Thursday, May 24, 2012

Child Care Assistance

I have spoken with parents that may not be able to afford some of the rates in the Northern Virginia area.  So, I decided to post about Childcare Assistance.  If you live in Alexandria, you should check out their website.  If you live in Fairfax County area here is there link.  I hope that these links help!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happy Healers

I went to my mailbox (yesterday), and received this cute and adorable gel pack.  Not only is the pack cute, but you can use it, hot or cold.  I put it in the freezer to test it out, and it worked like a charm.  I haven't put it in the microwave or boiled water yet.  You can order the packs with different characters, and colors.  They come as a penguin like the picture I have attached, a elephant, bear, frog, or tooth.  You have your choice of white, blue, green, or pink gel.  Its really cute.  

I took a picture of the pack so you could see what it looks like.  I didn't expect to receive this and nor did I order it yet.  So, to open up the mail, and it have my name and phone number on it was pretty cool.  I'm thinking about ordering more.  This would be a perfect marketing tool.  Not only that, I am always looking for cool things to give my daycare kids for Christmas.

Thanks Accurate Manufacturing Inc.!
For more information check out there site.  I also looked them up on Amazon just to see, if they sell there packs on there.  And, sure enough they do!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Average Cost for Childcare in Northern Va Area

Have you ever wondered what the average rates are for Northern Virginia???  Well, me too.  The list is pretty cool because it not only gives you the average of home daycare's, but centers too.  I was interested because I always want to make sure that my rates aren't too high, and let me be honest, NOT too low either.  I want to stay competitive without feeling like I am taking advantage.  Anyway, I thought you might find this interesting.  And, since I just got my laptop back from Sony, I'm digging around the web finding all kinds of interesting things.

Here's the list:  Thanks to Fairfax County.