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Congratulations! Even while working to pass city and state inspections you can start planning your possible opening date. Throw an open house and run tours for parents. After passing inspections you’ll get a permit and can open! Once your students start arriving you are now ready to start actual operation of your daycare center! Opening a daycare center is an exciting experience, and I’m sure you are enjoying it.

Standing out from the crowd

Standing out from the crowd is all about going the extra mile before you begin opening a daycare center.In the childcare industry, standing out from the crowd is all about going the extra mile in terms of the service you provide. In addition, early childcare success starts right at the beginning, and that’s what my guide is intended to help with. If you get your location, finances, business model, marketing, recruiting, supplies and enrollment figured out you’ve already succeeded in a big way before even opening your doors! Opening a daycare center is all about hard work and attention to detail. I have full confidence that you can succeed if you put your mind to it!

Feel free to touch base

I also welcome you to contact me at if you have any questions or comments about opening a daycare center. I’m always happy to hear from those starting out on their trek to providing top-notch care for kids.

Starting a daycare center is all about hard work and attention to detail.Please remember to join the Hopping In e-mail list (on the bottom right sidebar) to stay updated. New and informative blog posts will be out on a regular basis covering very important topics for daycare providers.Best of success in your ventures!

I sincerely hope this series of articles has helped in your journey to opening a daycare center.

I encourage you to read back over any section below:

How to start a daycare center table of contents

1: Location and Square-Footage

2: Finding Funding and Calculating Expenses

3: Learn Your Way Around Red Tape and Zoning

4: All About Daycare Center Construction

5: Classroom Signage and Daycare Center Setup Basics

6: Passing Daycare Center Inspection

7: Daycare Center Paperwork for Employees and Kids

8: Ready to Rock!

Author: Hopping In Blog

Sholom Strick is an expert on the business of running daycare centers and founder of Hopping In, a tool that helps daycare centers earn more when children are absent.

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