ERIC Number: ED429659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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How To Start a Family Day Care = Como Iniciar una Guarderia en El Hogar. [Videotape and Viewer's Guide].
Raphael, Doris; Weisman, Douglas
Being a family day care provider is work that requires professional responsibilities and attention to the physical, emotional, and educational well-being of children; listening and responding to parents; and running a business. This videotape, in English- and Spanish-language versions, explores the elements involved in starting up a family day care operation. Following an overview of what is involved in starting and operating a quality family day care, sections of the video explore the following: (1) "Starting Out," including matters to consider when making the decision to become a provider and organizational aspects of the child care business, such as a business plan; (2) "Research, Rules and Regulations," including benefits of licensing in some states and additional resources for planning; (3) "Planning, Health and Safety," covering planning the child care space and safety precautions; (4) "Atmosphere," including behavior guidelines and positive discipline; (5) "Transitions," at drop-off and pick-up time as well as between day care activities; (6) "Daily Schedule," including routines as well as special celebrations and field trips; (7) "Nutrition," covering benefits of the Federal Food Program; (8) "Policies," detailing items to cover in a parent booklet; (9) "Parents," outlining various ways to communicate with parents; (10) "Business," with suggestions for keeping accurate records and for marketing; (11) "Systems," such as central management for finances and marketing as well as professional support; (12) "Accreditation," detailing an evaluation by the National Association for Family Day Care; (13) "Training and Education," suggesting types of training materials and degree programs; and (14) "Rewards," exploring the personal satisfaction of providing family day care. The viewer's guide (in English), accompanying the video, outlines the script of the video. (HTH)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Role, Child Care Occupations, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Family Day Care, Nutrition, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Planning, Program Development, Safety, Small Businesses
Day Care Video Programs, P.O. Box 396, Boston, MA 02258-0396; Tel: 617-926-2089; Fax: 617-926-7965; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (English or Spanish 48-minute VHS videotape, $69.95; viewer's guide, English only, $3.50. Add $3.50 shipping and handling. Massachusetts residents must add $3.50 sales tax per tape).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
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