Whether you choose to promote your family child care business using a flier, an advertisement in a local newspaper or community newsletter, through an online website, and/or through your personal community outreach, your goal is to help families understand why YOUR family child care program is worthy of consideration.
Here is the kind of information families with young children will want to know about you and your family child care program:
- Name, phone number, email address and the best time to reach you.
- Your location or neighborhood.
- The days and hours your program is open.
- The age groups of the children you accept for care.
- Your qualifications (training, accreditation, credentials, degree, certification or years of experience.
- Why you enjoy working with children.
- Do you work with children of all ages or do you specialize in infant, toddler or preschool-age children?
- How many years of experience do you have in family child care?
- Do you have a Fairfax County permit for your family child care business?
- Are you certified in CPR and first aid?
- Do you participate in the USDA Adult and Child Care Food program?
- What kind of training or workshops have you taken to strengthen your skills?
- Transportation after school to your home.
- Help with homework for school-age children.
- Evening or weekend availability for child care.
- A Family Night every two months for families to connect with you and other families in the program.
- Weekly library visits for Children’s Story Time.
- Dance, music and art experiences for the children.
- Cooking experience with the children.
- Special field trips.
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