Day care activities can help draw many new customers. More and more parents want someone to not only look after their children, but to help them learn and have fun. Introducing stimulating day care activity to a child’s day can help them physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Any day care activity should be tailored to the ages of the children. Infants and young toddlers will need more basic, gentle play, while older children will need more challenging activities. When you are dealing with a wide range of children, it may be more challenging to come up with child care activity to meet all of their needs. With a little creativity and patience, however, it is possible.
Infants and toddlers need good day care activities as much as older children, but they need activity suited to their age. Younger infants need plenty of floor time to help with muscle strength and mobility. They will also love playing with brightly colored rattles and soft toys. As they get a little older they may enjoy pull toys, riding toys, large blocks, and stacking toys. Games like peek-a-boo are very popular at this age, as is music and singing.
Older toddlers need day care activity that helps them learn new skills and concepts. Puzzles, building blocks, arts and crafts, and outdoor play are all important at this age. Memory games would be a fun day child care activity, as well as dress up. This age group is learning not only mental skills, but social ones as well. Try to find activities that help in both of these areas. Older toddlers also like to help adults. With close and careful supervision, they could be encouraged to play with and ‘help’ the younger babies.
Pre-schoolers need books in any day care activity. Books and reading are crucial at this age. Read to them as often as possible. Keep plenty of colorful picture books and encourage children to create their own stories to go with the pictures.
If you are dealing with multiple age groups, day care activities should be scheduled for each. You could, for instance, have preschool activity during infant naptime, or vice versa. All schedules should be flexible however, as children do not always cooperate with your plans. Combining age groups for day care activities when possible is one option, but you may need to make sure you have at least one adult for each group if you are dealing with a large number of children.
Outdoor play is an important child care auckland for all age groups, even infants. Older children may prefer games such as baseball, tag, or hide and seek. Most children of any age group love to swing and slide. Babies may simply enjoy the sunlight, but many like to swing or play in the grass.
With a little careful planning, you can easily find suitable day care activities for any age group you are working with. Above all, listen to the children. If they enjoy certain day care activities, try to find other similar things to do. If they don’t like something, look for alternatives. Even the most well intended day care activities will be worthless if the children do not cooperate.
© CG Groth Inc 2007
by Christine Groth
Starting your Senior adult day care business has requirements just as any business.
The building can be in a strip mall, a stand alone building or even a converted house. However, it must be one level and with a zero stair entrance. I have seen adult day care centers, in a home, with two stories with an elevator. the doors must be wide enough for two people in a wheel chair to go through. Offices for the nurse, administrator, activities room,a dining room and a quite room. The number of bathrooms is determined by the size and number of people the center will have. Most times hallways and offices do not count as square footage when applying for a license.
Rooms:Often times the dining room can double as an activities room because of the chairs and tables already present. Chairs and sofa’s should be comfortable but not so soft that people sink into them and have a hard time lifting themselves out of them. There should be a cot in the nurses office in the advent someone needs to lie down. In the quite room can be a soft chair that folds out to a single bed or lounge chairs where people can stretch out and rest. There is often a large room where everyone can congragate and watch a movie or listen to a speaker who has come to the center. Beauty parlor and barber shops, even spas, are offered today as part of the services and rooms at the center.
State Requirements: Every state has its own requirements for adult day care centers. Some centers just need to be certified, others need to be licensed and in Canada there is no licensing or certification. The state requirements will tell you the number of bathrooms per so many people, the number and types of personnel needed, how many hours they need to be there,dietary requirements, and the physical requirements of the building and patient rights.
Licensing: You will obtain a license after you have completed all the requirements from the state. It will include, but not limited to, adult day care policies and procedures, architect drawings, the application, and all state requirements. Mass adult day health care asks for transportation costs report. California adult day care insurance is MediCal and one must apply to be a provider. Also, one must become a provider of Medicaid.
Adult day care is a wonderful business to have and helps many people. These requuirements are necessary for the states to regulate proper running facilities.
by Lowell Spirer
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It’s an age old question, what should parents be charged for childcare tuition? Other variables in the equation include, part-time vs. full-time care and half days vs. whole days and weekly vs. hourly care.
It sounds confusing just thinking about it.
But there are some very simple answers and it’s my job to lead down the road of salvation. So let’s begin with the 3 ways to establish a tuition rate for your childcare center.
1. Do your homework and research: Find out exactly what everyone else is charging. You have several ways of doing this, you can be honest and introduce yourself and your center and mention that you are doing an evaluation of tuition rates in your area or you can do it anonymously. Pretend to be a parent looking for childcare and ask for the rates. It’s entirely up to you as to how you want to do your research, but I’ll tell you that it is so very important to find out what other daycare owners are doing in your community.
2. Evaluate all the information you have gathered, ask yourself this question:
o Which centers have a waiting lists and/or a good reputation
o What activities or curriculum do they promote? Some daycare centers have swimming lessons, teach computer class, etc.
o Are teachers certified or degreed?
3. Your Results will give you an idea as to what your market demands. What I mean by this is what other centers are charging. My knowledge and experience tells me that people are not so interested in the tuition rate, but more so on the environment and quality of care. Many parents choose a center based on if they feel comfortable and trust that provider.
Based on your research you should have a good idea as to charging tuition, but realize one thing. Don’t try to undercut others in your childcare industry. Parents believe that they will get what they pay for. Having a cheap tuition rate will not bring you more enrollment.
What will bring you enrollment is a healthy amount of “word of mouth”. Parents talking about you positively and telling their friends and family what a wonderful experience their having at your daycare center.
© 2006 CG Groth
by Christine Groth
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