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As a day care owner you will have a rewarding, challenging career where you'll see the results of your caring and creative efforts every day. You'll be rewarded by the joy of children's laughter, and by watching them grow into independent, unique individuals. 

You'll be inspired by your ability each day to help children meet new challenges, learn new things, and discover the world around them. 

You'll become a teacher, a mentor and a caregiver-someone children love, trust and learn from at every turn. You'll also learn about yourself, and discover new strengths and abilities you may never have known you possessed, such as patience and creativity.

You could start a home day care and look after just a few children at a time. Or you could start a day care center and care for a larger group of children in an away-from-home setting. Either way, the rewards are great-financially and personally. 

Two-thirds of all children under age six are regularly cared for by someone who is not their parent.
Professional childcare is needed in every community, from small towns to large cities. The need for daycare is expected to increase as even greater numbers of parents enter or rejoin the workforce. According to the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, 65% of all mothers in America with children under five years old are in the workforce.

You can look after children of similar ages to your own. (Yes, running a day care is one profession where you can bring your children to work every day!) Or you can serve your community by operating a larger day care for children of various ages. 

If being a day care owner sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Daycare Owner is for you! In this book you will discover how you can successfully start a home day care or start a day care center. 

This guide offers expert business advice from successful day care owners. It covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to learn how to start a day care in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening a daycare in any country. It includes:

About Professional Child Care

  • Types of Professional Child Care
    • Independent home day cares
    • Licensed home day cares (also known as day homes) 
    • Stand-alone day care centers
    • Drop-in or child-minding centers for a church, community centre or fitness club
  • Meeting the Needs of Children
    • Physical needs: feeding, safety, sleep, hygiene
    • Emotional needs: attention, play, social interaction, schedules and structure
    • Intellectual needs: training, teaching
    • Behavior management and discipline
    • Care for sick kids
    • Care for kids with special needs 
  • Developmental Stages
    • Care for infants 
    • About separation anxiety
    • Care for toddlers 
    • Care for preschoolers 
    • About single-age groups and multi-age groups 
  • Preparing for Your Career as a Daycare Owner
    • Developing the skills you will need
    • Ways to learn about running a daycare
    • Certification and training

How to Start Your Own Day Care
  • Define Your Daycare
    • Age groups, number of kids and staff
    • Workday programs and on-site daycare for businesses or schools
    • After-school care and latchkey programs
    • Overnight care
    • Part-time or drop-in daycare
    • Daycare franchise opportunities
  • Location
    • The home daycare
    • The out-of-home daycare
    • Buying an existing daycare
    • Evaluating a potential location (space requirements, neighborhood, etc.)
    • Buying or renting/leasing space
    • Building codes, zoning for home-based business, fire safety, neighbor relations
  • Getting Your Business Started
    • Creating a business plan 
    • Choosing a business name 
    • Business structure and registering
    • Insurance
  • Money Matters
    • Start-up costs (sample and worksheets)
    • Ongoing costs
    • Sources of funding
    • Grants and subsidies for daycares
    • Evaluating your profit potential
    • Estimated operating budget
    • Setting your fees
    • Ethical ways to cut costs
    • Keeping track of your finances
  • State and Provincial Daycare Licensing Information and Contacts
Setting up Your Daycare
  • By Age Group or By Activity
    • The Play Room
    • The Quiet Room 
    • The Kitchen 
    • The Bathroom/Potty Area
    • Storage Areas 
    • Office Areas
    • Outdoor Areas
    • Mudroom/Cloakroom
  • Childproofing Your Day Care Area
    • Physical and chemical hazards
    • Safety in the kitchen 
    • Safety in the bathroom 
    • Safety outdoors
    • Pet safety
  • Equipment and Supplies 
    • Furniture (cribs, beds, high chairs, etc.)
    • Play structures
    • Toys and games 
    • Diapering/potty training
    • Craft supplies 
    • Kitchen supplies
    • Feeding
    • Vehicles 
  • Establishing Policies and Procedures
    • Writing a policy manual/parent handbook
    • Health and illness policy
    • Immunizations
    • Hours of operation and holidays
    • Absentee notice
    • Payment policy
    • Part-time or drop-in policy
    • Termination notice
    • Pick-up and drop-off procedure
    • Discipline (behavior management) philosophy
    • Hygiene procedures
    • Meal and menu information
    • Administering medication
    • What parents should supply
    • Emergency procedures
    • Field trip policy
    • List of forms you will need
  • Staffing 
    • Determining Your staff requirements 
    • Child caregiver qualifications and training
    • Types of positions you may require 
    • Covering sick days and holidays
    • Typical rates of pay and benefits
    • Volunteers
    • How to find staff
    • Conducting Interviews
    • Signs of a quality caregiver
    • Background checks
    • Training and managing your staff
    • Signs of trouble
    • Recognizing the signs of caregiver burnout
    • Keeping staff happy and turnover low 

