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ERIC Number: ED497590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 144
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4018-5180-4
The Business of Child Care; Management and Financial Strategies
Jack, Gail
Redleaf Press
Unpleasant as it sounds, how providers care for the business aspects of child care can be as vital as how children are cared for. When your business runs smoothly it allows staff to focus on the most important task of all -- providing the best care for children. "The Business of Child Care" supplies guidance for successfully completing the everyday business tasks associated with running a child care program. Filled with practical tips and real-life examples, seven detailed chapters focus on the most essential business skills child care owners and administrators need to ensure the success of their child care. This resource also contains adaptable spreadsheets, performance review forms, job descriptions, employee compensation plans, and a CD-ROM containing easy-to-follow financial spreadsheets that can be implemented in any child care setting. Following Dedication, Preface and Acknowledgments, seven chapters are: (1) The Child Care Administrator: Who You Are, How You Manage; (2) Enrollment, Staffing, and Tuition Fees; (3) Staffing: A Guide to Recruitment and Retention; (4) The Budget; (5) The Budget as a Planning Tool; (6) Financial Record Keeping and (7) The Decision-Making Process. Appended are: (A) Employee Performance Review Forms; (B) Spreadsheet Terminology; and (C) Useful Web Sites. A glossary and index are included. [CD-ROM included]
Redleaf Press. 10 Yorkton Court, St. Paul, MN 55117-1065. Tel: 800-423-8309; Fax: 800-641-0115; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A