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Starting a daycare business is a very good lucrative business. Today different homes are looking for a daycare Centers where they can enroll their children. On this article we are going to discuss the things you need for you to setup a daycare center. The following are some of the major things you need for you to setup a daycare center:

1.   You need a License and Legal document:
One of the major things you need in setting up a daycare business is license and a legal document. Licensing requirements vary from state to state. For example, you may need a license for a home daycare only if you have a certain number of children that you watch. Licensing typically involves a visit to the site to check for safety and current paperwork on each of your children. To learn more about the license requirements of your state, talk to the Department of Social Services, Department of Health or Department of Family Services.
2.   Getting a Location:
One good thing about a daycare Center business is that you can operate the business in your home, provided you have enough space for the number of children you want to watch. Otherwise, you’ll need a separate building. When looking for a location, try as much as possible to look for a place that has a large outdoor area for children to play in. If you are starting a large daycare center, you’ll probably want a building that has separate rooms so that you can easily divide the children by age. In this type of setting, you should design special bathrooms for the children, with low toilets suitable for potty training children.
3.   Getting a wide area for the children:
You should try as much as possible to set up a large playing area for the children. You really need a wide variety of toys, games and art supplies to entertain the children. It’s easiest to focus on one age group so that you can purchase age-appropriate toys. Try to look for toys that offer learning opportunities for the children and that encourage both mental and physical development. Another thing again is that you also need to be sure that the area you’ve created is safe. There should be no sharp angles for children to bump against and the outdoor area should be fenced. Plug any outlets with safety caps, lock cupboard doors and keep dangerous chemicals out of reach.
4.   Additional Daycare things:
For example if you will be driving the children around–on a short shopping trip, or to their preschool–you will want a van that has extra car seats inside to accommodate all of the children. You will also need to decide whether you are going to offer meals and snacks to the children, or whether parents are required to bring them. If you will offer them, you will need the space to cook and healthy foods to serve.
5.   Employing some Staff
In most case, in some large daycare centers, hiring staff to take care of the children is a must, but even a home daycare can benefit from having occasional help. The staff that you hire should have experience working with children, especially in the age group that they will work with. If possible, hire staff that has child development or educational training.
6.   Promoting and marketing your daycare Center:
This area is very important. For you to get a lot of children you need to promote your daycare Centre. There are different platform you can use to promote your daycare center. You can even apply house to house marketing by creating awareness about your daycare Center.
Hope this article is helpful to you, which you all the best in setting up a daycare Center.