Posts Tagged ‘daycare’

Toxic Chemicals, Household Items, and Children … How Best to Childproof?

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Every so often, West Bend Insurance sends out a notice/reminder, often prompted by one of their loss prevention reps. In a recent email, they sent an important reminder about toxic chemicals within a child care situation. Of course, these reminders are also useful to parents of young children. In the email, they tell of a…Read More

Ways Insurance Protects You in an Emergency

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Our very own Debe Marofsky helped contribute to an article and flyer for Tom Copeland, the leading expert on the business of family child care. The topic? “How Insurance Protects You in an Emergency”, a piece written for Child Care Aware of America. Below is a brief preview. Click through for the full article/flyer. Homeowner’s…Read More

Personal Toys in a Child Care Setting

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Do you allow children to bring personal items into your child care setting? Many allow nap-time essentials like loveys, stuffed animals, and blankets. But what about personal books? Electronics? Toys/trucks? Aside from lost personal belongings, what are the possible negative consequences of allowing personal items? West Bend’s “Culture of Safety” blog discusses this topic, and…Read More

Property Damage in a Child Care Setting

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Normal wear-and-tear is the cost of doing business for any business owner. But for a child care owner (and, most especially, in-home centers), this line might be a little blurry. If children are in your home, there’s a greater mix of personal belongings and business belongings. And while children are hard on toys and other…Read More

Storing Milk in Infant Classrooms

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Working in a childcare center or school can be hectic. You have many balls to keep in the air while keeping all of the kiddos safe and happy! Those who work in an infant room know there are extra details to keep track of. Each baby has his/her own sleeping and feeding schedule … in…Read More

A Guide to Safe Field Trips

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Field trips are often the highlight for child care kids. For child care providers, it can be equal parts fun and stressful. But there are ways to minimize the stress levels, as listed in this article from West Bend. Click through to read the tips, including: Go to the field trip site beforehand without the…Read More

Childcare Staff – Hiring Ages, Rules, and Regulations

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

School is out for summer! For those of you with an in-home childcare center, you may be wondering if you can hire your neighbor’s children to assist in your workload. Whether you want them to help watch the children, clean your house, or do other miscellaneous tasks, there are both federal and state regulations that…Read More

Setting Your Childcare Program Apart

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

As a childcare center, you have a lot of competition. There are in-home centers, commercial daycare centers, preschools, Montessori-style schools, and more. Of course, there’s a place in the market for each of these kind of settings. Different parents want different things for their kids. But how do you really set yourself apart? How do…Read More

Door-Related Finger Injuries

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Unfortunately, we have had claims around a door-related finger injury more than once. Even with proper supervision, this type of injury can happen quickly to a child. From an article posted by West Bend, we learn that “The National Safety Council reports that more than 300,000 door-related injuries requiring emergency room treatment take place each year….Read More

Taking Time Off as a Childcare Provider

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Many people who work in a more traditional business setting receive a set number of vacation and sick days per year. But what do you do if you are a self-employed childcare provider? And, more specifically, if you are the only provider for your school/center? Taking time off can be tricky, as parents need to…Read More

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