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Start Your Own Child-Care Service
Jacquelyn LynnGet Paid to Care for Kids! Do you enjoy working with children? Would you like to help lighten the load on busy moms and dads? With more and more parents needing help to care for their children, the market for child-care services is exploding. Whether you want to start a family-style child-care center in your home, a large center at a commercial site or a niche business like child transportation, this guide can help you get started. Business experts and successful child-care service owners offer valuable information on: Legal and insurance concerns Facility location and setup considerations Security issues How to establish and revise rates Hour and policy considerations Records to obtain from parents Sample forms, updated resources and step-by-step instructions will get you on the road to success.
How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Child Care Service: With Companion CD-ROM
Tina MusialBecause parents must work outside the home, there will always be a demand for childcare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 64 percent of married-couple families, both husband and wife work outside the home. There are nearly 12 million children under the age of five in child care each week in the United States. With concerns about quality child care, the trend is to move away from large operations and turn to the small services located close by work or home. This increase in small day care operations creates a huge opportunity for someone who loves children and wants to create a business dedicated to taking care of them. A child care service makes an ideal home based or part-time business. Start-up costs are low, you do not need an office, you do not need any costly special equipment, all you need to get started is an approved facility and a desire to succeed. Here is the manual you need to be successful in this highly profitable segment of the service industry.
How Children Develop
Robert S. Siegler, Judy S. DeLoache and Nancy EisenbergWorth is proud to publish the Third Edition of How Children Develop by Robert S. Siegler, Judy S. DeLoache, and Nancy Eisenberg—the leading textbook for the topically-organized child development course. Providing a fresh perspective on the field of child development, the authors emphasize fundamental principles, enduring themes, and important recent studies to provide a unique contribution to the teaching of child development.
Start & Run a Home Daycare (Self-Counsel Press Business Series)
Catherine M. PruissenChild care is a much sought-after service today. If you love working with children and want to run your own business, a home daycare could be the perfect choice. Providing quality child care and making a profit isn?t child?s play. From deciding whether a home daycare is for you to planning healthy, appealing meals, from keeping the books to keeping the children happy, Start & Run a Home Daycare provides the information you need to build a thriving business caring for children. The companion CD-ROM which includes all the forms and worksheets from the book, in both MS Word and Adobe Reader (PDF) formats. It includes worksheets for everything including sample start-up budgets, rate schedules, even a parent handbook! This book, an international best seller, will help you get started right and keep your daycare running smoothly and successfully.
Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves: Transforming parent-child relationships from reaction and struggle to freedom, power and joy
Naomi AldortEvery parent would happily give up ever scolding, punishing or threatening if she only knew how to ensure that her toddler/child/teen would thrive and act responsibly without such painful measures. Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves is the answer to this universal wish. It is not about gentle ways to control a child, but about a way of being and of understanding a child so she/he can be the best of herself, not because she fears you or seeks your approval but because she wants to, of her own free will. Aldort's guidance takes the struggle out of parenting. The book is full of real life stories, often leaving the reader moved to tears or laughter and relieved to discover that there is a kinder way. The SALVE communication formula has been praised for providing a hybrid of The Work of Byron Katie and Nonviolent Communication. It gives parents the tools to move beyond their initial unproductive reaction, to a response that is connecting and empowering to the child and to themselves.The Ph.D. by the author's name in this book is an error. Naomi Aldort has no degree in psychology. Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves is a parenting self-help book with ideas developed by the author based on her own studies and experience. The error will be corrected in future printings of the book.
Family Child Care Marketing Guide: How to Build Enrollment and Promote Your Business As a Child Care Professional (Redleaf Business)
Tom CopelandWith more and more children being cared for in a family child care setting, it is no longer a market that can be taken for granted. Quality, prices and procedures are just a few of the important issues that matter the most to current and prospective customers. With this in mind, caregivers are faced with the challenge of setting their family child care apart from the rest. Learn how to spread the word about the benefits of your quality child care services! The Family Child Care Marketing Guide will help you maximize your enrollment and income and find inexpensive ways to promote your business. Learn from dozens of marketing tips, including ways to use current parents to help attract new parents, how to close the sale with prospective parents, where to advertise effectively, and more. This 120-page guide is perfect for new providers or experienced professionals.
Play and Child Development (3rd Edition)
Joe L. Frost, Sue C. Wortham and Stuart C. Reifel With significantly expanded discussions on key topics, here is a revised edition of the popular early childhood book that, more than any other book on the market, ties play directly to child development. Through a seamless blend of research, theory, and practical applications, its comprehensive coverage addresses the full spectrum of play-related topics. The book analyzes play theories and play therapy; presents a history of play; and discusses current play trends. It explores ways to create safe play environments for all children, and how to weave play into school curricula. Finally, the authors examine the role of adults in leading and encouraging children's natural tendencies toward learning by playing. Special coverage includes a full chapter on play and children with disabilities, and the value of field trips in supporting learning. For pre-service and in-service, pre-school and primary grade teachers.
The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and BuildLifelong Resilience
Martin E. P. SeligmanIn The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman offers parents, teachers, and coaches a well-validated program to prevent depression in children. In a thirty-year study, Seligman and his colleagues discovered the link between pessimism -- dwelling on the most catastrophic cause of any setback -- and depression. Seligman shows adults how to teach children the skills of optimism that can help them combat depression, achieve more on the playing field and at school, and improve their physical health.As Seligman states in his new afterword for this edition, “Teaching children optimism is more, I realized, than just correcting pessimism . . . It is the creation of a positive strength, a sunny but solid future-mindedness that can be deployed throughout life -- not only to fight depression and to come back from failure, but also to be the foundation of success and vitality.”
The Business of Child Care: Management and Financial Strategies
Gail H JackEarly childhood students will develop a firm grasp of the business and administrative skills required to run a financially stable child care center when they study this text, written by a child care director with an MBA and over 12 years of experience as an early childhood education adminstrator.
Family Child Care Record-Keeping Guide: 7th Edition
Tom Copeland JDThe bestselling Family Child Care Record-Keeping Guide, 7th Edition is a must-have for family child care providers. With over 1,000 allowable updated tax deductions indexed alphabetically, this helpful resource has even more valuable information for keeping your business records and saving money on taxes. New sections address the sale of a home and the new IRS ruling that allows family child care providers to use a standard meal allowance rate to claim food expenses.
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