I'm thinking about trying to open a drop-in childcare center in or near a shopping mall, so parents can relax and enjoy their shopping experience without cranky children in tow. I was wondering, how many of you think this is a good idea? Would you use a drop-in child care center when you go shopping? What do you think is a fair price? (The going rate in my area is $5.00 an hour.) Our shopping mall is also very near the theater - so I might be able to offer childcare during the early evening show, but the Mall closes before the 9:00 show would get over. Do you think this drop-in center would need to operate seven days a week, or maybe take Mondays off? Any discussion would be VERY WELCOME.
As a side note, I have a degree in Early Childhood Education, and thirty-plus years of experience working with young children. What I lack, is a business background.
Answer by SMG1120 at 9:06 PM on Jun. 18, 2011
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