Running a successful childcare center can be an extremely fulfilling job, not only for you, but also for the parents and children you serve. But it’s a constant challenge to keep your center up to date and competitive. To help you, here’s the childcare management checklist your childcare center needs.
Childcare Management ChecklistAfter-school programs and daycare centers just getting started might feel overwhelmed by all there is to do. We help you prepare with a checklist detailing everything you need to get in order now to succeed.
Maintain Compliance with Licenses/RegulationsMaintaining a license to operate a daycare business is crucial. You should be prepared for a site visit from the state or local regulatory body at any time. Each state’s regulations are different, and you should pay close attention to any changes from a state’s licensing board. As you work through your checklist, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Child-to-teacher ratio for each age group. Your state sets forth a rule for how many children can be in a room with one adult. Be sure you know these rules and follow them. Different age groups have different required ratios. Mixed age groups often require a ratio in line with the requirements of the youngest child in the group.
- Total enrollment may affect whether you’re required to file for a license. Smaller, in-home childcare centers may not need a license if enrollment is below a certain point.
- Another factor in your licensing can be whether or not you care for a child in its own home or in your home.