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Elena Mauer

Cornwall On Hudson, NY

I'm a freelance writer and editor, and a mom of two. In addition to, I've written for Parents, Parenting, The Bump and CafeMom.

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Got Child Care Experience? Here Are 7 Great Careers, Plus Tips For Getting Ahead

Caring for kids can be a rewarding and fun job, and — because you’re ambitious — you might naturally start to wonder: Where can I go with this? The good news is, with child care experience, there are several different career paths you could follow — and you get to... more

6 Qualities To Help Any Day Care Teacher Shine

I remember clearly the first time I dropped off my first child at day care. I was so scared to leave him and worried he wouldn’t get the TLC he got at home. As a new mom, a million “what-if”s ran through my mind. What if they don’t like him... more

8 Strategies For Maintaining Happiness And Success In Your Day Care Job

If you’re starting a new job at a day care, you’re probably wondering, “How can I make the most of this opportunity?” For starters, having a good relationship with your employer is critical to your success — and there are many steps you can take to foster that. If... more

How To Write A Day Care Resume To Impress Any Director [With Resume Template]

If you’re applying for day care positions, listen up: “As child care educators, we want the most intelligent, organized and professional people we can find,” says Angela Wolfe, owner of Children’s Lighthouse of Little Elm, Texas. “A good resume shows us those people will be in for the long... more

Starting Your New Day Care Job: 7 Must-Dos For A Successful First Day

It can be nerve-wracking to start any new job, but when you’re working at a day care, it can feel even more crucial to succeed. “Little people have big emotions, parents are trusting you with the most important things in their lives, and you will be busy, busy, busy,”... more

Day Care Jobs: How To Determine If A Child Care Center Is Right For You

If you’re looking for a job at a day care center, you likely know there are plenty of options out there. Some centers adhere to a particular child development philosophy. Some are larger institutions, while others are focused on small-scale in-home care. There’s a different type of day care for... more

How To Get A Day Care Job

“Child care is really one of the hardest but also one of the most rewarding jobs,” says Angela Wolfe, owner of Children’s Lighthouse of Little Elm, Texas. If that statement excites you, rather than intimidates you, it’s a good sign that a job at a day care center might... more

6 Things To Consider Before Pursuing A Day Care Job

“When I was little, I loved taking care of kids who were littler than me,” says Angela Wolfe, owner of Children’s Lighthouse of Little Elm, Texas, who is now in the process of opening a second location. “At 11 years old, I told my mother I want to have... more