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Posts by Rhonda

A better childcare alternative, 24/7 childcare services; Founder’s view

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Portfolio | 0 comments

A better childcare alternative, 24/7 childcare services; Founder’s view

My heart has expanded since starting my unique 24/7 childcare services January 2007. I have memories of first steps, first words, first problem solving, expressions of “I DID IT!”, falling down and jumping up to exclaim, “I’m OK!”, first tastes of different foods, watching first social conversation, watching first peer teaching moment, first science experiments, firsts at many other things I have implemented here at Talk, Walk & Learn Center, LLC/SHIFTS Night Care Center, LLC 24/7 learning care services. I didn’t go to Kindergarten as a child, but I knew how to share; I enthusiastically share with our TWLSNC parents. There are many reasons for parents to look us, TWLSNC, up on search engines. There are many reasons parents choose us, TWLSNC, for their child’s unique childcare care experience. There are certain things that are consistent with TWLSNC’s clientele which makes us proud: We are not for every parent and their children. Our Parents say we attract: “Knowledgeable, mature, caring parents who want their children to learn and want to participate in their child’s growth mentally and...

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Be Specific

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Portfolio | 0 comments

Be Specific

In understanding that 24-hour childcare is NOT the traditional childcare AND is perplexing to many parents. Parents contact TWLSNC with the questions of the traditional childcare business. We understand change is daunting at times. However, when calling TWLSNC 24/7 childcare business, BE SPECIFIC! Parents we need you to do a few things for TWLSNC before calling as these things will quickly assist you and TWLSNC in getting the required information: read TWLSNC web site in its entirety, it will help you in getting some answers before you call or e-mail [always leave your telephone number in  the e-mail] know that you are contacting a 24/7 childcare business which means TWLSNC are open 24-hours, 7 days a week: that information is at top, middle, see tab ‘Open: 24/7’ and bottom of home page as well as in TWLSNC’s varied blogs under tabs ‘Connection’ and ‘Portfolio’ at tab top have your identified time of childcare ready- the time your child will be in attendance at TWLSNC center we are enrolling, see tab ‘Open: 24/7’ we have an interview process, whether you enroll with us or not this is the only way you are going to get invited into TWLSNC center. read the in ‘Parent’s Words’, it gives you the experiences of those parents. Here is a video link of a family on our business Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=681368048602935&set=vb.166279386778473&type=2&theater understand we are not for every parent and child, know what you want for your child[ren] see link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=681209905285416&set=vb.166279386778473&type=2&theater TWLSNC are wanting to provide stability to your child and to you, we work in partnership with...

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I Don’t Know What to Ask…

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Portfolio | 0 comments

I Don’t Know What to Ask…

I have a parent who STAKED out childcare centers that were of interest, at different times of the day- to see who “hung out” around the centers. She then called the centers to HEAR if they answered the phone clear and grammatically properly. She MADE visits to get the VIBE of the center. She also wanted to know, educationally, what her then infant would be learning. Is her behavior the norm when seeking childcare? Unfortunately no. The common thread when interviewing with parents, especially first-timers, is they DON’T come with questions to ask the childcare provider. Parents need to know what their needs AND wants are from a childcare provider. There are no excuses since our fingertips can touch the WORLD WIDE WEB. In interviewing a first-time parent of a 9 month old recently, she stated she didn’t have any questions. I navigated her through varied questions she SHOULD ask of a childcare provider. In my navigation, her eyes opened wider when I stated, “Some parents will be attracted to centers that are loud and not focused as it reflects their character. Some parents will be attracted to centers that communicate well and expect involvement as it reflects their character. Understand it is the CHILD that will either endure or enjoy the center.” In letting my fingertips walk across the WORLD WIDE WEB, I came across a detailed group of questioning I am very comfortable in sharing with you. We are BIG about promoting Dads.  DADS Adventure’s web site: http://www.dadsadventure.com/information-referral-center/questions-to-ask-a-childcare-provider/#sthash.OuxzMg5q.dpbs Business Info • How long have you been in business? • Are you licensed by the state? • What is that number? • What does that really mean as a provider? • Are you inspected by the state? • How many children are you/is the facility licensed for? How many infants? • How many children do you have currently? • Does this include after-school-only children? • May I please have a list of references? • Cost? • How much notice is needed if I decide to switch day cares? • What is your billing policy? Do you provide receipts for income tax credits? • Deposit – change my mind, move, etc? What happens? • Do you have rules on sick time/vacation? Are we still required to pay? Is it discounted? • What do you like most about caring for infants/children? What do you like least? Why did you decide to become a child-care provider? Daily Routine • If I wanted to come in and breastfeed, do you have a place where that would be possible? • Are you comfortable with breastmilk for feedings when I cannot come in? Do you have a refrigerator for storing bottles? • Do you feed babies on demand or on a schedule? • Where do the children sleep? • Do you have a nap schedule? • Do you provide breakfast, lunch, and/or snack? What kinds? • What type of learning will there be for an infant? • What is a typical day like? •...

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The New Acceptance…

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Portfolio | 8 comments

The New Acceptance…

Child care industry has been around since mom’s needed extra help with tending to their children. As the industrial era came about, women needed to be out of the home to assist in having a paycheck or providing the home with a second paycheck. It took society some time to allow women NOT to feel guilty in their choice of letting another or a business entity assist in raising their children. The new acceptance came, again, from a NEED, 24-hour child care. The availability for a parent or parents to work non-traditional shifts, while having their child[ren] safely tended to by a person or business entity. This 21st century society is starting to readily accept leaving their child during their work time of i.e. 10:30p-7:30a. Yes, we would like for that child to sleep in its’ own bed, reality- parents are working varied shifts. It truly is the 24-hour child care center’s Director or owner’s position to ease/remove a few anxieties of parent and child[ren] during non-traditional work hours. It’s the parent’s and their children’s position to accept this assistance with some thought and peace within from their selected 24-hour child care provider. 24-hour child care centers are NOT meant to leave your child 24 hour, the whole day. They are NOT meant for the child to be in a center 60+ hours a week [168 hours]. They are NOT meant to be “psuedo-parents” for the children [the child sees more of the child care provider than the parent]. They are not meant as a “toss-n-go” for parents’ party machine. The 21st Century relies on googling for research/results. 24-hour child care centers are few and far between, whereas 24-hour in-home child care businesses are flourishing. 24-hour child care businesses have a different language than traditional child care. There are more questions to be asked on both sides. The question: Will there be more 24-hour child care centers nation-wide? YES, yes there will. There will be new written criteria for 24-hour child care businesses in their city, state and federal languages. We hope you are interested in 24-hour child care, contact us for more information. Here’s to the new acceptance of 24-hour child care...

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