Home based day care can be a more affordable option. Based on where you live you can expect to pay monthly rates ranging from $800.00- $1500.00. Most home-based day cares require a two-week tuition deposit, which can be applied to the first two or last two weeks of care. In my experience, most seasoned home day care providers will have a contract. If one does not exist, you may want to suggest one as this will protect both parties and each will know the expectations up front. In the state of
Scrivo, Karen Lee. "Child-Care Options." CQ Researcher 8 May 1998: 409-32. Web. 24 June 2012. Let’s break this down so we can better understand. I know first handed that a franchised owned and operated, Primrose School, charges $205 a week for a full time spot in their infant classroom, which equals to be $41 a day and charges $120 a week for a part time spot, which equals to be $60 for two days. I also know of a corporate operated facility, La Petite Academy, which charges a slightly smaller rate, where it is $185 a week for full time, which equals $37 a day and $120 for part time, which equals to be $60 for two days. For the sake of this topic discussion, let’s go with choosing Primrose School as your child’s full time facility. Large franchises like this make you pay for when your child is ill and unable to attend, major holidays, school cancelations and bad weather days when the school is shut down. If you’re paying $205 a week, that averages out to be $820 a month and if you’re paying $820 a month then that averages out to be $9,840 a year for one child. Karen Scrivo was very accurate when she said $10,000 a year. Now, if that’s going to break your bank like it did mine, there is another option, in-home day cares. In-home daycares are a lot more flexible when it comes to tuition and willing to work with parents on what they can and cannot
Life is crazy and unpredictable, in 10 years I would love to see myself owning my own daycare. Opening up my own daycare has always been a dream of mine. I will be married to who I am engaged to now, my fiancé Alexander Wiertzema and I hope we have at least three children. With having this many children, I plan on being a stay-at-home mother and owning my own daycare business. We will buy at building in downtown Little Rock, Iowa and name the daycare center Teyha’s Tots. I would love for my daycare business to grow and have people work under me. There is only one other daycare center in Little Rock, so I know I won’t have much competition, there is a high demand for daycare in that town.
When discussing the costs of daycares, a parent must consider preschool programs and traditional daycares. Most preschool fees are comparable to the high prices charges by daycare centers, although few preschool cost as much as full day care for an infant. All of this depends on where you live and the quality of the preschool. The average costs range from $4,056 to$ 11,678 per year, according to the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. Traditional day care centers can be less what you would pay for a nanny but still can add up. It also depends on where you live and the quality of the daycare. Most centers bill monthly, even though some will give you a discount if you agree to pay the entire year’s fee in the first month.
With lawsuits, as the owner or director of a center, it is important to ensure that all staff training is completed and documented and that all staff is well supervised. One must maintain all equipment, the grounds, and the building and keep all inspections up to date, thus if an accident occurs it is less likely the center would be at fault. With fraud, concerns about theft, embezzlement, or the potential of payroll fraud are present. Being aware of the financials and cross checking them from time to time will help in preventing fraud from occurring. Health and safety issues that could be a concern would be accidents, exposure to illnesses, and child abuse of any kind. Another aspect to consider along with the legal responsibilities of owning or directing a daycare center would be the ethical responsibilities (Sciarra, Dorsey, Lynch, & Adams,
Finding someone to take care of your child during the day can be a tough decision, and you will most likely be deciding between a daycare center and home daycare. Are you aware of what the major differences are between these two options? By understanding the differences, you can decide which one is best for your child’s needs.
In fact, recent studies have shown that the cost of daycare in some states has exceeded the average tuition and fees of a public college. The cost per week per child is at its all-time high for childcare and that it’s making it hard for parents. Paying $100-$350 a week for childcare sounds outrageous. The cost of having an infant child in most states is higher than having a 6 year old. Most childcare facilities charge families by the kids’ ages, the younger the child, the higher the cost. Honestly, daycare facilities are making a killing because people are having babies that need care, but they have to go back to work to support their family. Some parents are concerned about their kids spending so much time in daycare “on average, children spend over 35 hours a week in child care (Aguliar).” People may argue that 35 hours a week is too long for a child to be in care, but honestly it isn’t, as long as the kids are all
On-Site daycares would also be more time efficient for employees as they and their children will be going to one destination, opposed to travelling a further distance to drop of their kids before arriving at work. Dually this also compliments time effectiveness because employees can work later hours without the inconvenience of having to leave early to retrieve their child from a further daycare facility. In cases such as illness for the child, it also saves time for the company and the worker for the employee to be able to take their child from work to a hospital or other destination without the extra travelling.
Becoming childcare professional requires engaging in the profession after acquiring specialized skills and knowledge to provide quality care to all children. A professional is a person who continues to perceive educational qualification to complement themselves. Some of the important skills that form the foundation of childcare professional are how we connect with others, communication as key to developing a relationship and advocacy qualities. To become proficient childcare professional a person confronts many
New parents would require a well paying job, as a well paying job requires a good education. Providing a daycare could lead to a higher class job to support an already-formed family. But, to every positive leads a negative. Frequent budget cuts would have to be met to maintain a healthy and financially stable daycare for children and staff (Source B). The main obstacle of proving a daycare is for the community paying for it. Taxpayers do not want to pay for “sexually active, immature kids” and would rather not pay for them and their “mistakes” (Source C).
It is becoming more common for corporations to provide daycare facilities as a fringe benefit for their employees. What has evaluative research found regarding the costs and benefits of these facilities?
Qualifications of opening an in home daycare vary by state, no formal education is required for this career . You must be 18 or older with no felonies and arrest of child abuse, also they must submit a report of good health. Workers with postsecondary education or an early childhood education credential may be qualified for higher level positions. Before a childcare worker can operate his or her own day care, he or she is required to have prior experience in a childcare setting, such as another daycare or a preschool or kindergarten class. Multiple states require child care centers, including in private homes to be licensed. To qualify for licensure the staff needs to pass a background check, have a complete record of immunizations, and meet the minimum training requirement. You can be male or female, and be a graduate of high school. The most common method of entry is having a high school degree and having an early childhood education.
I believe that in order to have a nice running daycare I am going to have to work on telling people no. No matter how much it hurts in side in order for me to be successful I am going to have to open my mouth and speak on what I believe is right. So for now on I am willing to work on this. If I don’t feel like doing something for someone or if someone wants something done at last min I am going to work on telling them no maybe next time I can help if you tell me in advance or
DAYCARE PROVIDER Self-Employed-09/2005 to Current Managed an in-home daycare with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children. • Established daily routines that were easy for children to follow. • Communicated openly with parents about daily activities and behaviors. • Encouraged children to be understanding of and patient with others. • Fostered reasoning and problem solving through active exploration
UMUC offers numerous courses in Psychology so as to provide students with the knowledge that they will need in order to be successful in their future careers. The curriculum offered ensures that students acquire a knowledge base of theory, research, and practice in psychological sciences. Although some of the courses offered are required in order to obtain an undergraduate degree in Psychology, many are available to choose from that meet the interests and needs of each student as well. Upon graduation I plan to search for a job as a Childcare Director. Fortunately, the classes in psychology that I have completed have given me the knowledge and critical thinking skills that I need to be successful as well as given me a deeper understanding of how children develop and learn. The psychology courses that I have taken are: