WI Child Care Business Initiative!



Extension is proud to be facilitating the Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative – a business development opportunity for childcare providers with support from Wisconsin Early Childhood Association and Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative includes workshops on essential topics, individual planning with professional business consultants, and networking with presenters and classmates.

Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative supports childcare business owners looking to improve or grow their operations and helps new owners chart their course to success.

Registration Begins Here

Course Highlights

  • Five “Build It Strong” courses offered by trained WECA staff between now and the end of September 2021 (maximum of 30 participants per course).
  • Two trainers per course (one who owned/operated a family child care business and the other with center-based administrative experience).
  • Each business course includes either eight 2-hour session or four 4-hour sessions (16 hours of content).
  • Program highlights include: basics of child care business, operations overview, outside service needs (e.g., insurance and legal), accounting and record keeping, funding strategies, determination of program type (e.g., LLC, C-Corp, group center, family child care), and professionalism in early child care education.
  • All for-profit participants will receive one-on-one general business consulting services from the WI SBDC.
  • Sessions are presented online via Zoom, with simultaneous interpretation in services as needed.
  • Participants will receive Registry credit for each completed session


Build It Strong: Child Care Business Foundations Schedule

Space is limited to 30 participants per course, so sign up now! We are prioritizing registrants by their region as defined by the Bureau of Early Care Regulation.

Northern Region
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Dates: Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; (no class Sept 7) Sept 14, 21, 28
Contact: Michelle Grimm


Registration Begins Here

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