Managing Child Care Businesses during COVID-19

A Guide for FCF’s Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan Clients

On Friday, March 27, First Children’s Finance conducted a webinar for child care businesses in Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan to explore crisis management strategies for their businesses during COVID-19.

Topics included: business crisis management, access to emergency capital, projecting cash flow, reviewing financial data to make decisions about business operations, how to manage continued operations, and how to manage a temporary closure of a program.

View a recording of the webinar

Download the Handouts:
Iowa FCF COVID-19 Resources
Michigan FCF COVID-19 Resources
Minnesota FCF COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Business Resources

First Children’s Finance Resources
Preserving Child Care Now! Resources for State Governments During the Covid-19 Crisis
Preparing to Reopen a Child Care Center
Priorities for Child Care Centers with Limited Resources
Cash Flow Spreadsheet
Analyzing Financial Statements (calculate how many days cash you have on hand)
Business Resource Center for Child Care Centers
Business Resource Center for Family Child Care

Need help or have questions about your business operations? Contact your local FCF office:
Iowa Regional Office
Michigan Regional Office
Minnesota & the Dakotas Regional Office

Other Resources
Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Facebook Small Business Grant


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