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:

Top 5 Things to Include in Your Contract

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!

“Voices for Illinois Children is a statewide, nonpartisan, multi-issue advocacy organization that is committed to building better lives for children. They engage in a range of activities — including policy research and analysis, policy advocacy, strategic communications, and community engagement — all in support of policies and programs that enhance the well-being of children, families, and communities in Illinois.”

This site has information regarding advocacy for anyone who works with children or wants to be an advocate for educational opportunity, health and well-being. They offer fact sheets including “We Are a Stronger IL When We Invest in High-Quality Preschool” and “We Are a Stronger IL When Families Can Afford Quality Child Care”.

For more information go to  Voices for Illinois Children.