Starting a Day Care

Steps to Take to Safeguard Your Daycare

May 22, 2015

Tweet Tweet Owning and operating a daycare can be a really fulfilling career, but there are risks involved that you should be aware of. After all, children are highly unpredictable and sometimes hard to control, and accidents happen in every industry but are quite common in daycare facilities. To give yourself the peace of mind [...]

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How to Increase Exposure and Boost Enrollment at Your Daycare Center

April 28, 2015

Tweet Tweet Owning and operating a daycare center is quite rewarding in more ways than one. Of course you love working with children and are happy to be there for mums who count on you to watch their little ones while they are at work. However, it still is a business and you would like [...]

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What You Need to Start a Daycare in Your Home

April 9, 2015

Tweet Tweet If you truly love kids, opening a daycare center in your home can be a great business choice. You can keep your business small by operating it from your home. You will need to prepare the space for your daycare and take care of all the legal necessities. Legalities and LicensingThe requirements for [...]

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How the Economy has Affected Daycare and Childcare Businesses

March 19, 2010

Tweet Tweet Owners of daycare centers, family daycares, and preschools are feeling the effects of our declining economy.  While every childcare business is different news articles state that daycare enrollment rates have decreased as unemployment increases. This causes childcare center owners to lay off staff or cut staff hours and reduce services. OwnADaycare asked childcare [...]

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Authorization Forms your Daycare Business Must Implement

December 28, 2009

Tweet Tweet Each daycare business has its own individual policies and procedures. However, all daycare providers must issue standard childcare authorization forms in order to protect the children in their care as well as their daycare employees.  Daycare authorization forms keep the children in your care safe and limit your liability as a daycare provider. [...]

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Tasks Your Daycare Business should be Automating

December 14, 2009

Tweet Tweet Owning and managing a daycare business can involve many monotonous yet essential tasks. Fortunately, software for daycare businesses can help automate the following boring tasks, making daycare administration and management extremely efficient, and freeing you up so you have time to concentrate on  other important childcare jobs and administrative functions: Billing and invoicing: [...]

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Increase Daycare Payments and Save Time with Daycare Software

November 30, 2009

Tweet Tweet Many daycare business owners spend countless hours calculating daycare tuition and fees and dealing with bounced checks and other collection headaches. How can you eliminate this tedious child care job? The best way for child care centers to increase successful payment collection is by investing in childcare software. Daycare for software businesses usually include [...]

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Food Rewards vs. Non-Food Rewards for Preschool Age Children

November 25, 2009

Tweet Tweet How do you reward the children in your care? If you’re rewarding them with food, consider this: “An article published in the December 2005 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine concluded that policies in schools that allow students to snack frequently; to consume high-calorie, low nutrient-dense foods and beverages; and [...]

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Daycare Food Programs Benefit Daycare Businesses

November 23, 2009

Tweet Tweet Daycare food programs provide cash reimbursements for nourishing meals and snacks served to children ages 12 years and younger in licensed family day care homes. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) improves the quality of daycare by making it more affordable for many low-income families. The [...]

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Free Printable Daycare Forms and Preschool Forms

November 18, 2009

Tweet Tweet Home daycare providers can cut costs by finding daycare forms online. Contracts, policies, authorization forms, permission slips, daily reports, and other forms are critical to daycare business administration. Rather than creating forms from scratch, owners of child day care centers can print out important forms and customize them. Consider the following resources for [...]

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