How can I set up a home day care?

Posted by Care Courses

Nov 13, 2015 3:41:42 PM

Many caregivers wonder how they can set up their own home daycare. At Care Courses we have Caring for Children in your Home, a course that outlines much of what you’ll need to be successful in opening up an in-home child care facility.

A home day care needs to fit the requirements set by the state you live in before you can watch your first child. The person caring for the children to be properly licensed in the state and the daycare areas must be set up according to state specifications. The first step anyone interested in opening up a home daycare will always be to contact your state licensor for rules and regulations.

Organization and careful planning of your daily activities are vital to the success of your in-home child care facility.

During their stay, children will require places to:

  • play
  • eat
  • rest
  • store their belongings

Make sure you are flexible in regards to the age and number of children you may be watching and have appropriate materials for a wide range of situations that may occur while the children are in your care.

Make sure you have a good relationship with parents as well. You need to have plans in place for any circumstance that might arise. These include events such as illness, emergencies, and weather.

In our course, Caring for Children in your Home, we have many more suggestions and examples for how you can be successful in setting up your own home day care. If you’re interested in learning more, you can visit the course information page on our website.

Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance! Call us: 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: We’re here to help!


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