Starting A Daycare Center - 2 Things to Consider

By: David Walters

Do you work and have young children?

Does any of this sound familiar at all to you?

You're a working couple or single parent trying to make a decent living for your family by working fulltime. You're away on the job anywhere from 40-60 hours a week. Since most of your time is spent away from home, someone's got to care for your children, so daycare is critical to your family's existence.

You feel terrible when you drop your kids off at daycare every morning and wish there was a way you could change that and be able to spend the days together with them yourself. Then, at the end of the day, you're lucky to spend an hour or two with your kids before it's bath and bedtime and time to get ready to repeat the cycle tomorrow.

But what can you do, right? Someone's got to bring home the money to pay the bills, buy the food, pay the mortgage. Wouldn't everything be so much better if you could be in your home everyday raising your children the very best way you know how?

You may have even brainstormed ways you could change this common situation in your life. Get a night job so you're home during the day? Get some type of work-from-home income going like "typing-from-home", "stuffing envelopes", "home assembly", etc. All those so called "opportunities" that just don't sound legit right from the get go. You may have even had a passing thought of starting your own in-home daycare. But that could never work either, right?

Well, that might not be quite as far fetched as you think. In fact, that same little dream has become a reality for many former out-of-home working parents. They've started their own mommy or daddy daycare and have made life changes for the better because of it. More time with their kids first and foremost, but they're still paying the bills as well. And they're their own boss too by the way! Commonly for most though, this is only a quick passing idea and then the thought of "I could never do that, I wouldn't even know where to start" pops in and snuffs out any chance of progress. You may think too that there just wouldn't be any way of getting anyone else besides your own children to enroll in your daycare.

Certainly, the market is open for excellent, quality childcare at reasonable fees. Daycare centers across the country are at full capacity or are getting close to it. You may have even encountered placing your own children on a waiting list to enroll at a daycare you chose. People rely on childcare these days, and it's hard to foresee that changing anytime soon.

Well then, what if, just what if you COULD start your own daycare and knew how to make it a success? Wouldn't it really only take having a good, proven plan and sticking to it to get started? Sure. But there are a couple of things you really need to have as your foundation before starting to build on this idea. After all, not everyone who loves their kids, and enjoys spending time with children in general, has the mettle to make a daycare business work long term. Do you have what it takes?

Thoughtfully consider the following first:

1) Do you possess a true desire to succeed in changing your life for the better for you, your children and for other families who would depend on you for their child's care and nurturing during their time at your daycare?

2) Do you know the steps required to make it happen?

It sounds pretty simple I'm sure. But, as with accomplishing anything, you need to first WANT to do it and then you have to DO it! The first part, wanting to do it and having that desire, comes from within your self. You already know if it's something you'd want to do or not. If you don't, there's no magic information out there that will change that.

If you do want to, it's simply a matter of having the right, proven blueprint to follow the steps to making it happen. Maybe you already have a general idea of what it takes from past experiences in childcare, babysitting, youth groups, etc. But where do you get a detailed plan to work from? Where do you find the information that walks you through each step in the process of starting a daycare as your own business? It's difficult. There is a lot of information available out there that can give someone general conceptual ideas to getting started. There are also some resources that include very good details about what needs to be done. Problem is, finding the right information that covers everything necessary all in one resource. Something that covers the "big picture" while still "filling in all the blanks" that might frustrate you otherwise.

The good news is that there is such a complete resource available to anyone who is interested in starting their own daycare center as a business. It's called the Starting a Day Care Center Start-Up Guide Kitâ„¢ by Vanessa Rasmussen. You can learn more about this guide and how it can help you make your daycare dream come true by visiting http://tinyurl.com/gopz8

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