Skip-a-Long can help you start your own Home Child Care Business

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Finding the right childcare can be incredibly difficult. Who is the right person for my child? Will my child learn? Do they have the right knowledge and experience to care for my child? Will they treat my child well? These are very valuable questions that many parents think about when looking for a childcare provider. Skip-A-Long Child Developmental Services is a good place to consider when looking for childcare. This organization has an extensive network of providers that offer childcare in the home.   

Skip-a-Long Child Development Services has been providing services to parents with children for the past 50 years. Besides Skip-a-Long childcare centers, they also have an option called. To become part of this network of home child care providers you will work closely with Coordinators from the Skip-a-Long Child Development Services to take your childcare business to the next level. These providers are carefully selected by the organization. One such provider is Cindy Gomez.   

Cindy Gomez runs a childcare business from her home, it is called “Give a Smile Home Day Care”.   

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“I have been in the daycare [business] since 1975,” Cindy Gomez shared. She has been running Give a Smile Daycare- for the past 10 years from her home.   

She explained that in addition to her extensive experience she is also licensed by DCFS, has a child development degree from WIU and BHC and other credentials to provide quality childcare.   

The childcare Gomez runs has two assistants working with her. They require training in CPR and first aid. The assistants’ backgrounds have been vetted and they have the needed credentials. There is also a certified pre-K teacher that comes every day to teach children and get them ready for kindergarten.   

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Give A Smile Home Day Care has up to 12 children and the ages can range from 6 weeks to 12 years old. There are full time and part time slots available. According to Gomez in the near future there are plans to implement Head Start in her early daycare. Cindy Gomez also shared that she has experience working with children with special needs.   

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Since the pandemic hit Gomez makes sure everything is sanitized and masks are used.   

“I run a well-balanced daycare,” Gomez assured, adding that children under her care also get to eat nutritious meals three times a day.   

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She explained she also tries to help parents by providing them with resources they might be looking for to improve their lives and the lives of their children.   

Give a Smile is a great option for many parents looking for a daycare provider in a home. And a great example of the opportunities available through the Home Child Care Network Provider by the Skip-a-Long Child Development Services. 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming part of Skip-a-Long Home Child Care Network please go to http://www.skip-a-long.org/child-care-home-setting/providing-care-your-home Interested individuals need to be licensed in-home child care providers. Skip-a-Long will help providers with IDHS paperwork, offer suggestions on improving your home child care business, help with IDHS reimbursements directly through the SAL Family and Community Services’ in-house eligibility department, and more. Home Child Care Network is a nonprofit program. SAL Moline office is located at 1 Montgomery Dr., Suite #30, Moline, IL. You can call this office at (309) 764-8192 or e-mail Patty Schuch, Quad Cities Coordinator at [email protected] or Erica Holler, at [email protected].      

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