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.
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.
For-Profit versus Nonprofit
Determine the best structure for your business entity.
Selecting Your Business Structure in Iowa
Explore the different types of business entities.
Selecting Your (For Profit) Business Structure in Minnesota
Explore the different type of for-profit entities.
Selecting Your (For Profit) Business Structure in South Dakota
Explore the different types of for profit entities.
Center Business Plan
This checklist identifies a nine point plan to help you get started.
If you’re interested in developing or improving your facility, check out the manuals under the Facilities module.
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