Are Daycare Requirements And Day Care Regulations The Same Thing?


Let’s not confuse daycare requirements and day care regulations.  One is the building block upon which the other is built.  Day care regulations are in place in order to ensure that minimum standards of care are adhered to.  Thereafter you are required to ensure they are applied in a relevant fashion within your day care. 

The health, welfare, safety and wellbeing of the children are covered by the regulations which are the law and therefore a given in any day care.  If you desire an exceptional, above average child care center to be your domain then you need build upon the legal requirements.  You need to consider that you might be in the wrong business if you haven’t already gone above and beyond that which is writ.

When running a day care adding your personal touch and attention is as important as the serious, bottom line aspect of the business.   While you must always keep the practical, bottom line, business aspect in mind you must also be aware of the small additions and tweaks that can make your daycare that bit better and more personable than the others.

Communication with parents is important and required but know also when to make that unexpected call of reassurance because a mom seemed upset at drop off.   While you need to be professional and calm when a new child starts you should also be aware of a mother’s emotions and offer a few words of comfort. 

Don’t just buy equipment that is regulation safety compliant, think also of the comfort and enjoyment of the children.  Instead of waiting for your inspection report compile a checklist for regular assessments of any repairs or replacements required thus keeping one step ahead and being extremely thorough.

 In my opinion, day care regulations are there to be exceeded in so many ways thus ensuring the ultimate in quality care for your clients.  Your daycare requirements are that you go that extra nine yards to make your business the best business.


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