Toys

We arrive at most event childcare jobs with a van load of gear. This usually includes a ton of toys, play-sets, dolls, dollhouses, action figures, games, a huge selection of arts & crafts, costumes, speakers, playlists of kid-appropriate music, a T.V., the most popular kid’s DVDs, first aid kits, baby supplies, strollers, port-a-cribs, and possibly larger items such as a bounce house. Parents (and often our own caregivers) are surprised at the amount of stuff we provide and then are dumbfounded when we say we are currently running another ten jobs at the same time. They wonder about our inventory to make that happen, so we posted a peak at part of our main warehouse and our ever-expanding inventory on Facebook. The supplies we bring, of course, depend on the number and ages of the children, and the venue’s available space. Also, we have six stocked storage units spread across the country.

Angela is our amazing, dedicated buyer who ensures we continue to have the best toys and equipment. Lupe and Jordan have the mind-boggling task of cleaning and organizing the inventory, and then sorting what is needed for each unique job. These ladies manage to pull off the same magic that it takes a whole team of Santa’s elves to do!

 

Think your group / organization has too many kids for a childcare company to handle? Bring it on!

 

Stay tuned for more monthly blog updates and “like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CreativeChildcareSolutionsInc for more fun pictures, exciting news, and cute kid stories!

 

We're Back

Actually we never left. We just haven’t updated our blog in a while. However, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been doing anything! We have recently celebrated several milestones, not the least of

which is celebrating 15 years of having fun, entertaining kids, and providing parents with peace of mind.

We have been in our new headquarters for a little over a year now. CCS has had to constantly evolve as our staff, inventory, and client list have continued to grow and grow. Our team has been traveling to more places across the country and further expansion is in the works. Despite all our growth, we continue to work hard to keep that personal touch. We still customize our services to each client to try and exceed the expectations of both the children and the parents.

Creative Childcare Solutions now employs about a dozen key operations faculty and 120+ caregivers. These are not “babysitters.” These are energetic, creative, caring individuals that have been screened, had a thorough background check, and been certified in CPR & First Aid. They also all hold a black-belt in fun. Add in our huge and ever expanding warehouse of toys, games, crafts, & equipment and you have a combination that parents have a hard time pulling their children away from.

Stay tuned for more monthly blog updates and visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CreativeChildcareSolutionsInc for more fun pictures, exciting news, and cute kid stories!

Hello and welcome to my new blog. I will be giving updates on all the new and exciting things happening with Creative Childcare Solutions, Inc. I want to begin by thanking all our customers for their continued support of our services! We love caring for the children in your groups and particularly enjoy the opportunity of giving back to our military families during their pre-deployment, post-deployment, and marriage retreats. We are forever thankful for the sacrifices your families make to ensure our safety and freedom to continue living the American dream. I intend to highlight special things from our events and humor you with little “kid” comments that are priceless to us. As we expand, I will take you along on the journey of our new endeavors both locally and nationally. Hang on to your seats as we break new ground in other states and with additional military groups and new clients. Our newest expansion into offering on-site group events at our new location in Oregon City, Oregon will take place early this summer. Thank you again for all your support and for appreciating our attention to detail in caring for each of your children. It is an honor and a privilege to care for other people’s children!

I know that buying a house can entail many details and responsibilities. However, buying 9.5 acres with 7 buildings on it requires many steps. We are very fortunate to be working on this with an incredible realtor and a very giving seller, but in order to set things up correctly for, we have gone the extra mile to ensure the land is safe and environmentally friendly for all. I have so many dreams for this property that will allow us to invite groups of military families to come for the day to hang out on a farm, have good food, and relax while we serve them. In order for this to happen, we have to put in a commercial kitchen and landscape certain areas of the grounds. We are motivated and want to run with our ideas, but we first have to get into our house, get settled, get MONEY, and then we can proceed. This entire move has been inspired by and led by God. There is no other way to explain its development. I woke up one morning announcing to my husband that we needed to move. Within 2 weeks, we were putting the offer in on the house and land. I drove by it at least five times daily claiming it to be ours. This was not a selfish, greedy act, but more of an enthusiasm for the possibilities of giving back to our community through our projects on this property. The ideas are endless, so I must create different phases in order to meet our final plans.

I plan to live out the remainder of my life at this place. I expect to have grandchildren running around in the years to come. I plan to teach my 3 boys the meaning of real, true, hard work and the grit it takes to accomplish the tasks of running a farm. The lessons they will learn will help continue developing them into good citizens of this planet and men of character. Our home will be a place of peace; a thread of positive energy will run through every inch of those acres. All who come there will feel welcome and know that we are there to serve them. Our stewardship of this land will bring new experiences, people, and opportunities to help others. We remain open to where we will be led and faithfully open our doors to anyone who comes across our path. We are truly blessed and intend to bless others for the rest of our lives. Come along for the ride!

Our weekends are beginning to fill up as we enter February. Funding requirements are not finalized until January 28th which means our phone should be ringing off the hook on February 1st. Bring it on! We are ready. We have created a new handbook for our contractors and started developing a training program they can do in order to best understand how to work with our groups of children. We have already booked jobs in La Grande, Pendleton, Salem, Redmond, Seattle, Welches, Warrenton, Wilsonville, and Timberline.

Esther and her brilliance, accompanied by Maura and her full character, stood for 8 hours each day last weekend inside an 8 x 10 booth (dressed in black tie attire) at the Portland Bridal Show. I brought lunch one day and touched base with some of our venues and connections. Esther is so good at the girlie girl stuff that she thrives on being around brides and weddings. She really knows how to work with these excited women to help them eliminate any childcare issues. As we all know, some family members think the “No kids allowed” rule doesn’t apply to them — after all, they are family! Being able to convey all the options we have for keeping the wedding day flowing smoothly and without children, really calms these brides and mothers-of-the brides’ minds. Esther has already booked her first event from the show, in only 3 days! You go girl!