Small Business Success Training: Funded by Citi

January 27, 2012

With generous funding and support from Citi Community Development, ChildCareGroup provides exemplary business training for owners and directors of family child care homes and child development centers. 

Through a proven small business training curriculum developed by the Kauffman Foundation specifically for child care businesses, we have equipped more than 450 participants with improved skills to enhance and grow their businesses since the program’s inception

During the Small Business Success course, participants attend seven 4-hour training sessions providing them with 28 clock hours of business specific topics including:

  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Pricing and Profitability
  • Financial Management
  • Banking for Small Businesses
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Writing a Parent Handbook
  • Evaluating the Competitive Marketplace


Here is what participants had to say:

“I loved each of the trainers.  Providing free trainings to the child care workforce is imperative to the improvement of quality child care in our community.  Thank you!”

“This is a great program.  I know training in this area of child care is often put aside for new providers starting a business.  This class shows how important the process is to a profitable business.”

“This was really an awesome class, very informative and helpful.  There were a lot of suggestions we walked away with.  This was not just a way to get [required training] hours but it taught us how to start and be successful in our business.”  

“This is a wonderful educational tool.  I have learned so much.  I feel confident in expanding my business.”

“This class was excellent and informative.  Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this training.  I learned a lot.”

“I believe that this program is excellent and is needed for those engaged in child care.  Your service is priceless.”