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ERIC Number: ED206413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
How to Start a Day Care Center.
Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
This publication describes the necessary steps a day care planner should follow from his or her initial thoughts of starting a day care center through to opening the door to care for children. The following steps are suggested: (1) consult appropriate offices to obtain licensing regulations, and zoning codes, as well as information on major sanitation rules, and building, fire, and safety provisions; (2) conduct self-assessment to determine capabilities to operate a center, determine the need for a day care center in your community and decide what kind of center you will operate; (3) decide on the form of organization (corporation, partnership, or proprietorship) and whether it will be a profit or non-profit organization; (4) develop and collect data on how to set up and operate a budget; (5) decide on the location of the center and determine the costs involved in building, purchasing, leasing, or using donated space; (6) order and purchase furniture, toys, equipment, and, if necessary, food; (7) determine the number of staff required, their salaries and responsibilities, and the hiring process; (8) advertise, recruit, and enroll children. A list of current state day care center offices, a sample questionnaire for parents, a glossary of banking terms, a sample job description, a chart of furniture, toys, and equipment expenses, and an annotated bibliography are appended. (Author/MP)
Day Care Council of America, Inc., 711 14th Street, N.W., Suite 507, Washington, DC 20005 ($4.95, plus $1.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A