Strengthening Business Practices Extended: Financial Reports and Internal Controls

In this two-week course, look at the value of using financial reports and internal controls to make informed financial decisions. Explore the financial reports important to child care programs such as income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. Learn to identify internal controls and how they can strengthen the fiscal health of the child care program. Then, begin to create some of the fiscal reports covered in the course. This two-week course includes both online and offline work. During the learn section, learn about the various financial reports and ways to establish internal controls. During the apply section, begin to apply the financial record information to create an income statement and one other report. Strengthening Business Practices Extended: Financial Reports and Internal Controls is the second 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. It is recommended to complete the Budget course before you complete the Financial Reports course.  

In addition, you are required to attend one of the two (2) live Zooms sessions OR a one-on-one support call, scheduled by you with your trainer during the course session.  

This course is appropriate for family child care program owners and center-based program administrators.   


Course Details

  • KDHE Approved:Yes
  • Clock Hours:5
  • Agency:KCCTO WFD
  • CDA Subject Area:5 - 5 - Program Management
  • KS/MO Core Comp Area:VII - Program Planning and Development