ERIC Number: ED403038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Improving New Family Child Care Providers' Understanding of Standard Business Practices through the Development of a Resource Manual.
Taylor, Joanne Labish
New family child care (FCC) providers often have little understanding of standard business practices, including zoning, contracts and policies, insurance, and record keeping for tax purposes. This lack of knowledge contributes to low income, high turnover, and other problems. A practicum project set out to improve entry-level FCC providers' understanding of such business practices through development and distribution of a business manual. Copies of the manual were distributed to 12 new providers attending a state-mandated provider orientation, and providers' knowledge was subsequently tested by means of a telephone questionnaire. Results showed that participants had acquired the hoped-for level of knowledge in the four areas covered by the manual: zoning, contracts and policies, insurance, and record keeping. (Two appendices contain the Family Child Care Provider Business Questionnaire and the Business Manual Evaluation Form. Contains 59 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University.