day, open the blinds and turn off the lights. This is a great way to save energy!

Clean-up Your Neighborhood! Consider taking the older children on a walk around your home or your center to pick-up trash in the neighborhood. * Be sure to carry business cards with you. On the back of the card write the words, ” We are an earth Friendly Child Care program.”

Want more ideas? Check out this blog post: 100 Ways to celebrate earth Day.

With the Earth in Mind,

Shiketa

 

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3 Steps to Building a “Successful” Child Care Center By Ken Myers

 

If a childcare business wishes to succeed, it is vital to take the right steps. Parents must feel that they are making a smart decision when they send their child to a certain business. If a business fails to instill confidence, it may suffer in the long run. The information below may help a childcare center.

1. Experienced Staff – Experienced staff is necessary when it comes to running a respectable business. Parents wish for their children to be cared for by people who know what to expect. These staff members must know how to handle various situations. If a child falls down, a staff member should be available to help the child and tend to any wounds. If a child is sick, the childcare center should have the necessary information needed to contact a doctor. A staff member who is unable to tackle a childcare situation may not be appropriate.

2. Fun Activities – It could be said that children enjoy entertainment. It is not enough to place a child in a care center and leave him or her for a few hours a day. A child should feel content in his or her new surroundings. Parents want their children to feel happy and appeased while a parent is at work. A skilled care business should provide children with toys and other activities. The toys do not have to be expensive; a business may wish to purchase items in bulk or ask for donations. However, the items should be safe.

3. Video Surveillance – A video surveillance system has many benefits. Video cameras allow a business to protect itself from any disputes. The cameras also protect children and their caregivers in the long run. Some parents are exceptionally busy, and they may miss out on valuable moments. If a child says his or her first word, a parent may be able to see the moment on video. Videos do not take up a lot of space; the videos may be stored just about anywhere in a building in data form. A center may wish to charge money for videos and bring in extra funds.

The world of childcare is competitive; a parent may feel overwhelmed due to the possibilities. It is crucial for a business to attempt to stand out from the competition. If a business is new, it should do as much research as possible. It should ensure that experienced staff members are available, and the business should keep the information above in mind. It is not enough to exist; a childcare business should take the right steps to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Parents should feel confident, and children should feel happy; that is paramount.

About the Author of this post:

Ken Myers as an Expert Advisor on multiple household help issues too many Organizations and groups, and is a mentor for other “Mom-preneurs” seeking guidance.  He is a regular contributor of “http://www.gonannies.com/”.  You can get in touch with him at k.meyerst20@gmail.com.

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