How Do You Open A Home Day Care?
Opening a home day care provides an opportunity to care for children in the convenience of your home. Home day care owners typically provide developmentally appropriate activities and meals for young children. People in this profession typically love spending time with children; otherwise, burn-out occurs quickly. Before starting a home day care business, you’ll need to secure financing, purchase the necessary equipment and meet licensing requirements. Secure financing. A home daycare costs $2,000 or less to start, according to Entrepreneur Magazine. If you need assistance with start-up costs, contact the U.S. Small Business Administration (see Resources). This is an organization that connects prospective business owners and financial institutions. Purchase equipment. Buy cribs, nap mats and appropriate toys for the age group you’ll be watching. Also, purchase safety equipment, such as fire alarms and fire extinguishers. The home will also need to be child-proofed. Install covers for t