Daycare Kit IncludesStart Your Own Daycare eBook
Thinking about starting your own daycare? Now is the time to start your own daycare! The demand for child care is on the rise. Many experts expect to find more mothers, will be outside their home working, due to inflation and to the high divorce rate. And i'm sure you will agree that one pay check just doesn't go as far as it used to.
How many children can you watch?
How many children can you watch?You can usually start out watching two children plus your own until you get licensed. Once you become licensed you can generally watch between six and twelve children. The requirement for how many children you can watch often depends on how much space you have, the ages of the children and if you are watching the children by yourself or with a helper.
What is the best way to advertise my daycare? The best way to advertise your daycare is by word of mouth. You need to let all your freinds and neighbors know that you are now "taking on children" to watch in your home daycare. It doesn't take long for people to notice you are watching children and slowly the word will spread that you are now running a daycare. Im sure you will agree that having a freind tell you "Mary is now running a daycare you should call her"is the best way to attract more customers. But what if that isn't enough? We have a lot of useful information in our daycare guide on advertising and attracting more customers. Once you read our chapter on advertising im sure you will think to yourself, Oh! I need to do this right now! I can't believe I never though of that!
What About Toys & Equipment? Check out yard sales and second hand shops If you do not have any toys or books on hand that you can use then you should "Start Now" checking out yard sales, garage sales and second hand shops or second time around stores for toys and baby equipment. Some items to watch for would be:
What About New Items?
What About New Items?When your daycare starts bringing in a nice income then you may want to buy some newer equipment and toys. But if you want to save money, you should still try and find most of the items that you need from the second hand stores. Or you may want to shop around and see what you can find on sale, check out the sale flyers, search on the internet. Another solution would be to put up a note (Please Donate) on your front door of items that you need for you daycare, some of your daycare parents may have these items at home and are no longer using them.
How Much Should I Charge ? First you need to decide what ages and what hours you are going to work? Depending on the hours you decide to work and the ages you decide to watch will help you to decide what to charge. The first thing you would need to do, is to find out what others in your area are charging. Our daycare guide will help you figure out what to charge your daycare clients for daycare.
Can I Find Customers ? Once you get licensed you will need to start attracting customers! A great way to advertise your daycare is by displaying a flyer in your neighborhood, just hang up at the laundry mat, doctors office, grocery stores, libray, and at the mall. I have three cute flyers available for down load in our daycare forms, just write your phone number on the bottom of the flyer. There are three different flyers on our down load page to print out and use. If you have MS Word, Works or WordPerfect, you can just click the words on the flyers to edit them.
Marketing Your Daycare Print out the brochure above and send to prospective clients. The picture above shows both the front and back side of the daycare brochure. Just print out the brochure and tri-fold it, there is a blank area on side one to put in the mailing address. This is a great way to advertise your daycare. The start your own daycare guide will help you advertise your daycare with lots of valuable information on advertising and marketing your daycare.
Parent Interviews ? Over The Phone And In Person Your first encounter with a potential daycare parent will probably be over the telephone. This will be their first impression of you. Make sure you sound confident. You can print out the telephone interview log and have it next to the telephone when parents call. Just read down through the questions and write down their answers. If this goes well, you will need to set up a time to meet with the parents. Make sure you set up a convient time for both of you!
What Type Of Program Do You Have?? Most parents will want to know, what will my child be doing all day? Most parents do not want their child sat in front of the television. Most parents want a fun, safe, environment but at the same time they want their child envolved in a home daycare program which teaches them and guides them through their early stages of development. Most parents want their child getting outside, having free play, plus getting ready for school. You may want to think about starting a morning program to help teach the children in your care. The start your own daycare e-book does offer information on games and activites that you can do with your daycare children. For more advanced activities please see below:
Toddler or Preschool Curriculum I also offer a toddler or preschool curriculum program. Which is sold seperately. You can click here to view our preschool curriculum or click here to view our toddler curriculum, these items are sold seperately and are not included in the starting a daycare package.
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Purchase the Starting A Daycare Package ! NEW - Order with a credit card and right after payment is made, you can start down loading the daycare forms, PLUS instantly down load the start your own daycare e-book, so you can get started right away! Down load within minutes after payment is made with credit card.
What About Daycare Forms ? You should have a contract and all your daycare policy's available for each parent. Before you begin watching children in your home, you should have a contract, a parents handbook, permission slips for taking the children on field trips, in your car for errands, medical emergency forms, plus others. You should have a parents handbook which will point out all your policies and procedures. I have a well written parent's hand book you can use or edit to fit the needs of your daycare. You can print out the parent's handbook from our website. You will also want the parents to sign a contract. I have a contract you can use or edit for your daycare needs. On the daycare forms down load page, I have information for setting up a file for each of your daycare children, I also have information for putting together the parents handbook and I also have information on tracking the childrens daily attendance and I also show you how to make a daily attendance booklet, plus a forms booklet. You will not find such cute forms for this LOW PRICE any where else on the web. Plus all the valuable information of making the handbooks, attendance booklets, etc. All this valuable information is just a click away. Click below to get started right away!
