Mastering Your Business Essentials for Child Care Centers

Develop Successful Business Habits

Oct 11 – Nov 1 | Tuessday Evenings 5:30 – 9:15 pm | Online

Operating a Child Care Center can be a challenge but it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. The key is to focus on the decisions that make the greatest impact on your business. Join this course to learn strategies to successfully manage the operations, finances, and marketing of your business. Topics include:

  • Core elements of a successful business model
  • Financial best practices for long-term fiscal success
  • Managing employees and new employment laws
  • Using marketing as an effective communication tool
  • How to prepare for the unexpected
  • Regulation and licensing updates

Earn Professional Development Credits - 12 Hrs
Child care providers can earn 12 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
Sept 15

Discover the 9 core elements that make a successful business model. Learn about the current licensing and regulations requirements.

Sept 22

Learn about the latest labor law changes and strategies for employee recruitment. Discover how to use marketing as an effective communication tool.

Sept 29

Learn about industry resources and grants. Create a strong business foundation through legal and bookkeeping best practices. Learn how to maximize your income and minimize your cost to improve cash flow. 

Oct 6

Discover how to prepare your business for unexpected occurrences. Enjoy a frank discussion about parent relationships with our experienced provider panel.

Important Dates

Registration Opens:
Monday, Aug 29, 2022

Registration Closes:
Tuesday, Oct 11 at 12:00 pm


Standard Course Fee:

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

Meet the Instructors
Laurie Jones
Jesse Esparza
Jenn Negley
Michelle Sharp
ECCLPS Executive Director
And Guest Industry Presenters...
“Our business has benefited immensely
from accessing the professional staff
and SBDC programs and resources.”
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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.