Get an idea of what the child care landscape looks like through licensing standards and overall reporting from Child Care Aware of America as well as resources and databases the Office of Child Care has created.
Learn a little bit about the difference between equity and equality as well as how that can impact child care.
The moment of truth has come. You are ready to tell a parent who wants to enroll in your family child care business you don't want her child in your program. What do you tell her?
Here’s a plan for how to establish a car replacement fund that will allow you to pay cash for your car.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s description of professional is: relating to a job that requires special education, training, or skill. Listening to a group of “professionals” recently had me reflecting on what exactly could be called professional about anything they were saying or for that matter, doing. In a “profession,” is it possible to be professional in some areas and not in others? Over the years I have come to realize there are many different definitions of what family child care providers call “quality, professional care” for children. Although I won’t even try to put a definition to “quality or professional care,” I have found there are different levels family child care providers go through to reach their own definition of professionalism.
This year Christmas Day is on Sunday. If your contract states that parents must pay for Christmas Day and Christmas Eve Day, does this mean that parents must pay for these days even when you are normally closed?
The Administration for Children and Families has released the final rule for CCDBG/CCDF. You'll find some resources from ACF and some possible organizations to follow as they ramp up to service your needs. This will impact you - educate yourself.
Family child care providers who hire someone to help them care for children must treat this person as their employee.
This means you must withhold Social Security/Medicare taxes, pay federal and state unemployment taxes, withhold federal and state income taxes and perhaps purchase workers’ compensation insurance.
Are you looking forward to summer or dreading the thought of having your schoolagers home all day for several weeks? For many family child care providers, transitioning to summer is a mix of wondering how to keep everyone engaged and taking advantage of every minute of sunshine. Yes, the infants and toddlers, especially, will still need a routine but thoughtful preparation can help make this a great experience for all the children in your care.
For family child care providers, summer means spending a lot of time outside with children. Here are some possible outdoor business deductions: