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How To Start A Child Daycare Business In Florida

You’ve come to the conclusion that you want to open your own child care center.

The motivation that led you to this point might be respect for a fabulous center you experienced or perhaps it was just the opposite, a bad experience with a center that drove you to create your own stellar facility where children will receive top-notch care in a loving and developmentally appropriate atmosphere.

Like all businesses, there are some great child care centers, some good centers and some not so good childcare centers.

Once you have decided to own/operate a center, you want to take every measure possible to be in the “great” category. The children and families you serve, as well as the staff you employ, deserve nothing less than the best.

There’s a whole host of reasons why some centers excel while others struggle:

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What Types Of Early Childhood Programs Are Available?… (and how to pick the right one for my child)

These days, parents are extremely interested in enrolling their children in pre-kindergarten programs.

After all, the earlier the learning process starts, the more successful the child will be later in life. Additionally, if there are any learning issues, early intervention is critical.

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How To Find And Hire Great Preschool Teachers That Are Committed (and why your children will suffer if you don’t get this right)

One of the most significant determinations of teacher quality is their stability.

Turnover in early childhood education refers to the rate at which teachers are leaving their programs to take a new position in the field of early childhood education or leave the field entirely to enter a new field or to retire.

Factors that Foster Turnover

Some of the factors that foster the high turnover rate of early childhood education professionals include the following:

  • High stress
  • Inadequate compensation
  • Sense of isolation

Costs of High Turnover Rates

Especially in the field of early childhood education, high turnover rates are quite costly. Some of the costs include the following:

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8 Ways To Prevent Teacher Burnout

Unfortunately, teacher burnout is a very common occurrence in the field of early childhood education.

As teachers, we’ve pretty much come to terms with it. At some point in our careers, we will end up getting burnt out.

The statistics may come as a shock to the general public- but a few years ago, the experts realized that as many as 25 percent of teachers leave the field due to burn out.

This leads to two vital questions: Continue reading 8 Ways To Prevent Teacher Burnout