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Family Child Care - Business Practices

We may not think of it in these terms, but early childhood education programs, including family child care, are small businesses. That's why Quailstar Colorado offers free training on business practices for family child care providers.

Our business practice webinar, part of the Family Child Care Quality Certificate program, provides practical advice and easy-to-use business tools and templates. The FCCQC trainings and resources were developed specifically for this underserved group of providers to improve the care and education they provide to children and families.

The FCCQC is an alternative pathway to Level Two of Colorado Shines, the state’s quality rating and improvement system. Among other quality indicators, Colorado Shines awards points for programs that have strong business practices.  

Each participating family child care provider has access to a variety of free professional development trainings. Email to learn more about the trainings.

Click to download the business templates below. 

Facility Planning and Improvements

Family Child Care House Project Worksheet
Facility Toolkit - Quick Business Planning
Time Space Percentage Tool


Promoting the Benefits of Your Child Care and Education Program
Who Are My Toughest Competitors?
Marketing Tactics

Financial Planning and Goals

How Much Money Do You Want to Earn as a Family Child Care Provider?
Setting Financial Goals
Family Child Care Budget Projection
Family Child Care Cash Flow Projection