The State University of New York

Child Care as a Business

This course is part of Home-Based Child Care Specialization

Taught in English

Jenniffer Bleakley

Instructor: Jenniffer Bleakley

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • You’ll learn the basics of operating a quality and nurturing home-based child care center as a business.

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Assessments

13 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the Home-Based Child Care Specialization
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There are 6 modules in this course

The intention of this module is to introduce you to the Home-Based Child Care Final Project, including the rubric which will be used to score your final project submission.

What's included

2 readings

In this module, we will discuss a home-based childcare business, including how to operate one, based on your state guidelines. We will also discuss the basic needs and start-up costs for running a home-based childcare business.

What's included

3 videos4 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This module covers how to properly budget your Home-Based Childcare program, including what type of liability insurance you should get, how to pay taxes, filing tax forms, and your responsibilities to your clients.

What's included

4 videos3 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In Module 4, you will learn how to create a childcare contract and expand on your policy handbook. You will learn what to put into your childcare contract and what additional information goes into your policy handbook. You will learn what resources are available to you as the Home-Based Childcare provider.

What's included

3 videos3 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this final course module, you will be learning about pricing structures and how to set your market rates for your Home-Based Child Care center. You will learn how to set your payment terms and your policies including frequency of payment, amount of payment, late fees, and returned check fees. And finally, you will be able to communicate the cost of quality in relation to your pricing.

What's included

3 videos4 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

For your Home-Based Child Care Capstone Project, you will submit a complete Family Policy Handbook and Business Plan for a home-based childcare business. This includes your cumulative efforts throughout all courses of the specialization, including assignments earlier in this course.

What's included

1 peer review

Instructor

Jenniffer Bleakley
The State University of New York
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