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The Resource Start your own child-care service, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. & Jacquelyn Lynn

Start your own child-care service, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. & Jacquelyn Lynn

Label
Start your own child-care service
Title
Start your own child-care service
Statement of responsibility
the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. & Jacquelyn Lynn
Creator
Contributor
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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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
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
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lynn, Jacquelyn
  • Entrepreneur Media, Inc
Series statement
Entrepreneur's startup series
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  • Child care services
  • Day care centers
  • New business enterprises
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Child care services
  • Day care centers
  • New business enterprises
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
  • Day care centers
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Small Business
  • New business enterprises
Label
Start your own child-care service, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. & Jacquelyn Lynn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revised edition of the author's Start your own child-care service, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 ; Outlook for the future -- 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 -- 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 -- Structuring your 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 -- 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 -- Locating and setting up. Choosing a commercial location ; Improving an existing facility ; Indoor space and equipment ; Playground and outdoor areas ; Walkways, stairs, and railings ; Health, safety, and sanitation ; Setting up a homebased center ; Childproofing your home -- Furnishing and equipping your center. Specific rooms ; Lobby/reception area ; Office ; Classrooms ; Choosing the right toys ; Toilet-training equipment ; Playground equipment ; Audiovisual and computer equipment ; Inventory ; Classroom supplies ; Cleaning supplies ; Health and safety standards -- Kitchen and laundry facilities. Kitchen ; Ventilation ; Food and beverage supplies ; Good nutrition and mealtime behavior ; Laundry ; Design and equipment ; Buying used equipment -- Office equipment. Telecommunications ; Keep your customers out of voice-mail jail ; Office supplies -- Transportation services. Driver requirements ; Vehicle requirements ; Training ; General policies ; Setting prices ; Children will be children ; Starting a transportation service ; Setting prices ; Hiring and keeping drivers ; Before the first ride -- Parent relationships. Parental involvement ; Keeping parents informed ; Helping parents understand your bond with their children ; If you have a problem ; When a parent has a problem ; When parents are chronically late -- Marketing. Direct mail ; Make your grand opening truly grand ; Plan ahead ; Media kits that get results ; Referrals are essential ; The deal on discounts ; Your logo ; Your sign ; Going online ; Social media marketing -- Staffing. When to hire ; Deciding what you need ; Where to look for candidates ; Positions ; Evaluating applicants ; Caregiver characteristics and qualifications ; Background checks ; Once they're on board ; Temporary employees ; Employee benefits ; The high cost of turnover ; Maintain adequate personnel files ; Child-to-staff ratios -- Facility maintenance. Building maintenance ; Exterior maintenance ; Equipment maintenance -- When things go wrong. Security ; Preventing and dealing with injuries ; Evacuation plans ; When you suspect abuse ; Bicycle safety ; Reacting to a crisis -- 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
  • Introduction -- Services and policies -- Running your child-care business -- Structuring your business -- Startup economics and financial management -- Locating and setting up -- Furnishing and equipping your center -- Kitchen and laundry facilities -- Office equipment -- Transportation services -- Parent relationships -- Marketing -- Staffing -- Facility maintenance -- When things go wrong -- Tales from the trenches -- Appendix: child-care service resources
Control code
890625125
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Fourth edition.
Extent
xiii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781599185675
Lccn
2015007086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1394215
System control number
(OCoLC)890625125
Label
Start your own child-care service, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. & Jacquelyn Lynn
Publication
Note
Revised edition of the author's Start your own child-care service, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 ; Outlook for the future -- 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 -- 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 -- Structuring your 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 -- 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 -- Locating and setting up. Choosing a commercial location ; Improving an existing facility ; Indoor space and equipment ; Playground and outdoor areas ; Walkways, stairs, and railings ; Health, safety, and sanitation ; Setting up a homebased center ; Childproofing your home -- Furnishing and equipping your center. Specific rooms ; Lobby/reception area ; Office ; Classrooms ; Choosing the right toys ; Toilet-training equipment ; Playground equipment ; Audiovisual and computer equipment ; Inventory ; Classroom supplies ; Cleaning supplies ; Health and safety standards -- Kitchen and laundry facilities. Kitchen ; Ventilation ; Food and beverage supplies ; Good nutrition and mealtime behavior ; Laundry ; Design and equipment ; Buying used equipment -- Office equipment. Telecommunications ; Keep your customers out of voice-mail jail ; Office supplies -- Transportation services. Driver requirements ; Vehicle requirements ; Training ; General policies ; Setting prices ; Children will be children ; Starting a transportation service ; Setting prices ; Hiring and keeping drivers ; Before the first ride -- Parent relationships. Parental involvement ; Keeping parents informed ; Helping parents understand your bond with their children ; If you have a problem ; When a parent has a problem ; When parents are chronically late -- Marketing. Direct mail ; Make your grand opening truly grand ; Plan ahead ; Media kits that get results ; Referrals are essential ; The deal on discounts ; Your logo ; Your sign ; Going online ; Social media marketing -- Staffing. When to hire ; Deciding what you need ; Where to look for candidates ; Positions ; Evaluating applicants ; Caregiver characteristics and qualifications ; Background checks ; Once they're on board ; Temporary employees ; Employee benefits ; The high cost of turnover ; Maintain adequate personnel files ; Child-to-staff ratios -- Facility maintenance. Building maintenance ; Exterior maintenance ; Equipment maintenance -- When things go wrong. Security ; Preventing and dealing with injuries ; Evacuation plans ; When you suspect abuse ; Bicycle safety ; Reacting to a crisis -- 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
  • Introduction -- Services and policies -- Running your child-care business -- Structuring your business -- Startup economics and financial management -- Locating and setting up -- Furnishing and equipping your center -- Kitchen and laundry facilities -- Office equipment -- Transportation services -- Parent relationships -- Marketing -- Staffing -- Facility maintenance -- When things go wrong -- Tales from the trenches -- Appendix: child-care service resources
Control code
890625125
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Fourth edition.
Extent
xiii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781599185675
Lccn
2015007086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1394215
System control number
(OCoLC)890625125

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