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Strategies to Manage an Effective Program Operation  >  Managing Environments
Reducing Your Risks: Legal & Insurance Issues with Tom Copeland

During this training you will learn:

  • How to protect children and yourself from: parent showing up drunk, custody disputes, parent lawsuits
  • How to make sure your home, furniture/appliances, car and/or your business is protected by the right insurance
  • How can you legally collect information about other providers’ rates

This training is open to early educators in both centers and family child care.

Instructor Biography:

Tom Copeland is the nation’s leading trainer, author and advocate on the business of family child care since 1981.

Tom is a licensed attorney and has presented hundreds of business workshops for family child care providers across the country. He answers thousands of calls and emails each year to help providers, tax professionals and trainers understand complex business and tax issues.

From 1981 to 2009 Tom worked at Resources for Child Caring in Minnesota, where he was the director of Redleaf National Institute for 15 years.

Tom has written nine books on the business of family child care published by Redleaf Press, a division of Resources for Child Caring.

Tom was on the board of directors of First Children’s Finance, a non-profit organization providing low interest loans and consulting and technical assistance to help family child care providers succeed as a business. They operate in Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, North and South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri and Texas.

Tom graduated from Macalester College (BA) in 1972 and from William Mitchell College of Law (JD) in 1980. Tom lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife, Diane, and two cats, Duke and Ella.






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