CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

Lessons on best business practices for child care providers who participate in the CACFP include record keeping, hiring and keeping child care workers, and developing leadership skills.

 


Grab and Go Lesson - Responsibilities of the Center Director – A Child Care Professional
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Grab and Go Lesson - How Day Care Home Providers Can Participate in the CACFP
Benefits and requirements of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program for family day care home providers. 2009.
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Grab and Go Lesson - CACFP Basics for Day Care Homes
How the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program works and how family day care home providers can participate. 2009.
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Grab and Go Lesson - Color it Green! Moving Toward an Earth-Friendly Child Care Environment
A healthy environment for young children is one that practices and teaches green habits.
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Grab and Go Lesson - Re-do it! Creative Recycling
Incorporating the "Rs" in child care. Find unique ways to reuse or recycle every day objects.
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Grab and Go Lesson: Purchasing Small Equipment for Child Care
This resource provides tips and strategies for purchasing small equipment in child care programs. 2013.
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Grab and Go Lesson: Purchasing Large Equipment for Child Care I
This resource provides the basic essentials for purchasing large equipment for child care programs. 2013.
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Grab and Go Lesson: Purchasing Large Equipment for Child Care II
This resource provides list a variety of types and features of large equipment and some common places to purchase large equipment for child care programs. 2013.
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Business Practices for Child Care Centers Video - Flash Version
Video lesson on successful business practices for child care centers participating in the CACFP. RT 11 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.
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Business Practices for Child Care Centers Video - Windows Media Video Version
Video lesson on successful business practices for child care centers participating in the CACFP. RT 11 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.
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Business Practices for Child Care Centers Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version
Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.
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Business Practices for Child Care Centers Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version
Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.
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CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Homes Video - Flash Version
Video lesson introduces the Child and Adult Care Food Program, describes how family day care home providers can participate, and shares success tips. RT 17 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.
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CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Homes Video - Windows Media Video Version
Video lesson introduces the Child and Adult Care Food Program, describes how family day care home providers can participate, and shares success tips. RT 17 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.
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CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Home Providers Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version
Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.
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CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Home Providers Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version
Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.
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Children’s Activity - Recycling: New and Fun Uses for Throwaways
Involve the children in finding fun reuse or recycle ideas.
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Children’s Activity - Going Green: A Board Game
Here's a fun board game to share going green with children.
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10 Green Tips That Can Save You Green! Family Materials
Ideas to send home with families for going green and saving money.
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Going Green Sample Letter for Families
Reproducible letter to send home with families about going green in your child care.
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