If you are an expectant or new parent or find yourself needing childcare and feel overwhelmed with no idea where to begin, relax! With over 80 years combined experience in childcare your coaches, Pam Palanza and Lori Daley, have created a parent's playbook for childcare success.As parents, teachers, directors, quality enhancement and technical assistance consultants, trainers, and corporate childcare referral specialists they have walked it, talked it, been there, done it.Working in over 500 classrooms with more than 1,000 teachers in a variety of settings they have seen it, smelled it, heard it, and touched it. Join them as they help you navigate your way to childcare success for your family.
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It is important to prepare a list of what you expect from a childcare facility or a provider.
Those expectations may need to be tweaked so allow for some flexibility.
Part of creating a childcare plan is knowing the hours and times you will need care. This will help dictate the options available to you.
How do you find childcare in your area? What can you expect to pay? Important questions and we discuss the answers on this episode.
Can you afford to work? Childcare is usually the 2nd highest monthly expense after your rent or mortgage. Today we discuss what you need to consider when seeking childcare, both monetary costs and personal costs.
As soon as you find out you are pregnant it is time to get to work on a Childcare Plan. There is a lot to consider so allow plenty of time to make choices and decisions.
Always tour a childcare facility you may be considering for your child. Today we talk about what you should look for and how the process happens.
Everyone likes to be acknowledged and appreciated. Let your child's teacher know how much you are grateful for what they do for your child.
There are plenty of low-cost and no-cost ideas, so get creative and have fun.
Staff of childcare facilities should act, dress, and speak professionally. It is a sign of quality and should be what you expect for your child.
On today's episode we unwrap what that means and what you should look for while touring a facility.
My child is sick and can't go to childcare and I still have to pay!
I just got a call from my daughter's childcare center saying she was sick and I need to pick her up right away.
Any of this sound familiar? It happens in childcare all the time, so you need to have a backup plan in place for care.
Our country is experiencing a shortage in available childcare slots for children of all ages, expecially infants and toddlers.
We explore why this is happening and offer suggestions of what parents may consider as options.
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Today we discuss an alternative to paid childcare - Care Share - where two families swap out days of care.
It is a great idea during this childcare crisis or if you have a limited budget, but there are considerations that need to be explored before proceeding.
Join us as we discuss them and so much more.
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