Starting a Home-Based Child Care Business, Part 1: Getting Started

Type
Course
Date of Publication
December 5, 2022
Price
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Overview

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.

Course Information

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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