Contracts & Policies

Do You Offer Overnight Child Care?

A parent in your family child care program asks you if you will care for her child overnight Sunday. You’ve never offered overnight care before. What should you do before agreeing to this? First, you are not required to offer… Read More ›

When Should You Bend Your Rules?

Family child care providers are in a caring profession and providers regularly look for ways to help the families in their care. Providers also expect parents to follow their rules as spelled out in their contract and policies. I talk… Read More ›

When Should You Refund a Deposit?

A parent has paid you a two-week deposit upon enrolling her child in your family child care program. The contract states, “The deposit will cover the final two weeks of care for your child.” A year later the parent leaves…. Read More ›