I was a child care provider for many years. For all those who really have a knack for getting along with and caring for children, this career is a good one. With CHILD CARE referral services and information on center care, you can learn more about the benefits of being a child care professional. After going through all this you will be able to manage your childcare business. As I was a professional in this field for a long time, I will share some of my insights with you.
I’m sure that most people interested in this job are probably wondering how much can be made and for how many children. I watched a grand total of 5 children in my home daycare center (at a time) 5 days a week and made around $3,000 a month plus travel expenses, field trips and food. I only had one child whose parents paid me out of pocket and the other children were paid for by the PCOE (the local Office of Education).
That is one tip I would definitely recommend. The local Office of Education can help providers get clients for their child care centers that are in the ‘welfare back to work program’ (in which I supported and was active in as a worthy cause) and pay them very well for services rendered. The paperwork is simple and the child care provider fills it out as they go.
So, besides this tip here are a few more:
Child care providers should always have personalized spreadsheets and forms that consist of a contract of payment, attendance record per child, scheduled daily activities, a weekly menu of meals and snacks provided, hours of operation and any services that are provided (like transportation, tutoring, etc.). When a parent signs the contract they should get a packet that includes one of each informational sheet for their own reference.
Child care providers are allowed to be reimbursed for any expenses they incur. So, that means the educational materials, toys that are both constructive and fun should be included along with field trips, experiments, etc. Be sure to add these when filing taxes and when getting paid through any agencies that may be funding your child care center.
Child care providers should never try and ‘substitute’ as a parent. This can only damage your reputation and overall business. I have seen this happen before and it is never a good thing. I have personally only seen it with providers that have no children but I do not know, necessarily, that it is limited to them. Attachment should be restricted; providers are professional people and need to act as such. By trying to act as the ‘parent’ to a child you compromise your livelihood. If the child refuses to go with the parent and would rather stay at the child care location then there can arise problems with the parents. Of course, I too have had a child or two behave like this (to a lesser extent) but a modification in activities followed to remind the small children how much they loved and missed mommy and daddy.
Child care providers are special to our society and live on their reputation. I wouldn’t leave my dog in some of the home daycares that I have seen under the care and protection of some of the providers I have met over the years so a parent needs a good reputation to count on. First and foremost, a child care provider should worry less about getting more clients and more about building a professional status. By working closely with the state or other agencies a child care provider can do just that.
Should you check your luggage or carry on? Personally, having worked for an airline for the past 22 years, I like to travel light. It’s easier when you get to your final destination if you don’t have to deal with baggage claim. It makes getting through customs much faster. Usually if you carry on your bags, you are at the front of the line at immigrations. However, for those of you that have to check something (whether you are on a long trip, or over packed), here are some pointers.
Do not check medications. Put them in your carry on bag. If your checked bag is delayed it’s best to have your medicine with you.
Never check electronics or expensive jewelry. The airlines don’t cover these items for loss or damage.
Don’t check fragile items. Liquor bottles break and leak.
No cheese or anything perishable in a bag with clothing. If your bag is delayed, you’ll never get the smell out. Trust me, I’ve seen it happen.
Remember, 50 lbs is he limit for a checked bag. You are allowed two checked bags at 50 lbs each. For domestic and some international travel, you
are allowed up to 70 lbs at a charge of 25.00 per bag. Extra bags cost 80.00 domestically. International costs vary per destination.
Don’t check that pretty soft sided bag. If it’s pretty, pink or expensive you can be sure that it will get dirty. Bags are designed to protect their contents. If you buy a bag that’s soft sided and pretty, use it as a carry on. Remember, bags are stacked on top of each other in the bin of the aircraft. You may have 200 lbs of luggage on top of your bag. It’s not that our ramp agents are deliberately throwing your bag, its just the fact that when loaded in the bin, bags are all stacked on top of each other and fragile, soft sided bags get dirty or smashed.
Keep your used film with you. When the bags go through x-ray any used film can get ruined.
Guitars: If you check your guitar, please loosen the strings. The pressure in the bin of the aircraft can cause the neck to snap. I’ve seen several guitars with broken necks. The airlines no longer cover musical instruments for damage.
Car seats, strollers. The airlines provide plastic bags to protect these items. Use them. If a ticket agents doesn’t offer to put your car seat in a bag, be sure to speak up and ask for one.
Put your name and phone number on the inside and outside of your bag.
When picking up your bag off the carousel, make sure its yours. Bag swaps are common.
This is the number one tip. Do not check your KEYS. Think about it, you get home, your bag has been delayed and you cannot get into your car or your house. It’s an easy thing to do, but it is very inconvenient to get home and realize you forgot to grab your keys out of that checked bag.
Now, onto carry ons. Each passenger is allowed two carry ons. That includes purses, laptops, etc. You are allowed one quart sized baggie with your liquid items inside. Each item must be 3 oz. or less, and all items must fit in the one allowed baggie. Pull the baggie out and put it in the plastic tub at security so TSA doesn’t ask you to take it out.
So, should you check your bag or carry it on? If you check your bags, I hope the information above helps make your trip smooth. So have a great flight and have a fun trip.
While its quite necessary to keep checking your luggage at regular intervals, one should be careful so as to not become paranoid about it as it can cause inconvenience to others in the vicinity. Also, apart from the essentials, it is better if you keep a laste kohver, so that the children’s belongings can be taken care of without having to dump them with your items
A “six-pack” of abs is generally regarded as the trademark of fitness. If you have one, then it means you’ve not only got muscles, but you’re in-shape and have shed the excess fat. It is not hard to get a six-pack, but there is also no special trick. Follow this guide, and put some effort into it, and you can get a six-pack by getting rid of the crazybulk that has turned into fat pumpkin and make all the chicks drool over your fabulous frame.
