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Are you thinking about becoming a child care provider? Parents across the United States need quality child care. You have the opportunity to start your own family child care home or child care center while also helping families in your community.

There are many things to consider before you decide to open a child care business. These Provider Pages give you information to help you make this important decision.

Getting started. Gives you an overview of what you need to know so you can decide if running a child care business is a good investment for you.

Preparing a business plan. Helps you define how much money you will need, how you will earn it, and how you will spend it.

Preparing a management plan. Helps you plan how you will run your business.

Training. Helps you plan the training you will need.

Program planning. Helps you plan the environment and plan for the children's growth and development.

Resources. Gives you local and national resources that will help you be a successful child care provider.

 

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