My first experience in the childcare industry came by divine inspiration. I had no childcare experience, no formal business experience, I had never walked into a childcare business before, nor did I have children of my own. However, while in prayer, I asked God for his direction for my life and clearly, I heard the word, “daycare.” I immediately got started and moved confidently in the directions of my dreams.
When I started my first childcare I struggled with enrollment, business management and staffing. I had no idea how to successfully grow my childcare business. Enrollment was dwindling in but not quite, how I had envisioned. I was stuck with a building licensed for more than 200 children and I only had 60. I was the driving force of my business. I, literally worked in every position of my business – from the front desk receptionist, after-school bus driver, cook and occasionally in the classroom as a substitute provider. I left work every day feeling overwhelmed and tired. The next day I would start all over again feeling overwhelmed. I needed relief.
Weak in faith and without guidance, I made a decision to sell that location. After giving birth to my first born, my passion to care for children intensified. I realized it never left me so I began to pray again. This time I had no money, my credit score was low, and there was no one to go to for help. I started with what I had and began babysitting for $10.00 per day. As my baby-sitting services began to grow, I applied and obtained the license for family. We continued to grow so I obtained the license for group, then we grew to two groups and on to a large center. I moved into two large facilities to care for over 160 children each day. All of this happened in less than five years.
I had purpose, promise, and passion but there was no payoff until I realized there was a better way to achieving childcare success. Through many years of hard work through trial and error, I finally found the formula to grow my childcare business. When I look at my wonderful life now, I realize it was determination and hard work that helped to build the childcare business of my dreams. My income grew successfully from $10.00 per day to $3,000.00 per day in my childcare business. I created systems, which make childcare easy.
Today I am dedicated to sharing with others and want you to know – you too, can truly build a childcare business that generates wealth and happiness as you manage the childcare business you love!