Author: Natasha Kocher

Hi everyone, I’m really excited to share our first provider profile with you! I’ve been following Ashley’s program on Instagram for awhile and have found her to be such an inspiration; I’m so glad she was willing to take the time to share a little more about her home daycare with us. Introducing Ashley’s Home Daycare! What made you decide to open a home child care…

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A sickness policy is an important policy to have in place; a clear written sickness policy protects all of the children in your care. This document is an excellent resource that provides information about communicable diseases in a daycare facility and whether or not a child should be excluded. Sickness policies can differ from home daycare to home daycare but most will be fairly similar…

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Contracts are a great way to outline expectations in a professional relationship; check out some of these quick tips from Lesley Cressman in a klusster article here: The Simplicity of Contract Drafting We have also put together a quick and simple contract that you can download and use as needed; Guardian and Provider Agreement. Do you need a specific resource? We would love to help! Please…

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The Nature-Based Early Education Directory was created to showcase quality home child care programs in our community that embrace the basic tenets of childhood that play is crucial and mud is FUN! We believe: Early learning programs for children should be high quality and play based. Children should explore beautiful items in nature and their classrooms. Adults should be enthusiastic learning partners. Early educators should…

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Just lined up an interview with your first (or 100th) home child care provider? Not sure what to look for to ensure the program you are touring is high quality? Print out this easy check list and bring it along to the interview 🙂 General Checklist: • Are there 5 children (6 if agency affiliated) or fewer (including the caregiver’s own 6 years & under)?…

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