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The Resource Start your own child-care service : homebased - commercial - transportation, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Jacquelyn Lynn

Start your own child-care service : homebased - commercial - transportation, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Jacquelyn Lynn

Label
Start your own child-care service : homebased - commercial - transportation
Title
Start your own child-care service
Title remainder
homebased - commercial - transportation
Statement of responsibility
the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Jacquelyn Lynn
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The experts at Entrepreneur Press guide readers through the steps of planning, starting, and running a successful child-care business. This guide has been revised with the latest trends, facts, and figures, along with an updated list of resources to help readers create a stable and enriching environment for child development, as well as a sound and profitable business. Readers learn how to: choose the type of child care program and services to offer; acquire the right licensing, permits, insurance protection, and state-specific child care licensing; analyze the market, asses the needs of the community, and match services to fit those needs; find the right location, or decide to operate from home; comply with safety regulations and child-care provisions of the Disabilities Act; consider zoning laws, space requirements, and legal determinations of offsite properties; calculate startup costs, get funded, manage finances, create a business plan, and account for the day-to-day operating costs; stay competitive in the market with low-cost marketing tactics; find, hire, and keep good employees in a high turnover industry; set policies, hours, and staff responsibilities; plan a program, communicate rules and policies to parents, and integrate nutrition"--
  • "As the number of single-parent families and dual-income families grows, the need for quality child care grows along with it. This revised guide presents the latest trends, resources, and tools, along with sound advice from practicing child-care business owners to get them started on the path to success"--
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DLC
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Lynn, Jacquelyn
Dewey number
362.70973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ778.63
LC item number
.L85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lynn, Jacquelyn
  • Entrepreneur Media, Inc
Series statement
Startup series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child care services
  • Day care centers
  • New business enterprises
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Small Business
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
  • Child care services
  • Day care centers
  • New business enterprises
  • United States
Label
Start your own child-care service : homebased - commercial - transportation, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Jacquelyn Lynn
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revised edition of the author's Start your own child-care service, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- 1. Introduction -- How did they start? -- Who's running the centers? -- Who is your market? -- Before 9 and after 5 -- First things first -- Buying an existing child-care service -- Evaluating a company -- 2. Services and policies -- Confidentiality and access to records -- Fees -- Hours of operation -- Holidays -- Vacations -- Absences -- Transportation -- Chronic misbehavior and other adjustment issues -- Care of sick children -- Late pickup -- Meals -- Emergencies -- Health issues -- Smoking, alcohol, and drugs -- Release of children -- Cell phones -- Other policies -- Admission procedures -- Safety standards and policies -- Children with special needs -- Administering medication -- 3. Running your child-care business -- Children's records -- Incident reports -- Management records -- Purchasing and inventory -- Are you on a mission? -- Programs -- Accreditation for family child-care centers -- 4. Structuring you business -- Naming your company -- Choosing a legal structure -- Licenses and permits -- Trademark and copyright issues -- Insurance -- Accident insurance -- Liability insurance -- Professional advisors -- Create your own advisory board -- 5. Startup economics and financial management -- Startup costs -- Building banking relationships -- Setting prices -- Labor and materials -- Revenue -- Forms of payment -- Collection -- Keeping records -- Getting free supplies and services -- 6. Locating and setting up -- Commercial location -- Health, safety, and sanitation -- Homebased center -- Childproofing your home -- 7. Furnishing and equipping your center -- Specific rooms -- Toys -- Toilet-training equipment -- Playground equipment -- Audiovisual and computer equipment -- Inventory -- Classroom supplies -- Cleaning supplies -- Health and safety standards --
