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  • 15
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  • 343
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Course Description

Finding quality daycare these days is not always easy. Working parents are constantly seeking educated and experienced childcare providers to meet the needs of their children. There has been and always will be a need for home daycare settings for children, and for those willing to start a home daycare business, there is already an existing market waiting for your services.

Creating a safe, stimulating, and caring environment for children is one of the most important aspects of starting a home daycare business. Becoming a childcare professional requires a little bit of research, the ability to obtain adequate licensing, and the capability of learning how to run and operate a business from your home. 

This course provides individuals with the basics necessary to start a home daycare business - from defining your aptitudes, motivations, and capabilities to the necessary legal requirements involved in starting a home daycare business. This course will help interested individuals learn about training, insurance, startup needs and costs as well as the need to assess what age groups might be best suited to your personality.

From setting ground rules to dealing with parents and providing nutritious meals and stimulating activities for children of all ages, this home daycare business course will take you through every step of the process to ensure your success.  From learning about first aid training to dealing with behavior problems and difficult parents, students of this home daycare business course will learn how to start, maintain and grow their business step by step.
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Lesson 1: Making Plans

Starting a home daycare business is literally a labor of love.This first lesson will address issues of starting costs and motivations for starting your own home daycare business. 11 Total Points
  • Review Article: How to Start a DayCare Business
  • Review Video: DayCare Business Plan
  • Take Poll: Starting a DayCare
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 1: Making Plans

Lesson 2: Licensing and Registering Your Daycare Business

It is the responsibility of every daycare provider to know what the local and state requirements are and to follow them. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Top 10 Things Child Care Providers Want YOU to Know
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 2: Licensing and Registering Your Daycare Business

Lesson 3: Preparing Your Home for Business

Basic startup needs and costs will be determined by a variety of factors, including your location, the number of children you decide to care for, as well as their age range. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Operating a Childcare Business
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 3: Preparing Your Home for Business

Lesson 4: Safety First!

Regardless of the ages of the children a daycare provider decides upon, children of all ages must be able to enjoy a safe and protected environment. 12 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Preventing Injury in Child Care Settings; Finding a Safe Daycare Center; Childcare Service
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 4: Childproofing in DayCare Center
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 4: Safety First!

Lesson 5: Setting Ground Rules

This lesson will cover meeting new parents and children, the importance of maintaining accurate records, and the necessity of certain types of forms to prepare for your home daycare business. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Setting fees for a Daycare center
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 5: Setting Ground Rules

Lesson 6: Structure Basics

This lesson will briefly cover some of the basic care that home daycare providers should offer in their business that are geared to meet individual needs and age brackets. 9 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Menu Planning for Daycare Centers; Menu for Childcare; Daily Schedule for Daycare
  • Take Poll: Daily Schedules and Activities of DayCare
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 6: Structure Basics

Lesson 7: Dealing with Behaviors

Daycare providers must also learn proper policies and procedures in terms of discipline so that harmony in the daycare setting is provided as well as satisfaction from parents. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Quick Tips for Daycare; Teaching Tolerance
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 7: Dealing with Behaviors

Lesson 8: Dealing with Parents

In this lesson, we will discuss different parental concerns regarding daycares, as well as the childcare provider's concerns in terms of running their business. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Tips for Parents; Parent Involvement; Full Daycare
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 8: Dealing with Parents

Lesson 9: Problem Solving Techniques

This lesson focuses on several problem-solving techniques that may help childcare providers deal not only with children's bad habits, but those of parents as well. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Kids and Bad Habits
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 9: Problem Solving Techniques

Lesson 10: The Importance of Support

Being able to admit that and you may need some extra help or support is essential in maintaining a smoothly functioning day care business as well as providing emotional and physical support for your own health. 12 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Quality Childcare; National Association for Family Child Care
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 10: Support from Family and Friends
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 10: The Importance of Support

Lesson 11: Marketing Your Business

Understanding basic marketing strategies will help your business grow at a pace that you can easily manage. 64 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Start Your Own Daycare; Basics of Childcare
  • Take Poll: Starting DayCare
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 11: Marketing Your Business
  • Complete: The Final Exam
168
Total Course Points
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Establish a plan to start a daycare service.
  • Know licensing and registering requirements for your daycare business.
  • Describe preparing your home for business.
  • Know safety requirements before doing anything else.
  • Know ground rules, structure, basics, and dealing with behaviors.
  • Know strategies for dealing with parents.
  • Describe ways to market the business, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Course Title: How to Start and Run a Daycare Service
Course Number: 7550140
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
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Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
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  • "Thank you for the help. It was good experience and I really enjoyed learning new things for myself." -- Olga G.
  • "Thank you for providing this course to those who want to continue their education." -- Breana T.
  • "I found the whole course to be very helpful in helping me to start my own home daycare business." -- Amanda L.
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  • "A very informative course covering the basics on how to start a home daycare." -- Tracy C.
  • "I particularly liked the last lesson because I was struggling with the marketing aspect of my daycare." -- Meghan S.
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