Starting a Child Care Business - Chapter 16: Transportation
Transportation could be a vital part of your child care business. In this day and time, it will be very difficult to get and keep children enrolled without it. I operated my child care business without transportation for many years until it became painfully obvious that we needed to add this service in order to compete. Most everyone was providing it so its seemed like a disservice not to provide it.
If you choose to offer transportation you will need to lease or purchase vans or buses, get additional liability/collision insurance and hire drivers. You will also need to decide if you will charge the extra cost of transportation to the parents or will the cost be included in the tuition.
Transportation can seem like an additional business venture in and of its self. So make sure you understand what you are getting yourself into when deciding to provide this service. More...
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