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

As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, we have decided to cancel in-person trainings that were scheduled through June 2020. Instead we will offer webinars, which will still be eligible for Iowa DHS hours and NAC renewal. Please check back for an updated schedule, or join our “Iowa News and Updates” email list to receive notifications.

Business and Financial Fundamentals for Center-Based Child Care

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)
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 (Registration closes March 15)
April 16, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Registration closes April 14)
April 16, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Registration closes April 14)

CM8 Leading, Directing, and Managing
March 24, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Registration closes March 22)
April 23, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Registration closes April 21)
April 23, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Registration closes April 21)
 
Registration:
Register through the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry at: https://ccmis.dhs.state.ia.us/trainingregistry/

For more information, contact:

Angie Rae Duncan, Senior Business Development Specialist
angie@FirstChildrensFinance.org