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Moving Your Daycare From Your Home to a Center by Faith

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I started my Family home child care business in 1998. In 1999, my daycare was state licensed and four years later, I was tired of the daycare being in my home.

My home felt like a business and not home, so I needed to make a change!

I thought about opening a center. So, I bought a Child Care Center Management book and to be quite honest, the book prepared me for the administrative side of owning a center.

For several months, I took the time to plan my expansion and I visualized my self owning a center.  In the fall of 2002, I began to look for a building.

I found my first building in November 2002 and we moved in the building on April 1, 2003.

If you desire to move your daycare out of your home, this is the time to activate your Faith!! After all, it is your Faith that will attract what you desire for your Business!!

In fact, this is the time to do something. Start reading books, start looking for that building, get a Business Coach and get prepared for Your Business Expansion..

I know that it is easier to stay in your home. However, if you desire to own a center, then go for it. Are you worried about managing employees? If so, get empowered as you listen to my Art of Owning a Center Audio Coaching series.

 If you take the time to empower yourself, you will Succeed!!

Here are a few suggestions for you:

  1. Keep quiet about your expansion plan until you sign a lease on your building.
  2. Once you find a building, give your parents a notice. In the notice, give them a time line of how long the expansion process will take.
  3. If the children in your home daycare are coming with you, let the parents know if there will be a price increase.
  4. Decide what equipment you will take to your center and what you will sale.
  5. As you expand, you may need to spend time at the center, so decided how you will need an assistant to help you. (inform parents of this plan)
  6. Parents will support your expansion plan, as long as you communicate with them. Business growth is always exciting!
  7. Prepare a Start-up budget.

That was just a few suggestions that I have for moving from a home to a center. For more expansion tips, download my book: Child Care Business Expansion Guide.

Be sure to subscribe to this blog series to read upcoming blog Posts:  Developing Your Faith For Multiple locations and Tips for Activating Your Faith For Child Care Business Success!

To Your Success,

Shiketa Morgan

Recommended Reading:

Doing Business by Faith

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How To Operate Your Home Daycare Like A Center

I have found that most family home childcare providers choose not to expand their businesses away from their home. In fact, it has been my discovery that only a small majority of Family home Child Care providers will choose to expand, because they are simply tired of their businesses being in their home and they are ready to operate a larger business.

However, most family home providers that I meet, are content with having a daycare in their home. It took me quite some time to accept the fact that many home providers may not expand their businesses and that is why I decided to write this blog post: How to Operate your home daycare like a center.

I believe that family home child care providers should operate their businesses as if it were a center. Furthermore, I believe that if you run your Home Daycare like a center, the parents will view your family home child care business as a school or a center.

When I was a home provider, my parents called my daycare a school, because when they entered my home, it looked like a center and I ran my home daycare as if it were a center.

Today I want to share with you 5 things that you can do to start operating your Family Home Child Care Business Like a Center:

1. Choose to operate an in-home preschool and not just a daycare. Check out my article: How to create a Quality in-home preschool Classroom in your home.

2. Hire trained professionals to assist you with your home daycare

3. Develop policies and put them in written form for parents to follow.

4. Require that parents pay their tuition on time and be consistent. (Try my makeover your tuition policy ecourse)

5. You must think like a Center Owner!  Discover how a center owner thinks by downloading my Directors handbook and my Art of owning a Child Care Center ebook.

For more Success Strategies for your home Daycare, Be sure to Register for my Upcoming Home Daycare Success Strategies Webinar 3-Day Event!

I look forward to your feedback and I hope to see you at my upcoming Webinar!

Shiketa

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