There are different kinds of care centers to choose
from. Most people would only think of a day care center as a place where
they can drop their kids in the morning, leave off for work, and get the
kids back after work is over. This is the traditional and most common
type of care center. There are a few more to consider and each is unique
in its own way.
A care center designed for toddlers is known as the Family Care service.
Parents bring their kids to your home or you pick them up from theirs.
You take care of them in the comfort of your home. It is much the same
as baby sitting but for Family Care service, you cater to the tots in
your own house.
The opposite of the Family Care service is the Home Care service. This
kind of care service is ideal for parents who have appointments at
night. This time you, as the care provider, would go to the kidsí house
at a specific time stated by the parents. You would act as a nanny or
baby sitter of the kids while their parents are away. You have to wait
until the parents are home before you can leave.
The Child Care Development Home is the least known type of care center.
It is a private residence catering to only a limited number of children.
Only one to five children are allowed and not more than two infants in
A care service designed for school children is the "Before and After
School Care". The center is open for the whole day and caters to
different kinds and levels of children in the morning and in the
afternoon. The children are sent to these care centers after school or
even before school. It all depends on their schedule and their parentsí
availability to look after them.
A care center that provides almost the same service as that of a
preschool is known as the Nursery School. It operates the same time as a
preschool, during the school year. At a very young age, children are
exposed to learning the alphabet, numbers, and songs. Most of the time
is spent playing but studying is also integrated in the program. Fun
activities are used to teach kids basic skills. Nursery classes do not
last longer than five hours. It usually takes only two to four hours
depending on the school. It is like giving the kids a feel of what it is
to be at grade school.
Managing your own day care center could be the best business for you.
The benefits are really rewarding. Just think of working with kids who
can actually influence your life and at the same time getting paid of
doing something lucrative. But first things first, know what kind of
care service you are willing to provide and that you can manage. Once
you have decided on this single step, you can proceed further on your
journey to a thousand miles.