Family childcare homes provide care for hundreds of thousands of children every day. "From Babysitter to Business Owner offers tried-and-true strategies for implementing established professional business practices in the home daycare environment, including: " Developing a thorough parent handbook " Selecting new clients " Setting business goals " Selecting an appropriate curriculum " Creating "work" spaces in your home Practical and easy to read, "From Babysitter to Business Owner has everything home daycare providers need to make their business succeed. Patricia Dischler has operated Patty Cake Preschool in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, for over 15 years. Business & Economics / Childcare October A Paperback Original 7 x 9, 224 pp TP $17.95 10-digit ISBN: 1-929610-68-8 USA 13-digit ISBN: 9781929610686 Author Hometown: Prairie du Sac, WI Weaving the Literacy We Creating Curriculum Based on Books Children Love Hope Vestergaard From "Goodnight Moon to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar, books capture the attention and imagination of young children the way few other things can. "Weaving the Literacy Web provides a framework for developing engaging, developmentally appropriate curriculum in the preschool classroom through the use of books children love. Six chapters offer an introduction to book-based webbing and ideas for activity planning, as well as helpful tips for observing children's interests and evaluating books for the classroom library.Dischler, Patricia is the author of 'From Babysitter to Business Owner Getting the Most Out of Your Home Child Care Business', published 2005 under ISBN 9781929610686 and ISBN 1929610688.