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Child Day Care Management

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Child Day Care Management

Turn your love of children into a rewarding, new career! Stratford’s child day care management program provides instruction on operating a successful child day care by detailing everything from start-up to administrative management.

Child care workers are essential in today's world. Parents consistently rely on compassionate and caring individuals to help care for their children when they are at work. If you love children and have a true desire to help them successfully learn and grow, then a career as a child care worker is for you.

As a Stratford student, your low tuition fee covers everything you will need to successfully graduate and earn your career diploma.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for childcare workers is $25,460. 
Child Day Care Management: An Introduction
• The Role of the Child Care Worker
• Interacting with Child Care Workers
• Guiding Behavior
• Fostering Self-Esteem and Showing Approval
• Changes in Children: 12 Months to 10 Years
• Financial Statements and the Business Plan

Administration of Programs for Young Children
• Administration
• Choices: Schools and Programs
• The Program and Environment of Planning
• Setting Program Goals
• Planning for Infants and Toddlers and Preschool-Age Children

Planning and Staff Decision Making
• Planning for School-Age Children
• Staff Selection
• Personnel Policies
• Staff Supervision and Training
• Student Teachers/Volunteers

Management Issues
• Budget Management
• Maintenance, Health, and Safety
• Food and Nutrition Services
• Including Families and the Community
• Maintaining the Quality of Child Care
• Computerized Center Administration

Planning for Profit in Your Child Care Business
• Setting Your Professional Goals
• Contracts and Policies
• Rates, Fees, and Collection
• Communication Styles and Listening Skills
• Financial Determination
• Sharing Unpleasant Information with Parents
• Marketing Strategies
• Responsibilities of an Assertive Child Care Provider
• Your Child Care Business Plan
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021 Edition
How is this different from other child care courses?
Stratford’s Child Day Care Management course focuses on both the educational development and care of children, but more specifically on the overall role of managing a child care business.

Can this course help me learn about starting my own day care business?
Stratford’s Child Day Care Management course is a perfect first step in learning more about how to start your own home day care business. You can learn everything from educational aspects to business and financial necessities.
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"This course has helped prepare me to restart my home child daycare business."

Deborah W.