How to Start Tools for Family Child Care

 

The tools listed below will help you get your business started off on the right foot. Begin with Are You Ready to Start a Family Child Care Business?. Then look at Family Child Care Business Plan.. To project your income, use How Much Money Do You Want to Earn as a Family Child Care Provider?. Most providers don’t enjoy creating a budget, but it’s a necessary planning tool for new providers. The interactive budget and cash flow projections below make this task much easier. If you plan to make improvements in your home or you are considering running your business out of a separate home, there are tools below to assist you. You may download and use any of the tools in this section for your business.

 

Are You Ready to Start a Family 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 Family Child Care Business Document

Starting a Family 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 Family Child Care Business Checklist

Family Child Care Business Plan

This checklist identifies a nine point plan to help you get started.
Download Family Child Care Business Plan

Family Child Care Budget Projection

This interactive budget template allows you to make a quick projection of your annual income and expenses.
Download Family Child Care Budget Projection

Cash Flow Projection and Rate Calculation Worksheet

A cash flow projection is a projected monthly accounting of your income and expenses over a period of time. These two worksheets allow you to create an annual cash flow projection that will help you anticipate the rise of fall of your income and expenses. This, in turn, will help you decide when you can afford to buy something or put extra money aside.
Download Cash Flow Projection and Rate Calculation Worksheet

Family Child Care House Project Worksheet

This worksheet allows you to track house project costs and the source of funds for the projects.
Download Family Child Care House Project Worksheet

How Much Money Do You Want to Earn as a Family Child Care Provider?

This worksheet can be used to determine how much you will need to charge per child to meet your own income goals.
Download How Much Money Do You Want to Earn as a Family Child Care Provider Document

 

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