ERIC Number: ED443508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S. of Family Child Care. [Videotape].
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Noting that providing child care is a business as well as a service to families, this videotape from the Indiana Child Care Collection details the basics in starting and maintaining a family child care program. The 28-minute video begins with a series of questions to help in the decision to become a child caregiver and features childcare providers discussing their reasons for entering the business. The remainder of the videotape discusses the following topics related to starting a family child care program: (1) Before You Get Started (self-employment, identifying costs and income, setting fees, taxes, insurance, recordkeeping); (2) Using Resources (state and federal programs); (3) Setting Up Shop (safety, suggestions for equipment and materials needed, sample daily schedule, planning, holiday and vacation policy, training, components of a contract with parents, office equipment, records, recruiting); (4) Include Your Own Family (preparing your own family for the child care business, making decisions about off-limits rooms, setting off an area for child care storage, family responsibilities in the child care program); (5) Networking (child care support groups, local agencies, professional organizations, parent partnerships); (6) Excellent Care (developing a program philosophy, features of quality programs); (7) Stress and Dealing with It (stress management); and (8) Success (how to gauge success through seeing children's growth, experiencing parents' gratitude, and obtaining personal rewards). The video features sequences taped in several day care homes. (KB)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Small Businesses, Videotape Recordings
NAEYC, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426; Tel: 800-424-2460 (Toll-Free), 202-232-8777; Fax: 202-328-1846 (28-minute VHS video. For English version, order #899; for Spanish version, order #899S, $42).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.