Laws and Regulations

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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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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How to Create a Day Care or Child Care Contract Form

October 19, 2009

Tweet Tweet A child care contract assures that there are no misunderstandings between you and your clients. It also protects you and your business from potential litigation. The contract states requirements and policies that both you and your clients must follow. A daycare contract form should include at least the following: Hours of Operation: List [...]

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Insurance for Your Family In-home Daycare

October 8, 2009

Tweet Tweet When you open your child care center, many of the rules and regulations you will be under are enforced by the state in which you live. Insurance requirements are one such regulation that varies from state to state. However, you should invest in insurance in order to protect yourself, your daycare business, your [...]

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The Legalities Of Running A Day Care Center

December 25, 2008

Tweet Tweet A day care is a business with many legal guidelines and requirements that need to be observed at all times. Many businesses sadly are unaware of these responsibilities in the ownership and management of a day care facility. As an owner and manager, one would have many duties to respond to avoid the [...]

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The Legalities Of Daycare

December 21, 2008

Tweet Tweet If one is in search of what laws govern day care centers, then one need not look further. The common progression is that one’s small time baby-sitting service would be expanded into the next level, which is running a day care. This involves a whole new host of responsibilities when taking care of [...]

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