ERIC Number: ED407093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Center Start-Up Manual (2nd Edition).
Broome County Child Development Council, Inc., Binghamton, NY.
This manual is intended to be used as a guideline for establishing a high quality child care program. It is based on New York State regulations and on widely accepted practices that support early childhood development. Chapter 1 gives an overview of the start-up process and includes a checklist of major tasks. Chapter 2 discusses assessment procedures to determine the need for services and one's ability to provide services. Chapter 3 concerns the development of a business plan, including describing the business and its legal structure, outlining financial data and providing supporting documents such as credit information forms. Chapter 4 discusses the development of a sound financial management plan, including securing start-up funds, budgeting for typical start-up expenses, and developing an operating budget. Chapter 5 concerns daily program management, including a self-assessment of management skills, resources for networking and professional development, establishment of standards of quality, and using communication as a management tool. Chapter 6 addresses the recruitment and retention of qualified staff, especially establishing personnel policies, job descriptions, the interview process, and establishing a payroll. Chapter 7 presents tips for developing and maintaining the program facility, including equipment, fire protection, safety and sanitation, and outdoor space. Chapter 8 describes the development of administrative policies and procedures in the areas of personnel management, child guidance, health, sanitation, nutrition, transportation, safety, confidentiality, and child abuse and neglect. Chapter 9 addresses the major elements of early childhood programming, curriculum, room arrangement, family involvement, integration, multiculturalism, and program evaluation. Contains 19 references. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Administration, Labor Turnover, Money Management, Needs Assessment, Professional Development, Program Administration, Recruitment
Broome County Child Development Council, Inc., P.O. Box 880, 29 Fayette Street, Binghamton, NY 13902-0880; phone: 607-723-8313, ext. 833; fax: 607-723-6173; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($25, plus $3 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Broome County Child Development Council, Inc., Binghamton, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York