We’re Here For The Kids!

Today, we presented two programs for daycare providers at a local conference center. The first presentation was a 30 minute keynote that included songs and a talk about running a successful family or daycare program. The second was a one-hour songwriting session where we wrote a song with 25 owners, managers and directors called “We’re Here for the Kids” (see lyrics below). Both were a roaring success and we made lots of new friends who share our passion for working with children and families.

To prepare for the event, we interviewed one owner of a daycare center and another person who manages a home-based program. They filled us in on the big challenges facing centers (too many families need it, many cannot afford it and it’s super hard to find staff) and the selfless reasons that they got into this business (Hint: it ain’t to make lots of money.)

The group of all-women were as nurturing, friendly, and participative as I recalled from previous experiences with people in this profession. But they were also creative, playful and easy-going – especially when it came to the songwriting. Although I was very tired after a poor night’s rest and an early call, I could have kept going with this group. It was our job to honor them, but they inspired us!

We’re Here for the Kids!
Music by Scott Bierko
Lyrics by the Sullivan County Childcare Conferees and Beth & Scott Bierko
(c) 2022 Bierko Productions

We’re not in in for the money
We’re not in it for the fame
Getting famous or being rich
Is not the Childcare game

WE’RE HERE FOR THE KIDS
AND A BETTER TOMORROW
WE’RE HERE FOR THE KIDS
AND THE FAMILIES
WE’RE HERE FOR THE KIDS
AND A BETTER TOMORROW
WE’RE THE CHILDCARE
COMMUNITY

We empower the children
With love and positivity
We make the learning fun and safe
To develop creativity

WE’RE HERE FOR THE KUDS
AND A BETTER TOMORROW
WE’RE HERE FOR THE KIDS
AND THE FAMILIES
WE’RE HERE FOR THE KIDS
AND A BETTER TOMORROW
WE’RE THE CHILDCARE
COMMUNITY

We work hard for the children
The work is never done
Boogers, diapers and meltdowns
Boy, they keep us young


WE’RE HERE FOR THE KIDS
AND A BETTER TOMORROW
WE’RE HERE FOR THE KIDS
AND THE FAMILIES
WE’RE HERE FOR THE KIDS
AND A BETTER TOMORROW
WE’RE THE CHILDCARE
COMMUNITY

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