Decorating a daycare can be challenging!
If you’re out of fun and creative bulletin board ideas for your daycare, you’ve come to the right place!
Be wise and choose non-repetitive, reusable, seasonal, and inspiring themes for your bulletin boards. My go-to daycare bulletin board ideas include:
- Themed Bulletin Board for Kids
- Interactive Bulletin Boards for Infants
- Informative Bulletin Board for Parents/ Employees
I’ve seen a variety of bulletin boards and their impact. Some are innovative and motivating, while others, well, not so much.
Therefore, I will share 25+ bulletin board ideas for all seasons, age groups, employees and parents to help you create beautiful, eye-catching, and productive daycare bulletin boards without much effort!
Let’s Get Creative!
Daycare Bulletin Board Ideas for Parents
Daycare centers need an efficient way to communicate with parents. But traditional methods such as phone or email can at times add to your everyday hustle. This is when bulletin boards come in handy.
You might also want to read: 13 Parent Board Ideas for Daycare
News, Events, and Updates
Bulletin boards provide an organized way to keep information readily available, reducing the chances of miscommunications. Thus, bulletin boards are the perfect way for daycare centers to quickly and effectively communicate important news, events, and updates to parents.
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Policy, Menu, Schedules, Birthdates
For the parent’s information board, make segregation based on the types of information your want to display, for instance. Urgent Notice, Daily Updates, Daycare Policy, menu, schedules, birthdates of daycare classmates etc.
You might also want to read: Home Daycare Schedule Ideas
Daycare Bulletin Board Ideas for Parents
Here are some great year-round bulletin board ideas for daycare to keep parents engaged and well-informed:
- A calendar of the month’s events
- The daycare’s weekly schedule
- Pictures of the daycare’s activities
- “Meet the staff” section
- A list of the daycare’s rules and expectations
- Daycare enrollment policy and requirements
- New upcoming projects of your daycare
You might also want to read: 6 Vital Questions for Daycare Providers to Ask Parents
Daycare Bulletin Board Ideas for Employees
Staff Schedules, Daycare Policies, and Work Procedures
For the employee’s bulletin board, Include essential documents such as staff schedules, daycare policies, work procedures, staff contact information, emergency contacts and any other relevant information.
You might also want to read: Daycare Handbook Examples
You can also provide employee resources, such as helpful websites and reading materials. Additionally, you can add photos of the staff along with their basic information like education, hobbies, experience, etc.
Bulletin Board Ideas for Daycare Staff
- Meet the staff
- Staff Policies
- Daycare Tips
- Urgent Notice
Daycare Bulletin Board Ideas for Toddlers
For toddlers, you just need to focus on specific design elements, and your daycare classes will always have interactive fun!
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What Should be on the Bulletin Board for Toddlers
Essential concepts like colors, shapes, numbers, and letters could be taught to toddlers via bulletin board.
Also, providing various stimulating materials on the board, such as pictures, puzzles, games, books, and other age-appropriate items for toddlers, can help them develop their cognitive skills in a fun and engaging way.
You might also want to read: Daycare Birthday Board Ideas
Bulletin Board Ideas for Toddlers
- Peek-A-Boo Bulletin Board
- 5 Senses Bulletin Board
- Mitten Match Bulletin Board
- Season theme décor
Daycare Bulletin Board For Infants
Bright, Colorful, Easy to Understand
There are a few things that you should keep in mind when you are creating a daycare bulletin board for infants. First, you want to ensure the board is bright and colorful. Babies are attracted to bright colors, which will help get their attention.
Second, ensure the board is simple and easy to understand. Babies have a short attention span, so don’t bombard them with too much information.
Finally, you want to update the board regularly to have fresh and new content.
You might also want to read: Daycare Birthday Ideas
Bulletin Board Ideas for Infants
- Season Art
- Pictures of the babies
- Infants’ interests and development
- Fun fact about each infant
- Sensory or busy board
Checklist of Good Bulletin Board
Do’s of Good Bulletin Board
A good bulletin board idea would offer an effective display that includes attractiveness and simplicity.
