Celebrating holidays in an early child care setting can be a wonderful and meaningful way to establish community. All cultures honor events, people, and beliefs that hold significance in unique ways. This reality can promote shared interests and it can also pose challenges. Knowing which holidays to celebrate in your setting is important to respecting the diversity, traditions, and values of the families you serve. Having a consistent protocol for how to approach holidays will facilitate how you plan activities and celebrations in your setting and how you communicate with families.
by Katie Brazerol
Having clear, concise policies and procedures for your child care setting will support your business and help you avoid many potential problems and conflicts. Offering a handbook will help parents understand what to expect while their children are in your care. Having set policies and procedures in place will also make it easier for you to stand by your decisions.