ERIC Number: ED338437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing a Successful Family Day Care Home: A Resource Guide for Providers.
Massachusetts State Office for Children, Boston.
A resource guide for family day care providers in Massachusetts was developed as an initiative of the state Office for Children. Chapters are as follows: (1) Getting Ready to Do Family Day Care (e.g., definitions, provider qualifications, preparing your home, assistants, complaints); (2) Partnership with Parents (e.g., interviews, trial period, communication, parental involvement, forms, adjustment period, and folders containing records on children); (3) Caring for Children (e.g., introducing children to day care, scheduling, activities and materials, nutrition, home safety, emergencies, health practices, illness, child abuse prevention and reporting); (4) Operating Your Family Day Care Business (e.g., establishing a business plan, pricing, recordkeeping, taxes, insurance, recruiting children); and (5) Resource Guide (e.g., state agencies, referral agencies, hotlines, food and nutrition programs, books, periodicals, newsletters, and magazines). Appended are a wide variety of Office for Children forms, other blank sample forms, and health and safety handouts. Contains 30 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Child Abuse, Child Caregivers, Child Health, Costs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning, Family Day Care, Insurance, Nutrition, Parent Participation, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Resource Materials, Safety, Scheduling, Small Businesses, State Agencies, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - General; Tests/Questionnaires; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Office for Children, Boston.