9-Week Childcare Accelerator Business Course

Interested in starting or expanding your Childcare business? Are you interested in applying for the NYS Childcare Deserts Grants? Join us as we explore the realities of owning and operating a business in the childcare industry and how to access these opportunities. This 9-week industry specific, hands-on course is now being offered virtually. Class topics include developing a business plan, Childcare regulations & legal structures, real estate & location requirements, HR & labor concerns, insurance issues, financial management and analysis, budgeting, record-keeping and payment tracking software.

Participants in this course, will gain a deeper understanding of NYS Childcare regulations for businesses, learn about available resources and funding opportunities for Childcare businesses and receive mentorship from existing Childcare professionals.

*Please Note Participation in this course does not substitute for licenses or registrations granted from New York State.*

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, starting in July 2022, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Number of sessions – 16 sessions in total

Class will be held virtually on Zoom.

Please let us know if you have connection issues or wish assistance setting up Zoom.

This course is ideal for anyone looking to start, expand or work with a for profit or non-profit business in the Childcare industry including Family Child Care, Small Center, and school age childcare programs. Existing providers and center directors welcome.

The tuition for the course is $300 and includes class materials. *Scholarships may be available and you should reach out directly to rose@mycommunityloanfund.org.

An online resource page is available anytime during the course to provide weekly resources (content depends on the session) such as: handouts, links, slide-decks, and replays.

Community Loan Fund staff are available throughout and after the course to provide 1:1 assistance and facilitate you taking your individual business project to the next level.

*If you or your organization would like to sponsor a scholarship, please inquire directly to rose@mycommunityloanfund.org.