Child Day Care Centers: Resources for Starting and Operating a Child Day Care Center

Order Code 98-113 C Updated August 20, 2002 CRS Report for Congress Received through the CRS Web Child Day Care Centers: Resources for Starting and Operating a Child Day Care Center Marjorie H. Washington Information Research Specialist Information Research Division Summary In response to many requests for information on how to start and operate a child day care center, the following has been compiled, including references to printed “how to” materials and to organizations with an interest in child care, which may be sources of further assistance. Internet addresses are given where available. State and local governments may also be consulted for information or regulations relating to the establishment of child day care centers in their jurisdictions. This report will be updated as warranted. Printed Sources The publications cited here may be available for use at a local library. Books can be purchased or ordered at a local bookstore; cost information can be obtained from the publishers or from the bookstore. Online addresses are provided when available. ABCs of Starting A Family Child Care Business. 1996. Pamphlet. Children’s Foundation 725 15th Street, N.W., Suite 505 Washington, D.C. 20005 Tel: (202) 347-3300 E-mail: Guide for Establishing & Operating Day Care Centers for Young Children. 1992. Child Welfare League of America, Inc. 440 First Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001 Tel: (202) 638-2952 [] Congressional Research Service ˜ The Library of Congress CRS-2 How to Plan and Start a Good Early Childhood Program. 1998. Brochure. National Association for the Education of Young Children 1509 16th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 Tel: (202) 232-8777, (800) 424-2460 [] Lynn, Jacquelyn. Entrepreneur Magazine’s How to Start a Childcare Service: A Step-byStep Guide to Success. 2001. Entrepreneur Media Fulfillment P.O. Box 432 Newbergh, NY 12551-0432 Tel: (949) 261-2325, (800) 421-2300 [] Steelsmith, Shari. How to Start a Home-Based Day-Care Business. 3rd ed. 2001. Globe Pequot Press 246 Goose Lane P.O. Box 480 Guilford, CT 06437 Tel: (203) 458-4500, (888) 249-7586 [] Associations In addition to the three associations listed under “Printed Sources” above, the following associations have a primary interest in the issue of child care and are included as sources of further information. Contact information is provided. Center for the Child Care Workforce 733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1037 Washington, D.C. 20011 Tel: (202) 737-7700 [] Children’s Defense Fund 25 E Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001 Tel: (202) 628-8787 [] National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) 1319 F Street, N.W., Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20004 Tel: (202) 393-5501 [] CRS-3 National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) 5202 Pinemont Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84123 Tel: (801) 269-9338 [] Licensing Information “Individual States’ Child Care Licensure Regulations” for all states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands from the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care (NRC) appear online at the following Web site: []. The NRC is located at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado, and is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Additional Reference Source Small Business Sourcebook: The Entrepreneur’s Resource. 16th ed. Farmington Hills, MI, Gale Group, 2002. For relevant child care and business books, organizations, online resources, videocassettes, audio cassettes, etc., this item may be of interest. It is available for consultation at many libraries.