Practicing good communications includes good forms!
During our last seminar series for the YMCA Childcare Resource Services, our attendees expressed an interest in best practices and tools. We always reference Tom Copeland as an excellent source of information, and we are pleased to turn you on to another valuable site that has free forms that you can easily download and customize for your childcare business.
To begin, how would you rate your communication skills? We know you have to be effective working and caring for children – but how about communicating with the parents? Do you routinely sit and talk with the parents? Do you have a printed handbook that discusses your business policies, rules, and other practices?
The Child Care Lounge has all the materials to help you assemble a professional handbook with the type of information exclusively for childcare providers.
First you will see Printable Contracts, and they include:
- Parttime Contract
- Contract with Deposit
- Full Time Contract
- Sample Contract
- Sample Enrollment Form
- Enrollment Contract
Then scroll down to the Printable Parent Letters and Forms. There you will find, in PDF and word format:
- Permission to photograph
- Please Donate: A letter to parents
- Parent Survey
- Welcome to Preschool Letter
- Late Payment Notice
- Accident Report
- Termination Notice
- Baby’s Daily Report Sheet
- Infant Supply List
- Boo Boo Report
- Daily Report Sheet
- Weekly Menu Template
And then on to Progress Reports, Employee Forms, Promotional Signs, etc.
Remember this – when you have a *handbook* you are communicating how you conduct and handle your business. Your clients will value your professionalism and attention to detail. You and your employees will benefit by establishing levels of expectation in performance and practices. Think of it as a foundation. Don’t forget to check out our Checklists, Mileage Logs and other forms .
For more than 30 years R. Patrick Michael has been preparing tax returns for individuals, small businesses, cottage industries and in-home child care providers. Pat is a recognized child care provider tax expert, and has been providing educational seminars for child care providers in San Diego County for the YMCA Child Resource Services for more than 18 years. Pat and his team have built a following that is comprised of long-term clients, new relationships and word-of-mouth referrals. Child Care Tax Specialists take care of their clients year-round with tax preparation, business entity creation and support, as well as tax planning for retirement, and estate planning.
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