Resource Guide: Starting and Operating a Child Care Business

Child care provides an opportunity to have an impact on the lives of children and their families. Starting and operating a child care business is both a personal and a business decision. As is true for all small business owners, prospective child care providers must take the right steps to ensure that their businesses are profitable and sustainable. Child care providers must abide by federal, state, and local regulations and standards, and they must ensure they have a healthy and safe environment for children that stimulates physical, emotional, and social growth.

This resource guide presents some basic steps to consider when planning and operating a child care business. Additional resources are provided to help explore child care as a business opportunity.

Publication Date: 
November 14, 2018
Resource Type: 
Resource Guide
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