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What myths can be debunked about the helping professions.

I want to have a modern mindset to attract today's parents/guardians in the childcare entrepreneur world.

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Thank you comment icon Early childhood Development helps us understand children in a deeper level. However, whenever teaching our little ones we have to understand that “play is the higher form of research “ they explore, manipulate, form hypothesis to learn all about what they are playing with. Learning doesn’t mean you to have children sit down and work on ditto sheets and rote learning. It’s all about experience! Joana Herrera

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Liam’s Answer

Parents usually want what’s best for their children. They also want their children to be exposed to foundational skills that they feel will give them an advantage later in life.

Some parents will send their kids to specialty camps. i.e. sports, art, computer, etc..

If I’m reading your question correctly, you want to cater to Entrepreneur parents.
If so, think of the traits of an Entrepreneur and try to translate into early childhood skills that would appeal to Entrepreneur parents. These are not mutually exclusive from specialty camps mentioned above.

You should consult with an expert on early childhood development to put together a stimulating and engaging curriculum that focus on the core skill sets that you decide to market to potential parents.

I have 3 children. A few years ago my son expressed an interest in earning a little extra money by getting a job. He was 15 at the time and quickly found that no one wanted to ‘give’ him a job due to his age. I suggested that he make his own job by starting a business. We brainstormed through his skills and what each of those looked like from a business standpoint. We assessed his level of commitment and how that would play out in each of the business scenarios that we discussed. We took a short list of ideas and looked for and analyzed existing models to narrow the field down even more. One business started to look better and better to him, and we came to a decision. I gave him a list of things that he needed to do in order to get the ball rolling and that he would enjoy. Coming up with the name and logo in order to get the swag was exciting for him and he started to feel that it was real. We took all this info that we discussed and started working through all the legal stuff. At this point, regardless if the business succeeds or fails, either would prove to be valuable lessons for him to take into his next adventure.

Some of the core skills that helped him were
• Creative thinking in the brainstorming and business establishment stages
• Self-awareness of his skills and capabilities
• Commitment to completing projects (small and large)
• Ability to determine a course of action based on analysis of problem
• Ability to understand and play within the rules of the game

These can all be translated into early childhood skills that will help them in whatever they do.

Good Luck!
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Elizabeth’s Answer

As an early child care provider for many years, at first I was surprised when the parents (who were then always older than me) asked my professional advice about what is best for their children.

I was honored that they would even ask. I always gave my honest opinion about what I thought they, as parents, should do, to the best of my ability.

As I grew older, and achieved more education, I found the advice I could give to parents had a deeper background and I felt more confident about what I was able to share with them.

I’m a parent now, and for the first time, I find myself older than many parents that I serve. I have more experience, education backing my views, theories, opinions and know-how than I ever had before.

Here’s the myth:

As a classroom teacher, I know what is best for these children, my students.

It may be true that we have been trained in various topics, or have more experience with “parenting,” even if we are not parents ourselves.

But parents are the FIRST socializers of their children EVEN IF we spend more time with their children than they do, each day, throughout the workweek. They have the right, as parents, to make the final decision about what is best for their beloved family.

The only exception is if you find, as a teacher, that this family might need help in some way that you cannot give them. If that happens, please tell your supervisor and follow the advice or protocols that are recommended.

Listen to the parents, the families, the students, the people that you serve. Never doubt that as a teacher, you are in an industry of service. Find out what they need, and find a way to facilitate that. Build bridges, not walls, and you will be the teacher that they will always remember.
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Abdalelah’s Answer

Help other is from my happiness
Letts all help other for better world
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