The Training of Trainers: Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs training series addresses basic concepts in fiscal and operational management of center-based child care and family child care programs. These training's are grounded in the belief that strong and sustainable child care businesses can support program initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for children. This TOT is available to state approved Early Care trainers only. (Overview)
There are four modules of the training:
Module I - Budgets, Projects and Planning
Module II - Financial Reports and Internal Controls
Module III - Marketing Your Program
Module IV - Recruiting and Retaining Staff
Owning and operating a child care business can be a very challenging and rewarding career. Success in this field requires dedication, love and patience. The work day is longer than a normal eight-hour day, but the satisfaction of watching children grow and develop will be worth the extra effort.
This course will help you plan, prepare and operate your business. It explains the step-by-step process of starting the business, from assessing the need for child care services to selecting the service, setting up your business and preparing for opening day. A sample business plan outline for child care businesses is included, in addition to a sample parent survey, a typical undergraduate curriculum in early childhood instruction, general resources and a list of related national organizations.