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Especially for Family Child Care Providers
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Starting a Family Child Care Business
In Hawaii, more than half of all mothers work outside the home. That means there is an urgent need for child care. If you love working with young children and want to put your creative, nurturing and organizational skills to work – consider becoming a family child care provider.Is Family Child Care for You?
There is a need for additional high quality child care services in Hawaii. However, opening a child care or out of school program is not for those who seek a simple, easy way to make a living. The start up process and ongoing work is full of complexity and challenge, with periodic doses of irritation and stress. So, why would anyone press forward with such an undertaking? Running a child care or school age program is some of the most important, rewarding work to be found. In a world where most people find their jobs high pressured, uninspiring, and without deeper meaning, working with children and their families offers an opportunity to make a real contribution to the world and discover new joy each day.
Many family child care providers say they learn new skills in caring for young children, and that their own children benefit from having extra playmates at home. What other job could be more rewarding and fulfilling?
PATCH can help you become a family child care provider by:
For more information on starting a family child care business, contact your
local PATCH office. For a listing of PATCH offices, click here