Contracts & Policies

How Much Do You Make Per Hour?

You may want to know the answer to this question because you are considering raising your rates and need help in justifying higher rates. Or, you are just curious. Whatever the reason, here’s the simplest way to figure this out:… Read More ›

When Should You Bend Your Rules?

Family child care providers are in a caring profession and regularly looks for ways to help the families in their care. Providers also expect parents to follow their rules as spelled out in their contract and policies. I talk a… Read More ›

The Three Choices of Life

What creates the most stress for a family child care provider? It’s not taking care of young children – it’s dealing with parents. A parent won’t pick up on time. A parent won’t pay on time. A parent won’t follow… Read More ›

Who is Interviewing Whom?

Are parents interviewing you, or are you interviewing parents? Sometimes parents who are looking for child care will assume that that if they want to enroll their child in your program you must accept them! They may act like they… Read More ›