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This Assessment asks you to adjust tuition, salaries, staff ratios, and programming as well as to make decisions on hiring needs and how to best spend your anticipated revenue. Imagine you are the director of Sunny Skies Day Care Center. Your business has become very successful over the years, so you have decided to move to a larger facility. You need a larger staff to accommodate the growing enrollment at your center. You must reassess the current budget to account for the changes that come with expanding your early childhood care center.
Each part of the Assessment guides you through the steps that you would need to effectively allocate resources and manage the facilities for your early childhood care center in its new location.
Your response to this Assessment should:
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This assessment has three-parts. Click each of the items below to complete this assessment.
Go to the “Budget” document. Find the tab “Budget for Next Year.” Locate the balance for next year (line 42).
Set tuition fees for each program for the upcoming year by typing each fee into the appropriate green cell. Be sure the balance for next year exceeds the balance for this year to account for the changes that come with expanding your early childhood care center. (The balance for this year can be found on line 40 on the tab called “Budget for This Year.”)
Submit 1–2 pages explaining the following:
Notice the change in staff and salary in this year’s budget and next year’s budget. Using both budgets, write 2–3 paragraphs explaining the staff and salary changes that were made and infer the reasons why.
You anticipate 125 children will be enrolled in the new facility.
Using the “Labor Scheduling” document, develop a daily schedule of labor for the entire early childhood care center that adheres to the recommended adult-child ratios provided in the “Adult-Child Ratios” document. Note that the Monday schedules for three floaters are given. Use the following information to create the schedule:
Review the number of staff in the “Budget for Next Year” and the labor schedule you developed in Step 2.
Write 2–3 paragraphs explaining any changes you would make to the staffing projections to adhere to the adult-child ratios found in the “Adult-Child Ratios” document.
According to your budget, you decided to save money on custodial services by hiring a contractor instead of a full-time custodian.
Write a 1-page paper describing the role and responsibilities of the custodian and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of using a contractor instead of using someone on the payroll.
Use the “USDA Choose My Plate” website to describe how you will manage the nutrition program at Sunny Skies Day Care. Your 3- to 4-page description should include the following:
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