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Resources for Small Business Development Centers Serving Child Care Center Businesses

Fiscal Resources for Child Care Center Businesses:

Start-up Resources for Child Care Center Businesses:

  • SBA How To Start A Quality Child Care Business: This has been designed to help you plan, prepare and operate a successful child care business. It explains the step by step process of starting the business, from assessing the need for child care services to selecting the service, setting up your business, and preparing for opening day. It also includes information from women who have owned or now operate their own child care businesses.

  • Basic Licensing Requirements for Starting a Child Care Center or Preschool: This a publication that was developed by the Child Care Advocate Program to provide a quick reference guide to licensing requirements. It's a great resource to bring with you when you are selecting a site for your child care center.

  • Establishing a Nonprofit: This tutorial from the Foundation Center describes 12 tasks you will need to accomplish as part of the process of establishing a nonprofit organization.

  • Market Demand: 2005 Child Care Portfolio is a compilation of California statewide and county-by-county statistics on child care. The Portfolio includes a comprehensive California statewide report in both narrative and graphic format highlighting child care supply, demand, and cost issues in the context of current policy, demographic and labor force trends.

Facilities Resources for Child Care Center Businesses:

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