ChildCare Conversations with Kate and Carrie

Episode 187: The Most Essential Tips for Setting Up an Infant Classroom

February 06, 2024 Carrie Casey and Kate Woodward Young
ChildCare Conversations with Kate and Carrie
Episode 187: The Most Essential Tips for Setting Up an Infant Classroom
Show Notes

In this podcast episode, Kate and Carrie explore the nuances of setting up an infant classroom within a childcare center. Carrie shares her expertise in optimizing budget and space, advising against overcrowding with excessive equipment and suggesting the use of smaller cribs for both financial and developmental benefits. The conversation covers practical tips on sourcing affordable cribs, planning for evacuation, and meeting specific room requirements. Carrie also discusses the importance of a tailored infant curriculum and the role of toys in infant development. Additionally, they touch upon the infant room as a loss leader in childcare business strategy, emphasizing its long-term value despite higher costs. The episode concludes with an offer of further assistance to listeners interested in developing their infant care programs, contact us for business coaching and help. 

Blog post about opening an infant room: https://texasdirector.org/infant-classroom/

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