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

November-December 2019
Reducing Costs While Maintaining Quality
Six Principles of Successful Child Care Fundraising

January-February 2020
Business and Finanical Fundamentals, Modules 1 through 4

March-May 2020
Business and Finanical Fundamentals, Modules 5 through 8
 

Workshop Details

Reducing Costs While Maintaining Quality
This session will help participants look at ways to use limited funds more effectively. Learn how to analyze and monitor costs, minimize lost revenue, and explore strategies to reduce costs while maintaining quality.

Audience: Child care center directors, owners, and board members. Enrollment priority will be given to centers located in Scott County.

Credit Hours: This workshop provides 3 hours of Iowa DHS & National Administrator Credential (NAC) renewal credit, as appropriate.

Date & Location:
November 6, 2019, 1:00-4:00 pm- Davenport, IA

Registration: Register online through the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry at: https://ccmis.dhs.state.ia.us/trainingregistry/
 

Six Principles of Successful Child Care Fundraising
Fundraising is an essential activity that allows you to maintain a quality, viable, sustainable child care business. This workshop addresses basic principles of successful fundraising and provides examples of how to put those principles into practice. Participants will discuss current fundraising trends and statistics, and explore next steps to successful fundraising.

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

Credit Hours: This workshop provides 3 hours of Iowa DHS & National Administrator Credential (NAC) renewal credit, as appropriate.

Dates & Locations:
November 12, 2019, 1:00-4:00 pm- Clear Lake, IA
December 9, 2019, 9:30 am-12:30 pm- Sioux City, IA
December 12, 2019, 1:00-4:00 pm- Davenport, IA
December 17, 2019, 1:00-4:00 pm- Burlington, IA
December 19, 2019, 1:00-4:00 pm- Creston, IA
January 9, 2020, 1:00-4:00 pm- Perry, IA

Registration: Register online through the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry at: https://ccmis.dhs.state.ia.us/trainingregistry/
 

Business and Financial Fundamentals for Center-Based Child Care
Business & Financial Fundamentals for Center-Based Child Care is a series of eight 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 1.5 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)
January 14, (Tuesday) 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Waterloo
January 29, (Wednesday) 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Spencer
January 30, (Thursday) 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Harlan
February 18, (Tuesday) 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Ottumwa
February 20, (Thursday) 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Iowa City

 
CM5 through CM8 Webinars (May be taken in any order)
March 3 (Tuesday), 1:00 pm-2:30 pm- CM5 Annual Budget
March 10 (Tuesday), 1:00 pm-2:30 pm- CM6 Tuition and Revenue Strategies
March 17 (Tuesday), 1:00 pm-2:30 pm- CM7 Facilities and Equipment
March 24 (Tuesday), 1:00 pm-2:30 pm- CM8 Leading, Directing, and Managing

April 2 (Thursday), 1:00 pm-2:30 pm- CM5 Annual Budget
April 9 (Thursday), 1:00 pm-2:30 pm- CM6 Tuition and Revenue Strategies
April 16 (Thursday), 1:00 pm-2:30 pm- CM7 Facilities and Equipment
April 23 (Thursday), 1:00 pm-2:30 pm- CM8 Leading, Directing, and Managin

April 27 (Monday), 1:00 pm-2:30 pm- CM5 Annual Budget
May 4 (Monday), 1:00 pm-2:30 pm- CM6 Tuition and Revenue Strategies
May 11 (Monday), 1:00 pm-2:30 pm- CM7 Facilities and Equipment
May 18 (Monday), 1:00 pm-2:30 pm- CM8 Leading, Directing, and Managing

Registration:
Registration for CM1 through CM4 opens December 5, 2019. Register online through the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry at: https://ccmis.dhs.state.ia.us/trainingregistry/

Registration for CM5 through CM8 opens January 1, 2020.

 

For more information about these workshops, contact:

Kirk Leiffert, Business Development Specialist
KirkL@FirstChildrensFinance.org