opening home daycare

Carla - posted on 06/16/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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could someone let me know how hard it is to open a home daycare

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Tisha - posted on 06/16/2010

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Carla, it depends on your states regulations. But it shouldn't be too hard. I have worked in childcare for 11 years. i had an in home after care program and I am now on the sub list for a couple in home daycares that are owned by some friends of mine. Where do you live? maybe I could do a little research to get you in the right direction.

Theresa - posted on 06/16/2010

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It depends upon your states requirements. Some states allow you to be unlicensed if you have under a certain number of children. If you're unlicensed then you don't have to follow any certain rules. To get licensed you have to make sure your house is up to code. A fire inspector will come look at your house and give you a list of things you have to do to get up to code for licensing. Sometimes there will be very few things on the list, sometimes a lot. It depends upon your house. Then you have to get inspected by a licensor. There will be paper work and you will have to have a sample of a weekly menu, emegency plans and numbers posted, a parnet/care giver contract drwn up, etc. They will give you some samples of these things when they come do the initial inspection. There will also be some classes you have to attend, such as SIDS and shaken baby. There may be other classes and paperwork as well depending on your state.

Jacqueline - posted on 06/16/2010

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check out your state child and family services they will have the regulations that you need to know.

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