2012-03-09 / Milestones

Child Care Means Business

The Business Outreach Center Network, Inc. (BOC), in collaboration with the Blanche Community Progressive Day Care, offers a Child Care Business Development training course to individuals who are starting or expanding an in-home child care business. This free training is provided by BOC through their Child Care Business Development Project (CCBDP), which helps licensed or unlicensed home-based child care providers plan and run a successful and well-managed child care business by offering a nine-week, 45- hour comprehensive program of business training and professional support.

Licensed home-based child care providers offer high quality care to more than 50,000 children throughout New York City in small group settings. They are fully licensed and inspected by New York State and must complete a minimum of 15 hours of child care education and training each year. CCBDP training hours can be applied to hours required by New York State. The training is designed to help providers plan for a successful business, market their programs, to enroll more children, manage the money in their business to meet their needs, get paid for the work that they do, and much more. BOC Executive Director Nancy Carin adds, “We are very excited about this innovative collaborative project. We think this is a good model to help women who are starting home-based child care businesses to succeed and realize their dreams of owning a business.”

Licensed family or group daycare providers, and individuals who are in the process of applying for their family or group daycare license are eligible to apply for a space in the training program. Open enrollment has begun. CCBDP training classes will be held on Monday and Thursday nights starting Monday, April 9, from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Blanche Daycare Center.

For further information, please contact Annette Cohen, the BOC representative, at 646-229-0322.

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