Start & Run a Home Daycare

This is intended for a global audience.

ISBN: 978-1-55180-569-6

Number of pages: 232

Be the first to review this product

Starting a home daycare takes more than just a love of children — it also takes an understanding of the business.

Bookmark and Share

Availability: In stock




Child 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.

  • Build a rewarding business working with children
  • Design a successful operating plan
  • Meet the licensing requirements

Providing quality child care and making a profit isn’t child’s play. Caring for children is as challenging and multifaceted as parenting itself. In addition, you need to master record keeping, licensing requirements, and all other tasks associated with running a small business. This book, an international best seller, will help you get started right and keep your daycare running smoothly and successfully. It answers questions such as:

  • How do I find out if there is a need for a daycare in my area?
  • How do I get my daycare license?
  • How much should I charge?
  • What kind of policies should I set?
  • What activities should I include in my daycare program?
  • What equipment will I need?
  • How do I gain and keep parents’ confidence?

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!

Additional Info

Additional Info

Publication Date Dec 15, 2003
Market Global
PDF Preview Download URL
Edition Fourth Edition
Pages 232
Size 8¼ x 9¾
ISBN 978-1-55180-569-6
UPC 069635805695
About the CD The CD works with all versions of Microsoft Windows: 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, and Vista (Vista installation requires you to have Administrator rights on your computer).

Author Details

Author Details - Catherine M. Pruissen

Catherine is the CEO and Founder of About Child Care Consumer Services, publishers of an interactive Web site called Child Care On-line. She was the Coordinator/Owner of the Child Care Information Centre in Calgary, Alberta, co-owned and operated the City Wide Babysitting Service in Calgary, Alberta, and ran a successful dayhome for eight years.

A mother of two, she is the owner of CanDan Publishing Co., under which she writes and publishes a number of other child care related books and other resources.


Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register



Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.