Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Program

The Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Program is designed to provide a full range of business services to prospective and existing child care entrepreneurs for home and center-based child care businesses.  If you’re looking to grow your child care business, you are in the right place!  All programs and services are offered in English and Spanish.

Take the steps necessary to expand your child care business:

Step 1: Schedule an individualized business counseling appointment with one of our expert counselors.

Call 312.853.3477 x 0 to make an appointment.  Remember, we offer counseling in communities throughout Chicago or phone counseling if you cannot make it to our office.

Step 2: Register for Developing Your Child Care Business, a workshop series perfect for established businesses seeking to grow!

This 10-week workshop series provides prospective and established child care business owners the tools they need to launch and sustain a child care business.  You will follow a step-by-step process to develop:

  • Business & Marketing Plan
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Parent Handbook
  • Financial Analysis

Step 3: Attend From Child Care Providers to Entrepreneurs.

This 3-week series provides hands-on activities, lectures and discussion covering the basics of the Business Administration Scale (BAS) Program.  This program is geared toward entrepreneurs who have been in business at least 2 years and covers:

  • Advanced Marketing & SWOT Analysis
  • Advanced Financial Statements & Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Advanced Strategic Planning

Step 4: Attend the Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Expo

The Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Expo is an annual event held each spring in Chicago which provides business workshops and resources to help you take your child care business to the next level!  Presented bilingually in English and Spanish, the Expo is the only event of its kind focusing on the business side of child care.  Full of dynamic interactive speed business coaching, presentations and more, the Expo brings together over 500 attendees in the child care industry!

Step 5: Broaden your business knowledge through Established Business workshops.

Ranging from social media marketing to how to successfully retire, the WBDC Established Business Program provides you with a knowledge base structured to achieve optimal outcomes!

See the latest course offerings here.

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