My name is Tara. I started my day care after my husband was suspended from his job without pay for 1 week, for cursing his co-worker ( he was a hot-head back then & the co-worker was being a jerk!) He was the only one bringing in income. At that time our 3 boys were 2,6,and 8. The week he got suspended the only dinner meat we had in the refrigerator was a huge ham. We ate off of that ham for a whole week. I made corn with it, potatoes, pasta- we made sandwiches. I was so sick of eating that ham, I wanted to throw it out of the window!
By the 5th night I began to regurgitate
between bites. I longed for chicken, steak and hamburger. That's when I made up my mind that this would never happen again, we needed 2 incomes. Next time it could be worse than suspension...injury or lay-off, then what would we do? While trying to figure out what I was going to do, I was watching a local news special about the need for quality child care in my area and I could hear the voices of friends and family telling me I should look into starting my own day care since I was so good with their kids, plus prior to this a friend invited me over to spend the day at her child care just to get a feel for how she operates her day care.
I thought this would be the perfect time for me to follow my natural ability to work with children...I wouldn't know if I could do it if I did not try. From there KidsN'Kare
was born. I was licensed 2/3/98 and have made a difference in many families lives for 15yrs. Glad I made the choice and would not trade the experiences for anything!
Look forward to contributing to the forum!