This idea has been on Pinterest for a long time. I loved the idea immediately. For mine, childcare specific, I used a consistent font and pastel papers for readablility.
I kept the days of the week for writing in menu and calendar notes regarding special events or activities. The three notices I give regularly to parents are when I need additional clothing changes, diapers and formula, so I used the three remaining spaces for those.
Now I can just jot them down as needed and the parents can view it and respond. Before, I would send an email or let them know at pick up, and often get side tracked and forget. This is working out much better for us. This is right next to my front door at eye level, so the parents see it every time they walk out the door.
- It is a frame from WalMart that costs $10
- Print out your headings onto scrapbook paper of your choice
- Using the frame backing or glass as a template cut the paper to size
- Place paper into frames
- Use dry erase markers on the glass
[My pasta salad is whole wheat bow ties, low-sodium ham, frozen peas, a little mayo, lemon juice, dried dill and onion powder. Served with fruit.]
You can view the original idea at Next to Heaven.Tags: childcare, daycare, preschool, pre-k, prek, home childcare, home daycare, daycare management, white board, dry erase, picture frame dry erase, scrapbook, menu, board, memo