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How Daycare Time Solutions Started

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

Daycare Time Solutions started in October of 2019. We aimed to help daycare providers create lesson plans while earning some extra income on the side.

While helping providers create lesson plans, we recognized a demand for other services providers required assistance with. These included food menus, parent handbooks, and enrollment documents, to name a few examples. We, therefore, began offering these services to ensure our clients' daycare businesses ran as smoothly as possible.

The name Daycare Time Solutions was born as providers were constantly thanking us for the amount of time we were saving them. The name, therefore, seemed entirely appropriate for the work we were doing.

But the story of Daycare Time Solutions actually begins way before that.

Hi, I'm Christa Thornton, co-owner of Daycare Time Solutions, which I run with my husband. Working with children and providers comes easily and very naturally to me. This, combined with my passion for serving and helping others, is what made Daycare Time Solutions and where it all began.

My background is actually in childcare, and I’ve worked in this industry for a very long time. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and previously worked as a lead teacher at Vanderbilt University with children as young as 2 and 3. This is where I began creating resources such as lesson plans and monthly newsletters. I also worked in elementary, middle, and high school before owning my very own in-home daycare.

My life transformed after getting married, as my newly married husband and I moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. Unfortunately, we were told by our property management company that we could not run a daycare business as it was against the rules. We, therefore, continued working in the school system and had no choice but to tutor children at libraries, at our home, and in their homes.

However, everything changed once the Covid-19 pandemic began. When we were struck by the pandemic, we leaned more into the digital side as we connected with daycare providers online. We created the Daycare Time Solutions Facebook group while simultaneously running the Home Daycare Provider Support group, which now has a tremendous 16,000+ members.

And that brings us to the present day.

Today, we offer a wide range of resources to help new and existing daycare providers build the best daycare businesses in the country. Our resources include essential documents, educational lesson plans, monthly newsletters, social media management services, busy binders, sensory bins and so much more to help you be the best daycare providers you can be.

Our Goal

At Daycare Time Solutions, our ultimate goal is to become the global leader in childcare resources and to build valuable, meaningful relationships throughout the childcare community.

We help daycare providers day in and day out. We know all children deserve only the best, which is why we aim to provide daycare providers with the best resources so that you can focus on your children.

We have already helped 1,000+ daycare providers but our goal is to help many more!

Get in touch to see how we can help your daycare flourish.

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