Building and Expanding Child Care Centers
|The Kern LINCC Constructing Connections works with child care providers, developers, local governments, and other community stakeholders to facilitate the expansion and development of new child care facilities. Project staff utilize the expertise of local, state and on-line resources to help center operators and developers navigate through the 20 Steps to Developing and Financing a Child Care Center. These steps are divided into four phases of development (i.e. PLANNING, PRE-DEVELOPMENT PHASE, DEVELOPMENT, and START UP).
This web site provides links to resources in each of these areas that can be used to achieve the measurable outcome at each step of the way!
- Developing a Business Plan (an on-line tutorial)
- List of Deal Breakers
- Preparing for a Loan Interview
- Business Loan Application (MS Doc)
- Business Loan Checklist (MS Doc)
- The Abc's Of Getting A Small Business Loan (MS Doc)
- California Local Investment in Child Care (LINCC)
- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Building Child Care (Statewide Collaborative)
- Financial and Budgeting Resources (Insight)
- Child Care Center Monthly Budget Template (xls)
- Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)
- Starting a Child Care Center (National Child Care Info Center)
- Child Care Center Start-Up Guide
- Child Care Center Environment Design (White-Hutchinson)
- Child Care Design Center
- Comprehensive Child Care Center Planning Guide
- Comprehensive Child Care Center Design Guide (U.S. General Services Admin.)
- Title 22 Licensing Requirements - Preschool Staff Qualifications Administrator, Director, Teacher
- California Child Care Center Licensing Regulation Highlights
- Title 22- California Child Care Center Licensing Regulations website link
- How to Apply for a Child Care License
- State Requirements
- Federal Requirements
- Additional Requirements
- Self-Assessment Guides
- Site Evaluation Visit Preparation
- Non-Exemptible Crime List
- California Family Child Care Home Licensing Regulation Highlights 2006
- Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions
- Child Care Design and Siting Guidelines 2010
- 8 Steps in the Design Process
- Guide to ADA Accessibility: Guidelines for Play Areas
- Enhancing Development Through Classroom Design in Early Head Start: Meeting the Program Performance Standards and Best Practices
- Sample Floorplans for Infants and Toddlers
- Landscape for Learning: The Impact of Classroom Design on Infants and Toddlers
- CCCC Impact Marketing Tips for Child Care Providers Learn how to spread the word about your child care business! Learn from these 50 marketing tips from local Kern County family child care home providers and child care centers on how to promote yourself and your business.
- Congregations Caring For Children: A Resource Guide for Potential Faith-Based Child Care Providers
- Child Care S.A.F.E. Tips
- Safe Food Handling and Preparation
- How to Make Your Child Care Center Safe
- Public Playground Safety Checklist
- Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers
- Valley Small Business Development Corporation
Whether you are starting up a new business, expanding your existing business, or need to restructure your existing business's financing, Valley Small Business is there for you. Their goal is to do everything possible to ensure success for your business!
- The Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center offers business counseling, training, workshops and seminars, in addition to access to a business library to small business owners. Register here for orientations to child care facilities development and financing and how to starta new business.
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- Kern County's Microenterprise Opportunity Program (KMOP) offers small business loans to eligible, qualified borrowers seeking to start or expand their businesses with loans for up to 10 years from $2,500 to $50,000. Child care is an approved industry. Please note two conditions: There must be fewer than 5 employees (including the owner.) & the business must serve at least 51% low to moderate income clients. See program details for eligibility and qualifying criteria.
- Kern Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
Kern EDC is a private, non-profit company providing confidential site selection assistance and project facilitation for companies expanding or relocating to Bakersfield and Kern County.
- Early Childhood Finance website
Alliance for Early Childhood Finance - Many useful resources including a matrix of economic impact studies of child care as of 2003
- Kern County Child Care Policy Analysisand Strategy Study 2005
- Bakersfield City Planning Department
- Kern County Planning Department
The Kern LINCC Project is a partnership between
Community Connection for Child Care and the Early Childhood Council of Kern.