Childcare Business Services

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Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Program

Expand and revitalize your existing child care business by taking advantage of the WBDC’s services and resources.

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) can guide you through the steps necessary to create a strategic childcare business plan! This comprehensive 6-week business program provides you the tools to launch and sustain your business. Additionally, the Developing Your Childcare Business workshop series is INCCRRA certified and childcare providers can earn up to 12 hours of professional development credits.

Cost: $99 (scholarships available)

Our early childhood education entrepreneurship services are designed to provide business insight to prospective and existing childcare entrepreneurs for home and center-based businesses. We provide business development counseling, workshops and classes, and access to capital through loan packaging and microloans to new and established providers.

Program participants will follow a step-by-step process to develop a business and marketing plan, policies and procedures for their childcare business, a parent handbook, and a sound understanding of business financials.

The WBDC workshop series includes sessions on the following topics:
• Business planning
• Recordkeeping & taxes
• Marketing
• Financials

Who should attend?

Elevate: Childcare Entrepreneurs in business 2+years
• Established licensed home providers
• Established childcare center providers

For our next upcoming ELEVATE Cohort, please click here.

SAVE THE DATE! Virtual Childhood Education Summit | June 26, 2021

For more information, contact:
Lisandra Martinez
(312) 853-3477 x500
lmartinez@wbdc.org

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.