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ERIC Number: ED443508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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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)
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
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.