Four Fascinating Blogs and Websites for Family Child Care Providers

6a0133f3fc5805970b014e5f60b2ea970c-320wiAs someone who is new to blogging I enjoy finding out about other individuals who have started a blog or website that seeks to help family child care providers be more successful as a business.

Here are four sites I know about that can help you with your business.

The Child Care Business Owner Blog! – Shiketa Morgan is a former family child care provider in St. Louis, Missouri. Her blog contains articles on a variety of business issues. Her Facebook page contains interesting discussions and her Twitter account has 2,000 followers.

The Green Fish Chronicles – Misti runs her family child care home, Little Scholar, from Topeka, Kansas. Her blog contains a wonderful series of articles on how child care providers can set up their own website as well as articles on children’s activities and more. She also has a Facebook page.

Alison Jacks is an Enrolled Agent who specializes in preparing income taxes for family child care providers in California. Her website contains a wealth of articles on tax issues affecting child care providers such as: How to Calculate Your Time/Space Percentage, What Business Licenses Do You Need?, Treat Your Workers as Proper Employees, Complete Federal and California Payroll Tax Guide, and much, much more. – Natalie is a former family child care provider who now is a family child care consultant. Her website contains a number of articles on taxes, business planning, contracts, as well as information for parents on choosing and paying for child care.

I’m sure that there are other people who have a blog or website addressing family child care business issues. Let me know about them! I’ll do a future blog posting and introduce them.

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24 replies

  1. Thanks Tom! I find it an honor that you recognized my blog as one of four fascinating blogs to follow.

  2. I’ve been telling fellow providers for a LONG time how helpful a website can be, so link from green fish is about to be shared…a LOT.

  3. Thank You Tom! I was very excited that the Green Fish was honored and recognized as a site to follow for family child child providers. 🙂

  4. Thanks for the great resources, Tom. I’m a huge fan of yours and have listened to you speak several times at the Provider’s Choice Conference. I just recently found your blog and subscribed to it.
    I have built a website ( dedicated to helping in-home daycare providers and I also have a Facebook Group of daycare providers so I’m always looking for good resources to share. I know if it’s a resource recommended by you, it’s definately a good one to share. I have bookmarked all four of these.
    Thanks again!

  5. Great post I must say.. Simple but yet interesting and engaging.. Keep up the awesome work!

  6. Great blog with useful information. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Thanks for the post! Interesting article!! 😀

  8. I just wanted to say that Shiketa is an awesome name, and I wonder if it’s pronounced like “chiquita”

  9. Choosing child care can be a very stressful time because there is nothing more important. Thank you for the tips.

  10. Such a great post about child care provider. Keep on posting!

  11. All new child care blogs to me. Thank you for posting the resources.

  12. Some great child care resources listed here which I hadn’t seen before. Thanks for the info, I’ve got some reading to do 🙂

  13. Mr. Copeland you have been a guiding light for me since the 1990’s. I’m so glad your still in the business of making sure family day care centers perform to their fullest capacity. You are a jewel and I thank you so much.
    Nay Stinson

  14. Hi Tom,
    What great information. I am currently working within the childcare industry and these are spot on.

  15. Very great post. This is excellent information.

  16. Thanks for sharing blogs about child care. Green fish chronicles have good articles. I actually read some of it and it was very insightful. I’m hoping you still have more child care blogs to share. I want to have more knowledge about it.
    Thank you!

  17. Thanks for sharing this post to us and keep posting.

  18. I just wanted to share my blog I am an in-home child care provider. I write about issues related to family, life, parenting and child care. Mostly I am an advocate for child care providers who put their heart and soul into the children they care for each day. Thanks!

  19. Great and informative post. Thanks for sharing this to us and keep posting. This adds info about child care.

  20. Great and interesting article. This will really help parents. Thanks for sharing this to us and keep posting.

  21. Thanks for sharing! I will follow all of these blogs. I have worked in child care for over 10 years now, and I love it. I am always interested in seeing and trying new things. It makes things more interesting for the kids and makes me more valuable.
    Claire Reynolds ||

  22. That’s really nice post, yes this will definitely help parents for their child.


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