Family Childcare Business Essentials

Want to Start a Childcare Business? We Can Help.

Childcare is a complex but rewarding business. The Family Childcare Business Essentials course from WomenVenture can help you navigate the business challenges of running a small licensed family childcare program.  By participating in this course, you’ll gain confidence you need to be financially successful while also providing great outcomes for children and families. This course is designed for women who wish to care for 14 children or less in a home or other small environment.

If you are interested in Family Childcare Business Essentials, sign up for one of our information sessions 'Exploring Childcare'. It's a free, 2.5 hour session to help you determine if starting a childcare business is right for you, and what your next steps should be. Exploring Childcare is a required prerequisite for the Family Childcare Business Essentials course. 
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Course Overview

  • Learn the key components to launching a successful childcare 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 childcare industry
  • 10 sessions over 10 weeks include business topics with childcare specific content

For more information on WomenVenture's childcare programs, contact Nancy Johnson at or 612-224-9565.