Business Administration Scale (BAS) Assessment
The Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) is a valid and reliable tool for measuring and improving the overall quality of business and professional practices in family child care settings. It complements the widely used classroom Family Child Care Home Environment Rating Scales (FCCERS-3), as well as aligns with several documentation requirements for Colorado Shines Ratings. The tool focuses on ten areas: 1) Qualifications and Professional Development, 2) Income and Benefits, 3) Work Environment, 4) Fiscal Management, 5) Recordkeeping, 6) Risk Management, 7) Provider-Family Communication, 8) Family Support and Engagement, 9) Marketing and Community Relations, 10) Provider as Employer. Providers who use the BAS can set goals to incrementally improve business practices that will result in improved recordkeeping, marketing, and communication with families, as well as financial stability and reduced risk of operating a home business.