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4 Essential Daycare Management Tips

If you've just opened a daycare center or plan on doing so soon, you know managing one is no easy feat. With so many things to juggle, it can be easy for things to go awry, especially if you're not approaching daycare management the right way. 4 Essential Daycare...

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Playground Design Tips

Do you have the heart to serve and care for children? If you do, opening a childcare facility may be your dream. Considering childcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., it's a great career to choose. Putting together the ideal childcare...

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The Basics of Budgeting for Starting a Childcare Center

Children are such a joy to be around. They're curious, kind beings with a wild imagination and huge hearts. Who wouldn't love working with them every day? These are a few reasons why many people think about starting a childcare center. Unfortunately, not...

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Early Childhood Role Playing

Early Childhood Role Playing. Children naturally turn to role-playing to become someone or something else. It stimulates their imagination and encourages friendship through cooperation, listening and taking turns. Mini playhouses like this one fit well into the inside...

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5 Daycare Design and Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Do you have a heart for serving young children and their families? Is opening a daycare something you want to do? Then proper daycare design has probably been something you've been worried about. There are over 15 million children in the U.S, that need child care. If...

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Learning Space Color Schemes

Decorating a new play or learning space for children is an exciting time. Free from the clutter and activity that is sure to follow, an empty room is still ripe with potential. Being able to design a new learning space from scratch is a wonderful opportunity, allowing...

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5 Interior Design Tips For Your Child Care Facility

Interior design is an important element for all child care centers. Keep reading for 5 interior design tips for your child care facility. P.T. Barnum the showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus once said, "To me, there is no picture so beautiful as...

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Construction Terms

Construction Terms:  How to Talk the Talk Building a childcare center can be exciting. But even if this isn't your first rodeo, you will be dealing with mortgages, contracts, building design, change orders, warranties, inspections, escrow accounts... the list goes on....

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Childcare Center for Business Offices

Top 5 Benefits of Adding a Childcare Center to your Business Office Complex If you're a parent, you understand that one of the hardest things to do is leave your child at a childcare center. Even the most cooperative kids don't seem to want to be separated from their...

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Building Child Care:
What 6 Items Cost the Most?

Building Child Care:  What 6 Items Cost the Most? A guide to help you make smart choices during the design of your child care center. Many people think childcare buildings are elaborate houses with a few extra restrooms added. Nothing could be further from the truth! ...

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Child Care Designer Rebecca Calbert

Rebecca Calbert, AIA

Over the years I’ve come to realize that the joy I get from of being an architect is not about how big the building is, or how much money my client can afford to spend. What truly gets me out of bed in the morning is knowing that I’m helping my clients achieve one of their own fantastically large goals. I’m helping them accomplish something they couldn’t do alone.