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This course covers the fundamentals of starting and operating a home-based child care business. You will define your program and put essential business practices in place.


You will learn the basics of:

  • Marketing

  • Budgeting

  • Recordkeeping

  • Curriculum

  • Child Environment

  • Parent Communication

  • Start-Up Financial Resources


Each week, you will complete a Learning Pathway on a different topic. You will use what you learn to make decisions about how your business will operate. These decisions and commitments are components of your Business Plan, which is the foundation for future success.

Business Essentials

  • Course Length: 8 Weeks


    Prerequisites: Business Exploration

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