Do you love kids? Or helping a small business? Well then you are in luck!
My name is Rebecca and I am looking to start my childcare business called “Explore, Imagine, Create.” The whole idea for the business, is for kids to learn through play. From every childcare I have worked at I have seen the same thing repeatedly; the children are being babysat rather than taught. I believe that kids learn best when they are having fun, they thrive and retain more information when they are excited about what they are doing, and they love who is teaching it. I would love for each classroom to have a different fun and exciting theme that the kids want to look at all day. I want the kids to love coming to the center and feel that we are a home away from home.
The reason I am asking for help is because the start up fees for a childcare can be very expensive! Every room needs: tables, chairs, desks, nap mats, lots and lots of toys, learning curriculum, shelves, arts and crafts, boards, etc. Then there are the baby rooms that require a lot more like high chairs, cribs, bibs, bottle warmers, toys to help crawl/ walk, etc. Then there are the expenses of the food it costs to feed all of the kids in the center. Even with good budgeting this can be very expensive.
To get the business up and running I would need licensing, inspection, insurance, medical testing, safety devices (e.g. smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, carbon- monoxide detectors, first-aid kits, child-proofing supplies) equipment, wages for employees, advertising, legal services, rent, mortgage, and utility fees.
I know that looks like a lot, and it is. I believe that I can get this all completed with your help. I have been working my whole working career to finally get in this position where I can have my own business. I have had many, many years’ experience in the childcare industry, starting as a teacher and moving my way up to director and now it is my turn to be an owner! For the last year I have been working hard at getting my childcare business started, but now I am struggling with the funding! This is where you come in! Thank you so much to everyone reading this! I hope you decide to help “Explore, Imagine, create” come to life!