Write 31 Days – Starting a New Daycare

I have joined the #Write31Days challenge.  I know I’m starting late but it’s better late than never.  I have been trying, for 2 years now to start a new daycare.  www.totallykidsdaycare.ca.  Here, I am going to blog, frankly, about the experience so far.  The challenges and such.  I will try not to focus on the negative but I will highlight the challenges so everyone can understand why we are still trying to set this up.

Day 1 – Why a daycare?

Day 2 – Funding Issues

Day 3 – The Perfect (ish) Building

Day 4 – Red Tape

Day 5 – City Land

Day 6 – Mortgages for Daycares

Day 7 – “Affordable” Daycare

Day 8 – Living Wages

Day 9 – Home Daycares vs Centers

Day 10 – Windows

Day 11 – Taxation of Daycares (*breaking news*)

Day 12 – Green Space

Day 13 – Free Play Time

Day 14 – Structured Play Time

Day 15 – Outdoor Teaching

Day 16 – Gardening to Teach

Day 17 – A Horror Story – The Need for Quality Daycare

Day 18 – Fundraising

Day 19 – Information From Other Daycares

Day 20 – The Need for Daycare

Day 21 – Certified Staff

Day 22 – Establishing Community in a Daycare

Day 23 – For Profit Daycare Centers

Day 24 – Role of Federal Government in Daycare

Day 25 – Role of Provincial Government in Daycare

Day 26 – Universal Child Care Benefit (UCTB)

Day 27 – Before And After Care

Well, I didn’t quite make it all 31 days.  I did write my last post, which I am publishing today.

Conclusion – National Daycare Program

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