If you are going to start your own daycare there is a lot of information that you will need to know beforehand. It is always best to be prepared for any situation that might come up than to be at a loss for what to do. Below is a small part of what you will need to know before you start your own daycare.
Where will your daycare be located? Are you going to run the business in your home or at another location? Do you want to have a licensed home day care or an independent home day care?
What kind of a daycare do you want to open? The number of children in your daycare, age groups, after school, part time, what will your hours of operation be?
How much money do you have to start your own daycare? What will your fees be? Will you have to hire employees, do you know how to make a budget and stick to it?
Will you have to purchase equipment and supplies before you start your own daycare? Do you have toys and games, cribs, high chairs, diapering supplies, etc…
Do you know what your policies and procedures will be? Parent contracts, handbooks, payment policy, health and illness policy, etc…
Do you know how to handle children that have behavioral problems? Biters, crying, unruly children and how do discipline.
Do you know what to do in case of an emergency? Do you have a first aid kit, will you know when to call an ambulance, do you have an evacuation procedure in place?
Do you know how to handle difficult parents? Sometimes the parents can be more difficult than the children. Do you know what to do in these situations?
These are some examples of what you will need to know before you start your own daycare. If this is all new to you, it might be best if you purchase a daycare business plan in advance to answer all of your questions and to make your daycare business run smoothly.
Source by: Jane Adams
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