ERIC Number: ED145925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Day Care Legal Handbook: Legal Aspects of Organizing and Operating Day Care Programs.
Aikman, William F.
This guide for providers of day care services presents information on business regulations and other legal considerations affecting for-profit and not-for-profit day care programs. Three basic topics covered are: (1) choosing the type of organization (sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation), (2) forming the organization, and (3) operating the program. The chapter on organization types describes each type in terms of general characteristics, ease of operation, nature and extent of liability, and tax status. The following chapter presents a step-by-step description of formation procedures for each type of organization, as prescribed by state laws. Chapters on program operation cover financial procedures (including social security and tax requirements), tax exemption, personnel policy, contracts, and insurance (including workman's compensation, fidelity bonds, and health, liability, automobile, unemployment, and fire and theft insurance). A final chapter considers issues of liability resulting from accidents or other types of torts, or from breaches of contract, in terms of legal relationships among staff members, director and board of directors. (BF)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Business Administration, Child Care, Contracts, Day Care, Fire Insurance, Health Insurance, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Organization, Personnel Policy, Preschool Education, Recordkeeping, Taxes, Unemployment Insurance, Workers Compensation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois, 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Catalog No. 168, $4.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.; Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.