Average Daycare Costs Across the United States (2020)

You probably know how much your facility charges for daycare. But do you know how your daycare costs compare to those within the state or across the country? Find out below. Factors That Affect Cost of Child Care Child care costs vary greatly, influenced by several factors, including: Cost of living, based on which area of the country the facility …

Salaries in Early Childhood Education

Salaries in Early Childhood Education

If you run an early childhood education business, you love children and want to care for them. You also want to be successful and run a profitable business and the two should go hand in hand. And of course, if you love what you do then you are not really working, as the saying goes. Yet, this is not exactly …

How to Keep Your Child Care Facility Afloat During a National Crisis

Intro In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, childcare centers are taking a huge hit. Either they have closed due to healthcare mandates or a majority of parents have pulled their children from the center. If they are staying open, it is almost a minute by minute decision on how long they can keep the doors open. Many open facilities …

Early Childhood Leadership

How to Become a Great Leader in Early Childhood Education

As stated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, child care businesses will have some of the fastest employment growth rates of all industries in the year 2020. This presents opportunities for those aiming to become a leader in regard to early childhood education. It’s clear that the demand for early childhood education and daycare is booming — but is …

Childcare Taxes

Childcare Taxes: Everything You Need To Know

What Daycare Business Owners Need to Know About Taxes Running a childcare business is incredibly rewarding. Every day, you and your staff make a real difference to the parents who trust you to care for their kids. But just like any other business, you need to pay taxes. Daycare taxes work in the same way as taxes in most other …

How to Stay Compliant With Your Daycare Business License

You invested a lot of time and effort to obtain your daycare business license. Don’t let that go to waste by not maintaining compliance. Follow the guidelines below to help you stay compliant with regulations and keep your child care license valid. Note: The information below is specific to Washington State, where the Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families …

Daycare Staffing Tips for Keeping Happy Staff and Reducing Turnover

Running a daycare may be your dream job and while it is a rewarding career, there are always issues that need addressing for a more successful business. One of these issues is the turnover rate. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), staff turnover in early childhood education averages 30 percent annually. That’s a lot of employees …

Child Care Forms for Successful Daycare Centers

As a daycare operator, you are responsible for many people’s most precious belongings: their children. As such, extra care is needed with communication and clarification of policies and procedures. Document important information and agreements to terms with the use of child care forms. Use of these forms frees your attention and time from handling administrative headaches so you can focus on the success of your daycare center and the well being of the children in your care.