Child Care Class Offerings

Whether you want to start a family child care business or a child care center, we can help.

Family Child Care Business Essentials

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 running a small licensed family child care program. This course is designed for women who wish to care for 14 children or less in a home or other small environment.

After you’ve taken Exploring Child Care, you're ready for the next step. If you have decided to start a family child care business, the Family Child Care Business Essentials course starts again in January. The dates, time and location and the link to register for the FCCBE will be available on this page in November. Please check back to register.

Family Child Care Business Essentials Course Overview

  • Learn the key components to launching a successful child care business including step-by-step development of a business plan to guide your business decisions
  • Take time during lab nights to work on specific focus areas unique to child care including licensing and quality development with the support of professionals and peers
  • Work with WomenVenture staff and mentors to build-out a custom financial model specific to your program approach and desired outcomes
  • Connect with your classmates, a community of women in the child care industry
  • 10 sessions over 10 weeks include business topics with child care specific content

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 Nancy Johnson at or 612-224-9565.