Important Information about Opening a Child Care Facility

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Basic Steps To Opening a Child Care Facility
Sample Budget
Start-up costs
Fact Sheets
Child Care Statutes
Administrative Rules

Contact InformationAfter viewing the video and asking yourself the questions to the right, if you are still interested in opening a child care facility, you may contact a DCF representative in your area by clicking here.

Ten Questions to Ask Yourself:
  1. Why do you want to open a child care center?
  2. Have you completed a demographic study to determine if the area will support another child care center?
  3. How do you plan to pay for the start-up costs for opening the center?
  4. Do you have adequate financial resources to operate the center for 1 year after the opening?
  5. Have you developed a monthly budget of estimated expenses and income to determine if your center will be profitable?
  6. Do you understand all of the rules and regulations that have to be met in order for a center to be licensed?
  7. Do you know how the square footage of the building and the outdoor space determine the number of children you can have in care?
  8. Do you know the fire, zoning, and environmental health requirements required for licensing?
  9. Do you have the appropriate training and experience to operate a child care center?
  10. Do you know how you will meet the staffing and training requirements for licensing?