What Are Your Daycare Hours? Post your daycare hours. Make sure eveyone knows what time you open and close. The cute poster above can be printed out from the daycare forms down load page and hung where everyone can see it. Just fill in the time you open and close with a marker.
Conflicts ? Our starting a daycare package will point out ways to handle conflicts. When problems do arise you will be glad you have a parents handbook pointing out your procedures and policys. This will usually stop a lot of problems before they begin. Getting along with the parents can be one your biggest issues. I have learned that many problems can and will arise between the provider and the parent(s). If parents realize ahead of time what your rules and procedures are then you can stop some conflicts before they start. Once they read through your handbook they will have a greater understanding of your philosophies and what your rules are. The handbook covers other issues such as a sick child, holidays, toilet training, bounced checks, late payment, and so much more.
Can I edit the parent's handbook? Yes, you can edit the parent's handbook, the contract and most of the other daycare forms. You can not edit the poster type forms, such as the center signs. Once the starting a daycare package is purchased you can instantly down load our parents handbook along with the daycare contract PLUS a ton of other forms. You can edit the parents handbook to change the hours of your operation, the prices that you charge, or any other pertinent information that you would like to add or change. On the daycare forms down load page, you will find information for printing out the parents handbook cover and the parents handbook and putting these all together to make the handbook.
Daycare Records? Keeping your records straight can be a nightmare. I have learned some simple tricks to keep our records easily organized and I will show you how to easily organize your daycare records. You need good bookkeeping forms to help you organize your daycare records. I have some really nice bookkeeping forms to keep you organized. You do not have to be a bookkeeper to keep accurate records and to be organized. I will show you how to achieve this. Our starting a daycare package has a wealth of information. Lots of tips on dealing with parents, discipline, early or late arrival, plus information on how to run your program smoothly, to keeping all your records organized.
Children's Files? Set Up A File Folder For Each Child You will need to organize your daycare records for each of the children. You should have a file folder for each child, and keep all their information inside each one. Our starting a daycare package will show you how to set up a file folder for each child. Just print out the file folder index and glue inside each file folder, the rest of the instructions are on the daycare forms down load page. When the licensor comes to your house you want to be able to produce the children's records and have them all up to date. You do not want to be running all over the house looking for them. Your state licensor can pop in at any time and you do not always know when their coming. Our starting a daycare package will give you tips on how to keep the children's records all up to date and how to store the records so you can easily find them.
Emergency Telephone Numbers? Print out the emergency telephone numbers daycare form. Once you purchase our starting a daycare package, you can print out our emergency telphone numbers form plus many other useful forms. If a child gets hurt you don't want to be "thinking, where did I put his file". You should know instantly where each childs record is and how to quickly locate each childs telephone number and his parents work number. If an emergency comes up, you may not have time to "hunt for records" you will need to be organized and know where everything is. Our starting a daycare package will give you tips and information on becoming organized.
What about disclipine? Our starting a daycare package will go over positive guidance Children are going to act up during the day or they wouldn't be normal. You need to make sure the children are not going to hurt themselves or someone else. But you do not want to yell or over react to the children. You need to teach them through positive reinforcement. Guide them with positive actions. Our daycare guide will go over positive discipline to help you learn how to approch the children when they are standing on chairs, throwing sand, running inside, hitting, etc.
What Are Learning Centers? Learning Centers are usually a small area of your house or a small box or shelf where you have placed certain items for a specific area of learning. Such as; placing books on a shelf, this would be your book area or book center. A center can be a large area such as your outside play area or a small area such as a dish pan set up with some art items and set up on a small table, this would be your art area or art center. Some people set up shelves and designate certain areas on the shelves for certain learning areas. You may want a math area to help teach the children how to to count, or have them learn to sort or have them learn other math activities or a pre reading area where you would place some alphabet cards or a sound box or other pre reading activities. "Quality daycare's" have learning centers or area's set up for the children. These centers don't have to be anything bigj ust a small area where you will keep some books, and another area where you will keep some blocks. If you notice most of the time that the children crawl up on the couch to look at books then place a few books in a small stand by the couch and this will become your book center. Most home daycares have a block center, art center, music center, book center, dramatic play center, and a few others which are discussed in our starting a daycare e-book. Our starting a daycare e-book will go over each center and different items you can place into each center. I also have center signs that you can print out and display to show your parents where each center is located in your home. One of the center signs is displayed above, this is the art center sign.