- For kids, it’s better to use bright colors and large fonts.
- I prefer a mixture of decorative and interactive themes.
- Keep the bulletin board up to date and current
- Include artwork created by the children
- Add puzzles and stories
- Use movable items for interaction
- Place the bulletin board at eye level
- Choose the most visible and accessible location for bulletin boards
You might also want to read: Home Daycare Decorating Ideas
Don’ts of Good Bulletin Board Ideas
- Don’t use designs that can overcrowd the bulletin board
- Don’t put up too much information only to cover the space
- Don’t include too much text on the kids’ board
- Don’t use too many colors for an information board
- Don’t add items that are too complicated for kids to understand
- Use reusable materials and themes
How is a Daycare Bulletin Board Different than a Preschool Bulletin Board?
A daycare bulletin board is intended to provide a more organized way for daycare centers and parents to communicate. In contrast, preschool bulletin boards are focused on creating an interactive learning experience for the students.
Daycare bulletin boards are mainly focused on these 3 points:
1. Daycare Bulletin Boards are Decorative
Daycare classroom boards are primarily used for fun and decoration to engage and captivate children visually.
2. Kindergarten Preparation & Early Education
Daycare bulletin boards are designed or decorated for kids aged between 18 months old to 3 years old. To help children learn basic educational concepts such as alphabets, shapes, and names, bulletin boards include larger images, bright colors, and engaging graphics and text that appeal to young minds.
3. Timing & Policies Related to Schedule
- Daycare bulletin boards often include information related to after-hours events.
- Drop-off and pick-up schedule
- Daycare Policies
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Themed Bulletin Board Ideas for Preschool
Daycares typically update their bulletin boards according to seasonal themes. However, I prefer to go with monthly themes for my daycare boards to keep the spark alive in my class.
Use your monthly themes to create fun and educational bulletin boards. For example, you could create a ‘rainbow’ bulletin board for a rainy-day theme or a ‘beach’ bulletin board for a summertime theme.
Or you can go with a theme of any celebrations or regional festivities happening in your region.
You might also want to read: Daycare Sign Board Ideas
Spring Bulletin Board
Create a bulletin board with a garden theme for the spring season, featuring colorful flowers, butterflies, and plants. You can also include objects with different textures, such as balls or fabric, and photos of the daycare’s children enjoying the garden.
For more spring bulletin board ideas, Read on: Spring Bulletin Board Ideas
Summer Bulletin Board
Create a bulletin board with a beach or ocean theme for the summer season. Include objects like seashells, beach toys, and sand to create a tactile experience. You can also include pictures of the children in the daycare enjoying the beach.
For more summer bulletin board ideas, Read on: Summer Bulletin Board Ideas
Fall Bulletin Board
For the fall season, create a bulletin board with an autumn theme. Include objects such as leaves, acorns, and pine cones to give a tactile experience. You can also include pictures of the children in the daycare enjoying the fall season. Pumpkin and fallen leaves are another staple of the autumn season.
For more fall bulletin board ideas, Read on: Fall Bulletin Board Ideas
Winter Bulletin Board
For the winter season, create a bulletin board with a snowy theme. Include objects such as snowflakes, snowballs, and cotton balls to create a tactile experience. You can also include pictures of the children in the daycare enjoying the snow.
For more winter bulletin board ideas, Read on: Winter Bulletin Board Ideas
Where to Buy Decorations for Bulletin Board
No need to panic if you’re stumped on what to use for your next bulletin board!
I’ve got you covered here as well. Here’s a list of conveniently accessible stores with several alternatives for getting materials and decorations for bulletin boards based on your needs.
- Etsy for supplies and templates
- Amazon for supplies
- Supply Me for ready-to-use themed templates and supplies
Bulletin boards are a great way to add some fun and creativity to your daycare; toddlers love looking at bright colors and pictures. Staff can use bulletin boards to communicate with parents or post schedule changes. And infants? They just think they’re awesome!
And the trouble of how to keep them up to date has already been sorted through this blog, Fingers Crossed!
Don’t forget to drop in your creative ideas for the bulletin board. I’d love to feature them in my next blog.