If you’ve got a toddler or preschooler, finding quality childcare is probably an ongoing concern. Millennials spend more time with their children than any previous generation, and with their flexible work schedules, they need childcare that works for them. When my girls were toddlers, I set up childcare in my home so I could be with them yet still have the ability to work in my home office. By having childcare in my home, I customized a program that my girls loved and met all of my high expectations for academics, socialization, and exercise!
First, I created a curriculum that made learning how to read, do math, and play with science FUN! Then I added games, activities, and field trips. Knowing what my girls loved to do, it was easy to create a monthly plan.
Second, I invited a couple of children (the same ages) to join my girls. Their families paid tuition, which paid for the teacher who ran the program – right here in my rec. room. So, I got FREE childcare in my home! It was amazing.
Third, I set the schedule to meet my needs. Because I worked from home, I didn’t need childcare at 6:00 am. Instead, my girls slept in. I set hours for preschool to work around my schedule. It worked so well that I had the teacher come early to make breakfast, do the laundry, and get dinner started. After the program ended, she would clean the house and prepare dinner.
I guess I was a millennial before my time! By having free childcare in my home, I enjoyed being with my girls throughout the day and I ran a successful business in my home office. I just wrote the 2nd edition of my book that shows millennials how to set up a program for their families. Check out The Millennial’s Guide to Free Child Care in Your Home.