Clearly defining your policies and following through on them is helpful for families, for you as a professional, and to maintain the standards needed for licensing and high-quality care.
This Town Square resource was created with the help of family child care professionals who shared what they thought was necessary to include in a contract.
Whether you are just starting your program or a veteran, this resource can help you review and think more about your contract!
We asked family child care professionals what types of things they thought were most important to include in their contract and put together this tip sheet:
Clearly defining your policies and following through on them is helpful for parents, for you as a professional, and also for maintaining the standards needed for licensing and high quality care.
Take some time to review and revise your program’s contract today!
Are you interested in learning more about the BAS (Business Administration Scale) for family child care? The BAS is a tool that can be used for program self-improvement and is a required component for ExceleRate Illinois. The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership offers resources and information to support providers in preparing for an ExceleRate BAS assessment. This checklist gives a list of categories for which providers are asked to collect documentation as part of a BAS visit. This might be a helpful starting point for learning more about what is included in BAS and for self-evaluating your business.