When you enroll new children in your Child Care Facility, parents need to be informed of your policies and procedures. The best way to inform parents about your program policies is by issuing a parent handbook.
The parent handbook that I have created is designed to provide your parents with an overview of your facilities policies and procedures. It is also a great way to orientate families into your program and market your childcare program to families that are considering enrolling their children in your program. The handbook also includes a sample transportation policy, emergency preparedness letter and a payment agreement.
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To Your Success,
As a Child Care Business Owner, it is vital that you plan to take some time away from your Business. In fact, if you rarely take vacations, you are only increasing your risk of hitting Burnout!!
Furthermore, time away from your Business, will help you to get re-energized. Moreover, when you are away from your Business, you have more time to relax and think clear.
If you are a Family Home Child Care provider, it is vital that you tell parents upfront about your Vacations plans.
The best way to inform parents of your Planned vacations, is via a Parent handbook and be sure to post a reminder at least 60-days prior to your Vacation.
Also, if you plan to charge fees for your vacation time, this information should be included in your Parent Contract.
When I was a home provider, I always closed my daycare the last week of the year and during the summer months, I planned weekend trips with my family.
Now that I am a Center Owner, I never shut my center down; with the exception of holidays and when I am away; one of my lead teachers handles my office duties.
Are you planning to take a Vacation soon? Do you feel guilty when its time to take a Vacation? Have you hit Burnout and need a vacation?
I want to hear from you….