From the Back Cover
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based day-care business? Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you need to successfully launch and grow your business. Author Shari Steelsmith, former editor of Parenting Press, knows what it takes to start from scratch. She offers down-to-earth advice to help you get your day-care business off the ground, manage your cash flow, and stay profitable once you are in business. First-hand testimonials from day-care providers - along with handy worksheets, checklists, and forms - help you achieve your goals in a realistic way. Whether you plan to care for newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, or a mix of all three, this guide can help you experience the satisfaction of establishing and building your own home-based business. With this guide you can learn all about working out of your home, setting policies and procedures, establishing your daily schedule, planning activities for children, generating enrollment, using discipline and guidance techniques and getting paid. (7 x 10, 312 pages, sample menus, profitability worksheets, sample day-care policies, sample advertisements, sample medical consent forms, personal skills inventory, charts)
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