START DATE

October 6, 2022

WHEN

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm

LOCATION

VIRTUAL (ZOOM)

LENGTH

6 WEEKS

COST

FREE

Course Overview:

Are you interested in starting a family childcare home? Or, have you already started but want more guidance on how to run your home childcare program?

This course is a six-week program designed to help new or existing  child care providers in the state of Colorado to improve their business practices to both better serve their customers and promote their business sustainability with increased revenues. No prior business training is required, all are welcome! The class will meet online via Zoom, and participants are also invited to meet online one-on-one with an SBDC business consultant during and after the course for specific and continued training and support.

Training and consultation are available at no cost through partnership between the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), and funding from the Colorado Shines Brighter – Preschool Development Grant. 

Child care providers can earn professional development hours through the Professional Development Information System (PDIS) by attending all training sessions. Please note, a recorded option and follow up with the trainer is available if you have to miss a live class. 

Who is it for?

Home providers already in business, or thinking of starting a business, in Larimer County.

Who are the project partners?

Partners in the training are Early Childhood Council Larimer County (ECCLC), Larimer SBDC, and SBDC consultants.

SCHEDULE:

October 6 – November 17th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for six sessions, (the week of October 13th will be canceled due to NOCO Women’s conference).

COST:

FREE

DELIVERABLES:

Upon completion of the class, providers will have the opportunity to produce one tangible “takeaway” – a website home page, social media posts, budget/financial plan, email marketing campaign – they will make the decision as to what will most benefit their business NOW.

CONSULTANTS:

We will ask providers to commit to a minimum of three hours of 1:1 consulting with an SBDC consultant, to be completed within three months of completion of the program.

One session with a SBDC consultant is required during the 6 weeks of classes.

OUTCOMES:

As part of the SBDC process, participants will register as clients of the SBDC. We will collect business information (start date, structure, revenues, FTE, etc.). This will give us the baseline information required for our SBA grant. However, there may be other information we would want to gather so that we can measure outcomes.