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Mastering Your Business Essentials for Child Care Homes
Develop Successful Business Habits

March 4- 25 | Monday Evenings 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Online

Are you struggling to manage your Child Care Home? Do you feel overwhelmed by the numerous decisions you have to make every day? Don’t worry! You can take charge of your business and turn it into a thriving success with the right strategies.

Join our comprehensive course to learn the essential skills and techniques that will help you effectively manage the operations, finances, and marketing of your home-based business. You’ll discover the core elements of a successful business model, the best financial practices for long-term fiscal success, and how to use marketing as a powerful communication tool to reach parents.

You’ll also learn how to prepare for unexpected challenges and stay up-to-date with the latest regulation and licensing updates. With our expert guidance, you’ll gain the confidence to take your home based childcare center to the next level and achieve your business goals. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build a thriving home-based business!

Earn Professional Development Credits
Child care providers can earn 8 professional development hours through the Professional Development Information System (PDIS) by attending all training sessions. Please note, a recorded option and follow-up with the trainer is available if you have to miss a live class.
What to Expect
  • Four online class sessions, including interactive group work, guest speakers, and discussions with subject matter experts
  • Assistance identify practical steps to start using new skills through confidential one-on-one consulting with certified SBDC consultants  
  • Continuous feedback on your business plan and strategy during the course
Curriculum
March 4

The first week of the course starts with introductions and welcome messages, followed by a presentation from a licensing specialist who discusses licensing processes, updates, and top violations. Afterward, attendees explore the nine core elements of a successful business model and get to work on a Business Model Canvas.

March 11

In the second week, attendees learn how to establish expectations using the Child Care Agreement between provider and parent to establish boundaries and expectations.  They then will discover the foundational steps to establishing a business, including financial practices.

March 18

The third week starts with a presentation on financial programs, discussing industry financial resources available. The Iron Triangle framework is introduced to help child care providers improve cash flow. Finally, business continuity and recovery practices are presented, exploring how to build a resilient business.

March 25

The fourth week starts with a presentation on marketing communication, focusing on customer relationships and marketing channels. Attendees then participate in a collaborative problem-solving session called Lean Coffee, led by the East CO SBDC Team and an experienced provider.

Important Dates

Registration Opens:
Monday, January 29th

Registration Closes:
Monday, March 4th at 12:00 pm

Investment

Standard Course Fee:
$100*

*No fee thanks to a grant from Colorado Dept of Early Childhood 

Meet the Instructors
Laurie Jones
East CO SBDC
Jesse Esparza
East CO SBDC
Lisa Hudson
East CO SBDC
Michelle Sharp
ECCLPS Executive Director
And Guest Industry Presenters...
“Our business has benefited immensely
from accessing the professional staff
and SBDC programs and resources.”
Questions? Email Info@EastColoradoSBDC.com

The project described is supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0054-01-00, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The registration form asks pertinent information on your business and will take 2-3 minutes to complete. Since we are a federally funded program and offer this conference at a reduced rate, we ask these business and demographic questions so we can continue to offer you this conference at a subsidized cost. If you have any issues with registering or receiving a confirmation code, please email info@eastcoloradosbdc.com or call 970-351-4274.

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