Starting Your Business

What’s to Love About a Budget?

Do you love to create a budget? Probably not. In a national survey of over 500 family child care providers, only 23% had prepared an annual budget for their business for the previous year.* But, creating an annual budget is… Read More ›

Business Administration Scale Now Online

The Business Administration Scale (BAS) is a reliable and easy-to-use tool for measuring the overall quality of family child care business and professional practices. Written by Teri Talan and Paula Jorde Bloom of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership,… Read More ›

Setting Goals for 2014

Everyone has dreams and goals and the start of a new year is a good time to take steps to make them happen. Maybe yours is to remodel your home, or take a long vacation in 2014, or go back… Read More ›

Is the Money You Receive Taxable Income?

“As a family child care provider you receive money from a variety of sources: parents, subsidy program, Food Program (CACFP), grants, fundraisers, garage sales, and maybe even prizes! How should all of this money be reported? Is it taxable income… Read More ›