Classes Helps Child Care Providers Get into and Stay in the Business

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Classes Helps Child Care Providers Get into and Stay in the Business

Mon, 05/03/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Micro Business Development Program is offering a free
8 week course for people interested in starting a childcare business or
expanding their existing business. The course begins on Wednesday, May
17, 2004, at 6:30 pm at our office in The Maltex Building, 431 Pine
Street, Burlington, VT.
Childcare has proved a pivotal industry in Vermont over the last two
decades by providing a substantial income for households where both
parents want to work. Many providers go into the field because of their
care and skills with children. The class aims to assist those providers
excel in the field by enabling them to effectively deal with business
issues.
The course is based on a curriculum developed by the Marion Ewing
Kauffman Foundation, a reputable organization devoted to
entrepreneurship and education. It addresses two key components of a
childcare business: the business plan and the parent handbook. The
business plan helps the provider develop strong business sense while the
parent handbook presents tools to effectively communicate the business to
the parents receiving care.
Anyone interested in learning more about the class, or the services
offered by Micro Business (a program in its fifteenth year of assisting
low to moderate income Vermonters in starting and running a business
effectively) is invited to call Gillian Franks at 860 1417.