A daycare contract is used for a group, center, or home child care business. The contract will be given to the parents or guardians of the child who is enrolling in the child care program. This contract serves to protect the daycare provider, the parents or guardians, and the child.
This contract requires the personal information for the child, the parents or legal guardians, and the child care provider. Additional information may be needed as well, including payment amounts and dates and information about the daycare's hours of operation.
The child care contract may be a legally binding contract that is very important, since it protects children. Any child care provider should review their contract to ensure it is appropriate for their program. Legal counsel can assist someone in creating this in-depth contract.
These contracts should include:
Your contract should include all of your agreement terms. You could start by looking at sample contracts online or working with a free online template. You should consider including the following terms in your daycare contract:
Whether you choose to create your daycare contract from scratch or work from a template, it is a good idea to have legal counsel review your final contract to make sure that it is legally valid.