I have owned and ran a childcare business for 25 years. I have worked with all ages 0-12, children with special needs and ADHD, as well as autistic. I am also a mother of 5 grown children and one amazing granddaughter.
Funny Stories Children Tell and Why
Bringing attention to the smallest of our tribes, children are like sponges and soak up everything from us as adults. They see or hear something from us and later on, when we least expect it, it rears its head and comes to light. Sometimes it is in the form of stories that they have heard from other adults, sometimes it is in the form of words that children should probably not say but they have heard from adults around them, and sometimes they just come up with the most comical things on their own. Children are so bright and have so much to say. It is so important that we listen and make sure to guide them in the right direction.
What today's child daycare has evolved into:
Child Care has changed significantly in this last 25 years since I began this career journey. It has evolved into something completely different than when I started down this path. I have seen major changes in the footprint that outlines this field. If you are looking for childcare for your children, you can expect it to be a lot different than if you were looking just 5 years ago. With the amount of remote and freelance work that has become a normal part of our everyday lives and has impacted so many families, compared to just a few years ago, it was expected that things had to change. Parents are no longer looking for a nine to five scenario when it comes to care. They are being required to think outside the box and utilize a spouse, extended family and even friends. They are taking advantage of newer options such as nanny share, or even co-op childcare options.