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For-Profit or Nonprofit?
Businesses may be structured in many ways, depending on the desires and plans of those responsible for forming the business. This summary provides a basic comparison to help...
Iowa Business Structures
Iowa child care entrepreneurs can use this resource to explore what structure is the best fit for their child care business.
Are You Ready to Start a Child Care Business?
Potential child care business owners can use this resource to reflect on their readiness to start a new child care business.
ARPA CCSG Tracking Tool
Wondering how you’ll comply with the reporting requirements of ARPA funding? Child care businesses can use this tool to track the the spending of their ARPA child care...
Child Care Stabilization Grant Budget Guide for Family Child Care Businesses
Family child care entrepreneurs may be eligible for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) child care stabilization grants. This budget guide provides a general overview of the allowable uses for...
Child Care Stabilization Grant Budget Guide for Child Care Centers
Child care centers may be eligible for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) child care stabilization grants. This budget guide provides a general overview of the allowable uses for...
Sample Board Manual
Each member should receive a manual when formally joining the board of directors. Although there are no formal requirements for a board manual, you many find this index...
Engaging Your Board in Quality
For board members unfamiliar with the child care field, the task of understanding and supporting your center’s engagement in quality can be overwhelming. This resources provides strategies to...
Board of Directors Roles and Responsibilities
Nonprofit boards of directors are accountable for ensuring that an organization survives and thrives in a way that honors the public trust. This resource provides an overview of...
Grant Writing Tips
Grants may be an excellent strategy to support your nonprofit child care center. Whether you are completing an existing application or assembling a proposal from scratch, here are...
Planning a Nonprofit Center Fundraising Event
Fundraising events can be a lot of fun and a lot of work. Here are some tips as you plan the next event for your center.
Community partnerships can benefit your child care business in multiple ways. This resource provides a variety of ideas to consider.
10 Warning Signs of Financial Trouble
Feeling like your child care business is in financial trouble? Review this list to see if your worries are cause for alarm.
Sources and Uses Worksheet
Use this worksheet to plan for the sources of financing for a project for your child care center, and where those sources will be spent in the project....
Glossary of Financial Terms
Not sure if you’re using financial terms correctly? Use this guide to define child care business terms and understand what they mean.
Promoting the Benefits of Your Program
Parents are drawn to the value of your program. Use this resource to shift how you communicate about the features and benefits of your child care business.
The Busy Director’s Marketing Checklist
Busy child care center directors are juggling multiple priorities. Use this checklist as a reminder of quick and effective steps to market your program to prospective families.
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