Child Care Class Offerings

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

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 February. Register for an upcoming course below.

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 Kaltrina Rezniqi at or 612.224.9565.

Course Schedule

Start Date 2/3

Monday Evenings 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM