Child Care Training & Networking

At Action for Children, we believe that every child care business has the power to reach its full potential. Our Business and Operational Support Services program (or The BOSS) is for home-based and center-based child care owners and administrators who are ready to BOSS UP and gain the skills and knowledge to fully manage their businesses.

Unleash Your Potential

The BOSS offers a number of benefits for participating child care providers, including:

  1. Increasing financial viability

  2. Creating efficiencies in business practices

  3. Connecting with business professionals in your local community and learning from the experts

Services Available Through The BOSS

Wherever you are, our goal is to help you grow. We have courses, consultations and more to help you earn and hone the skills you need to succeed. Explore course offerings or complete an Action for Children Enrollment Inquiry to learn more about joining The BOSS!

  1. Strengthening Business Practices: Our 4-week group cohorts will introduce you to budgeting, payment collection and marketing.

  2. Business Education: We offer multiple courses on subjects such as budgeting and finance, operations and strategy, and HR and legal compliance.

  3. Budgeting & Marketing Consults: Our coaching experts can provide consults and develop strategies based on your program’s unique needs.

Additional Resources

Explore the new BOSS Resource Hub or become a BOSS Connect Member and get rewarded for utilizing The BOSS resources!

Professional Meetups

Connect with professionals, mentors and your peers through our child care professional gatherings and events. Our regular networking events offer valuable connection opportunities with others in the field.

Upcoming Events

Email us to learn more about working in child care and starting your own child care business.
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Starting or Expanding Your Business

Action for Children is working to increase the supply of child care in our community. Whether it’s providing a platform so programs can more quickly fill vacant staff positions, helping recruit new child care providers, or developing resources and coaching to help those starting or expanding programs, Action for Children is your go-to resource.


Join The BOSS Connect and get access to lots of perks and advantages!

  • Access to free Ohio Approved self-paced business trainings
  • Business supply giveaways and raffles
  • Early registration for BOSS events
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Small Business Development Consultations

Learn more about expanding an existing program and finding business support resources. Consultations with the Small Business Development Centers are available for Child Care professionals who complete a Strengthening Business Practices Cohort!

Enroll in a Cohort

Support Our Work

The BOSS services are provided by Action for Children. This program was financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, and Action for Children’s generous donors. Donate to Action for Children to support The BOSS!

Reach Out

For additional questions about supporting The BOSS, feel free to reach out to Action for Children today!