Bplans.com and WomensOwnResource.org offer free samples of business plans for opening a daycare business. The Houston Chronicle's Small Business section provides a step-by-step procedure showing how to write one.
A business plan generally starts off with a summary that gives an overview of the goals of the business; in this case, it would include why a daycare business is a good idea. The next section is a market analysis of the local daycare industry, which requires research into the size of the market, the competitors, trends, how the business plans to differentiate itself and projections of revenue. This is followed by a marketing plan that details pricing and plans for getting customers and growing the business. The business plan should also include a discussion of organizational structure and financing.