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10 Ways To Have a Fun and Safe Summer

 
 


I had a great time with my staff at our Annual Summer Safety training/meeting.  I believe that quality care is safe care and 10 years years ago I  made it a tradition to kick off my Summer Camp off with a Summer Safety Training.

At my annual Summer safety meeting, we discuss: summer uniform requirements, summer safety stories,  summer curriculum theme, van safety, fieldtrip safety and outdoor safety in the sun.

After the training, I feel that my team is empowered to have a fun and safe Summer.

 I share many of my Summer Camp secrets in my Summer Camp Planning guide, however, today  I want to share 10 ways to have a fun and Safe Summer with you!

1. Be sure to plan lots of fun and exciting activities and field trips
2. Create a first aid kit for field trips and for the van
3. Invite parents to send sunscreen, sunglasses or sun hats for outdoor time
4. Take the water play outdoors this summer!

5. Be sure that you have at least 2 people on site, who are trained in first-aid & CPR.
6. Do not take children outdoors if the weather is above 90 degrees.
7. Refrain from using wading pools and if you have a filtered pool, be sure that there is a trained life guard on site.
8. Be sure that the ratio on field trips is at least 1-to-5 for preschoolers and 1-to-8 for school age children. (Exceed state ratios on field trips to assure a safe and fun time)
9. Create a van check list for field trips that instructs staff on head count procedures, etc. Always double-check vans, even after you have counted all the children.
10. Take the water pitcher and disposable cups on the playground so that children will have access to drinking water at all times.
 
Have a Safe & Fun Summer!
Shiketa

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The Power of Facebook Marketing

I began marketing my child care business on Facebook in 2010. Back then, I opened a personal Facebook page for the Center, because I was concerned about the privacy of the children and I didnt want a Public Fan page.

However, what I didnt know was that Facebook was going to be the new way of marketing a business and it is free.

Once the parents in my Center were comfortable with thir children photos being posted on Facebook, I created a Fan page for the center and my center’s Facebook page is where parents love to hang out.

Today, Facebook has over 2 billion monthly users; 1.5 billion mobile users and over 38% of the world’s poulation is on Facebook.

I hope that reading those satistics above have inspired you to market your business daily on Facebook, because that is where billions of families log on everyday.

In my new book, The online Marketing guide for the Business of Child Care, I am going to share with you ways to build your brand with Facebook Marketing, along with show you how to effectively communicate with parents via your Child Care Business Facebook Page.

Be sure to follow my Book updates and Be sure to take the market your Business on Facebook daily, as your business success depends on it!

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Shiketa Morgan

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