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Managing Your Center


U.S. Small Business Administration

Planning and developing a program that adequately manages your center is very important. There are many factors that you must consider, such as finding and hiring qualified staff, determining staff size, setting working hours, deciding on staff responsibilities, establishing salaries and fringe benefits and developing personnel policies.
How to Start a Quality Child Care Business

Child Care Aware

Most states have minimum qualifications for child care providers and for the number required.
Preparing a Management Plan

Child Care Finders Resource and Referral

Factors affecting your staff selection will include your mission and goals in establishing the center, as well as the regulations regarding child/staff ratios.
Planning Guide for Starting a Child Care Center

United States Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.
Summary of the Major Laws of DOL

Policies & Procedures

U.S. Small Business Administration

A written personnel policy is your outline of operating procedures for staff members. It details what they can expect and what is available to them as employees of your center. Clearly stated, policies help avoid misunderstandings and misinterpretations.
How to Start a Quality Child Care Business

Child Care Aware

Policies and procedures describe how you plan to operate your program.


U.S. Small Business Administration

Research has shown that provider training is related to the quality of child care. Trained providers are more in demand by parents, who are becoming increasingly sophisticated about selecting care for their children.
How to Start a Quality Child Care Business

Child Care Aware

Provider training is essential to offer a quality program and for professional development…



Division of Early Childhood Care & Development
Mississippi Child Care Payment Program (CCPP)
Toll-Free: 800-877-7882
DECCD | PO Box 352 | Jackson, MS 39205
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