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How do you start a special needs daycare center?

August 2, 2008 by  
Filed under Childcare

jawsnu7 asked:

I would like to start a daycare center for special need children.
Could be AIDS Children or Drug abuse during pregnacy.
I would like to know how to go about establishing it as a Small business?
I would also like to know about North Carolina State licsenure for these type DayCare Centers? What are state requirements for buildings?
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Reading Education.
What are other requirements for Federal and State Grants?
All answers will be appreciated.
How do I establish business credit?


No Responses to “How do you start a special needs daycare center?”
  1. says:

    bless you! there are many ways to start a business, and help can be as close as your local college, or vocational school.

  2. TradeMark Express says:

    The best routes to take are to research the process of starting a business as well as the industry you’re interested in.

    I recommend checking out the SBA, Entrepreneur, The Start Up Journal & Nolo. All 4 are great informational resources for the new/small business owner. I posted links for you in the source box.

    Associations may be a good avenue to explore as well. These organizations will address many of the thoughts, questions and concerns you’ll inevitably have as well as many you haven’t anticipated yet. See the source box for some relevant links.

    Research, research, research – this cannot be stressed enough. Read as much as you can about the industry. Here are some book titles that are relevant:

    * Start & Run a Home Daycare by Catherine M. Pruissen
    * Starting a Child Care Center: The Indispensable Guidebook for Starting a Day Care or Child Care Business by Millicent Gray Lownes-Jackson,
    * Opening & Operating A Successful Child Care Center by Dorothy June Sciarra
    * The Business of Child Care: Management and Financial Strategies by Gail H Jack

    There are plenty of free informational resources out there. Check the source box for links to articles.

    Hope that helps! I wish you much success & happiness in all your ventures!

  3. megansellsmarykay says:

    for special needs child care you will need to have nursing staff and more than likely a doctor on call…therapists for children and mostly equipment to facilitate care and play. Standers gait trainers wheelchairs feeder seats. wedges etc

    You will need ALOT of research to specific qualifications but you need to write up a business plan for sure. You need to decide what kind of children you want to work with..special needs in general you will need everything…children with AIDS come with a wide variety of issues…blind children require alternate special care. There are LARGE grants available for even for profit places. You may want to consider where there is a pediatric rehab or therapy office in your town and build (or rent) nearby to allow children to be treated closely as a convenience for children. You will need to learn to deal with IFSPs and how that translates to cost.

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