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Preparing Your Center

Equipment and Materials

Child Care Finders Resource and Referral

Plan to equip the center with adequate amounts of play equipment for both indoor and outdoor play. This equipment should meet the developmental needs of the children in your care.
Planning Guide for Starting a Child Care Center

U.S. Small Business Administration

The equipment and materials you will need depend on the ages of the children you care for. Here is a list of ideal equipment and materials for a center serving a wide age range of children.
How to Start a Quality Child Care Business

Safety and Setup

Child Care Aware

Program planning describes the environment and the children's experiences.
Program Planning

U.S. Small Business Administration

Your center should be arranged so children can play happily with each other and by themselves, participate in a structured curriculum (if provided) and experience their growing independence by hanging up their own coats, putting dishes in the dishwasher or putting away art materials.
How to Start a Quality Child Care Business


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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