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Forms help regulate and maintain a daycare

When setting up a daycare, it is wise to have templates of daycare forms you will use throughout the years of your business. Laws and regulations of your state must first be met. Though all states may differ in their licensing and certification, every state requires licensing, certification, and registration to have a legally operated facility. Many states require educational clock hours to maintain your status as a licensed child care provider. Let Extension online help you meet these requirements and help you learn how to be the best provider you can be. You will need daycare forms for hiring, health and safety, handbook of policies, admittance and withdrawal, invoices, daily activities, menus, and much, much more. Talk with other providers and see what examples they have. A myriad of free or for fee template daycare forms can also be found on-line, just be sure they are appropriate for your state laws and regulations. Whether you are an owner, director, or child care provide, the success of a daycare depends on a well-planned and well-run business as well as nurturing care of children. Child care providers are often passionate about their work and the children in there care, but it is also important to remember that a daycare is also a business that needs to be run effectively and efficiently. As you begin this process, you might consider courses, such as:

These courses are free or just a minimal fee with a verifiable certificate of completion. Being informed and proactive in developing this paperwork before you begin your business can help you be a successful employer and provider. Maintaining policies, procedures, and good communication with staff and families sets you up for success. Consider these other courses from Extension online to get you started in the right direction:

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