Business and Financial Fundamentals Workshops

Business and Financial Fundamentals for Center-Based Child Care is a series of 8 modules designed to introduce, demystify and engage participants in the fundamental business practices you need to operate a quality sustainable child care center. Developed by First Children’s Finance with support from Northwest Area Foundation, this series is geared toward child care center and preschool directors, managers, owners and board members.

A certificate for training hours is provided at the end of each module for 1½ hours of Iowa DHS & National Administrator Credential (NAC) renewal credit, as appropriate. Upon completion of all 8 modules, participants will be provided a certificate of completion for Business and Financial Fundamentals.

Modules 1 through 4 are offered as a one-day workshop and must be taken first. Modules 5 through 8 will be offered as individual webinars and may be taken in any order.

One-Day Workshop (includes all 4 modules)
CM1 Child Care is Your Business-Plan for Success
CM2 Marketing and Enrollment
CM3 Financial Statements, Policies, and Procedures
CM4 Cash Flow

Individual Webinars
CM5 Annual Budget
CM6 Tuition and Revenue Strategies
CM7 Facilities and Equipment
CM 8 Leading, Directing, and Managing

Audience: Child care center directors, owners, and board members.

Credit Hours: Each module provides 1 ½ hours of Iowa DHS training credit and NAC renewal hours.
CM1 through CM4 Workshops (Must be completed before taking CM5 through CM8)
Winter 2020
January 14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Waterloo, Iowa
January 29, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Spencer, Iowa
January 30, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Harlan, Iowa
February 18, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Ottumwa, Iowa
February 20, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Iowa City, Iowa

Fall 2020- Tentative Schedule
October 13, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Central Iowa
October 14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Northeast Iowa
October 15, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Southeast Iowa
October 20, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Northwest Iowa
October 21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Southwest Iowa
CM5 through CM8 Webinars (May be taken in any order, CM1 through CCM4 must be taken first)
CM5 Annual Budget

March 3, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Registration closes February 28)
April 2, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Registration closes March 31)
April 2, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Registration closes March 31)

CM6 Tuition and Revenue Strategies
March 10, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Registration closes March 7)
April 9, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Registration closes April 7)
April 9, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Registration closes April 7)

CM7 Facilities and Equipment Management
March 17, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
April 16, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
April 16, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

CM8 Leading, Directing, and Managing
March 24, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
April 23, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
April 23, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Register through the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry at:

For more information, contact:

Angie Rae Duncan, Senior Business Development Specialist

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