Daily Schedule Print out and display the daily schedule. You can edit the form and change the hours and activites as needed. Our starting a daycare package will help you set up a daily schedule. You can print out the daily schedule above (I had to shrink it and its fuzzy on here), once you print out the form, normal size, it will not be fuzzy. The daily schedule will give you idea's for setting up your daily schedule. You can think about what time you will serve meals, read stories, plan art activities, go outside, put the children down for naps, etc. Our starting a daycare package will come with all the forms you will need to start and manage your business. Our starting a daycare package will keep your business running smoothly.
Daycare Waiting List Now is the time to start up. Space is limited. Some daycares even have one-year waiting lists or longer. Let your love for children and your dream to be your own boss become a reality. Start your own new, exciting career. Our starting a daycare business package will help you to take your dream of starting a home daycare out of the mist and into the "Newly Opening Daycare Has Openings!!" That could be your ad running in tomorrow’s paper. You will get samples of ads that I have I have placed in the newspaper and had all our spots filled within a few days!! Some ads don't catch parents eyes if their are other daycare ads running at the same time. You want your ad to STAND OUT! Grab their attention and get them to call you first! Make sure you sound confident and professional when you receive phone calls from potential customers. Keep your rate sheet taped by the telephone or on a clip board. Our daycare guide will go over what to charge the parents and I even have a daycare rate sheet in the daycare forms that you can edit to change the prices to fit the needs of your daycare. Just print it out and have it handy for when the parents start calling you.
Be prepared! Present a professional image. Our starting a daycare business package will show you how I keep the rate sheet and other material quickly assessible for when parents call. I will show you which forms to print out and where to place them to be ready for when your first clients start calling. Make sure you sound professional and not hesitant. You need to have all pertinent information about your daycare at your fingertips. The e-book will give you sound advice on having all your forms ready and practical tips on how to store all your information. Our starting a daycare busienss will go over the different types of learning centers you can make and have throughout your house and how to set these up. When new clients come by for an interview, point out the learning centers to the parents. Have their child use the centers, let them see how their child will grow and develop from your program.
You need to keep accurate records. Opening and running a daycare is just like any other business. You need to have records on all your children and all the forms need to be up to date! Protect yourself and the children in your care by using the the correct authorization and permission forms. Our Daycare Forms offer authorization and written agreements between yourself and your daycare families.
Be Successful ! The daycare guide will help you get started right away and help you to keep your daycare running smoothly and successfully. Our starting a daycare business package offers lots of tips on dealing with parents, discipline, nap time, television or not?, etc. Plus helps you find out how to get licensed, to setting up your house for daycare, to finding customers, and getting all the paper work done and ORGANIZED! Best of all our e-book has all the information you will need to help you to figure out what you should charge, idea's on how to set up your home, plan weekly menus, idea's on marketing your daycare, plus so much more. Our starting a daycare business package is a great reference guide that will help you get your child care business off the ground and help you become a daycare provider.
|Attendance List (Monthly)|
|Attendance Form (Weekly)|
|Baby Starting Letter|
|Change In Schedule|
|Child's Health History|
|Child's Pick Up Form|
|Daily Send Home Sheet for Infant|
|Daily Send Home Sheet for Toddlers/Preschoolers|
|Daily Sign in/out Sheet||Drop Offs|
|Late Payment Notice|
|Late Pick Up|
|Fire Drill Log||Immunization Form|
|Injury Minor Report|
|Injury Serious Report|
|Lice Hand Out|
|Medical Emergency Form|
|Medication Over The Counter Form|
|Parent's Information Form|
|Phone Numbers of all Daycare Children|
|Permission to Video Tape or Take Pictures|
|Prescription Medication Form|
|Permission for Water Play or Pool|
|Permission to Transport Child in your Vehicle|
|Rate Increase Letter|
|Suntan Lotion Permission Form|
|Training Log||Telephone Interview Log|
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|Account Over Due|
|Breach of Contract (Late Payment)|
|Breach of Contract (Late Pick Up)|
|Daycare Receipt (3 to a page)|
|Daycare Receipt Register (Track Receipts)|
|Child's File Folder - Index|
|Daycare Attendance Cover|
|Daycare Forms Handbook Cover|
|Income Receipt Regiser|
|Monthly Expense Form
|| Tax Receipt to Send to Parents
|Transportation Log||Year End Statement|
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|Daycare Food Menu's|
|Infant Daily Report|
|Toddler Daily Report|
|Preschool Daily Report|
|Daycare Party Sign - Post When You Are Having A Daycare Party|
|Daycare Sign - Showing Daycare Hours|
|Daycare Out Sign - To Hang When outside or gone for walk, etc|
|Birthday Present Signs - One for each month to show children's birthdays|
|Art Area Sign|
|Art Center Sign|
|Block Area Sign|
|Book Area Sign|
|Book Center Sign|
|Dramtatic Play Area Sign||Dramatic Play Center Sign|
|Dress Up Area Sign|
| Dress Up Center Sign
|| Flyer - Advertise Your Daycare
|| Poster - Advertise Your Daycare
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