A Brief Look at Diet
Many of those who aspire to have a six-pack forget that diet is nearly as important as exercise. You may very well have a beautiful six-pack already, but if you have ignored your diet you simply won’t see results. Many people have the muscle, but it is covered by a layer of fat. It is impossible to actually target specific areas of fat, so the idea is to lower your overall body fat. There are countless types of diets out there to follow, but a simple thing you can do that will significantly reduce your fat content is to just avoid junk food. Many people drink one or more sodas a day, in addition to cookies or candy. Replace the soda and sugary “juices” with glasses of water, and replace the cookies and candy with a piece of fruit. I hate counting calories, and I’m spared the task just by remembering to do this.
Exercise is the heart of obtaining a six-pack. Part of it is focused on actually building the muscle, and the other is focused on cardio-vascular health (which is turn burns fat).
Here is a set of exercises with emphasis on building abdominal muscles, including their variations:
Lay down flat on the floor. Pull your knees up so that there is roughly a 90 degree angle between your thighs and your body. Tough the back of your head with your hands (as opposed to holding your head), and then bring “crunch”. Only your upper back will leave the ground, and you will not be moving high off of the ground. You should however feel something in your abs.
Cross Legged Crunches:
A variation on the basic crunch is to cross one leg over the other. That’s to say that after achieving the basic crunch position, simply bring one leg up and cross it against your stationary leg. The ankle of the crossed leg should be right above the bent knee of the other. Be sure to alternate legs.
These crunches isolate the obliques (the muscles on the side of your body). Lay down flat. Leaving your upper body in place, bring your legs in and then rotate your hips to the side. In other words, your lower body will be on its side, and your upper body will be in the normal crunch position. Keeping in mind the target muscle group, adjust if necessary. With this exercise in particular, it is best to loosen up and stretch a bit before doing it.
These are some exercises that will build up a sweat, but will also build muscle.
It will take some practice to be able to do this for a sustained amount of time, but it is a great exercise once you can do it well. Lay down flat and bring your knees up. Extend your left leg, and have the foot of the right leg at the extended leg’s knee. Now, begin your crunch, but go to the right. Your left elbow should be pointing towards your bent right knee. This is the starting position. From here, you’ll just be alternative your legs while crunching. The key thing here is to remember to go at a side angle, so as to target your obliques, and to go slowly at first. When doing this exercise you don’t want to move too quickly, as your form will likely suffer. Go slowly until you get a rhythm, and then speed it up to a comfortable pace.
Stand up straight with your hands touching your head. Now simply bring up your left knee, while angling down to the left so that your right elbow points to the left knee. Alternate, and do the exercise at a relatively fast pace. This exercise is not particularly hard on the abdominal muscles, so the focus here is to build up a sweat.
(I’ll be honest: I did just make up the name for this exercise since I had no idea what it was called) For this exercise, the only part of your body on the ground will be butt. Your body should be in a V-shape, and then you’ll simultaneously crunch while extending and then pulling back your legs. That’s to say that you’ll pull your knees in while crunching, and then you’ll go back to the wide V-shape, and then back to the crunch.
In truth, nothing is truly “pure” cardio. You’re always using muscles. However, these are focused on the fat-loss aspect of training as opposed to the muscle building aspect.
It goes without saying that running is the best way to lose fat. Depending on your experience with running and fitness you’ll want to run differently. As a general rule, simply start low and build up. If you’ve never run before, then “1 mile” is a good place to start. Once you can comfortably run 2 or 3 miles, it’s best to start alternating distances so as to not bore yourself, or wear yourself out. (Swimming, biking, and other such activities are alternatives to running. In fact, they may be preferable since they cause minimal problems associated with impact on the hard ground).
Self explanatory, but one of the best ways to lose fat.
You take what was originally a great game, add the new features found in the more modern Pokemon Pearl and Pokemon Platinum, add them together and you end up with PokemonHeartGold. Whether you’re a fan of the original Pokemon games for the Gameboy and Gameboy Advance, or prefer the newer ones that have been realized on the Nintendo DS, you will enjoy this remake. In Pokemonheartgold you can use random choice generator to improve your gameplay. It is really easy to use as well. You can even learn about different pokemons and their attack and defense powers.
One of the best new features of this game is the Pokewalker that comes bundled with it, this is a nice little Pokeball shaped gadget that acts smilar to a pedometer. You send a Pokemon to it wirelessly from the DS, and then it gains experience for each step you take in real life, and can level up as well as uncovering hidden items and battle others around you.
The game can be a little hard to finish as like the original Gold you have to defeat 8 gym leaders and the Elite 4, but after that you can visit the region from Pokemon Red and become champion there too, and then face off against Ash. After all of that there are still a little under 500 Pokemon to catch in total before you’ve got them all. On top of this (as if its not loads already) you have a wealth of special arenas you can fight in and then switch to wi-fi to attle your mates as well.
I read a lot of great previews before I managed to get my hands on a copy of this game and it really lived up to everything I had heard, If you’re like me and grew up with the original games it really is a total must buy although I must warn you that you may suddenly notice a lot of time has been eaten up playing it.
The very best bits from every Pokemon game since gold added to the original game, includes a Pokewalker, hours upon hours of game play.
It is the same old story and the game engine; as good as it is hasn’t really been updated.
Despite on the outset just looking like a re-release of an older game, this has so many added extras and updates from the more recent titles. Adding in the Pokewalker which is worth buying the game for anyway, this game is a must have.