ERIC Number: ED206413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Advertising, Certification, Check Lists, Day Care Centers, Financial Support, Guidelines, Needs Assessment, Nonprofit Organizations, Personnel Selection, Planning, Purchasing, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Site Selection
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
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.