Start Your Own Day Care Business

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Start Your Own Day Care Business

Course Hours: 
25
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Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Do you love working with children? Have you ever thought about starting your own home day care business? This course provides the steps you will need to plan for, market, and maintain your very own home day care business. Topics include writing your policies and procedures, setting your fees, developing a daily schedule, ways to solve common problems, and more. This comprehensive course covers everything you will need to succeed in this exciting career opportunity.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of child care and the elements involved in starting a daycare business
  • Recall policies, procedures and the day to day basics of operating a daycare
  • Recognize the right kind of structure and curriculum to provide in a daycare
  • List techniques for achieving a strong client base and proper ways to run a day care business 

Start Your Own Day Care Business Module 1
Determining Where to Start

There are many different reasons to open your home-based daycare.  But knowing just how to get started is key to success.  In module one, we will take a look at how to financially get started with your business.  Additionally, we will explore the business basics of licensing, registration, and how to make a profit.

  • The Benefits of Family Child Care
  • Outfitting a Family Child Care Center on a Budget
  • Licensing and/or Registration
  • Planning to Make a Profit
  • It’s Really Not as Hard as It Sounds

Start Your Own Day Care Business Module 2
Policies, Procedures, and Your Daily Schedule

In module two, we will focus on the day to day basics of operating your daycare.  Do you want to be open before and after school?  During the day?  At nights? Weekends?  Any age? Preschool only? School-age only?  There are many things to consider when deciding upon your enrollment and hours you will be available.  Making sure you have policies set in place, your clients understand the policies, and following through with these policies are a must to help things run smoothly.  Also included in module two is the types of training and background that the provider should obtain.

  • Enrollment Records and Policies
  • Hours of Operation
  • Policies You May Wish to Consider
  • Your Background and Training
  • Devising a Daily Schedule

Start Your Own Day Care Business Module 3
Activities, Guidance Tools and Solving Common Problems

Without providing the right kind of structure and curriculum, your home-based day care will seem chaotic and unmanageable. Module three will explore the types of activities you can provide for the children in your home. Also in this module, we will look at what developmentally appropriate positive guidance techniques you should use in your daycare to decrease difficult behavior and foster good social skills.  Occasionally you may run in to problems with parents or with your family.  Module three will look at how to minimize interruptions and solve problems quickly.

  • Curriculum and Fun Activities
  • Discipline and Guidance Techniques
  • Fostering Good Social Skills
  • Problems with Multiage Mix of Children
  • Problems with Parents and Your Family

Start Your Own Day Care Business Module 4
Running Your Business

Module four will go over the basics of the client screening process and how to decide which families and/or children will smoothly transition into your family and already present daycare children.  Setting up an office and having an organized record keeping system will save you time in the long run.  Also included in module four is how to determine the type of licensure you want and the basics of the accreditation process.

  • Generating Enrollment
  • Screening Families
  • Setting Up Your Office
  • Small Versus Large License
  • Planning for Accreditation

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.

Click on the school name below for purchasing info:

1400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
United States
Phone: 240-500-2553

Click on the school name below for purchasing info:

1400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
United States
Phone:
240-500-2553
(41 miles away)