Synopses & Reviews
Have you ever dreamed of starting a home-based day-care business? Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? Whether youre interested in caring for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, or a mix of all three, this comprehensive guide can help you make that dream a reality. Author Shari Steelsmith, a former editor with Parenting Press, offers down-to-earth advice and proven tips on everything from getting your day-care business off the ground, to managing your cash flow and staying profitable once you are in business. With recommendations from day-care providers and handy worksheets, checklists, and sample forms, this guide will show you how to avoid common pitfalls and achieve your goals. Learn all about: Working out of your home
Setting fees and policiesPlanning activities for children
Fostering good social skills
Screening parents and children
Solving common problems
Using discipline and guidance techniques Use these special features and workbook pages:
Personal skills inventory
Sample medical consent form
Everything you need to know to run a profitable and satisfying day-care business from your home.
About the Author
Shari Steelsmith and her husband are the parents of three children—two teens and one launched. A full-time mother and freelance writer, Shari is a columnist for parentingpress.com and the author of Go to Your Room! Consequences that Teach, the board-book series Feelings for Little Children, and Peekaboo and Other Games to Play with Your Baby.