Family Child Care Business Essentials

Helping you build a solid business foundation

The first step is to take our free webinar Exploring Child Care, and then to sign up for Family Child Care Business Essentials (FCCBE).
This course will help you develop a business plan for your new family child care business.

Course Overview

Family Child Care Business Essentials is a self-paced online course that prepares participants to build a professional family child care business. While focusing on building a solid business foundation that leads to profitability and sustainability, participants apply concepts learned through collaborative simulated activities in a fun environment.

This program approaches business training through a combination of foundational learning resources, tools, and support that brings child care business ideas to life and positions participants to achieve their personal and business financial goals.

Examples of focus areas include:

  • Setting financial goals
  • Determining the costs of running a child care business
  • Finding the right capital for your child care program
  • Managing business risk in your program
  • Achieving operational excellence
  • Preparing a pitch for your child care business

2023 Family Child Care Business Essentials orientation dates. All classes held at 5:30 PM 

January 9, 2023
January 23, 2023
February 6, 2023
February 27, 2023
March 6, 2023
March 20, 2023
April 10, 2023
April 24, 2023
May 8, 2023
May 22, 2023
June 5, 2023
June 26, 2023
July 10, 2023
July 24, 2023
August 7, 2023
August 21, 2023
September 11, 2023
September 25, 2023
October 9, 2023
October 23, 2023
November 6, 2023
November 27, 2023
December 11, 2023

Contact Katie Messerli at to register or with questions.