Delve into the business side of child care in this two-week course. Explore why it is important to have a balanced budget, how to use a budget to make financial decisions and future projections, and plan for goals. In the first part, gain knowledge as you explore the budgeting process. During the second part, create a balanced annual budget for your child care business, engage in peer learning activities, and join a peer learning group focused on business practices. Strengthening Business Practices Extended: Budgets, Projections, and Planning is the first course in a series of four courses and was adapted with permission from the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance’s Strengthening Business Practices modules. It is recommended to complete Strengthening Business Practices Extended courses in order but is not required to do so.
This course is appropriate for family child care program owners and center-based program administrators.