Family Child Care Business Essentials

Registration is currently closed. Check back in December for upcoming dates.

Next class begins in January.

Want to Start a Child Care Business? We Can Help.

Child care is a complex but rewarding business. The Family Child Care Business Essentials course from WomenVenture can help you navigate the business challenges of running a small licensed family child care 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've taken the Exploring Child Care session, you may sign up online for the Essentials course. If you have not taken Exploring Child Care, please call Nancy Johnson at 612-224-9565 prior to registering online. 

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
  • Class is held on Tuesday nights beginning September 17th. 

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