3 Easy Ways to Limit Germs in Schools

Forget a brand refresh, let’s do a germ audit! Its always great to spruce up your school.  Look around and consider how things look to prospective parents and children when they come in the door.  Is the look of your school consistent with the curriculum and...

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The Cure to Sick Building Syndrome

The Cure to Sick Building Syndrome If you haven't heard of "Sick Building Syndrome" (SBS), it's when people get sick from spending time in a building, and no other illness can be found to be the cause.  If you're interested in learning more about SBS, you can...

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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 child care 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 child care...

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The Basics of Budgeting for Starting a Child Care 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 child care center. Unfortunately, not...

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5 Tips Every Daycare Center Needs for a Seamless Brand Refresh

  Most businesses rely on trust to stay competitive. Restaurants have to ensure that customers trust their products. Automakers spend millions to convince consumers to trust their dependability. Even the founders of the government wrote that the entire democratic...

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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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Classroom 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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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.