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Ideas for starting small infant daycare in a bad part of a large metro area?

I just graduated with by BA, but I want to care for babies. Mine are 16 & 21. But because of "issues" we are now living in a rough area of large metro are. We can not move, and there are no jobs for what I went to school for {social services...they are being laod off}, so I purchased a bunch of gently used baby stuff, but I have gotten no bites. I am on Craigslist, Care.com, but nothing. I need an income, and I am very bored.

I have had interested parents, but when they find out I have bigger dogs and where I live they quickly have no interest.  Should I proivide this info in my add? 

 

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tgbear

Asked by tgbear at 3:27 PM on Jun. 14, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • Have you registered in your state? Put flyers out around the neighborhoods near you. Most apartment complexes (like mine) have a community bulletin board at the mailbox station(s). Use word of mouth. Good luck!
    EgoTryptophan

    Answer by EgoTryptophan at 3:30 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Place Posters at the local Social Services Office, Recreation Centers, Elementary Schools, Grocery Stores, Pediatrician Office, Gyms. Also advertise in your local paper. Put Colorful signs in your yard or outside your home. Anywhere that Mommy and Me classes are held. Local Hospitals, Red Cross, etc.
    I ran a Daycare in my home for many years, once you get established, word travels fast.
    Good Luck!
    boys2men2soon

    Answer by boys2men2soon at 3:42 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • look into getting registered with the state...u may have to take a few classes for a bit,but then you can be put on there list and look into accepting people who get child care assistance.
    happymama02

    Answer by happymama02 at 3:42 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • www.care.com you can register on there plus there are parents on there looking for care providers. Good Luck!! I have a home business i would be happy to share with you while you are getting going.
    mkdirector2011

    Answer by mkdirector2011 at 4:48 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • The big dogs are a problem. Can you assure potential clients that you have enough insurance to cover any "accidents?"
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 6:02 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

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