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Daycare Business Plan

A daycare business plan is critical for the success of your child care if you're planning to start a daycare. It is important to remember that you are not only caring for children, but running a business. Writing a daycare business plan will help you work through the details of setting up your daycare and help you think through your mission, goals, and financial set up. A daycare business plan * should include some or all of the following, depending on your particular strategy and set up:

Executive summary

Business description & history

Marketing plan

Operations plan

Financial plan


* Adapted from Women's Business Development Center, Daycare Business Plan Outline

Remember, you're a professional running a business, in addition to a nurturing child care provider now. It is important to have a well laid out daycare business plan and professional credentials. To aid you in this, Extension online can help with early childhood education designed for professionals by professionals. Extension online provides materials to educate you about hiring, recruiting, staffing, observation, assessment, parent partnerships, daycare floor plans, layout, activities, child development, special needs, and much more….

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