Keep Me Home
Excuse This House
Learned in Daycare
Child Comes Home Messy
What Is In Your Bag Today?
Nothing in my bag?
Ten Commandments for Parents
Quality Family Childcare
Childcare is Priceless
I Love My Job
Quality Child Care is Not Expensive, It’s Priceless
Where do your child care fees go?
our child care, you pay per “position”, which means that
is held just for your child and is not based on
What does this include?
love & nurturing of your child-priceless.
always available when you arrive.
environment, small ratio, family atmosphere, pets etc.
supplies: crayons, tape, scissors, glue, paint, markers,
pipe cleaners, etc.
reports on how your child is doing, what they ate, things
meals & snacks according to the Child Care Food
pizza, candy, and other things not included on a normal
*Toys, games, puzzles,
books, chalkboards, movies,
outdoor play equipment, cribs, and bedding.
for provider & assistants, CPR, nutrition classes, safety
safety abuse training, etc.
& Christmas party supplies & gifts, as well as parties
of toys, extra dishes,
*An extra load in the
washer/dryer for blankets, clothing, towels.
gas, water, oil, cable, phone, garbage etc.
wear & tear, cleaning, replacing, repairing rips & tears
supplies for floors, dishes, laundry, toys, furniture,
list goes on........
pay for a whole month of cable-even if you only watch it
pay full price for your VCR if you only use it twice a
pay full price for your meal even if you don’t finish it?
pay the same rent/mortgage even when you are at work
You are guaranteed a spot for your child with your paid
fees. If it is not
paid, we will fill it with someone else.
We do not
have a problem getting clients who are willing to pay
need our services. We are paid for 52 weeks per year.
to be child care providers and in order to continue
all clients must pay the fees. Many
parents assume teachers & child care providers are
since child care seems so expensive. However, the
is that salaries are terribly inadequate for most child care
Licensed child care homes reported earnings (before
of approximately $15,000.00 or less per year. Such
are extremely low even compared to those of other
dominated occupations. Good, dependable child care is
The number of children per adult must be limited,
young children need close adult attention in order to
It sounds like
child care is a lot of work & it would be easier
get a job on the outside. Yes, some days we all wonder
Usually we need a vacation & it is sometimes taken without pay,
are all humans, so please respect us for recognizing the
a break & taking it. Just like any other job, it has its
downs. The only thing we ask of parents is to respect our
as a commitment & not just a set of rules that they must
with. And by committing to our policies that we are in
to them also by choosing to stay home so that
go to work each day. And when payday comes & it is
pay your provider, take a few minutes to assess in your
where each dollar is going, even if it includes the days
was absent. Remember if it weren’t for your child
parents would not be receiving their paycheck. And
in closing, please remember this
remember to pay us on time
a real job
bills that are due
get paid late
are late too
passed on to you
comes to your children
caring, thoughtful, helpful & true
ask for the same respect