Contract and Policy Handbook Resources

The complete sample shared here will serve as a strong starting point for building your Care Agreement. Some of these samples were provided before the 2021 FCC Licensing Rule was adopted. For any requirements that are not present please check back in the Business Toolkit and/or the Licensing Rule.


Contract & Handbook Sample 1

This Contract and Handbook sample was provider built and shared with FCCAM PLC prior to the FCC Licensing Rule change in May 2021. While a few current required items might be missing the majority are covered. The contract is here as an example for layout and language.

Parent Handbook Sample

This handbook sample was provider built and shared following the FCC Licensing Rule change in May 2021. It is being shared here as an example for layout and language.

This handbook also contained a sample of a Child’s Record checklist. This is for a provider to use to make it easier to be sure they had all the required records and signed permission forms for each child. The PLC has adapted it slightly: HERE. Or here is another sample of a Contract required items checklist.

Online Care Agreement

Some providers are looking at the option of maintaining their care agreement on a business website. This is such an example.


We also recommend you research Tom Copeland’s Taking Care of Business Blog to get reliable current information in regards to contracts and policies that will support you in your work with children and families.