  • 8, Kitchen and laundry facilities -- Kitchen -- Ventilation -- Food and beverage supplies -- Good nutrition and mealtime behavior -- Laundry -- Design and equipment -- Buying used equipment -- 9. Office equipment -- Telecommunications -- Office supplies -- 10. Transportation services -- Driver requirements -- Vehicle requirements -- Training -- General policies -- Setting prices -- Hiring and keeping drivers -- 11. Parent relationships -- Parental involvement -- Keeping parents informed -- Communication tips -- 12. Marketing -- Direct mail -- Grand opening -- Media kits -- Referrals -- Discounts -- Your logo -- Your sign -- Going online -- Social media marketing -- 13. Staffing -- When to hire -- Positions -- Evaluating applicants -- Caregiver characteristics and qualifications -- Background checks -- Temporary employees -- Employee benefits -- High cost of turnover -- Personnel files -- Child-to-staff ratios -- 14. Facility maintenance -- Building maintenance -- Exterior maintenance -- Equipment maintenance -- 15. When things go wrong -- Security -- Preventing and dealing with injuries -- Evacuation plans -- Suspect abuse -- Bicycle safety -- Reacting to a crisis -- 16. Tales from the trenches -- Invest in yourself -- Reach out to the community for enrichment -- Find out how you're doing -- Differentiate your service -- Earn and demand respect -- Get commitments from your customers -- Follow up on everything that you do -- Keep a professional distance -- Be prepared for the bad days -- Enjoy the rewards -- Appendix : Child-care service resources -- Associations and online resources -- Books and publications -- Consultants and other experts -- Credit card services -- Equipment and supplies -- Government agencies and related resources -- Successful child-care and transportation service providers -- Glossary
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
4th Edition.
Extent
v, 207 pages
Isbn
9781599185675
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015007086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, forms
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890625125
  • 2246421
  • (OCoLC)890625125
  • 2153151
  • (OCoLC)890625125
  • (OCoLC)ocn890625125
  • 2246247
  • (OCoLC)ocn890625125
  • 2246421
Label
Start your own child-care service : homebased - commercial - transportation, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Jacquelyn Lynn
Link
Publication
Note
Revised edition of the author's Start your own child-care service, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- 1. Introduction -- How did they start? -- Who's running the centers? -- Who is your market? -- Before 9 and after 5 -- First things first -- Buying an existing child-care service -- Evaluating a company -- 2. Services and policies -- Confidentiality and access to records -- Fees -- Hours of operation -- Holidays -- Vacations -- Absences -- Transportation -- Chronic misbehavior and other adjustment issues -- Care of sick children -- Late pickup -- Meals -- Emergencies -- Health issues -- Smoking, alcohol, and drugs -- Release of children -- Cell phones -- Other policies -- Admission procedures -- Safety standards and policies -- Children with special needs -- Administering medication -- 3. Running your child-care business -- Children's records -- Incident reports -- Management records -- Purchasing and inventory -- Are you on a mission? -- Programs -- Accreditation for family child-care centers -- 4. Structuring you business -- Naming your company -- Choosing a legal structure -- Licenses and permits -- Trademark and copyright issues -- Insurance -- Accident insurance -- Liability insurance -- Professional advisors -- Create your own advisory board -- 5. Startup economics and financial management -- Startup costs -- Building banking relationships -- Setting prices -- Labor and materials -- Revenue -- Forms of payment -- Collection -- Keeping records -- Getting free supplies and services -- 6. Locating and setting up -- Commercial location -- Health, safety, and sanitation -- Homebased center -- Childproofing your home -- 7. Furnishing and equipping your center -- Specific rooms -- Toys -- Toilet-training equipment -- Playground equipment -- Audiovisual and computer equipment -- Inventory -- Classroom supplies -- Cleaning supplies -- Health and safety standards --
  • 8, Kitchen and laundry facilities -- Kitchen -- Ventilation -- Food and beverage supplies -- Good nutrition and mealtime behavior -- Laundry -- Design and equipment -- Buying used equipment -- 9. Office equipment -- Telecommunications -- Office supplies -- 10. Transportation services -- Driver requirements -- Vehicle requirements -- Training -- General policies -- Setting prices -- Hiring and keeping drivers -- 11. Parent relationships -- Parental involvement -- Keeping parents informed -- Communication tips -- 12. Marketing -- Direct mail -- Grand opening -- Media kits -- Referrals -- Discounts -- Your logo -- Your sign -- Going online -- Social media marketing -- 13. Staffing -- When to hire -- Positions -- Evaluating applicants -- Caregiver characteristics and qualifications -- Background checks -- Temporary employees -- Employee benefits -- High cost of turnover -- Personnel files -- Child-to-staff ratios -- 14. Facility maintenance -- Building maintenance -- Exterior maintenance -- Equipment maintenance -- 15. When things go wrong -- Security -- Preventing and dealing with injuries -- Evacuation plans -- Suspect abuse -- Bicycle safety -- Reacting to a crisis -- 16. Tales from the trenches -- Invest in yourself -- Reach out to the community for enrichment -- Find out how you're doing -- Differentiate your service -- Earn and demand respect -- Get commitments from your customers -- Follow up on everything that you do -- Keep a professional distance -- Be prepared for the bad days -- Enjoy the rewards -- Appendix : Child-care service resources -- Associations and online resources -- Books and publications -- Consultants and other experts -- Credit card services -- Equipment and supplies -- Government agencies and related resources -- Successful child-care and transportation service providers -- Glossary
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
4th Edition.
Extent
v, 207 pages
Isbn
9781599185675
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015007086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, forms
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890625125
  • 2246421
  • (OCoLC)890625125
  • 2153151
  • (OCoLC)890625125
  • (OCoLC)ocn890625125
  • 2246247
  • (OCoLC)ocn890625125
  • 2246421

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