TOP TRAINING TOPICS SELECTED

  • Strategies to Avoid Caregiver Burnout
  • Talking with parents about tough topics
  • Activities, materials and experiences for 4 & 5 year old children
  • Activities, materials and experiences for infants and toddlers
  • Developmentally Appropriate Expectations of Young Children's Behavior
  • Brain Development the First 5 Years
  • Designing age appropriate child care environments
  • Managing your child care business: family child care
  • Working with children who are struggling with behaviors

CHALLENGES

  • Famlies who bring sick children to child care
  • Finding a substitute provider
  • Connecting with other providers in my area
  • Caring for mixed age groups
  • Enforcing policies and contracts with families
  • Cost of operating a child care program
  • Payment issues with families
  • Finding qualified staff
  • Staff turnover
  • Staff supervision of children
  • Meal and menu planning
  • Availability of space
  • Meeting child care licensing regulations
  • Affordability for families
  • Reasonable hours of operation
  • Lack of support and resources
  • Transportation of young children
  • Developing relationships with families
  • Caring for infants and toddlers