Exploring Child Care

Exploring Child Care provides an overview of child care businesses - both family child care and child care centers through on-demand video instruction.

Participants are guided through three distinct areas of exploration:

  • What is child care today and why is quality child care the best business case?
  • What kind of training and education is necessary to start and operate a child care business?
  • A dive into the business case for child care centers and family child care businesses–helping participants begin to think about their expected success and corresponding reality.

Course Overview

  • Review the basics of starting or purchasing a child care business
  • Learn about the different types of child care programs
  • Discuss potential financial goals and outcomes for your business
  • Understand the next steps in the process of opening your own child care business, including information about WomenVenture’s Family Child Care Business Essentials course and the Small Business Essentials course for starting a center.

Completion of Exploring Child Care is required to apply for the WomenVenture Family Child Care Business Essentials course or the Small Business Essentials course. Sessions are delivered by child care business experts with a focus on guiding participants through a self-decision process about whether starting a child care business is right for them.

Contact Katie Messerli at kmesserli@womenventure.org to register or with any questions.