Manuals and Guides for Family Child Care Providers
Resources to help start, manage and market your home-based daycare business
Are you interested in starting a profitable daycare center in your home? Creating, managing, and promoting a home-based daycare business can be a lucrative and rewarding career.
For straight forward answers, practical tools, and daycare software, comprehensive manuals for family childcare providers are a great place to start. Consider adding the following essential guides to your library to help build strategies for a successful business:
Start & Run a Home Daycare
by Catherine M. Pruissen
Pruissen provides a general overview of the business of daycare, from deciding whether the home daycare option is right for you, to understanding the financial and legal matters involved in running a home daycare, to creating daycare policies. This book and CD ROM set provide sample forms and worksheets to help get the new daycare provider started.
How to Start a Home-Based Day-Care Business
by Shari Steelsmith
Another great book for gaining an understanding of the daycare business, this guidebook provides direction for those contemplating a career as a home daycare provider. Steelsmith provides the basics related to policies and procedures, daycare licensing, fun activities for children, positive guidance, problem-solving, and career growth.
Family Child Care Contracts and Policies
How to Be Businesslike in a Caring Profession by Tom Copeland, Deloris Friske, and Beth Mork
Copeland, Friske, and Mork provide the tools to build business relationships, write daycare contracts, and create policies. The authors do a great job of illustrating not only how family child care professionals can create contracts and policies, but also how to enforce, implement, and terminate them. The appendix provides sample contracts and a great model of a policy handbook.
Home Daycare Complete Recordkeeping System
by Brigitte A. Thompson
Legal and financial issues can be daunting for any home-based business. Fortunately, the Home Daycare Complete Recordkeeping System provides the tools and forms necessary to relieve the stress related to running a family daycare business. In a simplified and easy to understand format, Thompson details ways to keep track of expenses, save money, operate in an IRS compliant manner, and reduce taxable income.
Family Child Care Marketing Guide
How to Build Enrollment and Promote Your Business as a Child Professional by Tom Copeland
This excellent resource provides all the details necessary to maximize your family child care business in terms of enrollment and income. Copeland provides the forms and checklists necessary to increase the visibility of your business and shows home daycare providers how to successfully collaborate with community organizations.