|Nancy Sutcliffe, Assistant Director,
Nutrition Education & Child Care Food Program (Mass)
"WOW, it is wonderful!
Every time something different was brought up, we kept saying, 'it's even
covering this and this.' The bottom line - we were totally impressed.
I am thankful to you for making such a wonderful, positive, enlightening
Deborah Eaton, President,
National Association For Family Child Care
"[C-NPR has created] a high quality program
to help providers in their professional development. Your video offers
valuable information and guidance for operating a successful, legal family
child care business and is supportive of providers and child care groups
serving the provider community."
Lura Widman, Executive
Director, Nutrition Education & Child Care Food Program (Mass)
"When we heard about the tape, we hoped
it was the answer to our quest for a professional business training tool.
The day we viewed it, we ordered 50 tapes to use in our initial
training with providers. It was great!"
Director, The Family Child Care Project, Wheelock College "This
video is a must for family child care trainers and a valuable addition
to child care resource libraries. Most new family child care providers
do not realize that they are starting a small business. They think about
the financial and legal aspects of their work with fear and loathing. They
cause themselves grief as well as earning less than they could. In turn,
these attitudes contribute to the high turnover rate, since unstable or
inadequate income is the largest cause of providers quitting their jobs.
In The Business of Family Child Care,
diverse providers endorse the simple steps by Tom Copeland. The convincing
message is, 'It's easy . . . It's worth it . . . If I can do it, anyone
can.' Thank you for this great new resource."
Mary Layton, Director,
Communications, Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)"The
Business of Family Child Care is a wonderfully
produced presentation that covers important rules in a clear, easy-to-understand
manner. Family child care providers will welcome this video - it's made
for real people doing the real work of caring for children. I hope everyone
in the family child care business and all those who are considering the
business get the opportunity to see this video."
Betty Cassidy, past
Vice President, NAFCC "I
like the optimistic overview of the video. With words like, 'Be the best
you can be,' the video will appeal to both novice and experienced providers.
For new providers entering the field, it will enable them to get off to
a good start. For providers who have dabbled in care giving, it will enable
them to refocus and make a solid business commitment. It is an exciting,
much needed video which addresses the business of family child care in
such a nurturing way. It provides a teaching tool which will receive wide
welcome at Leadership Training Seminars, USDA Food Training Classes, family
child care conferences, national and local family child care association
gatherings, child care resource and referral agencies, and child care regulation
agencies. I wish every family child care provider in America will have
the opportunity of seeing this video."
Ann M. Lastovica,
Ph.D. Cooperative Extension Specialist, Family Management/State Extension
Coordinator for Home-Based and Micro Business"This
video provides an excellent summary of the business information that providers
need to know. It fills a real need for all of us who work with providers
and individuals starting child care businesses. It complements our existing
resource materials and is easy to use."
Training Specialist, Yours for Children, (Massachusetts)"The
Business of Family Child Care is a wonderful
presentation both in content and in approach. Tom Copeland's straight forward
tips, supported with provider interviews and pleasant narration, sends
a positive message to all child care providers. . . . Family child care
is a uniquely individualized business. Caring for children crosses all
cultures and ethnic borders. It was nice to see this incorporated into
the video. Family child care speaks the language of love - and now - the
language of taxes and record keeping, as well."
Mark Riley, Director,
Southern Office, Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) "The
video brought the business of running a family child care service into
the mainstream of services for children and families. This video clearly
and simply explains the steps necessary to become what family child care
is - a legitimate and critical service. We applaud your efforts in continuing
to improve the lives of children by supporting those that care for them."