Iowa Training

First Children’s Finance understands that child care businesses are difficult to run and face many unique challenges. That’s why we offer practical, hands-on workshops and seminars that address the most critical business topics for family providers and child care centers.

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Upcoming Iowa Workshops

With COVID-19 continuing to be present, we will continually consider if changes such as limiting enrollment or moving to online workshops, need to be made. As of August 2020, our intention is to offer online workshops over the next year.

Business and Financial Fundamentals© for Child Care Centers (Online Series)

Business & Financial Fundamentals© for Child Care Centers is a series of 8 modules designed to introduce, demystify and engage participants in the fundamental business practices necessary to operate a quality sustainable child care program. Participants walk away with a better understanding of business and financial fundamentals and receive tools to implement in their center.

The Business & Financial Fundamentals© for Child Care Centers series includes the following Center Modules (CMs):

CM1 Child Care is Your Business – Plan for Success
CM2 Marketing and Enrollment
CM3 Financial Statements, Policies and Procedures
CM4 Cash Flow
CM5 Annual Budget
CM6 Tuition and Revenue
CM7 Facilities and Equipment Management
CM8 Building a Quality Staff

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

Credit Hours: This series provides 12 hours of Iowa DHS training credit and NAC renewal hours.

Upcoming Series Start Dates: (Each series takes place over 4 days, participants must attend all 4 days)
January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021 (Wednesday afternoons)
April 6, 8, 20 & 22, 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday afternoons)

Registration: Register through the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry at:

For more information, contact:

Angie Rae Duncan, Senior Business Development Specialist