Family Child Care Contracts & Policies, Fourth Edition

Family Child Care Contracts & Policies, Fourth Edition

Tom Copeland


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Family Child Care Contracts and Policies, Fourth Edition offers the most up-to-date tools for family child care providers to establish and enforce contracts and policies. Topics include, how to establish good business relationships with parents, what to look for before signing contracts with parents, what information is vital to include in contracts and policies, how to prevent conflicts with parents over contracts and policies, when and how to end a contract.

Updates to the new Fourth Edition include

  • offering and charging for part-time care and extended care

  • rates and policies for child care during the summer months

  • expanded advice for how to handle siblings and family discounts

  • expanded advice on charging for vacation time

  • how to handle parent objections to paying for care when a child stays home

  • information on bad-weather policies

  • advice on how to deal with parents visiting during program hours

  • caring for children who aren’t immunized

  • expanded advice for how to turn down a client

  • updated information on comparing income to minimum wage

  • expanded advice for how enforce polices that previously weren’t enforced

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