Need Help With My Daycare Center

Marcia - posted on 11/02/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )





I'm in the beginning stages of starting my daycare center, but I need help. The funds are not there to do as much as I would like to do. I decided to start at home after seeing the cost of renting a place in a safe and decent area which has to be a school zone. But I really need help in getting the items necessary to run my daycare, can you guys help me with tips of inexpensive places I can purchase items from? And what are the most important things I should buy first?

Marcia Mills


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Christy - posted on 01/29/2010




I agree with the safety implements first...I got a HUGE kit from Lowe's for all my outlets, drawers, doors, etc. You can get ALOT of stuff from garage sales, thrift stores, Craigslist, etc. I don't know where you're located but there are internet places that offer free stuff all the time. Try googling free items or something similar! After you get the basics down (I care for toddlers so I didn't have to deal with cribs or strollers) I would get books, puzzles, and art stuff...again, alot of these things can be found at dollar stores, etc. Toys are the easiest to find!

Stacy - posted on 11/26/2009




Well you need to start with safety requirements, so start with gates, cribs, etc. Then look into activities, toys and educational needs based on age. There is a calendar that hangs on the wall with the days of the week, months, and 1-31 numbers its a great tool and it cheap. You can find that and a lot of other crafts at oriental trading which is online.

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