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25 Ways to Give Your Child Care Business a Makeover

 

I don’t know about you, but I get bored very easily when it comes to business. In fact, after only 5 years of operating my home daycare…I was ready to expand. Then after 9 years of owning my childcare center, I found myself getting  bored with my business. Moreover, I know that there was one thing that would cure my boredom and that would be the simple fact that I needed to make some changes and refresh my mindset about my business!

When I decided that I needed to make some changes in my business, I had a great idea to give my business a Makeover! During the process of my business makeover, my vision has been renewed, I am more excited about going to my business, the parents love the changes, the staff are being challenged like never before and most importantly..I feel like a new business owner!

Are you happy with your business? Can you relate to my story? Do you desire to make changes in your business? Have you thought about quitting? Maybe it is time for a Makeover!

Before I share with you 25 ways to give your childcare business a makeover, I want you to think about the television show, HGTV. I love watching HGTV, because I get to see the renewed look on a home owners face as they make over their home. In fact, as I watch the show, I am inspired to makeover my home and it gives me insight on the importance of constantly adding something new to your life or your business.

When was the last time that you added something new in your business? If it has been awhile, it’s time for a makeover. Here are 25 ways to make-over your childcare business and give your business a fresh look.

1. Add some fresh flowers at the front door

2. Hang some new posters on the wall

3. Add some new pillows in the reading center (s)

4. Update your signage

5. Decorate your windows

6. Update your website

7. Update your brochures and business cards

8. De-clutter your office

9. Buy your self a new desk

10. Paint the walls

11. Buy some new toys

12. Add new chairs to the parent waiting area

13. Add new food items to your menus

14. Buy  new business books and implement some of the business practices in your business

15. Hang some new curtains to soften the look in your home or classrooms

16. Add new area rugs in the learning areas

17. Update your social media page(s) with new photos

18. Add fresh plants throughout your home or center

19. Label toy containers and organize classroom space

20. Add new professional development books to your resource library for fresh ideas

21. Add some new flowers/scrubs to your landscaping

22. Purchase some new playground items

23. Update your logo

24. Change the color of your business t-shirts

25. Revise the template on your parent newsletter

I hope that you are inspired to give your business a Makeover! Whatever you may decide to do, the slightest change makes a difference and it will be quickly noticed by parents.

I promise you that as you begin to make changes in your childcare business, that you will begin to feel like a new business owner and your vision will be renewed!

Much Success To You!

Shiketa

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It’s Time To Prepare Your Child Care Business For Spring

Created by Vennie Randolph.

I love it when the month of March comes, because I get to add a touch of spring to my childcare facility!

Today I want to share some spring decor ideas with you and some tips on where you can find some great spring related ideas; so that you are inspired to add a touch of spring to your home daycare or childcare center.

Many of my spring decor ideas are discovered when I am out shopping. This past weekend, I was out shopping at Trader Joes and I discovered some gorgeous yellow day lilies. Seeing the day lilies, gave me an idea to add some fresh lilies on the sign-in table.  Adding a vase with fresh Spring flowers is a great way to welcome parents into your program.

I Love to browse home and garden magazines to get spring decor ideas. In fact, I make a trip to the local library to purchase old home & garden magazines to spark my creative juices.

Also, I love to stop by the local Nursery to get spring ideas and one of the things that I notice in the home & garden department at the local nursery are “Spring Flags.”

So, every spring, I display a Welcoming Spring flag near the rear entrance of the building; where parents enter the building. (Check out the flag below)

Spring is also a great time to paint your walls. In the Spring of 2011, developed a desire to liven up the walls at my center with a fresh coat of paint. So, my husband and I went to the local home depot to pick out a paint color and I settled on an earth friendly green. Check out the picture that inspired my new wall color and then my new wall color.

This is the picture that inspired my wall color choice.

Learning Days Child Care Center, Spring 2011. We've added new shelving and more plants since this photo.

I hope that you have been inspired to prepare your childcare business for spring!  Where do you get your spring ideas from? Feel free to share your spring decor ideas.

I look forward to sharing more spring ideas with you in upcoming post, be sure to follow my post/ childcare business tips & discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

Shiketa

Feel free to submit your spring photos to childcarenews@aol.com. (Your facility will be given credit for the photos)

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