Forum Kidacare by Minute Menu Force of Nature Disinfectant HiMama Childcare App

Go Back Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-03-2010, 09:30 PM
chouavang's Avatar
chouavang chouavang is offline Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brooklyn Center, MN
Posts: 11
Default Starting in a Month! Not Sure Where to Start!

I am thinking about opening my daycare in September. So far I have bought some supplies and almost done with my handbook and policies. What do I do next? I have no one to help me and don't know where to start. Do I get all the materials (toys and equipment) and contracts ready first and then promote my business? Any suggestions on how to start? Anything helps!! Thank You for your time ladies!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 06:09 AM
TeeSee's Avatar
TeeSee TeeSee is offline
New Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 8

Start promoting your business now. Get business cards and flyers.
Are you going to get licensed?
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 08:07 AM
DanceMom's Avatar
DanceMom DanceMom is offline
Advanced Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 351

Definately start promoting and interviewing - do flyers in the neighborhood, advertise on any free websites / flyers in stores etc - it takes awhile to get families to interview and sign up...

Are you licensed ? Did you get your license and do all that is required for that ? While promoting etc start shopping..get all supplies - cots / cribs / toys / dishes / art supplies / bibs - everything you can think of.

All paperwork done - I have A LOT of paperwork I make the families sign - Emergency contacts, health info, baby/child info / contract / sick policy / travel permission / thats all I can think of right now.

Do you have policies set up ? Get those set up, rates, when payment is due, late fees / hours / what you supply what you want them to bring...

Lots to do ! Took me between 6-12 months to set up and fully enroll my daycare.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 10:27 AM
chouavang's Avatar
chouavang chouavang is offline Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brooklyn Center, MN
Posts: 11

Yes, I am licensed in State of MN. I have bought some things but not done yet. I am almost done with my policies, any other suggestions on starting and interviewing? I'm clueless on what to do, this is so much harder than I thought! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HELP!!
Reply With Quote

contracts, handbook, policies, supplies

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Program Starting to Depress Me :( small_steps Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12 07-12-2012 08:46 AM
I Am Starting To Really Dislike This 14-18 Month Age... SilverSabre25 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 9 01-11-2011 09:01 AM
Holding Spot for a Month daysofelijah Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 3 07-20-2010 09:22 AM
15 month Old Starting to Hit...Mom's Implying it's From Daycare :( SunflowerMama Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10 04-15-2010 07:06 AM
Steps In Starting A Daycare keshy Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 1 11-03-2008 08:12 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:07 PM.         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming