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February Cohort Strengthening Business Practices Series: Evening Sessions

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - February 29 @ 9:00 pm

The Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs training series addresses basic concepts in fiscal and operational management.

After reserving your spot, click here to complete your registration through OCCRRA.

While participation in all 4 modules is not required, it is highly recommended. Upon successful completion of the Strengthening Business Practices series, you gain access to additional, individualized support.


2/20/24: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Module 1: Budgets, Projections, and Planning:

  • Participants will realize the importance of fiscal planning to the sustainability of their business operations by developing a budget, projecting costs and revenue, and planning for future goals.
  • Participants will strengthen their knowledge of fiscal terms, concepts, and practices which will reinforce the concept that sound fiscal management is foundational to strong business practices, which ultimately improve outcomes for children.


2/22/24: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Module II: Financial Reports and Internal Controls:

  • Participants will learn to use three different financial reports to analyze a program’s fiscal health.
  • Participants will discuss the importance of using internal controls to minimize risk and strengthen fiscal management in child care centers.


2/27/24: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Module III: Marketing Your Program:

  • Participants will develop a marketing plan and identify how to use specific marketing tools to communicate with families about their program’s benefits.
  • Topics discussed include identifying external and internal audiences, completing an environmental scan, distinguishing between features and benefits, and increasing communication with existing and prospective families.
  • Marketing your program is one component of sound business practices that improves the sustainability of child care centers.


2/29/24: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Module IV: Recruiting & Retaining staff: This session supports administrators in their efforts to strengthen staff recruitment systems and improve their ability to retain quality staff. Participants will learn the critical role that leaders have in providing feedback, managing staff performance, and retaining talented staff.

Topics discussed include:

  • Developing effective job descriptions
  • Conducting interviews
  • Creating an orientation process for new employees, and writing a comprehensive staff handbook.

For more information contact boss@actionforchildren.org.


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