Starting a new home-based child care business involves making a number of decisions, including the type of home-based child care to operate and how to incorporate best practices.
This 3-hour course for prospective home-based child care business owners will introduce the types of home-based child care, Minimum Standards, best business practices, and other critical components for operating a successful business.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the three types of home-based child care operations recognized by Texas Health and Human Services, including Listed Family Homes, Registered Child Care Homes, and Licensed Child Care Homes;
- Understand licensing requirements, Minimum Standards, and inspections for each type of home-based child care; the risks of operating an unregulated child care home; and the supports available to transition from an unregulated operation to one of the regulated operation types; and
- Understand best practices for operating a home-based child care business, including business operations, bookkeeping, and marketing.
The development of this online course was 100% funded by federal Child Care and Development Funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of an $8,000,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.
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Many parents work nontraditional hours, meaning their children need access to early care and education programs outside typical operating hours. In the absence of qualified early care and education programs that offer nighttime care, these families may have to make challenging and precarious choices, choosing between maintaining their employment and leaving their children without the appropriate care.
The purpose of this 2-hour course is to support early childhood program owners and directors through the process of incorporating extended hours of care, including overnight care, to support the needs of many families across Texas.
Starting a new home-based child care business involves making a number of decisions about how best to operate the program and meet the needs of children and families. Fortunately, several statewide programs offer training, resources, and guidance to assist you in navigating the process.
This 1-hour course for prospective home-based child care business owners will introduce some key support systems and the tools and services they provide.
Health and safety of children in care is the #1 priority for all early childhood professionals. Home-based child care has specific requirements that must be addressed to ensure health and safety practices are properly integrated into a home-based child care.
This 2-hour course is for prospective home-based child care business owners and will introduce some of the health and safety standards, best practices, and ways to properly implement these in your home-based child care.
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