Running Your Daycare
  • Planning Daily Activities
    • Sample daily schedule
    • Large motor skills activities
    • Fine motor skills activities 
    • Imagination-building activities
    • Reading and Numbers activities
    • Outdoor activities
    • Special needs activity considerations
    • Parties and special occasions 
    • Group gatherings with other daycare providers 
  • Age-Specific Activity Ideas 
    • For infants
    • For toddlers 
    • For preschoolers
    • For older children
  • Meal Time 
    • Organizing meal time
    • Meeting food group specifications
    • Planning a menu
    • The Child Care Food Program (U.S.) and Reimbursement for food costs
    • Allergies and special diets
    • Choking hazards 
    • Infants (breast milk, formula, nursing mothers, solid foods)
    • Feeding toddlers
    • Feeding preschoolers 
    • Sanitation and Board of Health regulations
  • Hygiene
    • Hand washing
    • Tooth brushing
    • Diapering
    • Toilet use
    • Food, dishes, eating
    • Toy and equipment cleaning
    • Communicable diseases
  • Common Behavioral Problems
    • Hitting, biting, crying, not napping, etc.
    • Ways to respectfully discipline
    • Ways to positively manage behavior
    • What caregivers must not do
  • Accidents and Emergencies
    • Your first-aid kit
    • When to call an ambulance
    • The accident/injury report 
    • Evacuation procedures
    • Scheduling fire drills
Getting and Keeping Clients
  • Marketing Your Daycare
    • What parents are really looking for
    • Choosing a niche
    • Evaluating the need in your community
    • How to position yourself in the market
    • How to find new clients
    • Advertising
    • Hosting an open house
    • Joining an agency
    • Free media publicity
    • Promotional tools and events
    • Other marketing ideas
  • Client Interviews
    • Set up a meeting
    • Presenting your credentials
    • How to make a great impression 
    • Providing a rate sheet
    • Typical questions 
    • Following up
    • Enrolling a child into your daycare
    • Managing a waiting list
    • When a child (or family) is not suited to your daycare 
  • Communicating with Parents 
    • Parent "types" and how to handle
    • Developing a trusting relationship
    • Daily/weekly charts
    • Monthly newsletter
    • Formal progress reports
    • Special events
    • When accidents happen
    • What to do if there are problems at home 
  • Fees and Invoicing
    • Sample invoice
    • Issuing receipts for tax deduction
    • Collecting government childcare subsidies
    • Late payments
    • Increasing your fees
PLUS, you will get:
  • Forms and Contracts You Can Use in Your Day Care
    • Parent/daycare contract
    • Child information form
    • Record of immunizations
    • Accident/injury report
    • Behavior report
    • Sign-in/attendance form
    • Daily update form 
    • Staff attendance/timesheet 
    • Field trip permission form
  • Valuable Resources
  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about starting a daycare business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Daycare Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more.

The information in this guide can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you advice you need to start a home day care or start a day care center. 

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