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Patricia Dischler


Patricia Dischler is a nationally recognized speaker and author who inspires audiences with creative ideas, entertaining presentations, and an array of stories from more than twenty years experience as a provider and teacher. She is the author of Teaching the 3 C's: Creativity, Curiosity, and Courtesy and From Babysitter to Business Owner. Patricia also offers a variety of products and trainings through her company, KIDBIZ Resources. Recently named President Elect of the National Association of Family Child Care, Patricia is a strong advocate for early childhood professionals and strives to help them strengthen their careers as they do what they love—make a difference in the life of a child!

To find out more about Patricia's speaking schedule and workshops, see her website at patriciadischler.com.

Patricia Dischler's Books

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  • From Babysitter to Business Owner: Getting the Most Out of Your Home Child Care Business

    Author: Patricia Dischler
    Product Code: 109801
    ISBN: 978-192961068-6

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    Author Interviews

    Do others view your work as you do? Does it ever seem as though some parents see you more as a babysitter than a professional caregiver and business owner? How can you change their minds?

    Family child care homes provide much-needed, quality care for hundreds of thousands of children every day. Now you can remove the term "babysitter" from your job description and obtain the satisfaction, appreciation, and lasting success you deserve.

    From Babysitter to Business Owner offers tried-and-true strategies for implementing business practices in the home day care environment. Each of the eight chapters in this indispensable guide gives you insight into an important aspect of fine-tuning your family child care business. The book covers topics including:

    • selecting new clients and retaining valued clients
    • developing and using a thorough parent handbook
    • selecting an appropriate and manageable curriculum
    • creating work spaces in your home
    • setting long-term personal and business goals

    Chapters also contain helpful and inspirational sidebars, lists of suggested resources, and a "3 Things to Do Today" checklist.

    Practical and easy to read, From Babysitter to Business Owner has everything home day care providers need to make their business—and their career—a success.

    Patricia Dischler has operated Patty Cake Preschool in Prairie DuSac, Wisconsin, for over 15 years. She is a frequent presenter of workshops on issues related to professionalism in family child care and has published several articles in early childhood magazines and newsletters. Softbound, 216 pgs.