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Structure Your Daycare

Structuring your daycare so it runs smoothly is another aspect you’ll want to work out before you start your child care business. You will want the children in your care to play together happily with as little disruption as possible. The way you structure your child care service will basically determine your day-to-day life and […]

Child Care Safety in Daycare Checklist

Child care safety and health within your daycare center should be a top priority. You must be completely confident that the areas within your center are safe at all times at both indoor and outdoor play areas. A good way to inspect your child care area is to get down on your hands and knees […]

Child Care Insurance for Daycare

It’s important that you provide child care insurance for your daycare service to protect it from liability. Child care liability insurance protects your business from accidents that can occur with a child on your premises or under your care. Children under your care are your responsibility even if your take them on a field trip, […]

Child Care Tax

[Advisory: I am not a legal child care tax accountant – this information is provided as a general outline of taxes related to daycare services and should not be construed as legal advice.] Paying child care taxes on your services rendered is required as a licensed daycare provider in the U.S. You will need to […]

Child Care Regulations

To provide child care services within the U.S you will need to meet state child care regulations to receive a license. Child care licensing is a requirement to ensure your center meets certain specifications and standard of care. The license is how your city, county, state, and federal government regulates standards and these requirements vary […]

Daycare Hours of Operation

Determining your daycare hours of operation will be primarily based on your customers. The time you determined in your planning stages can give you great insight into the optimum time for you to provide care. The majority of daycare centers in the U.S are open from ten to twelve hours a day. However, as mentioned […]

Open a Daycare – Setup Child Care Center

When you open a daycare center your primary goal  is to provide a safe secure area for children during their stay. You will need to do a thorough examination of the areas you will have open to children in your care. If your center is from inside your home than you want to make sure […]

Child Care Legal Structure

You will want to carefully consider the child care legal structure you choose for your business. Will your new company be a sole proprietorship, incorporation, or partnership. There are many advantages and disadvantages to each legal structure. The most common method for child care centers is to operate as sole proprietors. Setting up a sole […]

Daycare Names – Naming Your Child Care Business

Setting out to chose a daycare name for your business is an important task. While naming your child care business you should look for one that provides a sense of security, while also being upbeat and fun. The name you select will be your brand so it’s important that you choose a name you will […]

Child Care Cost and Fees

The cost to start a child care business will depend primarily on the type you choose. The type of child care center will determine what equipment, supplies, and materials you’ll need. If you have children of your own you may already have much of the equipment you need. Items like cribs, beds, rockers, toys, and […]