About The Webinars

See our collection of webinars. Archived webinars are $25 for members of NAFCC or $40 for nonmembers, unless otherwise specified. Click here to purchase any archived webinar.

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Contracts and Policies in the COVID Era

Date: September 15, 2020
Presented by: Tom Copeland
Time: 5:30 PM PST
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit

Whether you were closed or not so far this year, COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of family child care providers, your own family and the families in your care.

Because of COVID-19, your contract and policies may need revising:

  • Can you charge parents when you are closed because of a pandemic?
  • If you are open, can you give a discount to some parents who choose not to bring their child, but not to other parents?
  • Is is wise to have parents sign a liability waiver to protect you against a lawsuit?

In addition, this webinar will help you communicate with parents about your business so that they will follow your contract and policies. This webinar will also cover:

  • The key elements of all contracts
  • What to include in your policies
  • What to put in your contract so parents will never leave owing you money

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How to Enforce Your Contracts and Policies

Date: October 21, 2020
Presented by: Tom Copeland
Time: 6 PM PST
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit

Your contract and policies may be clearly written, but sometimes parents don’t follow all of your rules. This webinar will help you enforce both with the least amount of stress for your and the parents. We’ll discuss:

  • How to establish consequences for parents who don’t follow your rules
  • How to negotiate changes in your contract and policies with parents
  • When and how to end your contract
  • How to collect from a parent: small claims court or a collection agency?

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How to Raise Your Rates

Date: November 11, 2020
Presented by: Tom Copeland
Time: 5 PM PDT
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit

How do I establish my rates? How do I raise my rates? How do I talk to parents about my rates? How do I match my rates with the quality of care I offer? Many family child care providers struggle with what they should charge. In this webinar we’ll discuss:

  • Provide practical advice about discounts
  • Sliding fee scales
  • Charging different rates for different parents
  • And alternatives to raising rates that will still increase your income

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2020

What the New Tax Law Means For Family Child Care

Date: January 6 and February 3, 2020
Presented by: Tom Copeland
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit

There are always new tax changes that affect family child care providers. How should you prepare for these changes for your 2019 taxes? These are changes that will benefit all providers! This webinar will cover:

  • New 100% bonus depreciation rule eliminates the need to depreciate most everything
  • How to take advantage of the 10% pass-through deduction that will reduce your federal income taxes
  • New standard meal allowances rates and standard mileage rates
  • With new tax brackets and changes in the standard deduction and exemptions, how will this affect paying estimated taxes?

The Basics of Record Keeping

Date: January 28, 2020
Presented by: Tom Copeland
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit

You will earn more per hour doing record keeping than you will earn per hour caring for children! Learn the fundamentals of keeping good records to reduce your taxes. In this webinar, we will talk about:

  • Which records you can keep and which you can toss
  • Tools that can help you keep accurate records
  • How to correctly calculate your Time-Space Percentage
  • How to deduct car and food expenses

Registration for webinars closes at noon Pacific time the day of the webinar.
Attendance certificates for training hours will be sent within one week to those who attended the live webinar.
Refunds or transfer of payment to another webinar will not be given.

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