Thanks to the current state of the economy and increase in divorce rates, childcare businesses have been enjoying a surge of popularity. As parents are being pushed to give up being full-caretakers, there is a huge opportunity to cater to a growing market of parents in need of childcare services so you may also be considering opening a daycare of your own. Before you start though, it’s a good idea to know what it involves. In addition to this, you will need to have a Day Care Contract to protect yourself.

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Licensing

The first step to knowing how to open a daycare is to realize that you aren’t going to watch other people’s children without official authorization to do so. You’ll need to get a state license for childcare and will have to stick to certain guidelines about the space you provide, the ratio of children to adults, medical supervision, lesson plans, food quality, and more. These regulations vary state-to-state, so do your homework.

Choose a Business Model

Maybe you’re opening a daycare to simply babysit a few kids from the neighborhood, or maybe you have dreams of becoming a multi-million-dollar entity in the childcare realm. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, you need to register your business. We would recommend using our easy, customizable incorporation papers that will save you a ton of time and money.

Check Yourself

The last thing to know about how to open a daycare is that it’s all about building lasting connections. You need to make sure that you genuinely like caring for children. You’re going to be someone that these kids may remember forever. Parents are also very choosy when it comes to daycares, so try to provide at least weekly feedback on their child’s development and create an environment that parents will find enticing and kids will find inviting.

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