As of March 16th, and until further notice, all classes will be held online.

After you’ve taken Exploring Child Care, you're ready for the next step.Want to start a Family Child Care Business? The Family Child Care Business Essentials (FCCBE) course from WomenVenture can help you navigate the business challenges of starting and running a licensed family child care program.

Through an interactive learning experience the course prepares participants tobuild a professional familychild carebusiness with a solid business foundation that leads to profitability and sustainability– and most importantly, achievement of personal goals.

Course Overview

The program focuses on primary business launch considerations with a business plan template specifically designed for family child care businesses.   

The 10-session program begins with a self-driven orientation module that prepares participants for the different technology used to support their learning, a refresher on learning approaches, and initial prework to engage prior to the beginning of the program.  This is followed by interactive live session that utilize numerous technology resources including a simulation game to apply the knowledge learned of running a small child care business.  

Examples of focus areas include: 

  • Defining the business model
  • Creating the Financial Model
  • Business Strategy Development
  • Plan to Build & Maintain Enrollment
  • Business Strategy Development
  • Enrollment
  • Tuition investment

Starting A Child Care Center

If you decide you would rather start a child care center rather than a family child care business after taking Exploring Child Care, then the Small Business Essentials course is your next step.

Questions? Contact Kaltrina Rezniqi at or612.224.9565.

Course Schedule

Start Date 2/3

Monday Evenings 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM