How to Start Tools for Child Care Centers

The tools listed below will help you get your child care center started off on the right foot. Begin with “Are You Ready to Start a Child Care Business?” Then look at “Starting a Child Care Business Checklist” to get you started on the right track. You may download and use any of the tools in this section for your business.

 

Are You Ready to Start a Child Care Business?

This short questionnaire can help you assess your strengths and weaknesses as a potential business owner.

Download Are You Ready to Start a Child Care Business?

Starting a Child Care Business Checklist

This checklist identifies a number of steps for a new child care provider to consider as they start down the path of business owner.

Download Starting a Child Care Business Checklist

For-Profit versus Nonprofit

Determine the best structure for your business entity.

Download For Profit versus Nonprofit

Selecting Your Business Structure in Iowa

Explore the different types of business entities.

Download Selecting Your Business Structure in Iowa

Selecting Your (For Profit) Business Structure in Minnesota

Explore the different type of for-profit entities.

Download Selecting Your (For Profit) Business Structure in Minnesota

Selecting Your (For Profit) Business Structure in South Dakota

Explore the different types of for profit entities.

Download Selecting Your (For Profit) Business Structure in South Dakota

Center Business Plan

This checklist identifies a nine point plan to help you get started.

Download Center Business Plan

If you’re interested in developing or improving your facility, check out the manuals under the Facilities module.

 

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